Making a difference and making a living don't have to be mutually exclusive.

It all starts at Saddleback College, where the Family and Consumer Sciences career education program is preparing the next generation of community change-makers. Guided by expert faculty with real-world industry experience, students develop basic and advanced skills touching on communications, psychology, education, management, and more.

Degrees and Certificates

Entry Level Employment Positions

  • Independent Living Services
  • At-Risk Youth Programs
  • Community and Volunteer Organizations
  • After School Programs
  • Nonmedical Senior Care
  • Programs for Older Adults
  • Self-Improvement Education
  • Product Sales
  • Manufacturer’s Representative
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Store Manager

With further education and experience...

  • Teacher
  • Communications
  • Life Skills Educator
  • Cooperative Extension
  • Consumer Protection
  • Product Development
  • Financial Literacy
  • Occupational Training
  • Public Policy

Careers and Salaries

  • Community/Social Services Manager: $72,050
  • Social Worker: $52,440
  • Credit Counselor: $50,940
  • Social and Human Services Assistant: $40,950
  • Customer Service Representative: $39,610

Contact the Family and Consumer Sciences Department