Program Description

The Counseling Certificate has been developed for individuals in programs that rely heavily on human behavioral and communication skills. Provides learners with fundamental skills in interviewing, communicating, and building rapport and trusting relationships for professions where this is key. Equips learners for careers that work with the public. It can also be a valuable add-on for advanced skills with law enforcement, medical, health care, business, marketing, and customer service. Potential occupations include: Crisis Technicians, Residential Care Assistants in Mental Health, Residential Care Assistants in Developmental Disabilities, Youth Shelter Home Technicians, Hospice Advocates, and Domestic Abuse Advocates.

Financial Aid

Not Available

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
100%
at Antigo
100%
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
100%
at Spencer
100%
at Wittenberg
100%
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Hospice Advocate
  • Domestic Abuse Advocate
  • Residential Care Assistant in Mental Health
  • Residential Care Assistant in Developmental Disabilities
  • Youth Shelter Home Technician
  • Crisis Technician

Courses

The Counseling Certificate is a 15 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING 3.00
COUNSELING THEORY & TACTICS 3.00

Second Term

BOUNDARIES AND ETHICS IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS 3.00
GROUP COUNSELING METHODS 3.00
CRISIS INTERVENTION AND STRESS MANAGEMENT 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the Counseling Certificate Earns You:

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.