Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

COVID-19 Update: The EMCC campus will be open for classes, appointments, and walk-in services beginning June 7, 2021. All student support services are still available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.

Counseling

Program Overview

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.

Enroll in the Counseling program and make it happen today!

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

Why Estrella Mountain Community College?

Counselors care about helping people through tough life moments or decisions and working with them to develop good mental health habits. At EMCC, the Counseling program provides the foundation to take your career in several directions – from psychology and licensed therapy to criminology and other behavioral sciences. Counselors find jobs at schools, military, churches, rehab clinics, marriage and family practices, conflict resolution and crisis intervention services, pediatric clinics and more.