Human Services

HumanServices-BigThe Human Services Career Cluster prepares you for jobs that relate to families and human needs. Whether you want to be a social worker, a childcare provider or a hairdresser, you will be addressing human needs.

This career cluster is organized into seven career pathways:

  • Consumer services
  • Counseling and mental health services
  • Early childhood development and services
  • Family and community services
  • Personal care services

Note: The other two pathways are Culinary Arts and ProStart. We have chosen to include information about these pathways and anything related to food service, including becoming a chef or baker, on the Hospitality and Tourism Career Cluster page.

Consumer Services – CIP Code 19.0401

*Check Prerequisite **Articulated Credit ***FHTC

INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

SPARTAN SUCCESS

(Gr 9) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Required for freshmen. This course is designed to help students foster academic success in their high school careers and to aid in successfully reaching life goals set by the individual student. Students will be introduced to strategies that will help them identify possible career interests, research those interests, and end the trimester with a working digital and paper career resource portfolio. The student’s working portfolio will travel with him/her throughout high school in order to build upon the foundational framework started as a freshman. In addition, students will complete 10 community service hours and a reflection paper at the end of the trimester.

BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

(Gr 9, 10) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course introduces students to the skills needed to be employable and successful in the workplace. The course also allows students to explore different career areas. Students examine current events to determine their impact on business and industry and legal and ethical behavior, acquire knowledge of safe and secure environmental controls to enhance productivity, and determine how resources should be managed to achieve company goals. As students learn about different types of business ownership, they interpret industry laws and regulations to ensure compliance, identify principles of business management, and analyze business practices to determine ethics and social responsibilities.

RELATIONSHIPS

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course helps students understand and cope with personal, family and social challenges. It also addresses the needs and interests of individuals and family members as a way of strengthening the family unit. The course emphasizes goal-setting, decision-making, time management, balancing work and family, energy and stress management, and identification of alternative choices and coping strategies. This course also covers various issues that impact teenagers, including self-concept, family and peer relationships, substance abuse, personal loss, dating and teenage pregnancy, and violence.

TECHNICAL LEVEL

CONSUMER EDUCATION

(Gr 11,12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course provides students with an understanding of the concepts and principles involved in economic financial literacy. The focus of the class is investigation of the following areas: problem-solving, critical-thinking, money management, budgeting, housing, savings and investment programs, insurance, taxes, credit, consumer rights and responsibilities, and current issues. This course fulfills the consumer education graduation requirement. This course is articulated through Butler Community College. Students within two years of enrolling as a college freshman may enroll in this class for dual credit with Emporia State University after having completed Algebra I & II or having completed Algebra I and be currently enrolled in Algebra II.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP**

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course explores the personal characteristics and resources needed to start and run a small business profitably. Instruction includes the basics of planning, organizing, financing, starting, operating, and managing a small business in the free enterprise system. Students complete a business simulation, develop and run a business. This course is articulated through Butler Community College.

MARKETING

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course is designed for those interested in developing skills and competencies needed for careers in marketing, merchandising, and management. Students will cover such topics as advertising, promotions, product development, marketing research, selling, human relations and career explorations. This course is articulated through Butler Community College.

APPLICATION LEVEL

CAREER CONNECTIONS**

(Gr 11,12) (One Trimester, ½ credit) – may be repeated for credit

Prerequisite: Any trimester FCS course

Written Application MUST be completed PRIOR to enrollment.

Career Connections provides human services/family and consumer sciences related work-based learning experiences (paid or unpaid) outside the traditional classroom. Learning goals are set by the student, teacher and employer/adult mentor to create field experiences and/or discussions related to human services/family and consumer sciences occupational technical skills. Students are required and responsible for their own transportation to assigned locations. If student does not have transportation,he/she may not enroll in this course.

RELATED COURSES

ACCOUNTING I

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course introduces students to accounting concepts, career options, and the accounting cycles of a proprietorship, partnership and a corporation. Students will complete accounting business simulations. This course is articulated through Butler Community College.

ACCOUNTING II

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Accounting I

Students continue working with accounting concepts, career options and the accounting cycles of a corporation. Students will complete accounting business simulations. This course is articulated through Butler Community College. Dual credit is available through Flint Hills Technical College.

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

(One Trimester, 1⁄2 credit)

This course explores the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of children from birth through adolescence. Students also learn about child development as it relates to parenting and as it applies to the workplace. This course is articulated through multiple postsecondary institutions. Check with FCS staff for specific information.

 

COLLEGE ACCOUNTING

(Gr 11,12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each Trimester)

Prerequisite: Accounting I & Accounting II

Students will learn how businesses plan for and evaluate their operating, financing and investing decisions and how accounting systems gather and provide data to internal and external decision makers. This course covers all the learning objectives of traditional college-level financial and managerial accounting courses. Kansas State University, Wichita State University, Pittsburg State University, Emporia State University and Sterling College currently grant college credit for students passing the end-of-course qualifying exam.

