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About Human Development

How to Get Started

All seven colleges of DCCCD offer courses in Human Development. Each of our colleges has varying recommendations for students who need to take HDEV classes. Check with the campus you plan to attend for its philosophy on and current class schedule for Human Development courses. Before registering for your first course, you must meet the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), which include assessment testing.

All students are required by law to take an assessment test approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). The colleges of DCCCD prefer that incoming students who are not exempt take the ACCUPLACER.

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Admissions and Registration

Complete the admissions process at any of our colleges.

When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in Human Development courses so he or she can help you determine which courses you should take.

If you are planning to earn an associate degree or certificate, please note that you must complete 25 percent of your degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.


Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that’s $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.

Courses Offered

Check our catalog for a full listing of our Human Development courses (coded as HDEV).

Other Degree and Certificate Options

The colleges of DCCCD offer nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates, plus more than 50 academic degrees. For more information, see a chart of our degree plans by college or visit our credit programs home page.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Each of the Dallas County Community College District’s seven colleges — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — is individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Faculty Profiles

Our Human Development faculty members have an impressive range of teaching and professional experience. See profiles of Human Development faculty at our seven colleges.

Transfer Information

If you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Human Development program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.