Career And College Prep

Family & Consumer Sciences

Raise Your Hand If You’re Ready to Inspire the Next Generation

Close your eyes and think of your favorite teacher. Now, imagine having that same influence in a child’s life. If shaping the future leaders of tomorrow is your dream, the pathways in this career field can help you make it a reality.

Which pathways are offered?

Health & Human Services/Child Development—This pathway prepares students for careers in child and family services by focusing on the skills needed to guide children’s physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development.

Nutrition Science & Dietetics—This pathway focuses on developing essential food safety practices needed to select, receive, store, prepare, and serve food, as well as the skills needed to select food that meets the nutritional needs of individuals and families.

Pre-Educator—This pathway prepares students for careers related to teaching, instruction, and the creation of instructional and enrichment materials. Students learn about the wide variety of student groups and their corresponding needs, as well as the processes for developing curriculum, coordinating educational content, and coaching groups and individuals.

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

Examples of jobs include:

  • Childcare worker
  • Elementary aide
  • Pastry and specialty chef  
  • Food service manager
  • Health services manager
  • Restaurant owner
  • Teacher

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

High school student looking at a drawing with a young child.

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?***

  • ICEV AMSA Employment Professional Careers
  • CPR/First Aid
  • ServSafe Food Handler