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Career & Technical Department

Merri Blankenship

Family & Consumer Science

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Description:

Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) offers a unique focus on families, work, and their interrelationships, providing a solid foundation of success for any student. Through relevant coursework, community projects, student organizations, and internship/mentoring opportunities, students develop the essential leadership, life, and communications skills they need to become responsible citizens and leaders in family, community, and work settings. As a Family and Consumer Sciences student, you’ll learn to manage resources to meet the essential needs of individuals and families; to promote optimal nutrition and wellness across the life span; and to accept responsibility for your actions and success in family and work life. The career and educational opportunities available in Family and Consumer Sciences are varied and virtually unlimited, as are the postsecondary educational opportunities.

Family and Consumer Sciences graduates can either enter the workforce after high school or continue their educations at technical or two- or four-year colleges. Many courses in the concentration are available with dual enrollment at a local postsecondary institution. The essential knowledge and skills developed through Family and Consumer Sciences prepare you for a successful future in any field, as well as in family and community life. This program allows students the opportunities to experience classroom and laboratory components and instruction that meets industry validated standards, work-based learning in the form of internships, cooperative education, school-based enterprises and Youth Apprenticeship, and membership in the Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), is an organization which provides opportunities to build leadership and competitive skills necessary in the world of work and in the community.

Courses Offered:

  • Early Childhood Education I, II & III
  • Foods I, II, & III 

 

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA):

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is incorporated as a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young women and men in Family and Consumer Sciences education, as determined by the state department of education, in public and private schools through grade 12. It is open to students of all races and religious beliefs.

 

Mission Statement: The mission of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of familymember, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through character development; creative and critical thinking; interpersonal communications; practical knowledge; and career preparation.