The Counseling and Career Development (CCD) program prepares professional counselors following the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs standards. Graduates are able to help people of all ages develop the self-awareness, exploration, decision-making, and self-advocacy skills needed to live within a pluralistic society.
Graduates of the CCD program receive a world-class education through relevant, interpersonal, and technology-rich learning experiences. The CCD program offers three specializations: career counseling, clinical mental health counseling, and school counseling. All graduates of the CCD program complete a 48-credit-hour core curriculum, a 12-credit-hour specialization curriculum, a 100-hour clinical practicum, and a 600-hour internship in a setting appropriate for their specialization. Upon graduation, all students are licensure-eligible in the State of Colorado. Individual states control the licensure process and may have differing requirements.
Students who successfully complete this program will be prepared to pursue licensure in Colorado. Licensure requirements in other states and U.S. territories may differ. Students are encouraged to work with the department and the professional licensure board in the state in which they intend to pursue licensing to ensure all requirements are satisfactorily met.