DEVELOPING TEAM LEADERS

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course is an opportunity for students to develop their leadership potential. Students are introduced to leadership and have the opportunity to examine their views on leadership. They will also understand the rewards, risks and responsibilities of leadership.

PARENTING

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course helps teens develop the skills and knowledge to become better parents in the future. Students learn why parenting is a serious responsibility and how good management and interpersonal skills are relevant to parenting. The class incorporates infant simulators and the empathy belly as learning tools. This course articulates with several post-secondary institutions. Contact FCS faculty for the list.

PSYCHOLOGY

(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course introduces students to the study of human behavior. Students explore the history of psychology, how the mind functions, developmental stages, and personality and intellect as they look at the contributions of significant psychologists.

Early Childhood Development & Services – CIP Code 19.0709

*Check Prerequisite **Articulated Credit ***FHTC

INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

SPARTAN SUCCESS

(Gr 9) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Required for freshmen. This course is designed to help students foster academic success in their high school careers and to aid in successfully reaching life goals set by the individual student. Students will be introduced to strategies that will help them identify possible career interests, research those interests, and end the trimester with a working digital and paper career resource portfolio. The student’s working portfolio will travel with him/her throughout high school in order to build upon the foundational framework started as a freshman. In addition, students will complete 10 community service hours and a reflection paper at the end of the trimester.

RELATIONSHIPS

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course helps students understand and cope with personal, family and social challenges. It also addresses the needs and interests of individuals and family members as a way of strengthening the family unit. The course emphasizes goal-setting, decision-making, time management, balancing work and family, energy and stress management, and identification of alternative choices and coping strategies. This course also covers various issues that impact teenagers, including self-concept, family and peer relationships, substance abuse, personal loss, dating and teenage pregnancy, and violence.

TECHNICAL LEVEL

CHILD DEVELOPMENT**

(One Trimester, 1⁄2 credit)

This course explores the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of children from birth through adolescence. Students also learn about child development as it relates to parenting and as it applies to the workplace. This course is articulated through multiple postsecondary institutions. Check with FCS staff for specific information.

 

PARENTING**

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course helps teens develop the skills and knowledge to become better parents in the future. Students learn why parenting is a serious responsibility and how good management and interpersonal skills are relevant to parenting. The class incorporates infant simulators and the empathy belly as learning tools. This course articulates with several post-secondary institutions. Contact FCS faculty for the list.

EARLY CHILDHOOD FOUNDATIONS

(Gr 11,12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each Trimester)

Prerequisite: Child Development

This course prepares students for the challenges of working in early childhood education. Areas of study include development and characteristics of children, guidance techniques, and curriculum planning and development. Parenting is recommended prior to enrolling in this course.

 

APPLICATION LEVEL

EARLY CHILDHOOD APPLICATIONS*

(Gr 12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each Trimester)

Prerequisite: Early Childhood Foundations

Written Application MUST be completed PRIOR to enrollment.

This course applies the concepts of Early Childhood Foundations. Students are assigned to a mentor teacher who works directly with children in an early childhood program. Students are responsible for their own transportation to assigned locations. If student does not have transportation,they may not enroll in this course. This course articulates with various postsecondary institutions. Contact FCS staff for full list of articulation agreements.

RELATED COURSES

DEVELOPING TEAM LEADERS

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course is an opportunity for students to develop their leadership potential. Students are introduced to leadership and have the opportunity to examine their views on leadership. They will also understand the rewards, risks and responsibilities of leadership.

PSYCHOLOGY

(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course introduces students to the study of human behavior. Students explore the history of psychology, how the mind functions, developmental stages, and personality and intellect as they look at the contributions of significant psychologists.

Family and Community Services – CIP Code 19.799

*Check Prerequisite **Articulated Credit ***FHTC

INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

SPARTAN SUCCESS

(Gr 9) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Required for freshmen. This course is designed to help students foster academic success in their high school careers and to aid in successfully reaching life goals set by the individual student. Students will be introduced to strategies that will help them identify possible career interests, research those interests, and end the trimester with a working digital and paper career resource portfolio. The student’s working portfolio will travel with him/her throughout high school in order to build upon the foundational framework started as a freshman. In addition, students will complete 10 community service hours and a reflection paper at the end of the trimester.

RELATIONSHIPS

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course helps students understand and cope with personal, family and social challenges. It also addresses the needs and interests of individuals and family members as a way of strengthening the family unit. The course emphasizes goal-setting, decision-making, time management, balancing work and family, energy and stress management, and identification of alternative choices and coping strategies. This course also covers various issues that impact teenagers, including self-concept, family and peer relationships, substance abuse, personal loss, dating and teenage pregnancy, and violence.

