Child and Adolescent Development Associate of Arts Transfer Degree
The Associate in Arts in Child and Adolescent Development for Transfer is designed to provide the lower division major courses to transfer to a California State University and earn a bachelor's degree in Child and Adolescent Development, Child Development, Human Development or a related field of study at a California State University (CSU). Course offerings are drawn from psychology, anthropology, sociology, child development and biology. The lower division course work examines research and best practices for positive outcomes for children from conception through adolescence. This interdisciplinary program of study is intended for students who aspire to careers in developmental research, public policy, social work, school psychology, education and similar fields working with children and adolescents.
The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.
To earn this Child and Adolescent Development AA-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:
- completion of the following major requirements with a minimum grade of "C" (or "P");
- Completion of a minimum of 60 CSU transferrable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0; and
- certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSU-GE) or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU, which requires a minimum of 37-39 units.
It is highly recommended that students complete courses that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirement as part of CSU-GE or IGETC before transferring to a CSU.
Students planning on transferring to a four-year institution and major in Early Childhood Education should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.
|CD 105||Child Growth and Development||3|
|or CD 105H||Child Growth and Development - Honors|
|PSYCH 100||General Psychology||3|
|or PSYCH 100H||General Psychology - Honors|
|PSYCH 105||Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences||4|
|or MATH 108||Introduction to Probability and Statistics|
|or ECON 208||Business and Economic Statistics|
|List A: Select three courses|
|ANTHRO 102||Cultural Anthropology||3|
|or ANTHRO 102H||Cultural Anthropology - Honors|
|SOC 100||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|or SOC 100H||Introduction to Sociology - Honors|
|SOC 150||Aging and the Life Course||3|
|SOC 130||Family Sociology||3|
|CD 126||Child, Family, and the Community||3|
|PSYCH 111||Developmental Psychology: Lifespan||3|
|BIOL 102||Human Biology||3|
|Select a maximum of two courses|
|CD 111||Observation and Assessment in Child Development||3|
|CD 115||Health, Safety and Nutrition||3|
|CD 138||Teaching in a Diverse Society||3|
|CD 185||Infant/Toddler Growth and Development||3|
|Total Units that may be Double-Counted||12-15|
|General Education (CSU-GE or IGETC) Units||37-39|
|Elective (CSU Transferable) Units||16-17|
See Section on Degree, Certificate, and Transfer Information for additional information on the Associate Degrees for Transfer.
To earn an SBVC Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) students must complete one of the following general education patterns:
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Analyze theories and research related to the psychological, physical, and cognitive development of children and adolescents
- Identify and describe sociological and cultural influences on the development of children and adolescents
- Identify and describe biological and environmental factors that influence human development from conception through adolescence