The Family and Consumer Science associate degree major is a cultural core program which provides transfer opportunities in five possible areas: clothing and textiles, child development and family relations, food and nutrition/food services, design and housing, and general family and consumer science.
A certificate in Family and Consumer Science endorses a foundation for paid employment in many entry-level jobs in the above mentioned fields. Advanced education, depending on the area of specialization, opens the door to jobs in industry, business, government, education, and private agencies.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad based cross-cultural approach to nutrition and show how the pursuit of knowledge concerning nutrition and health is an ongoing issue.
- Recognize the role of nutrients in the maintenance of life processes and the utilization of food by the body using basic concepts of nutrition and nutrient selection and the principles of nutrition as a unifying theme.
- Analyze daily nutrition and cross-cultural food practices by emphasizing scientific data and it application to a variety of diet plans.