Family and Consumer Science:

The Family and Consumer Science associate degree major is a cultural core program that provides transfer opportunities in five possible areas: clothing and textiles, child development and family relations, food and nutrition/food services, design and housing, and general family and consumer science. A degree in Family and Consumer Science endorses a foundation for paid employment in many entry-level jobs in the above mentioned fields. Advanced education, depending on the area of specialization, opens the door to jobs in industry, business, government, education, and private agencies. 

OFFERED EVERY FALL SEMESTER:

Course Name          
FACS 56          Life Management   3 units      coursework AA 

FACS 56: The Life Management:
This course offers skills to effectively manage and balance personal, family and work life including decision making,  goal setting, conflict management, resource management, techniques for improving self-understanding  and interpersonal relationships.

*Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155 Credit transferable: CSU
*General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area E; MPC, Area E1

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Family and Consumer Science program, students will be able to:

  • be prepared for advanced study in traditional, non-traditional and high technology fields in order to interface with a global economy.
  • discuss the relationship between the physical, social, emotional and intellectual environment in and of the home and family and the development of individuals who are effective family members, citizens, and income earners.

Occupational Outlook Handbook