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Attention, the Certificate of Completion in Adult Development and Aging 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 Adult Development and Aging Certificate

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Adult Development and Aging 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 adult day care centers, crisis intervention programs, group and halfway houses, hospice care, senior citizen centers, 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.

CIPS Code: 19.0702

Adult Development and Aging check sheet.

Certificate of Completion in Adult Development and Aging

Required Courses 19
Course # Course Title Credits
Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) Shared Unique Number Number CIS1120
CFS247 Family Ties and Aging 3
CFS249 Transition to Adulthood 3
CFS251 Transitions: Work to Retirement 3
CFS252 Contemporary Issues in Aging 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.
  • Minimum GPA: 2.00