Course Title: 

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES

Course Definition: 

Courses that focus on the human interface with the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual environments and the developmental stages and needs of individuals in the interrelated spheres of family, workplace, and community.

Course Sub Families Description: 

An introductory program that focuses on family and consumer science concepts and principles at the basic and vocational levels, and the various potential career paths open to interested students. Includes instruction in career, community, and family connections; family and family/consumer resources; human development; interpersonal relationships; nutrition and wellness; parenting; and career possibilities in various related areas.

Work and Family Studies. Detailed

An introductory program that focuses on family and consumer science concepts and principles at the basic and vocational levels, and the various potential career paths open to interested students. Includes instruction in career, community, and family connections; family and family/consumer resources; human development; interpersonal relationships; nutrition and wellness; parenting; and career possibilities in various related areas.

A general program that focuses on family and consumer sciences, including how individuals develop and function in family, work, and community settings and how they relate to their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual environments.

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. Detailed

A general program that focuses on family and consumer sciences, including how individuals develop and function in family, work, and community settings and how they relate to their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual environments.

Connected Careers

For description refer the sub courses

Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences.

A program that focuses on the relationship between the economy and the consuming individual and family. Includes instruction in consumption theory and practice, the production and distribution of retail goods and services, and the management of business enterprises.

Connected Careers

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Communication.

A program that focuses on communication of human sciences subject matter and related consumer information to a variety of audiences through print and non-print media.

Connected Careers

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management.

A program that focuses on product and service promotion from the perspective of individual and family consumers and that prepares individuals to function as consumer management and marketing consultants in for-profit and non-profit enterprises. Includes instruction in applied market research, consumer behavior, product sourcing and distribution, profitability, customer feedback and evaluation methods, promotion and retailing campaign development, and applications to specific domestic and international consumer markets.

Connected Careers

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Business Services, Other.

Any instructional program in family and consumer sciences/human sciences business services not listed above.

For description refer the sub courses

Family Resource Management Studies, General.

A general program that focuses on the design and implementation of policies and processes contributing to successful individual and family resource management. Includes instruction in financial goal-setting and strategies; household income, assets, and debt management; preventing and resolving financial difficulties; and the use of relevant public resources.

Connected Careers

Consumer Economics.

A program that focuses on the application of micro- and macro-economic theory to consumer behavior and individual and family consumption of goods and services. Includes instruction in modeling, economic forecasting, indexing, price theory, and analysis of individual commodities and services and/or groups of related commodities and services.

Connected Careers

Consumer Services and Advocacy.

A program that focuses on providing end-use advice and representational services to individuals and groups within a variety of settings, and the analytical and research techniques needed to protect consumers from unsafe, unreliable, and/or unhealthy products and services. Includes instruction in consumer advocacy, family management systems, ecological impacts of consumption practices, and analyzing and testing product quality and safety.

Connected Careers

Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other.

Any instructional program in family and consumer economics and related services not listed above.

Connected Careers

For description refer the sub courses

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.

A general program that focuses on the role of foods and nutrition in human health and wellness. Includes instruction in nutritional care and education, the planning and provision of food services, the development of consumable food products, life-span nutrition and wellness, the principles of nutritional assessment, and food safety and food composition.

Connected Careers

Human Nutrition.

A program that focuses on the relationships between food consumption and human development and health. Includes instruction in the cellular and molecular processes of food processing in the human body, related metabolic processes, the relationship of food and nutrition to disease, and nutritional needs across the life span.

Connected Careers

Foodservice Systems Administration/Management.

A program that focuses on the principles and practices relating to the administration of food service systems in institutional settings, and that prepares individuals to manage such operations in public and private facilities. Includes instruction in human nutrition, food safety, the design and organization of food service systems, purchasing, personnel management, and related business practices.

Connected Careers

Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other.

Any instructional program in foods, nutrition, and related services not listed above.

Connected Careers

For description refer the sub courses

Housing and Human Environments, General.

A general program that focuses on the behavioral, social, economic, functional, and aesthetic aspects of housing, interiors, and other built environments. Includes instruction in analyzing, planning, designing, furnishing, and equipping residential, work, and leisure spaces to meet user needs and the study of related public policies.

Connected Careers

Facilities Planning and Management.

A program that focuses on strategic workplace and facility planning and that prepares individuals to function as facility and event managers and workplace consultants. Includes instruction in the principles of aesthetic and functional design, environmental psychology and organizational behavior, real estate planning, principles of occupational health and safety, event planning and management, operations management, and applicable regulatory and policy issues.

Connected Careers

Home Furnishings and Equipment Installers.

A program that prepares individuals to assist in home furnishings and decorations. Includes instruction in selecting, purchasing, and designing home furnishings, decorations, and equipment; floral design; accessory construction; textiles; and upholstery.

Connected Careers

Housing and Human Environments, Other.

