Exploring Family & Consumer Sciences


The Exploring Family & Consumer Sciences course introduces students to the exciting world of Family & Consumer Sciences. Students will develop key life skills in the areas of food and nutrition, childcare and safety, interior and fashion design, consumer services and family relationships.


Sharron Davis
Executive Director, CONTACT, Lubbock

Tisha Brown
Occupational Therapist, Covenant Medical System

Judith Wilkins, Ph.D.
Marriage & Family Therapist,

Angela Laury, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Animal & Food Science Department, Texas Tech University

SAMPLE LESSON | Conflict Management

Each lesson includes media-rich presentations, a pre-made lesson plan, assessments and engaging real-world projects and activities. To get an idea of what iCEV offers, explore the sample lesson and resources below.


  • Introduction to Career Clusters
  • Exploring Careers: Human Services
  • Jobs, Careers & Education
  • Formulas for Career Success: Job Search
  • Formulas for Career Success: Job Applications
  • Formulas for Career Success: Résumés
  • Formulas for Career Success: Portfolio Development
  • Formulas for Career Success: Cover Letters
  • Formulas for Career Success: Interview Preparation
  • Formulas for Career Success: The Interview Process
  • Formulas for Career Success: After the Interview
  • Decision Making
  • Skills for Real World Survival
  • American Food Guides of Yesterday & Today
  • MyPlate: The New Food Guide
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Eating with Emily Post
  • Introduction to Nutrients & Nutritional Labeling
  • Nutrition Through the Life Cycle
  • The Science in Food Handling & Storage
  • It’s Alive!: Foodborne Illnesses
  • Chemical Processes in Food Science
  • Impact of Nutrition on Health & Wellness
  • Human Development: Fetal & Infant
  • Introduction to Child Development: Infant, Toddler & Pre-K
  • Human Development: The Adolescent Female
  • Human Development: The Adolescent Male
  • Human Development: Adulthood
  • Human Developmental Theories
  • Guiding Children
  • Appropriate Teaching Strategies
  • Special Education
  • Caring for Children
  • First Aid Basics
  • Through Sickness & Health
  • Maintaining Mental Health
  • Conflict Management
  • Positive Relationships
  • Introduction to Interior Design
  • Quality Living Environments
  • Interior Design Practices
  • Basic Apparel
  • Management Functions
  • Managing People
  • Coaching & Motivating Employees
  • Evaluating Employees