Family Science

Family and Consumer Sciences is the comprehensive body of skills, research, and knowledge that helps people make informed decisions about their well being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012). The Family and Consumer Sciences department focuses on preparing students for real world situations through a rigorous hands-on curriculum. Each course uniquely prepares students for their future, whether it be career or family related. All courses enhance academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of practical life skills. When students complete our classes, our hope is that they obtained the skills to assist them in everyday life.

Our courses include the various aspects of family life including Child Development, Parenting, and Human Growth and Development (offered as an ICC dual credit course). We also offer various Interior and Fashion Design courses to prepare students for the ever growing, and ever changing, design industry. We offer several levels of Foods and Nutrition courses, focusing around basic nutrition and culinary skills. Lastly, we offer our dual credit Hospitality Class through ICC. All of our courses are intended to assist students in everyday life, while giving them the skill set to succeed in various emerging professions.

Family Sciences Staff

Katelyn Arnold - 309-694-7555 -

Family Sciences Resources

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