Full-timeCareer Development Practitioner Certificate: Employment Services

Program details

Format Currently full-time via online-supported delivery due to COVID-19 (classes normally held in Surrey)
Schedule Classes meet Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Duration 14 weeks
Upcoming terms Fall 2020 (October 15, 2020 – February 3, 2021), Spring 2021 (April 15 – July 22, 2021)
Courses There are 10 required courses (including two workshops and a professional practicum).
Tuition $6,400
Seats fill in this program on a first-come, first-served basis. You must pay the tuition in full to secure your seat. The cost of tuition does not include the cost of textbooks, which will cost approximately $400.
Application fee $75 (non-refundable)
Application deadlines

We accept qualified applications on an ongoing basis. There is no deadline, but this program fills quickly. Apply early. 

Location update: Due to the COVID-19 situation, this program has moved to online-supported remote delivery through August 2021. Instead of attending classes in person, you’ll learn through an interactive videoconference platform, participating in live sessions with instructors, live discussions with classmates and group work. You’ll also engage in readings, in-class exercises, case studies, individual and group assignments, and other learning activities.

Learning environment

Through a combination of lectures, presentations, discussions, practical case studies and more, you will work with a cohort—a group of your peers who share experiences and ideas from their own professional backgrounds. You’ll also benefit from top-notch and well-informed instructors: They are leading  industry professionals whom we've chosen on the basis of their credentials, depth of experience, professional networks and teaching abilities.

Coursework: What to expect

Our courses are university-level and typically require weekly preparation and completion of assignments. Expect one and a half to two hours of daily homework during the week and four to six hours of homework on weekends. We will evaluate your work by letter grade (A to F) or on a pass/fail basis. To meet the demands of your coursework, you should have an advanced level of spoken and written English.

Supervised practicum

A three-week practicum will solidify your knowledge and skills through on-the-job experience in career development. Your practicum may take place with a wide range of organizations throughout Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

Career development practitioner training workshops

These workshops focus on skills that potential employers value highly:

Graduation requirements

To receive the Career Development Practitioner Certificate, successfully complete and pass all courses and submit a graduation request form.