Family and Consumer Sciences
The Family and Consumer Sciences area of study has been planned to allow students to readily transfer into the junior year at a four-year institution. Possible careers in the field include education, foods and nutrition, consumerism, fashion design, and fashion merchandising. The suggested course outline is designed to satisfy the freshman and sophomore courses at most four-year universities. Students are encouraged to review the specific requirements of the program at the desired transfer institution.
Admission to the Program:
Students must complete the academic placement testing before admission into this program.The student enrolling in this curriculum should have academic placement test scores for reading at a college level.
Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Required General Education Courses
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I ||3|
|ENGL 111||COMPOSITION II  ||3|
|INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY |
|COMM 212||PUBLIC SPEAKING ||3|
|PSY 110||INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ||3|
|SOC 110||AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY ||3|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE *||3|
|LIFE SCIENCE *||3 to 4|
|PHYSICAL SCIENCE *||3 to 4|
|FINE ARTS *||3|
|HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *||3|
Required Program Courses
|SOC 120||MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY ||3|
|BUS 110||INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ||3|
|FCS 120||PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION ||3|
|PSY 202||CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT ||3|
|APPROVED ELECTIVES **||12|
* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree and seek the assistance of an advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.
** Electives should be chosen with the help of an advisor.
The student is encouraged to select electives that will provide additional expertise in business, accounting, management, psychology, and sociology.
This degree program is also offered online. Please contact the Virtual Campus Office for more information, (309) 694-8888 or icc.edu/VirtualCampus.
Recommended Course Sequence
|Fall Semester 1||ENGL 110, COMM 110 or COMM 212, PSY 110, Mathematics, Humanities|
|Spring Semester 1||ENGL 111, SOC 110, Life Science, Fine Arts|
|Summer Semester||Social Science, Electives|
|Fall Semester 2||Physical Science, BUS 110, PSY 202, Electives|
|Spring Semester 2||Humanities/Fine Arts, SOC 120; FCS 120, Electives|
Program Contact Information
Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
Family and Consumer Sciences Program
East Peoria Campus, AIT Building, Room 118
Telephone: (309) 694-5496
Illinois Career Cluster
Education and Training