Career And College Prep

Family & Consumer Sciences

It Takes a Village

From family and community services to education and training, you can play a role in helping children, families, or school communities succeed.

Which pathways are offered?

Culinary Arts—This pathway prepares students with the basic skills needed for a career in the food service industry, including the fundamentals of safety and sanitation practices, basic knife skills, menu planning, and food production skills.

Education, Training & Teaching—This pathway prepares students for careers that involve planning, managing, and providing education and training services, and related learning support services.

Human Services—This pathway helps students develop skills related to social services, including counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care, and consumer services.

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*

Some of the jobs include:

  • Teacher
  • Preschool assistant
  • Certified nanny
  • Coach
  • Social worker
  • Mental health counselor
  • Family advocate
  • Therapist
  • Child protective services worker
  • Cook
  • Pastry chef

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.

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What could my future look like in this career field?**


**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.

Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • Child Development Associate
  • NOCTI Early Childhood Education & Care
  • ServSafe Food Handler