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.


Academic Plan Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2020 Fall
Award notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CFS130Demystifying Adolescence1
CFS182Parenting the Early Adolescent: Ages Ten to Fourteen1
CFS183Contemporary Issues in Adolescence3
CFS277Adolescent-Adult Interaction3
CFS281Adolescent School Success1
  • Describe the physical and psychosocial development of the adolescent. (CFS130, CFS182, CFS277)
  • Compare and contrast the factors that will assist adolescents to evaluate life choices. (CFS130, CFS182, CFS281)
  • Identify contemporary trends in adolescent sexuality. (CFS130, CFS183, CFS277)
  • Develop skills and techniques used to work with adolescents and their families and strengthen adolescent and family relationships. (CFS130, CFS182, CFS183, CFS277)

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