Program Description

The Counseling Skills in the Helping Profession Certificate has been developed for learners 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.

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Approximate Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $2,445
Books & Supplies: $220

Financial Aid

Not Available


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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.

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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


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

First Term

Intro To Interviewing & Counseling Skills 3.00
Counseling Theory 3.00
Boundaries & Ethics - Helping Professions 3.00

Second Term

Crisis Intervention And Stress Management 3.00
Group Facilitation 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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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 Skills in the Helping Profession Certificate Earns You:

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