• Family & Consumer Science

  • Career & Technical Education offers Family & Consumer Sciences classes that provide an opportunity for students to learn skills for use in high school, college, a career after graduation and/or as a financial means to help further their education. CTE Family & Consumer Science (FCS) courses blend academics and career preparation to produce well-rounded graduates ready for the opportunities of the world. We offer a wide variety of FCS courses to satisfy students interests. Many FCS classes give students the opportunity to join FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) a nationally recognized organization that provides community service and leadership experiences.

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  • Principles of Human Services

    (grades 9-12)

    Learn about careers related to families and human needs. Early childhood, counseling, teaching, family, community, personal care and consumer services are explored.

  • Child Development

    (grades 11-12)

    Students will learn about the growth and development and care of children, prenatal through school age. Related careers will be investigated. You will discover children are fun!

  • Interior Design l

    (grades 11-12)

    A creative class that teaches students how to select, design, and decorate a home suited to individual needs. Architecture, types of homes, floor plans, color schemes, furniture and green building will be explored. Design projects make it “hands on”.                                                                          






  • Dollars and Sense

    (grades 10-12)

    This class helps students grow from dependent to independent young adults by focusing on money management and consumer practices related to housing and apartments, food, clothing, healthy living and careers.

  • Family and Community Services

    (grades 11-12)

    This course is designed to involve students in needed and meaningful community service projects. Opportunities are provided for working with families, the community and youth leadership organizations while gaining valuable leadership skills.

  • Interpersonal Studies

    (grades 11-12)

    This course is for students interested in improving current relationships and creating strong,      healthy, future relationships with family and friends, in marriage or in the workplace.

  • Lifetime Nutrition & Wellness

    (grades 11-12)

    This interactive class explores the relationship of nutrition and optimum health and ability. Learn to make informed nutritional choices and discover related careers.

  • Fashion Design l & Fashion Design ll

    (grades 11-12)

    Students learn about the exciting world of the fashion industry. They learn to sketch, sew, create their own collection of clothing as well as how to market, sell and model clothes!

  • Career Preparation l & ll

    (grades 11-12)

    Students experience the world of work by participating in paid on-the-job training and related classroom instruction. The training locations are local businesses.

  • "Fashion Design was by far the most interesting and exciting class I have taken in my high school career. We learned all about the fashion industry from the fashion icons, to the designers, to the way the industry works. It wasn’t all just sewing and projects, but our teacher always encouraged us to be creative and to make things our own. We learned the fundamentals of sketching and all different types of stiches. I was able to get help to work on a re-creation of a Dior couture gown from the Spring 2009 collection, a chance to work with Nordstrom on their junior fashion board, and a chance to model through my fashion design class. The things I learned and the experiences I had were incredible and so fun. If I could take Fashion Design again, I so would.”

    Alexandra Curry - Plano Senior High School

    “Child Development is so fun!  You learn a lot of relevant information."

    Lauren Michelsen - Plano Senior High School

    "Interior Design is so much fun. You learn so much about this career path. Even, if you didn’t want to follow this path, you will remember crucial details about designing your home, figuring housing costs, the guidelines in decorating your rooms, and furniture construction. I love this class. I encourage anyone interested to join this class. I have learned so much.”

    Elizabeth Bloom - Plano East Senior High School

    "I love Dollars and Sense because it’s helping me to prepare for life and all that I may face. It teaches me to be more independent and self-reliant.”

    Danielle Leighninger -  Plano East Senior High School

    "Interpersonal Studies is hands down my favorite class. It teaches methods of communicating and gives advice on how to manage relationships in a healthy way every single day. Interpersonal Studies is informational, and a fun class to take."

    Kayla Burling  - Plano East Senior High School

    "I have benefitted a lot from Interpersonal Studies. It honestly helps you start, develop, and nurture relationships. I’ve learned a lot about myself and others. The class contains great information that everyone NEEDS to know."

    Collin Shaw—Plano East Senior High School

    "A class can make a difference, but Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness changes lives."

    Shianne Ahamadi - Plano West Senior High School


  • Courses may not be offered on every campus. Check with campus counseling department.