Certificate of Completion in Adult Development & Aging
Rio Salado College

Program Details

The online Certificate of Completion 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, social service agencies, facilities for the disabled and developmentally challenged individuals, community mental health clinics, and more.  

Courses include: 

  • Family Ties and Aging
  • Transition to Adulthood
  • Transitions: Work to Retirement
  • Contemporary Issues in Aging


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

School Accreditation Statement

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