• Family and Consumer Sciences Courses
     

    BEST OF BAKING

    (18 Weeks every other day) 0.5 Credit

    Grades 9 through 12

    73004 Principles and preparation of quick and yeast breads, pastry, cakes and cookies and healthy

    alternatives. Students will learn through written assignments, videos, teacher

    d e m o n s t r a t i o n s and projects, as well as participation in foods labs. A performance project

    and/or a written final assessment will be required.

     

    FOODS AND NUTRITION

    (18 Weeks) 1.0 Credit

    Grades 10 through 12

    73011 This course provides an opportunity for the student to learn to plan, purchase, cook, and serve

    tasty meals with an emphasis on good nutrition, cooking techniques and saving money. Students will

    learn through written assignments, videos, teacher demonstrations and projects as well as participation

    in foods labs.

     

    FOOD FOR LIFE

    (18 Weeks) 1.0 Credit

    Grades 11 and 12

    Prerequisite: Foods and Nutrition

    73014 Students will plan and prepare nutritionally significant foods that meet the needs of people

    throughout the life span. An emphasis on special diets for health issues, small appliance use including

    microwave cooking and foods associated with the lunch meal will be part of this course.

     

    MULTICULTURAL FOODS I

    (18 Weeks) 1.0 Credit

    Grades 11 and 12

    Prerequisite: A grade of B or better in course 73011 or 73014 and teacher recommendation.

    73015 Students in this course will plan and organize menus, shop for their food and prepare and serve

    their meals. The topics covered in this course include the preparation and serving of foods from around

    the world.

     

    MULTICULTURAL FOODS II

    (18 Weeks) 1.0 Credit

    Grades 11 and 12

    Prerequisite: A grade of B or better in course 73015 and teacher recommendation.

    73016 Students will plan, prepare and shop for recipe ingredients and demonstrate recipe from

    another country and prepare for students. Students must have background knowledge of origin of

    country and describe the country’s demographics, economy and the different types of foods

    offered in that country. Students will also be required to fulfill additional work to all required

    assignments. And Level II students will be required to make an additional recipe for their final

    project and will assist other students when needed in the kitchen.

     

    CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN FCS

    (18 Weeks every other day) 0.5 Credit

    GRADES 9 through 12

    73008 This course involves a study of the areas of family and consumer science. Students are challenged

    to develop daily living skills in foods, textiles, child development, careers, and consumer behavior. Class

    topics are reinforced by numerous hands-on experiences in the family and consumer science labs.

     

    COMPUTERIZED S E W I N G , T E X T I L E AR T S AND FASHION I

    74010 – (18 Weeks every other day) 0.5 Credit

    74011 - (18 Weeks) 1.0 Credit

    Grades 9 through 12

    Get ready for the real world by learning to sew on a button, hem pants, iron and other important

    necessities of life. Students will create and construct projects encompassing the use of the textile

    computer. Students may need to supply a portion of their own supplies and materials. Cost will be kept

    to a minimum.

     

    COMPUTERIZED SEWING, TEXTILE ARTS AND FASHION II, III, and IV

    Grades 10 through 12

    Prerequisite: Course 74010/74011 with a grade of 87% or better and teacher recommendation

    74012 – FASHION II (18 Weeks every other day) 0.5 Credit

    74013 – FASHION II (18 Weeks) 1.0 Credit

    74014 - FASHION III (18 Weeks every other day) 0.5 Credit

    74015 – FASHION III (18 Weeks) 1.0 Credit

    74016 – FASHION IV (18 Weeks every other day) 0.5 Credit

    74017 – FASHION IV (18 Weeks) 1.0 Credit

    Students, based on their level of expertise, will select projects. Students will need to supply their own

    patterns and fabrics. Careers in the apparel industry will be explored. Topics will include fashion

    coordination, apparel production and distribution, ready-to-wear analysis, historical costume and color,

    line and design theory. Textile computers will be used in lab.

     

    MANAGING INDEPENDENCE/TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE

    (18 Weeks every other day) 0.5 Credit

    Grades 10 through 12

    73062 You’ll soon be on your own! This course will give you the information you need to “take charge of

    your life.” You’ll become more aware of consumer issues such as budgeting, banking, using credit cards,

    insurance needs, selecting your first apartment, consumer rights and responsibilities and how

    advertising affects your spending habits.

     

    INTERIOR DESIGN AND HOUSING I

    (18 Weeks every other day) 0.5 Credit

    Grades 10 through 12

    73032 This course is for students interested in exploring the visual considerations aspects and of Interior

    Design as well as the financial and legal considerations of home ownership. Topics include furniture

    styles, architectural styles, window, and wall and floor treatment, elements of design, color schemes

    and furniture arrangement. Students considering a career in the field of interior design are encouraged

    to enroll in this course.

     

    INTERIOR DESIGN AND HOUSING II

    (18 Weeks every other day) 0.5 Credit

    Grades 11 and 12

    Prerequisite: A grade of B or better in course 73032 and teacher recommendation

    73033 Students will continue using design theory established in Level I, by applying this knowledge to

    room designs for people with special needs, a child’s room/nursery, color theme designs, and the

    creation of a bathroom. The Final Project is recreating a design for an existing room in the student’s

    home or a future residence. Students will use a specific theme, an assigned object and will attempt to

    stay within a specific budget.

     

    CHILD DEVELOPMENT I

    (18 Weeks) 1.0 Credit

    Grades 10 through 12

    73101 This course is designed for the motivated student who wishes to learn about the young child

    through classroom work, observation and interaction with children 2-8 years of age. Students will walk

    to a local day care center or elementary school on a routine basis for the observation/interaction portion

    of the course. This Child Development course is useful for anyone wishing to pursue a career in

    education, child care, social sciences and for individuals who want to parent. A recent medical exam

    and TB test are required to begin the course. Additional clearances may be required and the cost

    associated with these are responsibility of the student. A meeting will occur in June to inform

    students of any fees associated with this course.

     

    CHILD DEVELOPMENT II

    (18 Weeks) 1.0 Credit

    Grades 11 and 12

    Prerequisite: Course 87% or better in Course 73101 and teacher recommendation

    73102 Students who have a sincere interest in pursuing a career in teaching or related fields dealing

    with children should elect this course. The focus will be on creating positive environments and

    experiences for young children. Students will travel to a local elementary school and/or day care center

    on a regular basis to interact with the children. The same criteria apply as for the first level Child

    Development course, in addition to having the instructor’s recommendation.

     

    UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN

    (18 Weeks every other day) 0.5 Credit

    Grades 10 through 12

    73073 This course is designed for students interested in learning how children develop from conception

    to three years of age. The topics of pregnancy and childbirth will be covered as well as simulation

    experiences using “Baby Think It Over” and the “Empathy Belly”. Emphasis will also be placed on

    theorists such as Piaget and Erikson and others who have made a major contribution to the study of

    children and how they develop. Students planning careers in education, managing and working in day

    care centers, pediatrics, nursing and social work will benefit from this course as well as those students

    planning on being a parent.