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Child and Adolescent Development Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T)

About the Program

The Associate in Arts in Child and Adolescent Development for Transfer is designed for prospective California State University (CSU) transfer students who are preparing for careers in the fields of Child and Adolescent Development, Human Development and Early Childhood Education, to name a few. Completion of the Child and Adolescent Development Transfer degree will provide a streamlined pathway for transfer to a CSU campus with a Child and Adolescent Development or similar major. Students should consult with a counselor to determine whether or not this degree is the best option for their transfer goals. General education requirements should be selected carefully based on the intended transfer institution; please see a counselor for details if you are pursuing transfer to the UC system.

Program Outcomes

  • Upon completion of the AA-T in Child and Adolescent Development, students are able to apply ethical standards of behavior accepted by the education profession using ongoing reflection to guide practices.
  • Upon completion of the AA-T in Child and Adolescent Development, students are able to apply principles of child and adolescent development considering children's varying characteristics, needs and the multiple interacting influences on children's development.
  • Upon completion of the AA-T in Child and Adolescent Development, students are able to compare and contrast diverse cultural values to develop respectful and reciprocal relationships for the purpose of working effectively with children, families, co-workers and community.
  • Upon completion of the AA-T in Child and Adolescent Development, students are able to synthesize child and adolescent development research and theories.

Completion Requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CA State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT’s) also require that students must earn a "C " (or "P'') or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

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Required Core (10 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ECE 56 Child Growth and Development 3
MATH 40 Statistics and Probability 4
PSYC 1 General Psychology 3

List A: Select Three (9-10 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ANTR 3 Cultural Anthropology 3
ECE 62 Child, Family and Community 3
SOC 1 Principles of Sociology 3
SOC 3 Introduction to Race and Ethnicity 3
ETHS 6 Introduction to Race and Ethnicity 3
SOC 4 Marriage and Family Relations 3
BIO 10 Introduction to the Science of Biology 4
BIO 30 Introduction to College Biology 4
BIO 50 Anatomy and Physiology 4
ECE 50 Early Childhood Principles and Practices 3
PSYC 12 Life-Span Psychology 3

Total Units for the Major: 19-20

Additional General Education and Electives: 40-41

Total Units: 60

See the Las Positas College California State University General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Elective units are CSU transferable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.