Human Services/Food and Dietetics (Family and Consumer Sciences)

Instructor: Danita Lindsey

Instructor:  Danita Lindsey
  • Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) is the comprehensive body of skills, research, and knowledge that helps people make informed decisions about their well being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life. Soft skills are also an intrical part of the curriculum. The field represents many areas, including human development, personal and family finance, housing and interior design, food science, nutrition, and wellness, fashion, textiles, and apparel, and consumer issues.

     

    Course Offerings:  

    Freshmen (1 hour): Family and Consumer Sciences

    1st Year: Family Studies I, Fashion Design
    2nd Year: Food and Nutrition, Family Studies II

    3rd Year: Entrepreneurship, Event Planning, Housing and Interior Design

     

    Career Opportunities:

    Social Worker, Elementary/Secondary Teacher, Psychologist, Family Therapist, Dietitian, Chef, Event Planner, Restaurant Owner, Loan Officer, Credit Counselor, Interior Designer, Fashion Designer

     

    Earning Potential:

    • Social Worker- $50,000
    • Elementary/Secondary Teacher $50,000
    • Psychologist $73,000
    • Family Therapist $50,000
      Dietitian $58,000
    • Chef $42,000
    • Event Planner $62,000
    • Restaurant Owner $50,000
    • Loan Officer $64,000
    • Credit Counselor $50,000
    • Interior Designer $50,000
    • Fashion Designer $64,000

     

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

     

    Industry Certifications: ServSafe Manager and Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP)