Mar 04, 2024
The Family and Consumer Sciences Associate in Science degree educates students in general life skills that can be applied to family life and to success in the workplace or to transfer toward a Bachelor’s degree as a generalist in Family and Consumer Science. Through a broad base of coursework that includes life management, home finance, nutrition, child development, interior design and basic sewing, students gain practical and theoretical knowledge that improves the quality and standards of individual and family life and promotes informed consumerism.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Create a plan for achievement of personal, educational and life goals and will demonstrate knowledge of personal financial concepts and apply it to the home setting.
- Use the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to create and critique a diet plan for individuals and the family and will evaluate nutritional claims using principles of the scientific method.
- Describe benchmarks for development during infancy, childhood and adolescence and apply that knowledge in an educational setting.
- Recognize differences in cultural child-rearing practices.
- Produce projects that demonstrate entry-level skills.
- Recognize effective strategies for developing meaningful relationships and communication within families.
Major Requirements - Restricted Electives
Complete 18 units selected from:
Minimum Major Units Required: 18
Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.
Minimum Degree Units Required: 60