Family & Consumer Science Course Descriptions

08000 Foods 1

  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: None

Description: Foods 1 is the first of a three-course sequence in nutrition, food preparation, consumerism, and food presentation. Students are introduced to the concepts of safety and sanitation; kitchen tool selection, care, storage and proper usage; measurements, nutrition, baking basics, and simple food preparation.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Kitchen safety and sanitation
  • Nutrition
  • Reading recipes
  • Using standard cooking measurements
  • Baking

State Course: 16054A001, Nutrition & Culinary Arts I

08040 Introduction to Child Care

  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: None

Description: This course introduces the study of child development from pregnancy to age of 3. They will discover the importance of the early years in infants and toddlers physical, cognitive, social and emotional development.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Prenatal development, pregnancy, labor and delivery
  • Physical Development ages 0-3
  • Cognitive Development ages 0-3
  • Social and Emotional Development ages 0-3

State Course: 19052A001, Child Development and Parenting

08030 Foods 2

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: Foods 1

Description: Foods 2 is a one semester course that has been developed to extend students culinary knowledge and abilities. This course will allow students to complete advanced recipes and plan meals with time, nutrition and budgets in mind.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Eggs and dairy
  • Red meat and poultry cooking
  • Cupcake decorating
  • Cooking with fruits and vegetables
  • Soups and salad preparation

State Course: 16054A002, Nutrition & Culinary Arts II

08100 Child Growth and Development

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Childcare

Description: Students will study the physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of children ages 3-5. Students will partake in a hands-on preschool lab where they will plan, prepare, and execute lessons plans.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Positive guidance
  • Physical development of preschool age children
  • Intellectual development of preschool age children
  • Social and Emotional development of preschool age children

State Course: 19052A001, Child Development and Parenting

08200 Commercial Foods

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 1.0 (Double Block)
  • Prerequisite: Foods 2

Description: Commercial Foods is a one semester class, but a double period to accommodate the time frame needed to prepare meals and serve them to the teachers. Students learn about the restaurant industry, Meat/Poultry, Frying, and much more!

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Safety and Sanitation in the workplace. Students will earn their “Food Handlers Certificate” which is good for 3 years and can be helpful in securing a job in food service.
  • Meal and menu planning for large groups
  • Cost Control
  • Portion Control
  • Equipment and tools used in restaurants
  • Quantity Cooking

State Course: 16052A001, Culinary Occupations I

08060 Primary Teaching Internship

  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: Child Growth and Development

Description: During his/her class time students participate in an internship placement in a classroom at an assigned school. The student will aid children where needed and complete other tasks under the direct supervision of a teacher. Students are responsible for transporting themselves to the assigned school.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered.

  • Observation and guidance
  • School age child development
  • Developing relationships

State Course: 19054A001, Care and Learning Services Occupations

08150 Parenthood Education

  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: None

Description: This is a course will provide students with knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will help them meet the many challenges in roles and responsibilities of parenting.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Family Structures and Life Cycle
  • Planning a Family
  • Influences on Parenting
  • Pregnancy
  • Newborns and Infants

State Course: 22204A001, Parenting

08120 Adult Living

  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: None.

Description: The purpose of this course is to help prepare the student for life in the adult world, with emphasis on emotional, social, and practical aspects of living.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Personal Development
  • Communication
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Building Healthy Relationships

State Course: 22207A001, Family and Career Relationships