- Dean: J. Frank Malaret
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- Family and Consumer Science Program: Catalog Information PDF
The Family and Consumer Science curricula is designed to provide an occupational program of study for students interested in pursuing careers related to Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Fashion, Instructional Assisting, Interior Design, Gerontology, Liberal Studies for Elementary Teachers or Nutrition and Foods.
Courses within the curriculum provide course work to meet state licensing requirements to work with individuals across the age span and provide part of the undergraduate requirements necessary for students wishing to transfer to a four-year institution.
Selected courses provide students with lifelong learning skills. Students with A.A. degrees in Family and Consumer Science will have studied the relationship between the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual environment in and of the home and family and the development of individuals, including instruction in the natural and social sciences and humanities in the development of attitudes, knowledge, and ability pertaining to programs in fashion, interior design, life management, child development, family studies, and gerontology, and nutrition, foods, and culinary arts.
Knowledge of the principles of Family and Consumer Science will become more essential as the choices related to contemporary living become more complex. The increasing diversity of society and family structure, increased life span, economic pressures, technological advances and environmental quality create stress and conflict as well as opportunities for all individuals.
Service-oriented employment opportunities will continue to expand in the decade ahead. There will be a major demand for job skills in financial, resource and technological management. Individuals must be trained with these essential skills in order to meet the needs of a global economy and a service-oriented, culturally diverse society. The Labor Market Information data on current employment opportunities by county should be utilized as a resource for projecting current and emerging jobs and placement potential.
The Family and Consumer Science A.A. Degree curricula is designed to provide an occupational program of study for students interested in pursuing careers related to Child Development, Early… MORE >>