Counseling

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480-461-7588

This program is part of the Counseling Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Behavioral Science and Human Services
Counseling

As more people seek help in coping with life’s difficult situations and the demand for mental health services continues to rise, the need for skilled counselors and psychologists is increasing. If a rewarding career in helping others through counseling or psychology calls to you, enroll in our Counseling program. This program covers the first two years of the four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in counseling or psychology and plan to receive their Bachelors and / or graduate degree.

This program teaches the foundations of counseling — you will learn about theories, career, and lifespan development, as well as ethics and research. Upon graduating from this program, you will be able to transfer to a university to continue your education to earn your Bachelors degree.

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Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Transfer Degree

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer degree options for the Counseling program
At MCC, get an... Emphasis in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Counseling and Applied Psychological Science Counseling and Applied Psychological Science A transfer partner Bachelor's Degree

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Counseling program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Educational, Guidance, and Vocational Counselors

$52,924

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

$58,654

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

$44,801

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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