10, 2012, Avalon will open its new online vocational training program
in astrology! We are very excited about this development.
The curriculum is essentially the same as the curriculum that we
have been offering in our classes here in Gainesville, Florida,
but we are making
two big changes:
(1) The classes will
be offered online so that anyone with a computer, high speed Internet
connection and headphones can attend
(2) We have refined
and improved the content of each course in a way that is designed to
assist you, the student, in becoming
astrologer after you graduate from our PAC (Professional Astrology
Nobody can guarantee
that you will get a job after you graduate
from a program, not even a Ph.D. diploma program, but we have
developed this program with many features to target this program
specifically to assisting graduates to be able to develop a professional
If you simply want to learn astrology and are not interested in professional
practice, you may still benefit from this program because of its emphasis
on practical application of astrological ideas in chart interpretation
and analysis, and ways to obtain practical and useful information.
The Essentials: Time Commitment, Cost, and the Learning Experience
The PAC (Professional
Astrology Certificate) program takes 2 ½ years
to complete. You attend 3 online classes each week and each class
is 1 hour and 20 minutes in length. The time of the classes depends on where
world you are located.
The online classes
meet for 11 weeks and there is about a 2 week break between courses,
and there are 4 courses per year. Thus, there are 44 weeks
of classes each year.
The Avalon program
is a challenging and exciting adventure. You will change
and grow as a result of this program. You must give a lot to it,
but you will grow and develop as well. We have worked hard on our
end to provide
you a truly professional service and our expertise, time, and dedication
to improve your lives, but you need to throw yourself deeply into
these studies as well if you wish to achieve the goal of becoming
You do not need to relocate or radically change your life style. If you
have a job, you can keep it, but you may need to give up some of your entertainment,
socializing, or other activities to build this new adventure and professional
training into your life. If you are already overwhelmed with activity in
your life or you do not have the self-discipline to focus on studies, Avalon
is not likely to be the best program for you. Perhaps there are local astrology
group meetings or leisure course classes that will be more suitable for
On the other hand,
at Avalon we do not give lots of examinations and other stress-inducing
activites. If you are an intelligent and caring
person and you enjoy reading and learning new things, and you like
to immerse yourself in activities that help you grow and change
as a person and help
you to become proficient in a subject, then most likely you will
love your experience at Avalon! Also important is that you believe
in the value of
what you do and you love it. If you are considering Avalon primarily
because you would like to receive professional employment but you
are not interested
in consulting people and you have little interest in astrology and
the helping professions in general, then Avalon is not the best
Also, students may attend from anywhere in the world but all classes are
taught in English and your English skills must be good enough that you
have no difficulty understanding the lectures given by the instructor,
and you can read and write English well enough to understand the required
reading and for others to understand what you write. If your first language
is not English, you need not speak as well as a native speaker, but you
must be able to communicate well enough that language does not become a
serious impediment to the learning process.
Every week you will
be given an assignment to work on and must be submitted on the
due date. Assignments or homeworks are designed
to challenge you to
think critically and creatively about a subject area. You will
also be given an opportunity to work with other studetns therefire,
you will also have the opportunity to learn from how other
students think and approach the subject material. This is tremendously
enriching, and does not distract you from your own individual studies
but also expands and enriches your learning experience.
Discussion Groups: 3-4 members plus the teacher. The teacher
is ALWAYS a member of each group so that the teacher can monitor group
discussion from the hindsight. 5 member of the group preferred but 3 or
4 is allowed. Member of the discussion group is not permanent. Other students
in a group changes with each course so that by the end of the 10 courses
the student have had the opportunity to learn from how other students think
and approach the subject material.
• Through this process,
the students learn from each other and slowly develop friendships with
Every week, the students will be given an assignment to work on. The homework
is designed to challenge the students to think creatively about a subject
area. Each student submits their response to the homework to the teacher
on the due date. The students must submit it to their group member as well!
Each student read the response of the other students who also submit their
response to you.
Although each student works on these assignments individually, the student
is not limited to share ideas with others.
• Strict deadline must
be met!!! The teacher must insure that this policy is discussed with
the students at the beginning of the class and
• The teacher will send
concluding statement to everyone acknowledging each group and give some
details on how the students (or group) did in
that specific homework. This way, there is an end to each homework
not leaving any student wondering what happened to their group work.
remarks are advised.
• Each person will work
on a project individually, no group mates.
• Projects will be graded by the teacher and is due at the last class.
Grading: Very little emphasis on test: Attendance, discussion group, and
projects are strictly imposed.
a) Computer with
sounds and video
c) Internet Connection
d) Software: Sirius Astrology Software. All
enrolled students are required to have this software which can
be purchased at Cosmic
Patterns Software. Student's discount applies for enrolled Avalon
e) Books: required books for course
f) Internet Password: This will be provided by the Avalon School
of Astrology to each of the students. A password is required to enter the
internet live classroom. No two passwords are the same and are not transferable.
g) Training: Each of the Students will be trained to use the live
educational technology prior to conducting the live online class.
The Importance of Following Our Program!
Astrology is a huge
subject and every astrologer seems to have his/her own way of practicing
Astrologers also have different ways of
understanding how astrology should be practiced and what kind of
information astrology can provide to clients. No matter what you
do in astrology, someone
will tell you that there is a better astrological system and a better
way to do things! Do not become distracted!!! While it is helpful
different approaches and different philosophies and we will expose
you to many of them at Avalon, if you want to be able to succeed
in applying these ideas at a professional level, you must adopt some
We will provide you
a very specific training program using very specific tools and methods
and if you stick to our program, you have a better
chance of succeeding than if you start mixing up the information
we give you with
After you graduate
from the PAC program, it is a good time to start exploring and mixing
in new ideas if you wish,
but we strongly recommend you resist the temptation to veer off
the straight and
path, so to speak, to early.
At Avalon we offer
a continuing educational program, the TACC program, for those
who wish to continue
and in the TACC program we spread our wings into the vast
world of astrological theory.
The TACC Program
is fun and exciting but we strongly recommend taking one step
at a time and mastering one system without deviating very
system that we provide you is helpful for the first 2 ½ years.
It is through this rigorous and well-defined system that
we are able to train you to
be a professional in only 2 ½ years. A time period of
2 ½ years
to gain this level of proficiency may not seem short to
you, but when you consider how many students of astrology
are unable to feel comfortable
doing professional years after a decade of study, 2 ½ years
seems like a short amount of time in comparison.
TACC, Diploma Program: A Continuing Education Program
For students that complete
the PAC program and wish to continue their studies, an additional 10
are offered and graduates of these additional
10 courses earn the TACC diploma.
for Theoretical and Applied Cosmic Cybernetics. In these more advanced
programs the students will
discover the essentials of other advanced astrological teachniques
and additional consulting training by means of practicum, etc.
Students are also required to come to the Avalon Campus to attend
some required courses which will be given by means exciting and
educational conferences here at the main Avalon Astrology campus.
The TACC program
is an adventure
into advanced topics and issues after you have mastered a solid
astrological system that you can put into practice in the PAC
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