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Diploma Program Plan - Intention to Ladder

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Counselling (PBDC) students are required to progress through the program in the course sequence below. Students who have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their first five courses will automatically be offered the option of continuing into the Master of Counselling program. If one’s GPA drops below 3.0 after completing the fifth course (GCAP 691), students will to exit the program with the PBDC after completing their sixth course.

Year Semester 4 Courses/Year
I Fall GCAP 631: Models of Counselling and Client Change (Online)
  Winter GCAP 633: Infusing Culture into Counselling (Online)
  Spring/Summer GCAP 671: Developing a Working Alliance (Online + Summer Institute)
GCAP 635: Intervening to Facilitate Client Change (Online + Summer Institute)
     
II Fall GCAP 691: Methods of Inquiry (Online)
  Winter If successful in laddering, continue with Masters of Counselling Program Plan (GCAP 632) and select MC exit route (thesis or course-based)

If unsuccessful in laddering take any course and exit with the PBDC.

Updated September 12 2017 by Student & Academic Services

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