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Child and Family Studies Department

Child and Family Studies Department : Family Studies

Family Studies




The Family Studies program at Los Angeles Mission College can prepare you for a rewarding career working with children, parents and families in a variety of settings. You will learn about current issues facing families and explore the areas of family development, family support systems, and workforce opportunities.

This program provides a path to earning a Certificate of Achievement so you can begin working while you continue to pursue your Associate Degree, and transfer to a four-year university.

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  • Social Worker
  • Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Head Start Family Advocate
  • Child Abuse Services
  • Home Visitor
  • School or Family Counselor
  • Foster Youth Services
  • Parent Educator


Degrees and Certificates

  • Certificate of Achievement. Enter the workforce and earn while you learn. Gainful Employment Disclosures
  • Associate Degree. Transfer to a four-year university and continue with your higher education.



Curriculum (18 units)

Ch Dev 1 Child Growth and Development 3
Ch Dev 11 Child, Family and Community 3
Fam&CS 31 Marriage and Family Life 3
Fam& 70 Field Experience in Family & Consumer Studies 3
Units: 12
ELECTIVES (Select Two) Units
Ch Dev 55 Home Visitation Programs 3
Fam& 6 Challenges of Aging 3
Fam& 91 Life Management 3
Soc 28 The Family: A Sociological Approach 3
Soc 31 Sociology of Gender 3
Psych 41 Life Span Psychology 3
Total Electives Units: 6
Total Curriculum units: 18


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Contact Us

Department Chair
Janice Silver


Department Vice-Chair
Patricia Rodriguez


Child Development Center Director
Diane Stein


Department Secretary
Richard Lam


Education and Child Development Faculty
Veronica Allen


Child Development Faculty
Lilamani De Silva


Child Development Faculty
Rita Grigoryan


Family and Consumer Studies Faculty
Ivet Bazikyan