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Certificate of Completion in Adult Development & Aging

Program Details

This program is designed to be incremental and sequential, as one level is incorporated into the next level. At Rio Salado, faculty assist the professional to move from one educational level to the next without loss of credit.

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.

The total number of credits required for this certificate is 19. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.


  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Accuplacer college placement test may be required

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


Rio Salado College is a member of NC-SARA. This program may not be authorized for students residing in non-member states and territories.