Courses

Courses

The certificate program consists of nine courses and two workplace placements. Courses may be taken individually or as part of the Certificate program. In order to receive the certificate, students must successfully complete all required courses and practicum placements. There will be no refund granted one week prior to the start of the program and the PD level 1 training due to material/courseware being ordered. Must attend all 3 days to be eligible to write the PD Certification exam on the 3rd day.

Courses are:

  • Career Development Theories 
  • Ethics and Professional Conduct 
  • Career Planning and the Role of Assessment 
  • Work Search Skills and Employment Development 
  • Roles of Facilitation and Job Finding Club  
  • Proposal and Grant Writing 
  • Career Development Planning and Managing 
  • Information and Research Management   
  • Personality Dimensions® Level 1 training (course is eligible for Canada Grant funding) 
  • Workplace Practicum (2 placements - 4 weeks) 

The program follows the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners. 

Courses

Learners will study the development of career development theories and identify the strengths and weaknesses of these models. Students will demonstrate the use of theories/models and explain their relevance to the career development practice and client interventions. This Model is set out in The Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Practitioners.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60343 1 wks Tu/We/Th/Fr/Mo May 21, 2019 0900-1300 Joanne Chung $520 CS-Broadway Campus (Map)

Students will understand the influence of personal context on viewing ethical dilemmas and identify and discuss critical ethical concerns within the industry as well as strategize ways to avoid and address them. Learners will inform and improve their professional practice through greater awareness of the Canadian Standards and Guidelines Code of Ethics, the BC Privacy Act and an ethical decision making model.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60344 2 day Tu/We May 28, 2019 0900-1500 Joanne Chung $280 CS-Broadway Campus (Map)

You will examine the career planning process, decision making, career goal setting, and the role of assessment on career planning. Students will study formal and informal instruments and learn how to apply psychometric properties such as percentile, scaled scores differentiation and consistence in profile interpretation. You will learn to administer and interpret SDS, COPS CDM, Card Sorts as well as study Myers Briggs and Strong Interest Inventory.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60345 1 wks Th/Fr/Mo/Tu/We May 30, 2019 0900-1500 Joanne Chung $574 CS-Broadway Campus (Map)

You will examine and practice helping skills such as rapport building, active listening, identifying vocational needs, and analyzing clients strengths and barriers. Fundamental areas include work search strategies, writing effective and targeted resumes and cover letters, skills profiling, networking including social media, electronic resumes, interviewing techniques and preparation and job offer negotiations.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60346 2 wks We/Th/Fr/Mo/Tu Jul 10, 2019 0900-1500 Cynthia-May Reeves $625 CS-Broadway Campus (Map)

Recognize the vocational needs of diverse populations and establish career plans of these underrepresented members including people with disabilities, youth, Immigrants and older workers. Learn the environmental, social, systemic and personal barriers faced by these groups and learn strategies to motivate these clients. Students will be able to apply multiple roles and responsibilities of a facilitator. This course includes Job Finding Club training.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60349 2 wks Tu/We/Th/Fr/Mo Jun 11, 2019 0900-1500 Joanne Chung $795 CS-Broadway Campus (Map)

This course will introduce learners to the elements of proposal and grant writing. Students will explore practical examples, resources and reference material to develop grant and proposal documents.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50427 2 day Th/Fr Mar 21, 2019 0900-1700 Beatrice Gill $379 CS-Off Campus (Map)
60350 3 day Th/Fr/Mo Jun 06, 2019 0900-1500 Beatrice Gill $379 CS-Broadway Campus (Map)

Students will explore an integrated approach of the Blueprint for Life/Work Designs framework such as: Personal Management; Learning and Work Exploration and Life/Work Building. Learn effective facilitation skills; understand adult learning principles; learn to evaluate career development programs; establish effective career resource centre; and develop materials for teaching life skills. Integrated Case Management (ICM) system workshop is included.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60348 1 wks Mo/Tu/We/Th/Fr Jun 24, 2019 0900-1500 Joanne Chung $565 CS-Broadway Campus (Map)

Students will research labour market information (LMI) and create labour market reports by collecting data and evaluating its validity. Learners will enhance their knowledge of computerized resources and apply critical thinking of LMI in their employment. You will study the occupational classifications system, the National Occupational Classification (NOC), and recognize its influence on the labour market. This course will familiarize learners with computer-assisted career guidance (CACG) systems and apply this to the needs of their clients.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60347 1 wks Tu/We/Th/Fr/Mo Jul 02, 2019 0900-1500 Cynthia-May Reeves $569 CS-Broadway Campus (Map)

The Personality Dimensions Level 1 Training will develop an in-depth understanding of personality temperament theory. Learners will gain understanding of the impact of personality on communication, work performance, career decisions and life balance. Students will gain enhanced awareness of their own facilitating style and learn new ways to motivate the strengths in others. This workshop leads to a Certification in Personality Dimensions Level 1 Trainer. Must attend all 3 days to be eligible to write the Certification exam on the 3rd day.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50428 3 day Mo/Tu/We Apr 08, 2019 0900-1700 Sandra McLeod $825 CS-Broadway Campus (Map)
60351 3 day Tu/We/Th Aug 06, 2019 0900-1700 Sandra McLeod $825 CS-Broadway Campus (Map)

This experience will be recognized as Canadian work experience on your resume. You will complete work-place experience as part of your studies. During your practicum, you are expected to meet the same work conditions as a normal member of staff. You will not be paid for your practicum work. Practicum placement is offered once students have finished all required courses in the CDPC program (CDPC 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009). It will include four weeks with the same host employer.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60352 4 wks Mo/Tu/We/Th/Fr Jul 22, 2019 0900-1700 Yasmin Virji $99 CS-Off Campus (Map)
CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60353 May 01, 2019 $40 CS-Off Campus (Map)