The Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (MAPC) is designed to provide specialized graduate training in proven counseling methods combined with sound theological principles. This degree fulfills the academic requirements in most states for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) and certification as a national certified counselor (NCC). The Master of Arts in Professional Counseling is designed to meet the standards for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program as defined by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)*.

This course, created for Online Course developers, will provide participants with the experience of being an online student; familiarize course developers and instructors with the language and conversation around online learning in higher ed and in theological settings; and recommend the application of pedagogically sound design and development approaches. The course will also familiarize participants in the suite of online tools that will be used to deliver instruction online. 

The intent of this course is to ready course designers, builders, and facilitators to deliver significant learning experiences for students attending Richmont online.

Students survey the theories of human, cognitive, social, learning, and personality development with comparative review and emphasis on roles of family, school, and community. The course includes significant content on individual development within the context of family development across the lifespan.  

This course, created for Online Course developers, will provide participants with the experience of being an online student; familiarize course developers and instructors with the language and conversation around online learning in higher ed and in theological settings; and recommend the application of pedagogically sound design and development approaches. The course will also familiarize participants in the suite of online tools that will be used to deliver instruction online. 

The intent of this course is to ready course designers, builders, and facilitators to deliver significant learning experiences for students attending Richmont online.

Lifestyle & Career Development includes an examination of various factors influencing career choice and career development over the lifespan, including individual, cultural, and sociological factors. Emphasis is placed on approaches that aid conceptualization of healthy development in career planning and decision making. Counseling strategies to address career struggles, including interrelationships between work, family, and life roles are addressed. Also, included is the use of career information systems, computer-based information systems; and vocational assessment instruments. The counselor's role as an advocate for the profession also is addressed. At the discretion of the professor, students may be required to pay a nominal fee for individual vocational assessments. This course is part of the Richmont Career Mapping Sequence.