Office of Career and Technology Education
Family and Consumer Sciences

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES CAREER COMPLETER/TECH PREP PROGRAMS

FACS Career Completer/Tech Prep programs prepare students for admission to related programs at community colleges and universities as well as for entry-level positions in specific job areas.  Students who complete the programs with 3.0 averages may be eligible to earn articulated credit at the community college level.  The following programs have been approved by the Division of Career, Technology, and Adult Learning, Maryland State Department of Education:

Child Care Services  
Criminal Justice Technology        
Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management  
Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
Human Services Associate  

Nutrition and Food Science Associate
Retail Merchandising and Visual Presentation
School Age Child Development and Care
Teacher Academy of Maryland


Standard and honors levels of courses are offered as enrollments justify.  In these classes, the instructional level and materials are modified according to the needs of the students.  Course selections will vary according to the academic level and occupational goals of students.  See the FACS Completer Course Sequence Chart for the courses needed to complete each completer.

CHILD CARE SERVICES (Catonsville High School, Dulaney High School, Dundalk High School, Kenwood High School, Lansdowne High School, Loch Raven High School, Milford Mill Academy, New Town High School, Overlea High School, Patapsco High School, Woodlawn High School)

This instructional program prepares students to work in fields related to the education and care of young children from birth to age eight in early childhood settings, such as day care centers, pre-school programs, and kindergarten. Developmental stages of children, learning theories, and methods and materials of teaching young children are included in this program. Application of skills continues through working in a child development laboratory situation. The 90-hour child care certificate issued by the State of Maryland may be earned through successful completion of this program. Students who complete the program may earn articulated college credits.

Child Development/ERP I* 
Child Development/ERP II* 
Decisions in Family Living
Nutrition and Foods I 
Child Development Internship

CULINARY ARTS AND RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT (George Washington Center for Arts and Technology, Eastern Technical High School, Sollers Point Technical High School, Western School of Technology)

The Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management program prepares students for one of the world’s fastest growing fields.  Students explore job opportunities and career pathways in the food service industry and complete the ProStart program developed by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation.  Instruction includes basic food and bakeshop production, nutrition, and management training.  Computer technology is integrated through purchasing, food cost analysis, and inventory control.  Service skills, human relations, and menu development are included.

Students completing the sanitation course successfully qualify to take the ServSafe Certification examination for national certification. Practical experience is gained through banquet and buffet production in the school and community. Postsecondary opportunities include culinary colleges and universities, apprenticeships, and community pathways. Students who complete the program successfully may earn articulated college credits with The Community College of Baltimore County. Course titles and sequences for the Culinary Arts program vary by school and may include four or more credits from the following courses.

Culinary Arts I
Culinary Arts II
Culinary Arts III
Culinary Arts IV
Culinary Arts V
Culinary Arts VI
Culinary Arts CWE
Culinary Arts 2 CWE
Culinary Arts Catering
Culinary Arts Business Management
Culinary Arts Entrepreneurship

CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY (Chesapeake High School, Dundalk High School, Eastern Technical High School, Patapsco High School)

This interdisciplinary instructional program prepares students to apply technical information, computer technology, and broad knowledge in the growing field of criminal justice for job opportunities and continued education.  Students develop specific skills in communication, first aid and CPR, human relations, criminal law, and criminalistics.  Students who complete the program may earn articulated college credits.

Survey of Criminal Justice Technology
Communication in Criminal Justice 
Survival Skills/First Aid/CPR in Criminal Justice
Human Relations in Criminal Justice 
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Criminalistics
Internship in Criminal Justice

HUMAN SERVICES ASSOCIATE (Dundalk High School, Kenwood High School, Milford Mill Academy, New Town High School, Overlea High School, Patapsco High School)

In this program, students investigate job possibilities, practice work readiness skills, and explore careers in the broad and rapidly growing human services field.  Professionals in the human services field work with clients in a variety of settings to help them change behaviors.  Potential jobs include human service associate, rehabilitation assistant, recreation aide, and social service technician.  Postsecondary careers include case manager, human service resource manager, job coach, director of activities, counselor, and psychologist.  The types of clientele typically served are studied.  Strategies used in recognizing, counseling, and helping people in need are studied in depth.  Students who complete the program successfully may earn articulated college credits.

Introduction to Human Services
Independent Living 
Decisions in Family Living
Psychology
Human Services Internship

NUTRITION & FOOD SCIENCE ASSOCIATE (Dundalk High School, Lansdowne High School, Kenwood High School, New Town High School, Parkville High School, Woodlawn High School)

This instructional program prepares students for careers and postsecondary study in the areas of dietetics, food science and nutrition, and food service in commercial and/or institutional settings.  Students explore careers related to the preparation and service of food and the planning of healthy diets in a variety of circumstances.  Scientific principles are applied to the study of food selection, production, preparation, and processing.  Computer technology and applications are a vital component of this program. Students who complete the program may earn articulated college credits.

Nutrition and Foods I
Nutrition and Food Science
Food Preparation and Management
Nutrition and Food Science Internship

RETAIL MERCHANDISING & VISUAL PRESENTATION (Overlea High School, Perry Hall High School, Woodlawn High School)

This is an interdisciplinary career completer program with Art and Business Education that provides opportunities for students to enter the fields of retail merchandising and visual presentation.  Students completing this program acquire skills and knowledge that prepare them to apply technical information, computer technology, marketing strategies, principles and elements of design, and materials and production processes for careers and continued education in the design and retail field.  Students who complete the program may earn articulated college credits.

Design Art & Technology Applications
Residential and Interior Design
Fashion Strategies
Marketing

SCHOOL AGE CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND CARE (Hereford High School, Parkville High School, Perry Hall High School, Sparrows Point High School High School)

This instructional program prepares students to work successfully with school age children in a variety of work environments and to pursue postsecondary education in the field.  They study the growth and development of children ages 6-12 and learn about teaching and classroom management strategies.  Classroom observations, job shadowing, career planning, and portfolio development are essential components of the program.  Students are afforded first hand experiences with school age children.  Students who complete the program may earn articulated college credits.

Child Development/ERP I*
School Age Child Development & Care*
Independent Living
Software and Computer Applications I
School Age Child Development & Care Internship

TEACHER ACADEMY OF MARYLAND (Dundalk High School, Eastern Technical High School)

The Teacher Academy of Maryland (TAM) completer program prepares students for post-secondary education and careers in the field of secondary education.  The program focuses on teaching as a profession, and includes information on human growth and development, learning theory, and curriculum and instruction.  Students participate in internship experiences that include exposure to multiple age levels and subjects, including critical shortage areas.  Students who complete the program may earn articulated college credits

Child Development/ERP I*
Child and Adolescent Development*
Teaching as a Profession
Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction
Education Academy Internship

*This course provides a Service Learning component.

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