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Learn more about NC FACS classes!
Welcome to NC Family & Consumer Sciences!

Family And Consumer Sciences (FACS) Classes

One to TWO Semesters, 1 hour per day | Grade levels 9-12

Adult Roles and Responsibilities

Build knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors for successful completion of high school and prepare to take the next steps toward adulthood in today’s society.

Adult Roles and Responsibilities

Pre-Requisite:None

1 semester course

  • Develop skills relating to interpersonal relationships, lifespan roles and responsibilities.

  • Build an understanding of individual and family resource management, and financial responsibility and resources.

  • Explore college and career opportunities.

Child Development & Advanced Child Development

Address issues of child development from conception/prenatal through age 3.

Adult Roles and Responsibilities

Pre-Requisite: None

1 semester course

  • Learn about prenatal development and birth, growth and development of children.

  • Explore types of child care giving, nurturing, and support systems for parents and caregivers.

  • Experience authentic applications such as introductory laboratory/field experiences with young children and/or service learning that build knowledge of children, child development, and nurturing of children.

Interpersonal Relationships

Develop foundation skills to prepare to work in careers that involve interacting with people, the community, and families.

Interpersonal Relationships

Pre-Requisite: None

1 semester course

  • Explore processes of thinking, communication, leadership, and management and how they apply to all career situations.

  • Create and diagnose processes for building and maintaining various types of relationships in career, community, and family setting

  • Explore skills needed to work with conflict prevention, resolution, and management while working with teams and leadership.

introduction to culinary arts

​Develop culinary knowledge and practical skills needed to move on to Culinary Arts 1 & 2.

Introduction to Culinary Arts

Pre-Requisite: None

2 semester course

  • Develop skills such as recipe development, uniform knife cuts, basic cooking techniques, table service, and Culinary career exploration.

  • Preform cooking techniques such as sautéing, braising, broiling, and baking.

  • Explore career opportunities in Culinary Arts and develop the necessary skills to work in several areas of the industry.

Introduction to Fashion and Textiles

Develop knowledge and skills related to design, production, acquisition, and distribution in the fashion, textile, and apparel arena.

Introduction to Fashion and Textiles

Pre-Requisite: None

2 semester course

  • Explore factors influencing the merchandising and selection of fashion, textile, and apparel goods and their properties, design, and production.

  • Experience a project-based approach that integrates instruction and laboratory experiences including application of the elements and principles of design, selection, production, alteration, repair, and maintenance of apparel and textile products.

  • Explore careers in the fashion, textile, and apparel industry.

One Hour Classes Offered At JEL_Page_1.j

Additional One-Hour Courses

Business •  Intro to Culinary •  Intro to Cosmetology • PLTW Engineering

Business

Intro to Accounting & Advanced Accounting

Business Law and Ethics

Digital Applications and Responsibility

Entrepreneurship and New Ventures Capstone

Personal Financial Responsibility

Principles of Business Management

Preparing for College and Careers

Principles of Marketing

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering 

Introduction to Engineering Design

Principles of Engineering

Digital Electronics

Other

Introduction to Culinary Arts

Introduction to Cosmetology

FACS Courses Offered:

Adult Roles and Responsibilities

Pre-Requisite: None, 1 semester course

Build knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors for successful completion of high school and prepare to take the next steps toward adulthood in today’s society.

  • Develop skills relating to interpersonal relationships, lifespan roles and responsibilities.

  • Build an understanding of individual and family resource management, and financial responsibility and resources.

  • Explore college and career opportunities.

Career Opportunities: •  Human Resources Coach •  Guidance Counselor •  Career Counselor •  Teacher •  Military

Child Development & Advanced Child Development

Pre-Requisite: None, 1 semester course for each course

Address issues of child development from conception/prenatal through age 3.

  • Learn about prenatal development and birth, growth and development of children.

  • Explore types of child care giving, nurturing, and support systems for parents and caregivers.

  • Experience authentic applications such as introductory laboratory/field experiences with young children and/or service learning that build knowledge of children, child development, and nurturing of children.

Career Opportunities: •  Social Worker •  Preschool Teacher •  Childcare Worker •  Special Education Teacher •  FACS Teacher •  Nannies •  Clinical & Counseling Psychologist

•  Family Therapist •  Pediatric Nurse

Interpersonal Relationships

Pre-Requisite: None, 1 semester course

Develop foundation skills to prepare to work in careers that involve interacting with people, the community, and families.

  • Explore processes of thinking, communication, leadership, and management and how they apply to all career situations.

  • Create and diagnose processes for building and maintaining various types of relationships in career, community, and family setting

  • Explore skills needed to work with conflict prevention, resolution, and management while working with teams and leadership.

Career Opportunities: •  Public Relations Manager •  Social & Community Service Manager •  Fundraising Manager •  Communications Teacher •  Marriage & Family Therapist •  Child, Family & School Social Worker •  Human Resources Manager •  Arbitrator, Mediator •  Nanny
 

Introduction to Culinary

Pre-Requisite: None, 2 semester course

​Develop culinary knowledge and practical skills needed to move on to Culinary Arts 1 & 2.

  • Develop skills such as recipe development, uniform knife cuts, basic cooking techniques, table service, and Culinary career exploration.

  • Preform cooking techniques such as sautéing, braising, broiling, and baking.

  • Explore career opportunities in Culinary Arts and develop the necessary skills to work in several areas of the industry.

Introduction to Fashion and Textiles

Pre-Requisite: None, 2 semester course

Develop knowledge and skills related to design, production, acquisition, and distribution in the fashion, textile, and apparel arena.

  • Explore factors influencing the merchandising and selection of fashion, textile, and apparel goods and their properties, design, and production.

  • Experience a project-based approach that integrates instruction and laboratory experiences including application of the elements and principles of design, selection, production, alteration, repair, and maintenance of apparel and textile products.

  • Explore careers in the fashion, textile, and apparel industry.

Career Opportunities: •  Fashion Designers •  Models •  FACS teachers •  Patternmakers •  Wholesale & Retail Buyers •  Seamstress •  Alteration Specialist •  Retail Salesperson/Manager •  Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers •  Sewing Machine Operator

Get Involved:

Join our Career-Technical Student Organization - FCCLA!

Learn leadership skills, compete in events, earn scholarships, and much more! 

$$$ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

 

Check out the IN CTE Career Guide​​​ and see the in-demand occupations in Indiana!

 
 
 

I am the Family & Consumer Science Teacher. I come to JEL with 12 years of teaching experience in Science. I've taught middle school science, biology and chemistry. I graduated from Ball State University with a major in Science and minor in Psychology. I went back to school in 2006 to earn my teaching degree. My background in science and psychology have prepared me well for the adventure of being a FACS teacher. I feel such satisfaction knowing that what students learn in my classes prepares them to become healthy, happy, independent adults.

FACS Instructor

Paula Schmidt-Hobbs

317.259.5269   x44061

I have worked in Culinary since I was 12 years of age at the family business, Primo Catering. After high school I attended Johnson and Wales University for Culinary, and soon returned to Indy for my career. After working with the Wolfgang Puck group at the IMA, I continued to work with Chef Gates through many ventures including Buggs Temple and Euphoria Restaurants. I developed a passion for teaching and training Culinary Arts and decided to start teaching in 2014.

Intro to Culinary Arts Instructor

Anthony DiGiusto

317.259.5269   x44301

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