TECHNICAL LEVEL

PARENTING**

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course helps teens develop the skills and knowledge to become better parents in the future. Students learn why parenting is a serious responsibility and how good management and interpersonal skills are relevant to parenting. The class incorporates infant simulators and the empathy belly as learning tools. This course articulates with several post-secondary institutions. Contact FCS faculty for the list.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT**

(One Trimester, 1⁄2 credit)

This course explores the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of children from birth through adolescence. Students also learn about child development as it relates to parenting and as it applies to the workplace. This course is articulated through multiple postsecondary institutions. Check with FCS staff for specific information.

HEALTHY HABITS

(Gr 11,12) (One Trimester ½ credit)

This course prepares juniors and seniors for a healthy lifestyle after graduation. Emphasis is placed on healthy independent living, stressing the relationship of nutrition and general well-being. Areas of study include healthful eating, food consumerism, daily diet decisions, food safety, basic food preparation and planning for well-balanced meals within a limited budget. Students who do not successfully complete course expectations must have teacher approval to re-enroll in this class. This course may be used as a prerequisite for Baking and Pastry, Culinary Arts I-A and/or Culinary Arts I-B.

CONSUMER EDUCATION

(Gr 11,12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course provides students with an understanding of the concepts and principles involved in economic financial literacy. The focus of the class is investigation of the following areas: problem-solving, critical-thinking, money management, budgeting, housing, savings and investment programs, insurance, taxes, credit, consumer rights and responsibilities, and current issues. This course fulfills the consumer education graduation requirement. This course is articulated through Butler Community College. Students within two years of enrolling as a college freshman may enroll in this class for dual credit with Emporia State University after having completed Algebra I & II or having completed Algebra I and be currently enrolled in Algebra II.

 

APPLICATION LEVEL

CAREER CONNECTIONS*

(Gr 11,12) (One Trimester, ½ credit) – may be repeated for credit

Prerequisite: Any trimester FCS course

Written Application MUST be completed PRIOR to enrollment.

Career Connections provides human services/family and consumer sciences related work-based learning experiences (paid or unpaid) outside the traditional classroom. Learning goals are set by the student, teacher and employer/adult mentor to create field experiences and/or discussions related to human services/family and consumer sciences occupational technical skills. Students are required and responsible for their own transportation to assigned locations. If student does not have transportation,he/she may not enroll in this course.

RELATED COURSES

FOOD SCIENCE I

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Recommended Prerequisite: Culinary Basics

Students study the physical and chemical characteristics of food using scientific methods and equipment. This is not a food preparation course; the focus is on the biological and chemical basis for food preparation, processing, fermentation and preservation. Students develop laboratory, writing, and reasoning skills through measuring, recording, and graphing data; predicting and evaluating laboratory results; and writing laboratory reports. This course can be used to fulfill one half of the elective science credit needed for graduation.

FOOD SCIENCE II

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Food Science I

This course continues the study of the physical and chemical characteristics of food. Food Science II expands on the content presented in Food Science I with more in-depth study in the biological and chemical basis for nutrition, processing, fermentation and preservation. Students conduct a short research project related to developing a new food product. This course can be used to fulfill one half of the elective science credit needed for graduation.

LIFETIME FITNESS

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Freshman PE

This course focuses on improving personal fitness and lifetime fitness activities such as disc golf, golf, swimming and other activities. Students participate in daily rigorous physical activity which focuses on the development and improvement of the five health-related components of fitness (muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and body composition). This course is for students who have an interest in maintaining total body health for a lifetime. The course may be repeated for credit. Uniform required.

PSYCHOLOGY

(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course introduces students to the study of human behavior. Students explore the history of psychology, how the mind functions, developmental stages, and personality and intellect as they look at the contributions of significant psychologists.

 

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS TECHNOLOGY   (FHTC300_16 and FHTC300_17)***

Health Occupations Technology students explore health care opportunities. Students completing the program will be prepared for college health programs and will have gained their CNA, Restorative Aid, Activities Director, First Aid, Home Health Aid and CPR certifications.

Open to seniors in the morning.

 

Career Areas

Adult Day Care Coordinator 

Child Life Educator 

Community Housing 

Service Worker 

Community Service Director 

Coordinator of Volunteers 

Director, Religious, Education Programs 

Emergency and Relief Worker 

Geriatric Services Worker 

Human Services Worker 

Leisure Activities Coordinator 

Religious Leader 

Residential Advisor 

Social and Human Services 

Social Services Worker

Career Counselor 

Child Life Specialist 

Dietician 

Employment Counselor 

Licensed Professional Counselor Marriage and Family Counselor 

Social Worker 

Vocational Rehabilitation