To earn a certificate in our current program, students usually must complete three 10-week intensive courses that require a significant amount of time and dedication to study. The Diploma in Professional Astrology requires twelve of these in-depth courses plus two chart calculation modules.
The academic program was from 2000 to 2012. Students had the option of obtaining a two-year Associate of Arts Degree, 4-year Bachelor of Arts and/or a 2-year Master of Arts degree. The program was fully authorized by the State of Washington.
From 2000-2012, Kepler College was authorized by the State of Washington to grant Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts degrees. The liberal arts basis for our degree program allowed graduates allowed our students to enter many different fields. Some of our BA students went on to take graduate level courses at colleges such as Pacific, California Institute of Integral Studies or the Cultural Astronomy and Astrology program at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Many of our graduates have gone on to become professional astrologers. Some have become lecturers at astrological meetings or conferences. Others have incorporated their astrological knowledge within another field of expertise such as nursing or counseling.
The Kepler Certificate Program has different options designed to meet the differing goals and desires of our students. For those who wish to earn recognition for their work, there are two paths: (1) the individual certificate and (2) a program diploma.
Individual certificates are designed to build a depth of understanding around a particular astrological focus. Each certificate has at three courses. The first provides a basic understanding and the next two build interpretative skills while also introducing additional techniques and methods of approach. Click here to read more about individual certificates.
The diploma provides a breadth of understanding of different astrological traditions and knowledge about astrology's history and its astronomical origins. The basic diploma is built upon three core certificates: The Fundamentals of Natal Astrology, the first two courses in Moving the Chart in Time and the first course from The Astrology of Relationship. Students have the option of completing these three certificates or taking a variety of electives to complete the requirement of the Diploma. Click here to read more about the diploma.