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Child and Adolescent Development for Transfer (AA-T)

The Associate in Arts in Child and Adolescent Development for Transfer is designed to provide students with the lower division coursework needed to transfer to a California State University for a bachelor’s degree in Child Development or Child and Adolescent Development or a closely related field.

  1. 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units
  2. The California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
  3. A minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district
  4. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  5. A grade of “C” or higher or “Pass” in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Integrate the key developmental concepts and teaching strategies into a cogently articulated philosophy of child and adolescent education and care.
  • Employ curriculum that is well planned, developmentally appropriate and based on the interests and needs of children and adolescents.
  • Implement effective guidance strategies with children and adolescents.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan programs for children and adolescent which enhance their physical, intellectual, emotion and social development.

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree Requirements

Required Core
CD-125Child Growth and Development3
PSY-120Introductory Psychology3
MATH-160Elementary Statistics4
List A
Select nine units from the following:9
Child, Family and Community
General Biology I
Curriculum: Design and Implementation
Observation and Assessment
Units in the Major19
Double-Counted Units12-18
Plus General Education Requirements (CSU GE or IGETC-CSU)39/37
Total Units60