Applied Behavioral Sciences
The applied behavioral sciences department serves the student body and the community
by offering classes and workshops in the areas of general education, transfer education,
and vocational education. The department consists of 6 disciplines, which include
administration of justice, culinary arts, Culinology®, early childhood studies, family and consumer sciences, and human services.
The department offers degrees and/or certificates in the areas of culinary arts, early
childhood studies, family and consumer sciences, human services, and behavioral science.
Additionally, child care is provided for students and staff at the Children's Center
and at the Parent Participation Preschool, which are all part of the early childhood
Department location: Bldg. H
805-922-6966 ext. 3401
Fax number: 805-922-4916
Monday -Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Department head: Al Avila, Department Chair
Department secretary: Patti Bonner
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Graduating high school with honors and realizing I did not have the monetary means to go off to a university like I had always dreamed about felt like a setback. Being at a community college, for my first semester, felt like a detriment to my education. Despite this I began to reach out to other students and was referred by a student to a program called MESA. MESA has shaped my educational career. MESA has provided me with opportunities I would have otherwise missed on my own, an opportunity to work with other like-minded majors who have since become like family. With this kind of strong foundation I have been able to excel in my science, mathematics, and engineering courses.
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