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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 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

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


Family and Consumer Studies Faculty
Ivet Bazikyan


Psychology Faculty
Emily Bill


Child Development Faculty
Lilamani De Silva


Child Development Faculty
Rita Grigoryan


Psychology Faculty
Dr. Christopher Williams