Adolescent Development (CCL)
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.
You must earn a "C" or better for all courses.
The courses in this program may all also be applied towards an associate degree (AAS) in Family Life Education (Adolescent Development emphasis) for students who wish to continue their studies.
Recommended Course Sequence
|Semester I - Fall||12 Credits||Grade||Sem/Year|
CFS183 is offered at GCC only during fall semester.
CFS205 is recommended by Program Director. Because of its prerequisites, students choosing PSY101 instead will need to take an additional CFS or FCS course (that is not included in the credits for the program) or obtain special permission from instructor to enroll in FCS250 in Semester II.
|BPC 110||Computer Usage & Applications OR||3|
|CIS 105||Survey Computer Info Systems||3|
|CFS 205||Human Development OR||3|
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|CFS 183||Contemporary Issues in Adolescence||3|
|CFS 249||Transition to Adulthood||3|
|Semester II - Spring||7 Credits||Grade||Sem/Year|
CFS277 is offered at GCC only during the spring semester.
|CFS 277||Adult-Adolescent Interaction||3|
|FCS 250||Portfolio Development and Professional Writing||3|
|FCS 260||Family and Consumer Science Internship||1|