Adolescent Development (CCL)

Program Information

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Adolescent Development will prepare individuals to enter the family life education, human development, or child and family organizations field at the paraprofessional level. Students at a paraprofessional level can expect to find employment opportunities in adoption and foster care, crisis intervention programs, group and halfway houses, social service agencies (both private and State/local government), facilities for the disabled and developmentally challenged individuals, community mental health clinics, psychiatric facilities, shelters and other child and family, community-based organizations.

Program Notes

You must obtain a "C" grade or better in all courses required within the program.

Some CFS courses are offered only once a year; be sure to consider this in your academic planning.

All courses in this program may all be applied towards an Associate degree (AAS) in Family Life Education (Adolescent Development emphasis) if you decide to continue your studies.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 12 Credits Grade Sem/Year
BPC 110 Computer Usage & Applications OR 3    
CIS 105 Survey Computer Info Systems 3    
CFS 205 Human Development

(Recommended by Program Director)


PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

(Be aware that if you take PSY101, you will either need to obtain special permission to enroll in FCS250 in Semester II or to take an additional FCS or CFS course [not included in the credits for the program] to meet the FCS250 prerequisite.)

CFS 183 Contemporary Issues in Adolescence 3    
CFS 249 Transition to Adulthood 3    
Semester II 7 Credits Grade Sem/Year
See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the first few weeks of the semester to apply for graduation. 
CFS 277 Adult-Adolescent Interaction 3    
FCS 250 Portfolio Development and Professional Writing 3    
FCS 260 Family and Consumer Science Internship 1    

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