Family and Consumer Science

Courses

Degrees and Certificates

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE (Associate in Science)
Required Courses                                                       Units
ART 6A-6B Basic Design
OR ART 4A-4B Drawing/Composition………………………………….. 6
ECE 3 Child Growth/Development ……………………………………… 3
FCS 10 Principles of Nutrition……………………………………………. 3
FCS 31 Child, Family, Community………………………………………. 3
FCS 32 Parenting…………………………………………………………….. 3
Total units required for degree major………………………………… 18
Additional Recommended Courses
PSYCH 1A General Psychology OR 2 Applied Psychology OR
        33 Personal/Social Adjustment …………………………………… 3
SOCIL 1 Intro. to Sociology OR 2 Social Problems
         OR 10 Sociology of Marriage …………………………………….. 3

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE (Certificate of Achievement)

ART 6A-6B Basic Design…………………………………………………… 6
ECE 3 Child Growth/Development ……………………………………… 3
ECE 8 Children’s Nutrition………………………………………………… 1
FCS 10 Principles of Nutrition……………………………………………. 3
FCS 31 Child, Family, Community………………………………………. 3
FCS 32 Parenting…………………………………………………………….. 3
Total units required……………………………………………………….. 19

DISPLACED HOMEMAKERS AND REENTRY WOMEN
(Certificate of Achievement)

  • Special support will be given to individuals from the following groups:
  • Persons who were homemakers but because of dissolution of marriage must go to work.
  • Single heads of household who lack job skills.
  • Homemakers who are part-time workers and who need to work full-time.
  • Women who are in traditional female jobs and who desire to enter nontraditional occupations.
  • Men who are in traditional male jobs and who desire to enter nontraditional occupations.

Required Courses                                                       Units
A vocational program…………………………………………………… 3-12
COUNS 25 Career Planning/Development…………………………….. 3
Electives (select 6 or more from below) ………………………………. 6-12
COUNS 41A Problem Management……………………………………… .5
COUNS 42R Confidence Building……………………………………….. 1
COUNS 44AR-44BR Assertive Communication Skills………………. 1
COUNS 45R Career-College Planning………………………………….. 1
PSYCH 31 Gender and Behavior: Feminine/Masculine Psychology 3
Total units required……………………………………………………….. 18

Courses

FCS 10—Principles of Nutrition  (3 units)
                                                             CSU/UC UC-Unit Limit
Functions of nutrients in the human body; nutritional needs of individuals through their life cycle, food choice determinants, effects of cooking and processing, role and safety of food additives, and meal planning guidelines.   Not open for credit to student with credit in HLTH 10.  (L)

FCS 11—Nutrition and Life Fitness  (3 units)                     
                                                             CSU/UC UC-Unit Limit
Analysis and evaluation of current practices and theories regarding nutrition and exercise and their relationship to weight control and physical fitness; individualized physical assessment, exercise prescription, and nutritional analysis completed by each student. Not open for credit to student with credit in HLTH 13. (L)

FCS 31—Child, Family, and Community  (3 units)                                          CSU/UC
Study of the environmental influences on growth and development of the child in the family, including social class, ethnicity,disability or risk conditions,  education, interaction of family members, and awareness of community resources. Not open for credit to student with credit in ECE 31. (L)

FCS 32—Parenting  (3 units)                                           CSU
Techniques and advise for encouraging a positive parenting style and effective child-rearing procedures. Interaction patterns and levels of communication between family members. Not open for credit to student with credit in ECE 32. (L)

FCS 35AR—Introduction to Community Service/                            AmeriCorps  (1 unit)            CSU
Students in this class will be enroled in the AmericCorps program on campus.  Students will learn the role AmeriCorps plays in community service and volunteerism in American society. Benefits of service to personal and professional growth, history of service and volunteering, service organizations, the role of the volunteer and career development are explored. Grades are P/NP. (L) (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

FCS 53R—Personal Dietary Analysis  (0.5 unit)
Computer analysis of diet and creation of individual “ideal” diet using IBM computer application; includes personal dietary analysis, application and evaluation skills. Corequisite: FCS 9, 10, or 11, or HLTH 13. Grades are P/NP. (L) (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

FCS 56R—Effective Parenting  (1 unit)
Development of effective parent-child relationships, including behavior, emotions, encouragement, and communication. Grades are P/NP. (L) (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

FCS 201AR—Independent Living Skills  (1 unit)
Addresses basic independent living skills necessary for young people.  The multifaceted society which teenagers will be entering into as adults is often overwhelming and stressful.  Provides young people with the basic knowledge and resources to sustain an independent living lifestyle and identify where and how to seek assistance when needed (L). Grades are P/NP. (L) (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)