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.

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110
or
INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 
or
3
COMM 212 PUBLIC SPEAKING  3
PSY 110 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY  3
SOC 110 AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY  3
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 3
MATHEMATICS * 3
LIFE SCIENCE * 3 to 4
PHYSICAL SCIENCE * 3 to 4
FINE ARTS * 3
HUMANITIES * 3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
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

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
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

Semester Courses
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 SemesterSocial Science, Electives
Fall Semester 2 Physical Science, BUS 110, PSY 202, Electives
Spring Semester 2Humanities/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

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training