Licensed Professional Counselor

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Program Highlights & Benefits

Earn LPC Certification

Convenient online format

Become equipped to provide counseling services to a variety of populations

Program Details for LPC

Upon completion of School Counselor coursework, students can take additional courses to become eligible to take the National Counseling Exam to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  LPC is another counseling credential that allows for community work, clinical services, and private practice.

This program equips students to expand their professional counseling experience from the clinical environment to working in or owning their own private practice.

For

Candidates who have at least a 36 hour Master’s Degree in counseling

What You Learn

Exposure to the counseling services in a clinical environment

How You Learn

Online instructional modality supported by practical application in the field of counseling 

Career Outcomes

Licensed Professional Counselor

Degree Plan

Non-Degree seeking – Will lead to state certification only

DEGREE PLAN for students who possess 36 HOURS of Counseling coursework:

CourseTitleHours
COUN 5304Introduction to Counseling Methodology
3
COUN 5310Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling
3
COUN 5312Schools Response to Typical and Atypical Development
3
COUN 5316Family Counseling for Children and Adolescents
3
COUN 5325Psychopathology and Human Behavior
3
COUN 5369Professional Counseling Issues and Ethics
3
COUN 6320Addiction Counseling
3
COUN 6335Community Mental Health Practicum
3
 Total Credit Hours:24

DEGREE PLAN for students who possess 48 HOURS of Counseling coursework:

CourseTitleHours
COUN 5325Psychopathology and Human Behavior
3
COUN 5369Professional Counseling Issues and Ethics
3
COUN 6320Addiction Counseling
3
COUN 6335Community Mental Health Practicum
3
 Total Credit Hours:12
Please Note:

The chart above lists each of the courses that make up the content of the coursework, but may not be an official class schedule and is subject to change. Students are strongly encouraged to speak with the School Counseling Program Director prior to joining, to ensure the appropriate courses have already been completed.  Students who began a school counseling program after August 1st, 2017, may need to complete additional coursework to meet the 60 credit hour threshold required by the licensing board.