Course Description

Learn to skilfully manage the assessment process, as you master developing client profiles that describe relevant interests, skills, values and other personal factors. Emphasis is on using a variety of assessment techniques and guiding the client through the key steps in the career planning process as well as providing support for the career action plan.

Course Details

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain relevant factors which provide you with career satisfaction and success.
  • Apply this knowledge in helping clients achieve a better understanding of themselves and the world of work.
  • Discuss the strengths and limitations of standardized and non-standardized assessment tools.
  • Explain ethical issues related to career assessment and planning.

Topics of Instruction:

  • Introduction to Career Planning
  • The Changing World of Work
  • Gathering Information about Your Occupational Prospects
  • Your Preferences in the World of Work
  • Motivation and Achievement
  • Abilities Skills and Aptitudes
  • Cultural, Personal and Work Values
  • Focusing on and Making Career Decisions
  • Reality Testing Your Career Choice


Students should expect to spend five to seven hours on coursework each week. 
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Online Asynchronous
Oct 08, 2024 to Dec 02, 2024
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $549.00
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Reading List / Textbook

Title: Using Assessment Results for Career Development
Edition: 9th edition
Authors: Debra Osborn and Vernon Zunker
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305397774

Visit UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca for purchase options.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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