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Career Development Practice Advanced Certificate

Are you a career development practitioner interested in expanding your professional horizons? Interested in learning more about career development case and programs management? This may be the program for you!

Program Overview

This fully online program allows you to complete your course work anywhere and provides you with strategies and a solid foundation for taking the next step in your professional development as a Career Development Practitioner. Courses in the program incorporate leading edge research, ideas and best practice ideas from across the sector nationally and globally. Graduates of the CDP Advanced Certificate program will enhance their current experience, skills and knowledge to meet the competencies required to advance their careers.

Curriculum

The full certificate program consists of four (4) courses; take all four to receive your certificate or one or two for professional development. All courses are offered in a fully online learning format.
Courses include:

  • Career Development Case Management (ACDP 100 - 30 hours)
  • Career Development Information Management (ACDP 200 - 30 hours)  
  • Career Development Documents (ACDP 300 - 30 hours)
  • Career Development Programs Management (ACDP 400 - 30 hours)
  • ACDP 2018-2019 Course Schedule

Elective Course

  • Aboriginal Topics in Employment (ACDP 500 - 30 hours)
    • This course will introduce the key aspects of Aboriginal employment in Canada in the 21st Century with material rooted in the 20th Century experience.  Topics included in this course are:
      • The impacts of interracial oppression, lateral violence and cultural genocide on the career path of the Aboriginal job seeker today;
      • Specialized resources and strengths within Aboriginal communities to support employment for Aboriginal clients;
      • Strategies to address these issues in the career development environment with a particular focus on increasing job retention and course completion rates for Aboriginal clients; and many more topics.
    • If you are interested in this course, please email the Program Assistant.

If you are a graduate of the Douglas College Career Development Practice Certificate Program, you will have already completed ACDP 100, Case Management, and will be exempted from taking this course again.

Program Admission

There is no formal admission process for the Career Development Practice Advanced Certificate program.

Participants who wish to complete all four courses to receive the certificate are asked to let Continuing Education know their intentions when they register.

Program Costs

The total tuition cost to complete all four courses is $1,960.00 ($490.00 per course). Fees are paid at the time of registration for each course.

Course materials will be provided online at no additional charge.

Registration

Registration is easy. You can register online, or by phone, fax, mail or walk-in to Douglas College. Registration directions are available here. Fees must be paid at the time of registration.

Our Instructors

Our instructors’ biographies are available in the Meet Our Instructors section of the CFCS Continuing Education website.

Resources

Ellen Edwards CDP Student Award of Distinction