Family & Consumer Science

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.

Education & Training—This pathway prepares students for multiple teaching career possibilities, including specialties like special education, speech-language, and early childhood learning.

Hospitality & Food Production—This pathway teaches students about careers in the hospitality and travel industry, including lodging, tourism, and event planning. Students learn about the importance of organizational management, communication, consumer behavior, and customer service.

Some of the jobs include:

  • Certified nanny
  • Childcare assistant/worker
  • Childcare center director
  • Coach
  • Food service manager
  • Lodging manager
  • Meeting, convention, and event planner
  • Preschool assistant
  • Teacher
  • Teacher’s aide (elementary, secondary, special education)
  • Tour guide
  • Travel agent
  • University professor 

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

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**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 Childhood Education & Care-Advanced
  • NOCTI Early Childhood Education & Care-Basic
  • ServSafe