Consumer Studies (formerly known as Life Management) curriculum is designed to prepare students for a variety of entry-level jobs and career advancement. Students can also prepare for transfer to a four-year institution with a Family and Consumer Sciences or related major. Those students not pursuing a certificate or a degree can select courses within the Consumer Studies (Life Management) Program to provide knowledge and skills that enhance the quality of life.
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The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is an association of non-profit consumer organizations that was established in 1968 to advance the consumer interest through research, advocacy, and education. Today, nearly 300 of these groups participate in the federation and govern it through their representatives on the organization’s Board of Directors.
CFA is a research, advocacy, education, and service organization.
As a research organization, CFA investigates consumer issues, behavior, and attitudes through surveys, focus groups, investigative reports, economic analysis, and policy analysis. The findings of such research are published in reports that assist consumer advocates and policymakers as well as individual consumers…. MORE >>
Mission: To prevent business practices that are anticompetitive or deceptive or unfair to consumers; to enhance informed consumer choice and public understanding of the competitive process; and to accomplish this without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.
Vision: A U.S. economy characterized by vigorous competition among producers and consumer access to accurate information, yielding high-quality products at low prices and encouraging efficiency, innovation, and consumer choice.
Protect Consumers: Prevent fraud, deception, and unfair business practices in the marketplace.
Maintain Competition: Prevent anticompetitive mergers and other anticompetitive business practices in the marketplace.
Advance Performance: Advance the FTC’s performance through organizational, individual, and management excellence.
The mission of the National Consumers League is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. The National Consumers League is a private, nonprofit advocacy group representing consumers on marketplace and workplace issues. We are the nation’s oldest consumer organization.
NCL provides government, businesses, and other organizations with the consumer’s perspective on concerns including child labor, privacy, food safety, and medication information.
Founded in 1951, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Inc.® (NFCC®) promotes the national agenda for financially responsible behavior, and builds capacity for its members to deliver the highest-quality financial education and counseling services. As the nation’s largest and longest-serving nonprofit credit counseling organization, the NFCC has played the key role in providing financial counseling and education to consumers for more than 60 years. With 85 member agencies and more than 600 offices throughout the US and Puerto Rico, the NFCC is the national voice for its members, which are nonprofit, mission-driven, community-based agencies.
NICE’s mission is to empower people through education to become informed consumers, reasoned decision-makers, and participation citizens in a global market. Since its establishment in 1973, NICE has served as an advocate for consumer education in the nation’s schools, workplaces, and communities.