Family & Community Services

The Family and Community Services program of study introduces students to knowledge and skills related to social services, including child and human development and consumer sciences. CTE learners may learn about or practice managing social and community services or teaching family and consumer sciences. Students may follow career paths in social work or therapy for children, families, or school communities.

Course Information

Courses below are not tied to grade levels.  Not all courses have a required prerequisite. 

Certifications Offered

  • ServSafe Manager

The Human Services Career Cluster focuses on preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs such as counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care services, and consumer services..

Meets the requirements of the Public Service endorsement.


Level 1

Principles of Human ServicesALL YEARCredit: 1
Grade: 9 - 10

Level 2

Child DevelopmentALL YEARCredit: 1
Grade: 10-12

Lifetime Nutrition & WellnessSEMESTERCredit: 0.5
Grade: 10-12

Interpersonal StudiesSEMESTERCredit: 1
Grade: 11-12

Level 3

Family & Community ServicesALL YEARCredit: 1
Grade: 11 - 12

Level 4

Career Preparation 1ALL YEARCredit: 2
Grade: 11-12

Project-Based LearningALL YEARCredit: 1
Grade: 11-12