Family and Consumer Science

  • Kathy Wonsowski, Department Chairperson – MVHS
  • Lisa Traut, Department Chairperson – NVHS
  • Alison Heuer, Department Chairperson – WVHS

The Family and Consumer Science Department offers students an opportunity to select from a range of courses. These courses can be chosen to prepare the student for continued education, employment after graduation, or for personal satisfaction. In many of these classes, students complete projects that can be taken home. There are material fees associated with such classes.

Family and Consumer Science Course Listings

APPAREL & FASHION COURSES

Course# Title Level prerequisite and/or recommended course work includes
FACS1000D Apparel Construction 1 Yr. 9-12 None
FACS2000D Apparel Construction 2 Yr. 10-12 Apparel Construction 1
FACS2001 Fashion Merchandising & Marketing Sem. 10-12 None
FACS3013I Independent Study Sem. 11-12 Apparel Construction 2; Instructor approval
BUS3007 Internship Yr. 11-12

CULINARY ARTS COURSES

Course# Title Level prerequisite and/or recommended course work includes
FACS1020  Culinary Arts 1 Sem. 9-12 None
FACS1021  Culinary Arts 2 Sem. 9-12 Culinary Arts 1 or Senior Foods
FACS2002 International and Regional Foods Sem. 10-12 Culinary Arts 2
FACS3002 Catering and Hospitality Sem. 11-12 International & Regional Foods or Instructor approval
FACS3003I Independent Study Sem. 11-12 Catering and Hospitality; Instructor approval
FACS4000D Senior Foods Sem. 12 None
BUS3007
Internship
Yr. 11-12

CHILD DEVELOPMENT COURSES

Course# Title Level prerequisite and/or recommended course work includes
FACS2003 Child Development Sem. 10-12 None
FACS3006 Early Childhood Teaching Lab Sem. 11-12 Child Development; Instructor approval
FACS3005I Independent Study Sem. 11-12 Early Childhood Teaching Lab; Instructor approval
BUS3007 Internship Yr. 11-12

HOUSING & DESIGN COURSES

Course# Title Level prerequisite and/or recommended course work includes
FACS2004 Interior Design Sem. 10-12 None
FACS3008I Independent Study Sem. 11-12 Instructor approval
BUS3007 Internship Yr. 11-12

INDEPENDENT LIVING COURSES

Course# Title Level prerequisite and/or recommended course work includes
FACS3010 Individual & Family Relationships Sem. 11-12 None
FACS3011 Parenting Sem. 11-12 None
FACS4000D Senior Foods Sem. 12 None

Family & Consumer Science Dual Credit with College of DuPage

Students enrolled in the following courses may apply to earn dual credit with COD. High School students who wish to take the course listed below for dual credit will receive college credit and a COD transcript regardless of whether or not they continue at College of DuPage. These credits may be transferable to other institutions. All dual credit opportunities are pending an agreement between IPSD and COD. To qualify for dual credit, students must complete appropriate applications and placement testing as required by COD.

Course Completed at MVHS, NVHS, WVHS Credit at COD
Apparel Construction 1: Course FACS1000D Clothing Construction 1 1201 (3 hrs. credit)
Apparel Construction 2: Course FACS2000D Clothing Construction 2 1202(3 hrs. credit)
Senior Foods: Course FACS4000D Healthy Eating 1554 (1 hr. credit)