Facilitating Career Development, Graduate Certificate
Get certified in facilitating career development
This graduate certificate provides the knowledge and training to effectively teach,
coach and mentor in career development. Geared toward current career development professionals,
the program focuses on understanding, dissecting and addressing the complex issues
of employment and training within the context of higher education and student affairs.
Through guidance and support from the National Career Development Association (NCDA), this certificate offers cutting-edge curriculum and research opportunities that
support career development. Course content focuses on theoretical frameworks associated
with career development, historical considerations of the workforce, laws and policies,
career development considerations and the use of multicultural approaches.
Successful completion of the certificate program requires 12 credit hours (four courses)
of graduate-level coursework, including three required courses and one approved elective
course. Required courses are offered 100 percent online and in person.
Graduate certificate students may also consider becoming a Certified Career Services
Provider (CCSP) or a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). Students can apply for credentialing through the NCDA and/or Center for Credentialing
and Education (CCE).
Previous or current enrollment at OSU not required. Credit hours may be transferable to other graduate degree programs.
HESA 5213: Student Development Theory
HESA 5320: Helping Skills
HESA 5223: Career Development for College Students
Elective (select one of the following courses):
HESA 5463: Legal Issues in Higher education and Student Affairs
HESA 5813: Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making
HESA 5343 : Assessment Techniques in Higher Education and Student Affairs
Admissions Requirements and Deadlines
Applications are accepted each semester. Applicants will be notified of admission
status within four to six weeks of submission.