Pastoral Care & Counseling Certification

Credit Hours: 12

Prerequisites: High School Diploma or Equivalent

The Pastoral Care & Counseling Certificate Program is a biblical approach to caring for people in the community, local church or ministry context. In addition, you will learn when to refer people in your care to professional counselors or more experienced pastors.

Courses Needed to Complete Certificate:

  • CCS340 Pastoral Care & Counseling
  • GCCS610 Crisis Counseling I
  • GCCS620 Crisis Counseling II

Days & Times Of Classes

Classes for this program are offered during the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer terms for both Undergraduate and Graduate students.

Classes typically meet weekly through each term on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm and 8:10 pm to 9:40 pm. 

Please refer to the Academic Calendar for exceptions related to the observance of holidays.

Academic Requirements

All degrees are earned through students meeting the expected course requirements.  The trimester hours required to earn our degrees may be earned through a combination of studies offered at GHBC and the credit we allow for our religious training and religious life work experience. 

Study Pastoral Care & Counseling Certification

Academic Calendar

  • Enrollment/Registration: March 5th-March 29th
  • Term: April 2nd-July 2nd
  • Classes Begin: April 2nd & April 4th
  • Last Day to Add/Drop a Class: April 19th
  • Last Day to Withdraw with “VWD”: April 26th
  • School Office Closings (Holiday Observation): May 27th
  • Enrollment/Registration: June 24th-July 5th
  • Term: July 18th-August 8th
  • Classes Begin: July 18th
  • Last Day to Withdraw with “VWD”: July 12th
  • Graduation (If Required): July 27th
  • School Office Closings (Holiday Observation): July 4th