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Family and Consumer Sciences



Family and Consumer Sciences is a field of knowledge and service concerned with preparing people for independence, family, employment, and life by applying knowledge from a variety of educational disciplines.  Courses in this department are designed to develop the total well being of the students, empowering them to become a healthy, well adjusted, self-confident, productive individual, family member, and employee.
In order to enhance individuals and their families, Family and Consumer Sciences programs are supplemented and revised to meet societal changes.  All students should be equipped with the life skills necessary to improve the quality of the physical, psychological, and social aspects of life for themselves and others.
Family and Consumer Sciences courses can prepare students for careers including, but not limited to, Child Care and Development, Early Childhood Education, Housing and Home Furnishings, Food Service and Hospitality, Nutrition, Health Related Occupations, Social Work, Fashion Construction and Merchandising, and Personal and Family Finance.  Thinking creatively, making decisions, relating to and communicating with others, and utilizing scientific research and technology are necessary for individuals and workers in an ever-changing global society.  Knowledge and skills from Family and Consumer Sciences are needed for today and in the future in order to lead a balanced life.
Please contact Michelle Papanicolaou, the Division Leader, with any questions - 

Faculty Members

Kristin Bigalke -

Ashley Giganti-

Kellie Engle -

Angela Nelson

Julie Weidner -



Students meet with counselors and select courses every December and/or January for study the following year. To see the complete list of courses being offered in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department, please click here to visit our Curriculum webpage and browse the course catalog. The Table of Contents is on page 3.