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College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration

300 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2012


The Career and Academic Advising certificate program meets the needs of students interested in learning more about academic and career advising and/or aspiring to work in academic advising or career services or to become a credentialed career development facilitator. Furthermore, this certificate program is appropriate for professionals currently employed in career services settings including counseling supervisors, counselors, career advisors, career specialists, school counselors, workforce development specialists, academic advising, academic services and others.

Admission Requirements

Applicant must meet the Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel program application criteria: official transcript(s), goal statement, two letters of recommendation, resume or vita and interview. Completing a Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or greater preferred (post baccalaureate work may be taken into consideration when interpreting GPA).

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the program with an overall GPA of 3.000 or better.

Course Title Credits
CES 68182 Career Development and Guidance 3
HIED 66653 College Student Development: Theory and Practice 3
HIED 66679 Career Advising: Theory and Practice 3
Electives, choose from the following: 6
CES 67531 Individual Counseling Procedures (3)  
HIED 66733 Interpersonal and Group Dynamics in Educational Organizations (3)  
HIED 66492 Internship in Higher Education Administration (3) 1  
HIED 66677 Workforce, Economic and Community Development in Community Colleges (3)  
HIED 66681 Administration of Advising Services (3)  
Other course as approved by faculty advisor  
  1. Students must have completed at least six hours in the certificate program before applying for an internship. Internships must be in settings suitable for academic and career advising services.