Next cohort starts September 28 - December 18, 2020. Accepting applications now. 
Due to COVID-19, fall 2020 courses will be a hybrid of online and classroom learning.  Next PD Level 1 training is scheduled for December 16, 17, &18, 2020.

Standards and Protocol for Face-to-Face instruction during COVID-19

- Physical distancing will be maintained during instructional time.
- Fall 2020 will have a smaller CDPC cohort to maintain physical distancing
- Classroom door will remain open for easy in-and-outs during class
- There will be several short breaks instead of one morning and one afternoon break
- Instructor will assign one table to each student and zigzag sitting
- Specific activities will be eliminated or/and replaced by less physical contact ones (e.g. How to make good, firm handshakes for a job interview)
- There will be ongoing email communication between the instructor and the individual
- Instructor will provide course package and syllabus by email

- If you are sick, please do not come to class

In class (face-to-face) courses: Career Development Theories, Career Planning and the Role of Assessment, Roles of Facilitation and Job Finding Club, Career Development Planning and Managing & Personality Dimensions® Level 1 training

Online courses: Ethics and Professional Conduct, Work Search Skills and Employment Development, Proposal and Grant Writing & Information and Research Management 

Do you want to work with people and help them with their on-going learning, employment and career goals? Our Career Development Professional Certificate Program will give you the skills and knowledge to pursue a range of employment opportunities and to teach others how to manage their career in an ever-changing labour market. The Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners defines Career Development as "the lifelong process of managing learning, work, leisure and transitions in order to move towards a personally determined and evolving preferred future".

The full-time in-class intensive program is offered 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday. The focus is on Employment Services with nine courses which will teach you about career development theories, career planning, job search and development, social media, and grant and proposal writing skills. Learn how to work with individuals and groups, develop skills to use career assessment tools, and learn about labour market trends and how to help people manage career transition. Program content is based on the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners. 

Students will also complete a two week workplace practicum.

We place/find our students their host practicum placement once all the required courses are met. Langara College will determine and have the final say in where the students are placed. Due to COVID-19, the physical aspect of placing students in workplace practicum in fall 2020 may not be possible and alternative means to fulfill the placement component will be presented. 

The ideal candidate for this program is someone who:

  • Has previous work or volunteer experience (1 year) in a related field such as career/employment counselling, human resources, teaching, marketing, management, customer service and/or life skills coaching
  • Has a college education, is a graduate of post-secondary education Canadian or foreign or has substantial practical experience
  • Has excellent listening and communication skills
  • Is friendly and open to learning necessary concepts regarding Career Development practices, case management, and general management
  • Would like to help people 
  • Is interested in self-growth and personal development
  • Has good command of English; both spoken and written
  • Is willing to attend a full time program in order to establish themselves in higher level employment skills and is open to job possibilities

Students may take individual courses for personal interest. However, in order to receive the certificate, you must be admitted to the program. 

Sponsored/funded applicants will need to submit an Application form- $40 non-refundable in order for us to answer their questions. We may not be able to answer ALL questions.