For students who want to anchor their astrological knowledge in a well-rounded series of courses that: 1) grow their practical skills, 2) provide a broader understanding of astrology's history, and 3) expand their understanding of the philosophies that lead to different types of practice, there is a recommended path of courses.
It will take approximately 3-4 years to complet this series of courses if students take a single class each term. ISAR and NCGR (National Council for Geocosmic Research) lets students who have completed the this program to take Professional level exams without needing to take the previous exams. Kepler acknowledges the student's who complete this series with a badge for a Professional Diploma in Astrology.
This Diploma is designed for anyone who wants a broad overview of the history of astrology, its controversies, the links between astrology, astronomy and other fields, and various ways astrology has been and is being practiced.
Students take a total of 12 courses plus two chart calculation labs.
Students can petition to apply a course they have taken from another school to the electives, history or astronomy courses required for this series. The course must meet the following requirements:
Students must provide written proof of successful course completion.
Advanced Professional Diploma in Astrology (KAPDA)
The Advanced Professional Diploma offers students a chance to further develop a breadth of knowledge. It consists of the equivalent of six 10-week courses plus a demonstration of professional growth. This Diploma gives the student the opportunity to build skills in three ways: (1) expansion of knowledge about astrology’s development, (2) further development of astrological skills, (3) demonstration of knowledge.
Pre-requisite: Completion of basic diploma, or demonstration of knowledge and permission of administration
The Advanced Professional Diploma offers students a chance to further develop a breadth of knowledge.
Required: 60 weeks of additional courses (a mix of 5 or 10-week courses). NOTE: Independent study in a specific area of astrology can be substituted for up to 20 weeks
INDEPENDENT STUDY. Instructor: Bruce Scofield.
Astronomy and astrology have the same origins in the explorations and explanations of the visual sky. Astronomy is the study of the nature, motions and history of the Earth's cosmic environment, astrology is the study of how the cosmic environment affects Earth and its inhabitants. In this course, specifically designed for Kepler College students, we will emphasize themes relevant to a general understanding of the subject rather than one involving technical knowledge and mathematics.
Instructor: Inga Thornell
Astrology has a rich heritage stretching back thousands of years. We sometimes think of astrology as just one thing, but different cultures asked different questions as they found meaning in the ever-changing sky. This class offers a survey of the history of astrology, primarily in the West.
Does anything change when you move from one place to another? Yes!
What needs to be considered when you search for the most desireable places to travel or relocate? This course will give you the tools you need to help yourself and your clients understand the importance of place.
This course includes a survey of the development of 20th century astro-mapping; basic astronomical principles involved in mapping techniques; relation of mapping to natal chart construction and meaning; themes connected with specific planet-angle combinations; analysis of natal chart to determine desirable planets to emphasize through relocation. Students will have guided hands-on practice in applications and techniques.
This course will prepare you for the Jim Lewis certification test in Astro*Carto*Graphy offered at Continuum. (continuumacg.net)