Family and Consumer Science

Summary

Family and Consumer Science Courses

Clothing and Textile Core

Grades 9–12

Prerequisite:The successful completion of Home and Career Skills at the middle school level or prior permission from the teacher.

½ credit, ½

Art credit Students will explore clothing history, culture, design principles, equipment, construction and current issues of concern to the industry and society in general. This course will help students explore career opportunities in this field and help them develop skills needed for employment. Students will be taught using a hands-on, experiential approach in a laboratory setting.

Housing and Environment Core

Grades 9–12

Prerequisite:The successful completion of the Clothing & Textiles Core or prior permission from the teacher.

½ credit, ½ Art credit

This course is designed to make students aware of the influence of history, culture, and environment, in their housing decisions. This course will help students explore career opportunities in this field and help them develop skills needed for employment. Students will be taught using a hands-on, experiential approach in a laboratory setting. Housing and Environment Core combined with Clothing and Textiles Core is an approved substitution for the Fine Arts graduation requirement for any student.

Food and Nutrition Core

Grades 9–12

Prerequisite: The successful completion of Home and Career Skills at the middle school level or prior permission from the teacher.

½ credit

Students will develop skills needed to select, prepare, and serve food which meets nutritional needs of individuals and families. This course will help students explore career opportunities in this field and help them develop skills needed for employment. Students will be taught using a hands-on, experiential approach in a laboratory setting.

Global and Gourmet Foods

Grades 9–12

Prerequisite: The successful completion Food & Nutrition core course or prior permission from the teacher

½ credit

Students will learn how to prepare and present a variety of gourmet foods as well as learn how to use specialized equipment. This course will help students explore career opportunities in this field and help them develop skills needed for employment. Students will be taught using a hands-on, experiential approach in a laboratory setting.