Online Degree - Family and Consumer Sciences (AS)

Family and Consumer Sciences Associate in Science (AS)

Description

The Family and Consumer Sciences Program educates students in general life skills that can be applied to family life and to success in the workplace or to transfer toward a Bachelor's Degree  as a generalist in Family and Consumer Science. Through a broad base of coursework that includes life management, home finance, nutrition, child development, interior design and basic sewing, students gain practical and theoretical knowledge that improves the quality and standards of individual and family life and promotes informed consumerism.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. The Family and Consumer Sciences Program educates students in general life skills that can be applied to family life and to success in the workplace or to transfer toward a Bachelor's Degree as a generalist in Family and Consumer Science. Through a broad base of coursework that includes life management, home finance, nutrition, child development, interior design and basic sewing, students gain practical and theoretical knowledge that improves the quality and standards of individual and family life and promotes informed consumerism.
  2. The graduate selecting the course in Marriage and Family will recognize effective strategies for developing meaningful relationships and communication within families.
  3. The graduate selecting courses in Fashion and Interior Design will produce projects that demonstrate entry level skills.
  4. The graduate selecting courses in Child Development will recognize differences in cultural childrearing practices.
  5. The graduate selecting courses in Child Development will describe benchmarks for development during infancy, childhood and adolescence and apply that knowledge in an educational setting.
  6. The graduate selecting courses in Nutrition will use the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to create and critique a diet plan for individuals and the family and will evaluate nutritional claims using principles of the scientific method.
  7. The graduate selecting courses in Life and Home Management will create a plan for achievement of personal, educational and life goals and will demonstrate knowledge of personal financial concepts and apply it to the home setting.

Requirements

Complete one of the following General Education patterns:
- San Joaquin Delta College Associate degree General Education pattern (24 units)
- California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 Units)
- Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum-CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 Units)
Units: (24 Required)

Complete a minimum of 18 units within the major;
18 units from Required Core,
 

Units: (18 Required)
Complete elective coursework to achieve the minimum 60- unit requirement. Units: (18 Required)
Total Coursework Units: (Minimum 60 Required)

 

General Education Requirements:  Complete 24 units from:   Units Offered Online
Delta GE or See Delta GE course offered online at Delta College 24
CSU-GE or See CSU-GE course offered online at Delta College 37
IGETC See IGETC course offered online at Delta College 39
Core Requirement: Complete 18 units from:   Units Offered Online
FCS2 Life Management 3
FCS3 Home Managment and Finance 3
FCS6 Nutrition 3
FCS23 Marriage and the Family 3
CDEV21 Child and the Adolescent Development 3
CDEV28 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
CDEV63 Child Discipline 1
Elective Coursework: Complete 18 units.   Units:  Offered Online
Various Select an Online Course using MyDelta Portal 18

Complete all courses in major with grade of "C" or better.