About the Child & Adolescent Development Program

The Child and Adolescent Development program prepares you for careers working with children, youth and their families in social work, community-based settings, in preparation for elementary or secondary education services, counseling, developmental psychology, and non-profit agencies.

The AAC-T in Child and Adolescent Development provides a comprehensive understanding of a broad range of human development domains including social, cognitive, physical, and culture from birth thru adolescence. The degree provides broad undergraduate preparation for students interested in child and adolescent care, as well as a variety of youth-related social service careers.​

Degrees and Certificates

Associate in Arts for Transfer Icon Associate in Arts for Transfer More information on the Associate in Arts for Transfer

Gain the skills needed to excel in your desired field without completing general education requirements.

Estimated Timeline:
1+ years, 24+ units

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19 Units + General Education Requirements

The Child and Adolescent Development degree provides a comprehensive understanding of a broad range of human development domains including social, cognitive, physical, and culture from birth thru adolescence. The degree provides broad undergraduate preparation for students interested in child and adolescent care, as well as a variety of youth-related social service careers.

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Potential Career Options

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Job Title Typical Education Median Wage
Child, Family, and School Social Workers Bachelor's Degree $57,255
Social and Human Service Assistants Master's or Professional Degree $45,009
Social and Community Service Managers Bachelor's Degree $63,223
Occupational Therapists Master's or Professional Degree $92,096
Occupational Therapy Assistants Associate Degree $71,302
Occupational Therapy Aides Associate Degree $36,587
Recreation Workers Bachelor's Degree $27,840
Childcare Worker High School Diploma or More $20,218
Child, Family, and School Social Workers Bachelor's Degree $57,255