Any instructional program in housing and human environments not listed above.

For description refer the sub courses

Human Development and Family Studies, General.

A general program that focuses on basic human developmental and behavioral characteristics of the individual within the context of the family. Includes instruction in the conditions that influence human growth and development; strategies that promote growth and development across the life span; and the study of family systems.

Connected Careers

Adult Development and Aging.

A program that focuses on the characteristics of aging populations and the needs of older individuals in family and institutional settings. Includes instruction in the biological and psychological stages of aging; the provision of dependent care; serving the social, economic, and psychological needs of aging adults; related public policy issues; and adult community resources.

Family Systems.

A program that focuses on the family as a social unit in its developmental, dynamic, comparative, and structural aspects, and the significance of the family as a system that impacts individuals and society. Includes instruction in related principles of sociology, psychology, behavioral sciences, and the humanities.

Connected Careers

Child Development.

A program that focuses on the intellectual, social, emotional, and biological development of children and the planning and design of related human services. Includes instruction in parent-child relations, parenting practices, special needs of children, parental and environmental influences on child development, external support services, and related public policy issues.

Connected Careers

Family and Community Services.

A program that focuses on the development and implementation of public, private, and voluntary support services for individuals, families, and localities and that prepares individuals to function in a variety of occupations promoting family life, and family/community development. Includes instruction in family systems, human development, social services, community social and economic development, social policy, voluntary sector activities, and outreach and community education.

Connected Careers

Child Care and Support Services Management.

A program that focuses on the provision and management of child care services and that prepares individuals to plan, design, and manage child care facilities and programs that meet children's developmental needs and interests and that provide safe and healthy environments. Includes instruction in child development and psychology; home- and institution-based child care; identification of diseases, injuries, and psychological trauma and applicable referrals; parent relations; personnel and business management principles; and related laws and policies.

Connected Careers

Child Care Provider/Assistant.

A program that prepares individuals to be primary providers of home, family, residential, or institutional-based child care services. Includes instruction in child growth and development, nutrition, recreation, planning and supervision of play and learning activities, child abuse and neglect prevention, parent-child relationships, and applicable legal and administrative requirements.

Connected Careers

Developmental Services Worker.

A program that prepares individuals to apply practical knowledge and skills to support individuals with a variety of physical, mental or developmental disabilities in a family or community setting. Includes instruction in health care, basic nutrition, pharmacology, nursing, autism, mental health, psychology, sociology, behavioral analysis, communication, intervention, counseling and community services, and developmental services, such as literacy and life skills training.

Connected Careers

Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other.

Any instructional program in human development, family studies, and related services not listed above.

For description refer the sub courses

Apparel and Textiles, General.

A general program that focuses on the development of textile products and their distribution and use in terms of the psychological, social, economic, and physical needs of consumers. Includes instruction in the production, distribution, marketing, and end use of various apparel and textile products.

Connected Careers

Apparel and Textile Manufacture.

A program that focuses on the design, development, and production of textile products and related processes and systems. Includes instruction in functional and aesthetic design, human factors research, production planning, manufacturing processes, quality assessment, and distribution systems.

Connected Careers

Textile Science.

A program that focuses on the properties and processing of fibers, yarns, whole fabrics, dyes, and finishes, both natural and synthetic. Includes instruction in the chemical and physical properties of textile materials; end-use analysis; interior furnishing applications; and industrial applications.

Connected Careers

Apparel and Textile Marketing Management.

A program that focuses on marketing research and management as applied to the products and services of the apparel and textile industries. Includes instruction in applicable principles of textile and apparel design and manufacturing, sales and distribution systems, domestic and international market research, profitability, consumer research, and the design and implementation of marketing campaigns.

Connected Careers

Fashion and Fabric Consultant.

A program that prepares individuals to assist in apparel and fashion selection, style coordination, customer sales and consulting, fabric selection, clothing specifications, and contract buying activities. Includes instruction in supplying regular clothing needs or acting as a consultant for special events such as weddings.

Connected Careers

Apparel and Textiles, Other.

Any instructional program in apparel and textiles not listed above.

Any instructional program in family and consumer sciences/human sciences not listed above.

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other. Detailed

Any instructional program in family and consumer sciences/human sciences not listed above.

Subject Stream in High School: 
  • Science (Mathematics)
  • Typically choices are from the following subjects:
    Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Technical Drawing, Environmental Science, Economics, Business Studies, Biotechnology, Electricity and Electronics, Engineering Science, Agriculture, Marine Science, Statistics

  • Science (Biology)
  • Typically choices are from the following subjects:
    Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Food and Nutrition, Physical Education

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Typically choices are from the following subjects:
    History, Political Science, Geography, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Design, Religious Studies, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Home Science, Cookery, Fashion Designing, Physical Education, Yoga, Foreign Languages, Music, Drama, Travel and Tourism

Note* - Course Data Adopted from the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP)