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Department Overview

FCS is a field of study focused on the science and the art of living and working well in our complex world. ETHS is striving to create a rigorous FCS department that provides students with opportunities to explore career pathways and begin coursework in their chosen field.

Courses Offered

Health Science Cluster

  • Health Careers

Hospitality & Tourism Cluster

  • Principles of Hospitality*

  • Intro to Service*

  • Managing Service*

  • Family, Foods & Society

Human Services Cluster

  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education*

  • Health, Safety & Nutrition*

Architecture and Construction

  • Housing, Interiors & Furnishings*

Pathway Certificates

Advanced technical certificates are part of the degree-granting programs at Gateway.  Students can earn certifications by taking related dual credit courses.


Hospitality Essentials Certificate

  • Principles of Hospitality

  • Intro to Service

  • Managing Service

Child Care Group Essentials Certificate

  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education*

  • Health, Safety & Nutrition*

Industry Certifications
Certified Regional Pathway

ETHS has received a Regional Certification for the following pathway:

Health Science - Patient Care


HOSA - Future Health Professionals

HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or who have an interest in pursuing careers in health professions. HOSA is 100% health care!

Advisor:  Jinnesa Pluess

Open to all students

*Transcripted Credit courses with Gateway Technical College - Students earn high school credits and college credits at the same time by taking Gateway courses taught by qualified high school teachers, using the same textbooks and materials as Gateway.

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