The Department offers professional courses in home economics and occupational education to prepare students for bachelors' degrees in Secondary Home Economics Education, Home Economics, Secondary Business Education, Corporate Training, and Vocational Teacher Education.
A masters degree in Occupational Training Management with options in Vocational Program Management and Industrial Training Management is offered. A masters degree emphasis in Home Economics is offered in cooperation with the Department of Education. Masters degree programs are described in the Graduate Catalog. The mission of the department is to prepare students for employment as well as a responsible and productive future through curricular offerings, instructional programs, and academic advisement which will meet individual and professional needs. This is accomplished through providing research based teaching, directed extended learning experiences, and in-service and outreach activities designed to meet the present and continuing needs of the individual, family, marketplace, and professions served. Groups served include traditional, nontraditional, and continuing education students matriculated in day and evening classes as well as in short programs and workshops. In addition, the department services families, business, the professions, and the public sector throughout the state.
The first section of the departmental information concentrates on degrees and courses in the Home Economics area. The second section details information related to Vocational Teacher Education, Corporate Training, and Business Education.