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 GateWay Community College?

As a GateWay Community College student in this field, you are able to start your Bachelor's degree at a significant savings. Through partnerships with our state universities, you are able to transfer many of your credits earned at GateWay. 

Review the course requirements for complete details, and work with an advisor regarding pathways to transfer credits to one of the state universities. 

Program Location

Washington Campus 

Program Cost Estimate*

Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Counseling and Applied Psychological Science (DEG): $5,774

*Please note that this is only estimate and does not include books. This estimate may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.

Accreditation

Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization. GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.