Career Development

Program Update:

The Career Development program is no longer accepting new students and the program is being phased out. If you are an existing student and are interested in pursuing additional courses to complete your certificate or diploma, please contact Philipa Hardy at (780) 378-8461 or

Please note that existing students are required to submit their intention to complete additional courses through a student survey, obtained from Philipa Hardy, prior to February 29, 2016. Priority for additional courses will be given to students who both complete the survey on time and who have been active in the program since 2013.

Existing students who have been approved to pursue additional courses in the program, have until September 30, 2016 to submit course registrations and until March 31, 2017 to complete all course work, as per the course completion timelines listed in the Career Development calendar.

As Canada’s first provider of Career Development training, Concordia University of Edmonton’s Career Development Practitioner program has earned an excellent reputation for preparing graduates to help others manage their learning, work, and life transitions.

The focus of this program reflects the rapidly changing field of career counselling. It also addresses the diverse realities of learning, work, and transition. This program exposes students to individual and group facilitation. Topics such as career counselling theory and practice are presented through a blend of institute (in class study) and distance delivery opportunities. Upon completion students are prepared to deliver career practitioner services that are professional and informed. Participants learn to advise and counsel others on career planning, career change, and school-to-work transition.

Graduates meet national standards for Career Development Practitioners and are prepared for a variety of employment settings, from corporate career and human resources services to community agencies to educational and government institutions.