Full-time, in class Career Development Practitioner Certificate: Employment Services

Program details

Format Full-time in Surrey
Schedule Classes meet Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Duration 14 weeks
Upcoming terms Fall 2018 (October 10, 2018 – February 5, 2019)
Spring 2019 (April 15 – July 25, 2019)
Courses There are 10 required courses (including two workshops and a professional practicum).
Tuition $6,400
Tuition (non-refundable after classes start) is due at least one month before the program begins. It does not include the cost of textbooks, which will cost approximately $390.
Application fee $75 (non-refundable)
Application deadlines Applications for the Fall 2018 program are open now. 

Learning environment

In class, you’ll learn through a combination of lectures, presentations, discussions, practical examples, 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 instructors: They are leading  industry professionals whom we've choosen on the basis of their  credentials, experience and teaching abilities.

Coursework: What to expect

Our courses are university-level and typically require weekly preparation. 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 in any number of locations throughout Metro Vancouver.

Career development practitioner training workshops

These workshops, which take place at SFU Surrey, 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.

Can’t study full-time? Try our part-time option

If our 14-week program doesn’t fit your schedule, try our part-time option. You’ll complete the courses in eight months and have another 16 months to complete the training workshops.