Children at preschool

The Child, Family and Consumer Sciences Department offers several choices within the Family and Consumer Sciences Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Family Science - Courses focus on individual and family development through the life cycle with analysis of the forces affecting personal and family development and relationships. Career possibilities include: Certified Family Life Educator; parent educator, family life educator in private, non-profit, government, or business setting; coordinator for public policy issues affecting children and families; research facilitator for projects focusing on children, adolescents, and families; supervisor of curriculum and resource development in family life education; bereavement counselor; consultant to work with military families, and working in a ministry setting.

Fashion Merchandising - Courses focus on the many facets of the apparel industry, display techniques, social and psychological aspects of clothing, clothing construction, and fashion analysis, as well as practical application through working in the industry. Career opportunities include: buyers, merchandisers, store managers, product developers, and fashion consultants.

What You Can Earn

$69,448 (in our region)

Child Life Specialist
$45,270 (in our region)

Bereavement Counselor 
$53,931 (in Fresno)

Source: HR Reported data from as of December 2012

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • The Family in America
  • Parenting
  • Fashion Entrepreneurship
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Social and Psychological Aspects of Clothing

What You Can Learn

  • Topics relating to clothing, textiles, and fashion merchandising
  • Families and their place within society and their influence on human behavior
  • Consumer spending related to social and psychological factors influencing consumers
  • Social trends and policies affecting young children and the child development field

About the College

The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology can offer you the education you will need to be a leader in agriculture and related sciences in the New California. We offer outstanding programs in the traditional areas of agriculture, including animal sciences, plant science, agricultural education, viticulture and agricultural business. And, we offer excellent programs in areas which are uniquely related to agriculture, including nutrition and dietetics, food science, enology, child development, family science, fashion merchandizing and industrial technology.

College Contact Information

Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
2415 E. San Ramon,
Fresno, CA 93740
Phone: 559.278.2061
Fax: 559.278.4496

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Department Contact Information

Child, Family and Consumer Sciences
5300 N Campus Drive, M/S FF12
Fresno, CA 93740-8019

Department Phone: (559) 278-2283
Department Fax: (559) 278-8424

Department Office: Family and Food Science Building, Room 204