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Adolescent Studies

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Adolescent Studies focuses on adolescent development, problem solving, and family relationships in contemporary America. Included are courses that center on the development of skills and techniques to work with adolescents and their families, and strengthen adolescent and family relationships. This certificate is designed for students who are preparing to work or those who are presently employed in professions that require interaction with adolescents and/or adolescent-related issues.

Details

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Field of Interest
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Adolescent Studies (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5357N
Total Credits Required
9
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Describe the physical and psychosocial development of the adolescent.
  2. Compare and contrast the factors that will assist adolescents to evaluate life choices.
  3. Identify contemporary trends in adolescent sexuality.
  4. Develop skills and techniques used to work with adolescents and their families and strengthen adolescent and family relationships.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Option 1 Sequence

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CFS130 Demystifying Adolescence 1
CFS182 Parenting The Early Adolescent: Ages Ten To Fourteen 1
CFS183 Contemporary Issues In Adolescence Critical course Gateway course 3
CFS277 Adult-Adolescent Interaction 3
CFS281 Adolescent School Success 1

Option 2 Sequence

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CFS130 Demystifying Adolescence 1
CFS182 Parenting The Early Adolescent: Ages Ten To Fourteen 1
CFS183 Contemporary Issues In Adolescence Critical course Gateway course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CFS277 Adult-Adolescent Interaction 3
CFS281 Adolescent School Success 1
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Adolescent Studies (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=147538).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.