So once upon a time we called it "Home Economics" but...we don't call it "Home Ec" anymore (we haven't for many years!). We have moved with the times and call it what the state of Wisconsin recognizes it as, along with the rest of the country: "Family and Consumer Science or FACS". We are trying to update that old Betty Crocker image (who? oh never mind...) who people associate with the name "Home Ec". , and keep up with the 21st century. Ok? But now you are saying...um yeah...BUT WHAT IS IT?
Family and Consumer Science is the Science (study) of your family and how it operates and functions and the use of goods and services (that's a consumer) to survive. It covers all the areas of Babysitting/Child Care, Parenting/Marriage, Fashion Design and Garment Construction, Interior Design/Decorating, Money Management, Food Preparation/Nutrition and the newly added Health Science/Medical Terminology. I challenge you to research each of these areas and I bet you could name at least 5 different careers that stem from those areas. Amazing aren't we?
Trying to meet student demand and peak interest, we have developed a list of courses. These can be seen in the menu on the left.