Curriculum and Tuition

The Career Development Practice program consists of the ten required courses listed below. You may take courses individually for interest, or successfully complete all of them to receive a certificate. If you are interested in receiving the certificate, you must apply to the program.

Mandatory Courses2023-24 Academic Year
CDPP 262 Career Development Practice30 hours


CDPP 267 Ethics for CD Practitioners10 hours$251
CDPP 275 Resumes & Cover Letters15 hours$306
CDPP 750 Theories, Models & Strategies30 hours$528
CDPP 752 Career Decision Making30 hours$528
CDPP 753 Facilitated Learning30 hours$528
CDPP 754 Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation30 hours$528
CDPP 756 Labour Market Information30 hours$528
CDPP 757 Career Transition Management30 hours$528
CDPP 100 Case Management (formerly ACDP 100)30 hours$528
Total for (10) Mandatory Courses: $4781
Optional Course: CDPP 758 Interview Skills15 hours$306
Total for (11) Courses (Mandatory + Optional) $5087


All courses are aligned with the Canadian Standards and Guidelines. There is no tax applied to tuition. 

Tuition is subject to a 2% increase in the 2024-25 academic year.

Course Descriptions

Develop practical skills necessary to assist people in obtaining employment. Examine the  social and psychological effects of unemployment; focus on counselling techniques, communication skills, empowering and motivating clients.

Learn the Canadian Standards and Guidelines, Code of Ethics and apply the Ethical Decision Making process to case studies.

Practice the art of composing resumes and cover letters. Learn how to coach clients on the basics of how to highlight skills and target resumes and cover letters that get results.

Examine the history of career development and learn about historical and emerging career development theories. Practice applying these theories through discussions, scenarios & case studies.

Learn to use key tools and techniques to assess personality, abilities, interests, transferable skills, values and employment barriers. Create individualized action plans, including assessment data and occupational research.

Learn essential and innovative facilitation skills to work with groups using effective communication skills and creating a positive job search environment through useful techniques for diverse client groups.

Learn how to recognize disabling conditions and how rehabilitation counselling can assist people with physical, mental, developmental, and cognitive disabilities to achieve their personal and career goals in the most integrated setting possible.

Learn about the history and future of work, consumption and demographics. Look at local and global labour market trends to help forecast where employment needs will be in different communities.

Gain knowledge and skills necessary to identify and assist with the specific challenges facing adults who are experiencing career transition. Topics include handling loss and change, problem solving, decision making and building self-esteem.

Learn the career development case management process from intake to file closure. Learn about the role barriers play in both the client return to work process and the employment counselling process.

Learn about winning interview skills, practice these skills, and coach others to improve and be effective in presenting their skills and experience to meet the needs of the employer.

Please see the schedules page for specific course dates. 
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