2018-2019 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    
    Oct 15, 2019  
2018-2019 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Family and Consumer Sciences, AS



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The Family and Consumer Sciences Program 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

  1. The graduate selecting courses in Life and Home Management will 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.
  2. The graduate selecting courses in Nutrition will 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.
  3. The graduate selecting courses in Child Development will describe benchmarks for development during infancy, childhood and adolescence and apply that knowledge in an educational setting.
  4. The graduate selecting courses in Child Development will recognize differences in cultural child-rearing practices.
  5. The graduate selecting courses in Fashion and Interior Design will produce projects that demonstrate entry level skills.
  6. The graduate selecting the course in Marriage and Family will recognize effective strategies for developing meaningful relationships and communication within families.

General Education


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 Major Units Required: 18


Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60


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Contact the Health Sciences Division

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