Overview

The Applied Counselling Skills certificate program is designed to develop proficiency in basic counselling skills as well as knowledge to aid others in their search for personal growth and healthy relationships.

This program will enable you to develop basic counselling skills in areas that include general counselling, cross-cultural communication, and family and youth issues. The program will train you as a para-professional, skilled helper and/or support worker in a counselling related field.

As part of our program revision process, there are now two courses in the Applied Counselling Skills Certificate that are directly transferable into the Social Service Worker diploma program here at Assiniboine Community College.

Admissions

  • A complete Manitoba Grade 12 or equivalent

  • English 40G/40S or equivalent with a minimum mark of 60%.

  • Current criminal record check

  • Current child abuse registry check

  • Current adult abuse registry check

  • Complete supplementary form

English is the language of instruction at Assiniboine. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. See assiniboine.net/elp for more information. 

If you don’t meet these admission requirements please visit our adult learning page for more information on assessment of special circumstances.

Next Step

Apply now by visiting How to Register & Apply and complete the specific Applied Counselling application form and checklist under "Apply to a Program".

Careers & Connections

Careers

Opportunities for employment are expanding as society’s need for self-growth and self-awareness of individuals and groups increases. Graduates will find a broad range of entry level employment opportunities in areas such as family services, health care organizations, youth-service organizations, educational services, care-giving and other similar community service organizations. The certificate program is not designed to provide you with a professional counselling qualification, thus you will not be qualified to act as a professional counsellor.

The program trains you as a para-professional, skilled helper and/or support worker in a counselling related field. Employment opportunities exist mainly for support role staff rather than professional areas. Examples of employment opportunity would be as a counsellor and intake/support staff or teacher and Education Assistant.

Some of the employment roles that our graduates have obtained include:

  • Support Worker (Youth and Adult)
  • Case Aide
  • Counselling Facilitator (educational, crisis, domestic violence, etc.)
  • Educational Assistant
  • Student Advisor
  • Intake Worker
  • Group Home Worker
  • Support Facilitator
  • House Lead
  • Administrative Assistant

Connections

As part of our program revision process, there are now two courses in the Applied Counselling Skills Certificate that are directly transferable into the Social Service Worker diploma program here at Assiniboine Community College.

Assiniboine has a number of agreements with other colleges, universities and professional organizations, making it possible to apply credit taken at Assiniboine to programs at other institutions. For up-to-date information on agreements, visit Assiniboine’s Articulation Agreements page.

Tools & Supplies

For a full textbook LIST VIEW:

Applied Counselling - Textbook List

 

Visit the bookstore website to learn more.

Courses & Costs

To graduate with an Applied Counselling Skills certificate, students must successfully complete 35 credits. Courses are offered part-time on a rotating schedule.

Tuition, fees and Students’ Association fees total approximately $5,200. Estimated cost for books and supplies is $2,000.

FAQs

When is the start date for the program?

The program intake is every two years. The next intake is September 2020.

When are courses offered?

The program is offered on a part-time basis. Classes are offered in the evenings, typically twice a week.

Can I transfer the credits from this Applied Counselling program to another institution?

For up-to-date information on agreements, visit Assiniboine's Articulation Agreements page.

Can t he credit from other institutions be transferred to this Applied Counselling Skills program?

Please review Policy A07 - Credit for Previous Experience and submit a completed request with your application.

 

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