Family and Consumer Sciences Course Offerings

Career and Technical Student Organization for Family and Consumer Sciences Education                                             Family Career and Community Leaders of America

Teen Choices – This course focuses on personal power and success, wellness, personal relationships,
understanding human sexuality, and teens and the law.

Relationships – The purpose of the course is to acquire academic knowledge and understanding for healthy, respectful, and caring relationships across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on family and friend
dynamics, effective communication, and healthy interpersonal relationships.

Child Development – The purpose of this course is to acquire knowledge and understanding of child and adolescent development necessary for strengthening the well being of children and families. Content
focuses on perspectives of human development, research and theories, understanding and nurturing development, and challenges to development.

Education Exploration – Education Exploration is a semester course designed to provide students
with an overview of professions within education. Students will discover their own learning
style and how learning styles impact teaching and the delivery of lessons. Experiences with
various education professionals will enhance the understanding of classroom planning,
licensure requirements, and career opportunities within school systems. This course includes a
minimum of 15 extended learning hours, which may be outside of class time. With exemplary
performance and instructor recommendation, students may apply for the Teacher Cadet
program without meeting the 3.0 GPA requirement.


Nutrition and Wellness – The purpose of the course is to develop lifelong, healthy individuals with an understanding and academic knowledge of wellness as a lifestyle, exercise and fitness, nutrition, and consumer products and services. Emphasis is placed on implementing healthy nutritional choices,
developing a fitness/wellness plan, integrating science principles as related to nutrition, and
practicing wise consumer decisions.

Culinary Nutrition – The purpose of this course is to develop lifelong, healthy individuals with an understanding of healthy and nutritious preparation techniques utilizing various resources and skills. Emphasis is placed on implementing healthy nutritional choices, preparing nutrient-dense seasonal foods, sports nutrition, exploring careers related to culinary nutrition, and practicing wise consumer decisions.  

Teacher Cadet – Teacher Cadet is an innovative, curriculum-based college level course designed to attract talented young people to the education profession through a challenging introduction to teaching.  The Program seeks to provide high school students insight into the nature of teaching, the problems of schooling, and the critical issues affecting the quality of education in America’s schools.