Is MAC CACREP Accredited?
Yes. CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs). CACREP only accredits high quality programs that meet specific national standards. CACREP is the accrediting arm of the American Counseling Association. Admission to the program is therefore competitive. Graduating from a CACREP program will help you immensely in your job search, application to a Ph.D. program, and will ease your application for licensure in many states.
What is the course delivery method?
Courses are ground-based only and offered in the following formats to meet the needs of both non-traditional and distance learning students:
- Term courses: These are seven weeks long and you come to class once a week from 5:30pm-10:00pm
- Semester courses: These are 14 weeks long and you come to class once a week from 6:00pm-9:00pm
- Intensive format: These are four days per month and you come to class Friday and/or Saturday from 9:00am-5:00pm
Where are classes held?
Classes are held on the Thornton campus.
How long will it take me to complete my degree?
You have six years from the date you sign your degree plan to complete your degree. A 60 credit hour program generally takes students approximately three years to complete.
What kind of professional experience does the person completing the recommendation form need to process?
The best recommendation forms come from individuals who have seen you work in professional and academic settings who would have knowledge of your interpersonal and academic skills.
How will I be notified of my admissions decision?
After the admission interview, candidates are notified by email and mail of their admission decision. Admission will be conditional pending the successful completion of a criminal background check.
When is orientation? Is is mandatory?
Orientation for all new students will always be the first day of class for the semester. Orientation is mandatory. Failure to attend orientation will jeopardize your ability to start the program.
How many hours are required for the practicum and internship?
Practicum is completed in a minimum of one semester. Each practicum student must complete 100 hours of logged experience at an approved community counseling site. Forty of the 100 hours of experience must be in direct counseling of clients. Practicum also requires one hour of weekly individual supervision with a program faculty member, one hour of weekly supervision with an onsite supervisor, and 1.5 weekly hours of group supervision with program faculty. Practicum students average 8-10 hours on site each week plus the additional hours of faculty supervision.
Internship is completed in a minimum of 2 semesters of coursework, and totals 700 hours of logged experience at an approved community counseling site. Internship students must also have 1.5 hours of group supervision a week with a faculty supervisor and one hour of weekly onsite supervision. Weekly hours on an internship site vary, but generally fall between 15 and 20 hours per week usually during business hours. The internship is conducted at a not-for-profit site and is unpaid.
What are the requirements beyond completion of the degree for obtaining the license?
The State of Colorado Licensure Board for Professional Counselors requires an additional 2,000 hours (minimum of 2 years) of experience under the supervision of a board approved supervisor. To become an LPC in Colorado you must also pass the state licensure exam for professional counselors. The licensure board issues a counseling license to applicants upon completion of all requirements.
Does Regis issue the license?
No. The Regis MAC program meets only the academic requirements for licensure. Regis University will issue the student a master’s degree in Counseling with a specialization in Community Counseling upon completion of all degree requirements.