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Welcome to Opportunities in Family and Consumer Sciences

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.

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$38,100 - $125,030

Per Year

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Potential Careers

Social Worker

Credit Counselor

Social Service Manager

Home Economics Teacher 

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Hiring Companies

Pacific Clinics 

California Psychcare 

Brookdale Senior Living 

Many More!

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! High-paying careers start here. Here are a few of the many careers and their average salaries.

Social Worker - $55,460

Social and Human Services Assistant - $39,980

Community / Social Service Specialist - $45,960

Community / Social Service Manager - $64,040

Credit Counselor - $49,040

Customer Service Representative - $38,100

Home Economics Teacher (w/ further education) - $86,340

Training / Development Manager (w/ further education) - $125,030

Online Merchant - $75,060

Saddleback College offers one associate degree and one career certificate in Family and Consumer Sciences.

For more information about these programs, you can also visit the main Saddleback

website’s Family and Consumer Sciences page.

  • Family and Consumer Sciences (Associate in Science)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences (Certificate of Achievement)

Pacific Clinics * Telecare Corporation * Orange County Healthcare Services Agency * Children’s Home Society of California * California Psychcare * CDI/CDC * City of Irvine * Villa Valencia * Brookdale Senior Living * Para Los Niños * Westside Children’s Center * And Many More! *

The Family and Consumer Sciences Department (VIL 7) can be contacted at (949) 582-4541.

Lori Hoolihan, Department Chair - (949) 582-4598

Saddleback College is proud to be Orange County’s premier provider of low-cost career education. See the 2019 Cost of Education Statement for the most recent information on cost of attendance.

For financial aid, visit the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office online, for details on financial assistance sources, including grants, loans, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more!

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