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Smiling FamilyFamily & Consumer Sciences Transfer Degree Program

A student’s class choices should be planned with the requirements of the transfer institution in mind.  See your advisor for enrollment information and transfer institution requirements.

Most students who decide to major in Family and Consumer Sciences at a four-year institution will plan a course of study that will lead to an Associate in Arts Degree.

Recommended Courses

    Credit Hrs.
FACS-120 Consumer Education 3
FACS-117 Early Childhood Development 3
FACS-210 Nutrition 3
FACS-107 Marriage and the Family 3


To complete an associate degree the program emphasis credit hours and the general education credit hours, which must be taken from the list approved by the General Education Committee, must total at least 64 credit hours.

Description of Courses

FACS-107. Marriage and the Family. 3 Hours. This course is a study of all kinds of relationships within the
marriage and family experience, including premarital relationships. The differences among families and
marriages, family structures and functions, changes throughout the family life cycle, and the history of
marriage and family in American culture will be examined.

FACS-117. Early Childhood Development. 3 Hours. This course is designed to be an in-depth study of the child beginning with prenatal development and extending through infancy, the pre-school years, and extending through middle childhood and adolescence. Laboratory observations of children at various stages
of physical growth and emotional development are included in the course of study.

FACS-120. Consumer Education. 3 Hours. The course is designed to assist consumers to buy products and services efficiently (1) by using resources available to them, (2) by increasing their problem-solving and
decision-making skills, and (3) by offering very practical help in buying food, clothing, transportation,  furniture, housing, insurance and credit. Budgeting, consumer fraud and cost-comparison projects are a part of the course.

FACS-210. Nutrition. 3 Hours. This course emphasizes the basic principles of normal nutrition in relation to individual and family health throughout the life cycle. Socio-psychological aspects as well as physiological aspects of nutrition are included. The six major nutrients will be investigated for their function in the body and sources in the diet. Participation in projects is required.