Diploma in Social Science (Counselling) TARC University College

Course details

This pragramme aims at producing graduates for employment in counselling-related fields and covers various aspects of human behaviours, affections and experiences. This programme is designed to provide students with a platform for building skills and knowledge in helping professions. Students learn to appreciate and understand different aspects of counselling skills, theoretical perspectives in psychology and basic management.

Career Prospects

  • Counselling
  • Social Work
  • Personnel / Human Resource Management
  • Work Related to Psychology at Hospitals, Mental Health Organisations, Business Organisations or Non-Governmental Organisations

Academic Progression

  • Graduates may be admitted into Year 2 of Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Psychology.

Programme Outline

  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Psychology I
  • Introduction to Counseling
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Psychology II
  • Theories of Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Malaysia: Cultural & Religious Practices
  • Leadership Skills
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Vocational & Career Counselling
  • Counseling Methods & Techniques I
  • Counselling Skills
  • Industrial & Organisational Psychology
  • Group Dynamics
  • Ethical and Legal Aspects of Counselling
  • Counseling Methods & Techniques II
  • Methods of Research in Psychology & Counselling
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Counseling Practicum

Language, Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) and Co-curricular Courses:

  • English Language, Pengajian Malaysia 2, Bahasa Kebangsaan A, English for Communication, Social & Work Etiquette, Civic Consciousness and Volunteerism, Co-curricular
  • Co-Curricular Courses can be taken in any semester of the study

About TARC University College

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (‘TAR University College’), formerly known as Tunku Abdul Rahman College (‘TAR College’), is a premier institution of higher learning in Malaysia set up in 1969 by the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) to provide quality and affordable tertiary education to Malaysians.

TAR College was named after the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Allahyarham YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj and set up to complement and supplement the efforts of the Malaysian Government to meet the current and future manpower needs of the nation.

It has since been successfully upgraded to University College on 2 May 2013, opening up a new vista for the University College to explore and to develop further in the sphere of academia.

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