12 HOME ECONOMICS

12HEC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Fowkes

 Home Economics:

 Level 2

Nutrition issues in New Zealand - beliefs, attitudes and practices. Internal

 Level 2

 Sustainable food production. Internal

 Level 3

 Relationships between well-being, food choices and the determinants of health.  External

 Level 2

 Processing technologies - advanced procedures. Internal

 Internal assessment 14 credits. External assessment 4 (Level 3) credits.

 


Pathway

13 HOME ECONOMICS

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Pathway Tags

Education Teaching is the most common career path for home economists. Opportunities are available in middle and high schools, where teacher certification is required for public school systems. With an advanced degree, you may also find opportunities to teach at a college or university. Home economics graduates may also opt to teach parenting, nutrition or financial management classes in community or non-profit programs that focus on family guidance and social services. Business and Government Students pursuing a degree in home economics must take classes in management, finance, public policy and administration. This education, along with transferrable skills like public speaking, writing, computers and research, qualifies graduates for positions in banking, customer service, human resources, training and development. Restaurant Management Food preparation, menu planning and nutrition are other skills acquired in the study of family and consumer sciences. Consequently, careers in restaurant management are also suitable for home economists. This is especially true for school, hospital and public cafeteria administration. Human Rights, Law and Advocacy Graduates of family and consumer science programs are often passionate about the rights of children, the disabled and elderly. This passion and educational training are ideal for positions in non-profit administration. This includes jobs in consumer advocacy, activism, fund raising, volunteer coordination and program management.


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