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Family & Consumer Science A.S. TTP

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Family & Consumer Science

The A.S. degree in Family and Consumer Science is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway.

With an advanced degree, you can make a median salary of $55k per year.

Family and Consumer Science is about making a difference in the lives of others.


Students who major in Family and Consumer Science at Motlow State Community College are interested in helping others improve their lives. An Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Family and Consumer Sciences equips you with a comprehensive body of knowledge to help people make informed decisions about their well-being and relationships. You’ll develop the research skills necessary to share resources to achieve optimal quality of life.

The A.S. degree at Motlow in Family and Consumer Science prepares you for transfer to a college or university through the Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP). TTPs enable you to complete your degree at Motlow and then seamlessly transfer to any Tennessee public, and many private, universities to complete your bachelor’s degree.

Today’s Family and Consumer Sciences profession is about making a difference in the lives of others. The Family and Consumer Sciences concentration is a good fit for you if you’re interested in issues affecting families and consumers, and interested in a wide range of educational subjects. Family and Consumer Science students attain skills to assist families and consumers with quality-of-life decisions. You help alleviate their challenges related to relationships, consumer and financial resource management, personal development, nutrition and wellness, and balancing family and work.

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The median family consumer science salary with an advanced degree is $55k per year.

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Possible Career Opportunities 

  • Community Educator or Wellness Director ($47-87k/year)
  • Cooperative Extension Agent ($25-55k/year)
  • Consumer Information Specialist ($37-57k/year)
  • Family and Youth Agency Administrator ($21-42k/year)
  • Life Coach ($24-99k/year)
  • Personal Living Environments Consultant ($50-63k/year)

Practical Experience 

  • Child Development 
  • Family Relations 
  • Consumer Economics 
  • Personal Finance 
  • Fashion Design 
  • Smart Housing 
  • Culinary Arts and Nutrition 

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