Counselors use knowledge in psychology, sociology, and human behavior to help their clients identify obstacles and challenges that affect their lives and then coach them through finding strategies and solutions. Counseling takes compassion, an understanding of human behavior, and excellent communication skills.
Being a counselor, life coach, or therapist can take many years of training, but the LCCC Counseling program can be a stepping stone toward that educational path. With advanced training, there are many career opportunities, including social services assistant, case management aide, social work assistant, residential counselor, community support worker, alcohol or drug abuse counselor, mental health technician, child care worker, community outreach worker, life skill counselor and gerontology aide.
LCCC’s Counseling program offers a short-term certificate, but many classes in this program can also apply to other programs in the Human/Social Services & Public Safety pathway.
Counseling Programs at LCCC
Short-Term General Certificate:
Short-Term Technical Certificate
University Partnership Programs
Earn a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree – On LCCC’s Campus
Our Counseling Program courses are designed to transfer seamlessly to these university partnership programs:
In addition, your credits may transfer to other four-year colleges and universities.
Transfer to another college or university
LCCC is a great place to start. You can complete the first years of your education at LCCC at our lower tuition rate and then transfer your credits to another college or university to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
Getting started while you’re still in high school
You don’t have to wait to graduate from high school to start earning college credit.
The College Credit Plus program offers you an opportunity to earn college credit as early as seventh grade. Courses are frequently offered on-site at local high schools. Students may also have the option of taking LCCC classes online or on our campus. Classes taken through CCP count for both high school and college credit and are FREE for most students.
The MyUniversity program, a unique partnership between LCCC and area high schools, provides a pathway for high school students to the full college experience – starting in high school!