Consumer Affairs (AS Degree S0939)

Business Division
Degree S0939

This program is designed to prepare the student for employment in the field of Consumer Affairs. A variety of opportunities are available in credit counseling, financial counseling, consumer protection, financial coordinating, and patient financial counseling.  Students desiring a bachelor’s degree can earn this A.S. Degree in their major prior to transfer to a CSU Consumer Affairs program. The coursework also fulfills the educational requirements to sit for the AFC® certification exam that leads to the Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) certification offered by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
FCS 41Life Management3
FCS 51Consumerism: The Movement, its Impact, and Issues3
FCS 61Housing in Global Perspectives3
FCS 70Financial Counseling3
FCS 80Personal Financial Planning3
or BUSA 71 Personal Financial Planning
Variable Unit Course. Three units required.3
Work Experience in Family and Consumer Sciences
Total Units18

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  1. create a financial goal setting plan with a client.
  2. counsel a client on strategies to manage their debts.
  3. educate a client on the basics of investing. 
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