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Family & Consumer Science

Family and Consumer Sciences


Family and Consumer Science combines aspects of social and natural science. It deals with the relationship between individuals, families, and communities, and the environment in which they live. Family and Consumer Science includes the areas of consumer science, foods and nutrition, prenatal and child development, family economics and resource management interior design and textiles and design. The courses enable students to relate to others through group experience and to develop more self-understanding. Family and Consumer Science encourages students to express creativity in everyday living and helps students prepare for change in an ever changing world. Students will acquire skills and abilities that can lead to careers or avocations. The courses offered are an excellent preparation for everyday living and an introduction to many employment opportunities with or without further education.

 

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Nutrition: Survival in the Kitchen

800

1 / 2

9 10 11 12

1 – 3

½ 

Nutrition: Survival in the Kitchen: This one-semester course is designed as an introduction to basic cooking techniques and nutrition. Students of all aptitudes will find the topics included in this course helpful for working safely in the kitchen, planning and preparing meals and making informed decisions when purchasing foods. Emphasis is placed on working skillfully and efficiently in the kitchen, understanding the science behind our food supply and preparation, preparing taste-tempting nutritious foods and serving them creatively. “Hands-on” activities are varied to make this course extremely practical as well as academic. 


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Foods and Nutrition

801

1 / 2

10 11 12

1 – 3

½ 

Foods and Nutrition: This course will offer students the opportunity to improve food preparation skills, practice critical decision making, explore nutrition choices, apply basic science principles to food preparation, and discover opportunities in the food service industry. Foods and Nutrition develops students’ cooking skills by introducing them to more advanced topics such as meats, poultry, seafood, and cooking complete meals. There is an emphasis on nutritional information.  Field trips to local restaurants, supermarkets, and guest speakers add to the information discussed in this course.

 

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Introduction to Fashion

810

1 / 2

9 10 11 12

1 – 3

½ 

Introduction to Fashion: This course will prepare students to apply many aspects of fashion. This is a great course if you're interested in fashion and/or would like a career in fashion. It will include background of fashion, clothing construction and sewing, textiles, the promotion of apparel, the ready-to-wear market, fashion forecasting, color theory, careers and the history of fashion. Various projects include: preparing fashion trend reports, assess clothing quality, create a concept board, assessing the cost of clothing, and making a sewing fashion accessory.

 
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Introduction to Interior Design

811

1 / 2

9 10 11 12

1 – 3

½ 

Introduction to Interior Design: Design: In this course students will gain knowledge several areas of interior design. The course will cover elements and principles of design, space planning and traffic patterns, housing, the use of textiles and sewing, lighting, color and the effects of one’s environment, and careers in interior design. A focus will be on sustainable products and their uses. Various projects include: tie dye shirts, housing projects, dorm room designs, and making a sewing housing accessory.

 
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Clothing Construction and Tailoring

812

1 / 2

9 10 11 12

1 – 3

½

Clothing Construction and Tailoring

813

3

9 10 11 12

1 – 3

1 

Clothing Construction and Tailoring: This course is designed to make sewing exciting. There is no prerequisite for this class. The class is completely individualized to meet the skill level of the students. Students may elect to take the class for one semester (1/2 credit) or for a full year (1 credit), or both at the same time. These courses can be taken several times because  student make a different project each time. The beginning student will find patterns and modern fabrics to assure his/her success. The advanced student may move on to more detailed garments or move directly to tailoring techniques. Emphasis will also be placed on purchasing clothing wisely, clothing care, and choosing appropriate fabrics and designs for different sewing projects. This class also helps the student to put together a sewing portfolio.

 

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High School and Beyond

820

1 / 2

9 10 11 12

1 – 3

½

High School and Beyond: This one-semester course focuses on students becoming more independent, responsible, and prepared young adults, ready to make rational decisions about important areas of their lives. The course emphasizes topics related to peer pressure, self-esteem, gossip and rumors, teen pregnancy, dating relationships, and long-term relationships. Setting goals, personal finances, budgeting and independent living skills are covered extensively. Learning how to deal with the consequences of decisions is also discussed. Students will use computer technology while exploring future career choices. The “Baby Think It Over” program is an optional assignment for students who want to simulate caring for an infant using an electronic doll. This course is for both young men and women.