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CSU, Fresno, CA 93740-8019

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Family and Consumer Sciences includes two unique, yet interrelated, instructional programs. The Consumer and Family Studies Program provides a foundation for Family and Consumer Sciences Related Occupations Career Pathway programs while equipping students with essential skills for managing personal family and work life through instruction in the content areas of Child Development and Guidance; Consumer Education; Family and Human Development; Fashion, Textiles and Apparel, Food and Nutrition; Housing and Furnishings, Individual and Family Health; and Leadership and Development. The Family and Consumer Sciences Related occupations Career Pathway programs listed below prepare students for entry-level employment and advancement in nine industries. Both programs prepare students for post secondary education and offer opportunities for leadership development. Together, these programs provide students with the skills and knowledge for daily life and earning a living



High School Graduate

Two Year College Graduate


Child Development


After-School Program Supervisor
Child Care Provider
Family Child Care Supervisor
Infant Caregiver
Infant-Toddler Aide
Preschool Aide

Child Psychology Aide
Head Start Teacher
Infant-Toddler Teacher
Parent Educator
Preschool Teacher
Teacher's Aide

Child Care Center Director
Child Protection Social Worker
Child Psychologist
Children's Library Media Specialist
Preschool Director
School or Adoption Counselor

Consumer Services


Call Center Representative
Consumer Complaint Clerk
Customer Service Representative
Display Clerk
Information/Sales/Retail Clerk
Product Demonstrator
Shipping: & Receiving Clerk

Community Liaison
Consumer Credit Manager
Consumer Products Tester
Customer Service Representative
Insurance Representative
Property Manager
Public Relations Representative

Certified Financial Planner
Consumer Affairs Director
Consumer Economist
Consumer Information Specialist
Customer Advocate
Product Communications Specialist
Product & Development Researcher



After School Program Aide
Child Care Worker
Recreation Aide
Teacher's Aide

Head Start Teacher
Instructional Support Provider
Preschool Director/Supervisor
Preschool Teacher
Special Education Aide

Elementary, Secondary, or Post Secondary Teacher
School Administrator
School Counselor
Special Education Teacher
Speech & Language Therapist

Family And Human Services


Adult Day Care Worker
Elder Care Worker
Homemaker's Aide
Personal/Home Care Aide
Residential Care Aide

Certified Activities Director
Community Worker
Habilitation Training Specialist
Human Services Manager/Specialist
Social Services Technician
Special Needs Case Worker

Community Organization Director
Elder Care Coordinator
Family Advocate
Group Home Administrator
Residential Care Administrator

Fashion Design and Merchandising


Assistant Store Manager
Customer Service Provider
Display Associate
Fashion Design Aide/Assistant
Sales Associate
Showroom Assistant

Fashion Buyer
Fashion Illustrator
Merchandising Manager/Supervisor
Sales Representative
Visual Merchandiser

Fashion Designer
Fashion Forecaster
Fashion Journalist
Fashion Merchandise Manager
Operational Manager

Food Science, Dietetics, and Nutrition


Dietary Aide
Food Laboratory Aide
Food Product Tester
Quality Control Technician
Test Food Kitchen Assembler

Dietetic Technician
Food Inspector
Food Production Chemist
Personal Chef
Test Kitchen Chef

Registered Dietitian
Food Journalist/Technical Writer
Food Product Developer
Food Scientist
Food Technologist

Food Service and Hospitality


Baker Helper
Food Expeditor
Line Cook Pastry
Chef Assistant
Wait Staff

Food Designer
Food Presentation Specialist
Food Service Manager
Pastry Chef

Food & Beverage Analyst
Food Service Director
Food Stylist
General Manager
Sous/Executive Chef

Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation


Camp Counselor
Front-Desk Worker
Host/Hostess/Wait Staff
Recreation Leader
Spa Attendant

Certified Event/Meeting Planner
Community Center Coordinator
Front Desk/Guest Services Manager
Hospitality/Social/Recreation Mgr.
Hotel/Lodging Manager/Supervisor

Club/Resort/Hotel Manager
Convention Coordinator
Museum Curator
Theme Park Director
Travel Company Owner/Manager

Interior Design


Design Assistant
Merchandiser Displayer
Retail Sales Associate
Sales Representative
Set Decorator Trade Intern (various occupations)

Assistant Designer
CAD Specialist
Facility & Space Planner
Visual Merchandiser

Certified Kitchen or Bath Specialist
Ergonomic Consultant
Interior Designer
Lighting Specialist

The job titles listed above illustrate some examples of available career opportunities and are not intended to include all possibilities


No person shall, on the grounds of sex, race, color, national origin, or handicap,
be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subject to discrimination under this program.