Child and Adolescent Development (AA-T Degree A0940)

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Degree A0940

The Associate in Arts in Child and Adolescent Development for Transfer is an interdisciplinary degree that prepares students to understand the processes of change and growth that characterize human development from conception to age 18. The major integrates information from a variety of disciplines to provide a broad academic and professional foundation for working with children and families. The Associate in Arts in Child and Adolescent Development for Transfer degree is designed to meet the needs of students for transfer to a California State University (CSU) to complete a Baccalaureate degree in Child and Adolescent Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, Child, Adolescent and Family Studies, Human Development, Liberal Studies, or Child Development (including Elementary Education Tracks). The degree also prepares students to career such as children’s services, mental health, family support, youth programs, developmental research, teaching early childhood education, public policy, social work, school psychology, child life and similar field related to children and their families from infancy through adolescence. To earn an Associate in Arts in Child and Adolescent Development for Transfer degree, a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU including only CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units or more. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and Title 5 requires that all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements. A “P” (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
CHLD 11Child and Adolescent Development 23
PSYC 1AIntroduction to Psychology3
or PSYC 1AH Introduction to Psychology - Honors
MATH 110Elementary Statistics3-4
or MATH 110H Elementary Statistics - Honors
or BUSC 17 Applied Business Statistics
or PSYC 10 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
or SOC 23 Introduction to Statistics in Sociology and Social Sciences
List A9-10
Select three of the following courses:
Child, Family, School and Community
Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology - Honors
Marriage and the Family
Marriage and the Family - Honors
Developmental Psychology
Developmental Psychology - Honors
General Biology
Biology for Majors
Biology for Majors - Honors
Introduction to Children With Special Needs
Infant and Toddler Development
Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs
Child Growth and Lifespan Development
Child Growth and Lifespan Development - Honors
Teaching in a Diverse Society
Total Units for the Major18-20
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 237-39
Total Units60

Documentation of tuberculosis (TB) clearance is required.


Courses may be double-counted with either CSU-GE or IGETC.

Program Learning Outcomes

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