Skip to main content
Skip Navigation LinksRio Salado College / Programs / Human Development / Associate Degrees / Adult Learning and Development
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Adult Learning and Development is no longer accepting new students and will be deleted effective Spring, 2020. If you have successfully completed any courses within this certificate and are still interested in completing this certificate program, please contact Liz Taber at 480-517- 8771 or

Associate in Applied Science  (AAS) in Adult Learning and Development

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Adult Learning and Development program is designed to prepare individuals who work with adult learners. Curriculum emphasizes reflective practice, current theory, and best practices in adult development, motivating and mentoring adult learners, developing coaching strategies, teaching methods and curriculum in addition to dealing with adults with learning disabilities. Also covers ethical and professional principles in the field. In addition, the program includes a Certificate of Completion in Adult Learning and Development.

CIPS Code: 13.1201

Required Courses 22
CCL in Adult Learning and Development (16) 16
EDU272* Educational Psychology 3
PSY260* Psychology of Personality 3

Restricted Electives 17
Course # Course Title Credits
EDAxxx Any EDA Education of Adult Learners course  1-17
ELN101 eLearning Design Level I 3
ELN102 eLearning Media Level I 3
ELN110 Introduction to eLearning Environments 3

General Education Requirements 22-25
General Education Core 12-15
First-Year Composition
ENG101* First-Year Composition (3) Shared Unique Number Number  ENG1101 OR 6
ENG107* First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND  
ENG102* First-Year Composition (3) Shared Unique Number Number ENG1102 OR  
ENG108* First-Year Composition for ESL (3)  
Oral Communication
COM100 Introduction to Human Communication Shared Unique Number Number COM1100 3
Critical Reading
CRE101* College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR 0-3
CRE111* Critical Reading for Business and Industry (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.
MAT112* Mathematical Concepts and Applications (3) OR
Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course
General Education Distribution 10
Humanities, Arts and Design 3

Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area.   

Social-Behavioral Sciences 3
CFS205 Human Development (3)  
Natural Sciences 4

Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area.  


  • The total amount of credits required for this degree is 61-64.
  • Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program
  • * Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites
  • xxx indicates any suffixed courses.
  • Minimum GPA: 2.00