2016-2017 College Catalog 
    Jan 27, 2023  
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Family and Consumer Sciences, A.S.

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The Family and Consumer Sciences program is designed to develop those skills necessary for gainful employment in the field of Home Economics. Combined with courses such as business, journalism, television, or advertising, the Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum can also fulfill the vocational objectives of those who want to use their background in business or communications. Those wishing to transfer to a four-year college and receive a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics should refer to the transfer program in the catalog and in the catalog of the intended college of transfer.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Identify and analyze current research on a consumer science topic.
  • Use the psychology of advertising and the marketplace and identify motivations and trends.
  • Develop a personal and/or family budget.

Total Units for the Major: 27

Associate in Science Degree

Completion of the certificate program and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

Suggested coursework not required for the major:  FASH 120 , FASH 130 , FASH 140 ; FN 140 , FN 142 , FN 171 .

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