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Child and Family Studies

Family Studies

Teacher in Family Studies Class

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 in Family Studies so you can begin working while you continue to pursue your Associate Degree, and transfer to a four-year university.

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Rewarding Career Opportunities:

  • 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 - Family Studies will prepare you to enter the workforce as you continue your education.
  • Gainful Employment Disclosures
  • Associate in Arts (AA) - Family Studies will fulfill partial requirements for transfer to a four-year university.

Contact Information

Prof. Ivet Bazikyan
Phone: (818) 833-3422


Ch Dev 001 - Child Growth and Development 3
Ch Dev 011 - Child, Family and Community 3
Fam&CS 031 - Marriage and Family Life 3
Fam&CS 070 - Field Experience in Family & Consumer Studies 3
Total Required Units: 12
ELECTIVES (Select Two) Units
Ch Dev 055 - Home Visitation Programs 3
Fam&CS 006 - Challenges of Aging 3
Fam&CS 091 - Life Management 3
Soc 028 - The Family: A Sociological Approach 3
Soc 031 - Sociology of Gender 3
Psych 041 - Life Span Psychology 3
Total Electives Units: 6

Total Units: 18

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Contact Us


Dr. Veronica Allen
Department Chair
​​​​Email: @email

Patricia Rodriguez
Department Vice-Chair
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 364-7670

Diane Stein
Child Development Center Director
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 364-7865

Richard Lam
Department Secretary
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 364-7722

Veronica Allen
Education and Child Development Faculty​​​​​​
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 364-7809

Ivet Bazikyan
Family and Consumer Studies Faculty
Email: @email
Phone: ​​​​​(818) 833-3422

Emily Bill
Psychology Faculty​​​​​​
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 833-335

Lilamani De Silva
Child Development Faculty​​​​​​
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 364-7673

Rita Grigoryan
Child Development Faculty
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 364-7860

Dr. Christopher Williams
Psychology Faculty
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 833-3413