Human Development courses provide theoretical and practical foundations in developing skills for college success as well as for decision-making in your career and personal life. The Student Success course includes study skills; strategies for career success; interpersonal communications; personal and social growth; and organizational strategies. Educational Alternatives focuses on the learning environment, while Assessment of Prior Learning helps document prior learning as college credit.

Note that all courses may not be offered at every college of DCCCD. For a full listing of all courses, including which college offers a specific course, check the online Combined Colleges catalog.

Human Development Courses at the Colleges of DCCCD

Human Development courses are offered at all seven colleges of DCCCD:

  • Brookhaven College
  • Cedar Valley College
  • Eastfield College
  • El Centro College
  • Mountain View College
  • North Lake College
  • Richland College

Course Descriptions for Human Development

Human Development courses are listed under the four-letter rubric (course prefix):
     HDEV

Get Started

Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor to discuss your educational and career goals.

Check the current class schedule at the DCCCD college you plan to attend to see what classes are offered in a given semester. See the browsable class schedules of the colleges of DCCCD.

Get More With the Core Curriculum

The core of learning in college is a set of courses that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and educational experiences you need to succeed in higher education. Those classes — called the Core Curriculum — are the courses that lead to an associate degree from the colleges of DCCCD and which transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Students who complete the DCCCD Core Curriculum with at least a 2.0 GPA are guaranteed that their courses will transfer as a block of credit to any Texas public college or university. Individual Core courses must be accepted as well by the transfer institution, according to state law. 

Find out more about the Core Curriculum of the colleges of DCCCD.

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