Family and Consumer Sciences

Associate in Arts (Transfer)

A degree in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) provides students a valuable foundation in the preparation for a career in helping others with their everyday lives. FCS plays an important role in supporting individuals and families in their daily challenges.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

This program will prepare students to transfer into four-year programs such as Family & Consumer Science Education; Fashion Design & Merchandising; Human Development; Family Science, Food & Nutrition; Interior Design; Public Health Education; and Hospitality Management

A Quality Education

The Family & Consumer Sciences program offers small class sizes in a variety of formats to meet student needs.

Get Involved

Find networking and leadership opportunities through the ICC Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Career Opportunities

Fashion Designer, Textile Designer, Dietitian, Teacher, Interior Designer, Writer, Financial Planner, Public Health Worker, Social Worker


24 Months

if Full Time

5 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


15 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Julie’s Journey: Finding Her Fresh Start and Achieving Success
Phi Theta Kappa and Beyond: Hanna’s Passion
Jenessa: From Medicine to Music
Local Student Embraces His Indigenous Roots at ICC

Choosing a career that focuses on helping others is a great option in our world today!  FCS provides meaningful classes to start the student on the right path for a service-oriented career!

Nikki Baechler, MS, RD, LDN, Program Coordinator, Family Consumer Science/Nutrition
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Family and Consumer Sciences Program?

If you love to help others and want to provide a better life for people in your community, then a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences might be for you! Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. High school courses in English, creative writing, biology, and art are beneficial for this program.
  5. Involvement in theater, speech or debate teams, or experience working in food service are helpful for this program.

What Can I Expect As a Family & Consumer Sciences Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm