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Attention, the Certificate of Completion in Adolescent Development is no longer accepting new students and will be deleted effective Spring, 2020. If you have successfully completed any courses within this certificate and are still interested in completing this certificate program, please contact Liz Taber at 480-517- 8771 or

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Earn an Adolescent Development Certificate

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Adolescent Development is designed to 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 may seek employment opportunities in adoption and foster care, crisis intervention programs, group homes and halfway houses, social service agencies (both private and State/local government), shelters and other child and family, community-based organizations.

CIPS Code: 19.0799

Adolescent Development check sheet.

Certificate of Completion in Adolescent Development

Required Courses 19
Course # Course Title Credits
Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) Shared Unique Number Number CIS1120
CFS183 Contemporary Issues in Adolescence 3
Human Development (3) OR
Introduction to Psychology (3) Shared Unique Number Number PSY1101
CFS249 Transition to Adulthood 3
CFS277 Adult-Adolescent Interaction 3
FCS250* Portfolio Development and Professional Writing 3
FCS260* Family and Consumer Science Internship 1
Click any of the above course #'s for detailed information and register for it today! **


  • The total amount of credits required for this certificate is 19.
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
  • * Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.