Family & Consumer Science Courses
Courses by Course Numbers - click title to see course description and prerequisites 
 
Course # 2991 – Teen Chef (9)
What makes popcorn pop? Why does bread rise? Ever wonder what all of those ingredients are in your food and what they do? Students will examine why foods change when heated, frozen, or mixed together by preparing a variety of recipes within the major food groups.
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Course # 2520 – Sew Stylin’ (9)
Learn how to make fashion your own. Through the use of patterns, students will sew garments and create projects reflecting current fashion fads and trends. Have fun taking what’s in your closet, alter or embellish clothing items and accessories to make it new again.
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Course # 2993 – Cultures and You (9)

Students will take a journey to explore the many family structures and dynamics within society. This course examines various cultures around the world including their native foods, housing structures and clothing styles. Through a variety of classroom experiences, students will develop an increased awareness of cultural diversity.

Course # 2500 – Sewing Basics (10-12) sewing class

Do you want to sew your own fashion forward clothes? In Sewing Basics students will develop and refine sewing skills while creating easy-to-sew garments. Projects including lounge pants, tote bags and mittens will introduce students to beginning sewing skills such as pattern fitting, technical sewing terminology and construction techniques. Note: Students must earn a “C” or higher in this course in order to register for Advanced Sewing Techniques.

Course # 2505 – Fashion Marketing and Design (10-12)

This course focuses on the history and traditions of the global fashion industry - from haute couture design to budget priced mass market apparel. Students will develop an understanding of selling tools such as textile basics, fashion terminology, and apply the elements and principles of design to clothing, and color trends that increase sales and profitability at retail. Students will also explore the psychological and sociological factors that influence consumer behavior and guide contemporary marketing strategies at the retail level.
This course will fulfill .5 of the 1.0 Art credit requirement needed for graduation.

Course # 2506 – Quilting Connections (10-12)

This course will introduce students to the creative process of quilting. Students will learn techniques of fabric color and pattern coordination, quilt designing, rotary cutting, and quilt assembly on the sewing machine. Contemporary designs and sewing methods will be introduced. Students will make sample quilt blocks, a machine quilted sampler and a final project of their choice. The class will make a quilt to donate to a local family service organization. This class is open to all grades and sewing abilities. Note: Students must earn a “C” or higher in this course in order to register for Advanced Sewing Techniques.

Course # 2510 – Advanced Sewing Techniques (10-12)

Prerequisite: “C” or higher in Sewing Basics or Quilting Connections or instructor approval.
Advanced Sewing Techniques will continue the development of sewing skills through creation of garment or quilting projects. Students will utilize knowledge and skills they have previously developed to select or design projects. Advanced techniques will be mastered to construct and evaluate projects. Textile careers will be identified and analyzed.

Course # 2600 – Food Choices (10-12)

DID SOMEONE SAY FOOD? Learn how food plays a role in overall health and nutrition, particularly for teenagers. Students will learn to find their way around the kitchen, and develop basic food preparation skills to produce healthy, delicious meals and snacks. Students will analyze their eating habits using “Dine Healthy” software and provide a meal for classmates and guests. Note: Students must earn a “C” or higher in this course in order to register for Cultures and Cuisine.

Course # 2605 – Cultures & Cuisine (10-12)

Prerequisite: “C” or higher in Food Choices or Intro to Culinary Arts A & B or instructor approval.
Explore different cultures around the world, and learn their food customs first-hand by preparing them! Discover the different cultures of food, including historical, familial, ethnic, regional and more. Build on basic cooking skills and explore the role that food plays around the world. Students will prepare and taste a wide variety of foods. Must be open to trying new foods.

Course # 2614 - Introduction to Culinary Arts A (10-12)

Course # 2615 - Introduction to Culinary Arts B (10-12)

This course runs for two consecutive terms. Students must register for both Introduction to Culinary Arts A and B.
This is a course developed by the National Restaurant Association as an industry based course that prepares students for careers in the restaurant or hospitality and lodging fields. Students gain valuable industry skills through their academic and possible workplace experiences. The course combines culinary essentials and food service management skills. Students are given a head start toward exciting and rewarding hospitality careers.
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Course # 2616 - Advanced Culinary Arts A (11-12)beautiful pie
Course # 2617 - Advanced Culinary Arts B (11-12)

Prerequisite: “C” or higher in Intro to Culinary Arts A & B
This course runs for two consecutive terms. Students must register for both Advanced Culinary Arts A and B.
This course will aid in continued development of skills for the restaurant, hospitality and lodging industry. Students will have the opportunity to participate in work experience within the industry. Students will refine their culinary skills in this advanced course. Students will develop menus for managing marketing and sales procedures in relation to the food industry. At the conclusion of the course, students will be eligible for a National Certificate from the National Restaurant Association.

Course # 2700 - Interior Space & Design (10-12)

This course teaches students how to read and draw floor plans, create room arrangements, coordinate color and design of furniture, window, wall and floor treatments, and plan individualized living spaces while utilizing the principles of design. The final project brings all the learning together when students design their own apartment, calculate the cost of furnishings, and create a long-term plan for decorating. 
This course will fulfill .5 of the 1.0 Art credit requirement needed for graduation.

budgeting Course # 2705 - Independent Living (11-12)

This course will furnish students with the skills needed for personal and family resource management for now and the future. The course addresses a wide range of topics including: planning for major purchases; balancing checking, savings, and credit cards; financing education; purchasing a car; insurance; finding an apartment/living space; paying bills; budgeting; preparing personal income tax statements, and investment options. Guest speakers will provide additional information.

Course # 2800 - Psychology of Childhood (10-12)

Ranger U This course offers the unique experience of learning about children by working with them. Students operate a playschool program for 3, 4 and 5 year olds. The students have the responsibility of planning and teaching the children in the playschool. Prior to teaching preschool, students explore the areas of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development. In addition, students learn how to write and practice teaching lessons. This course is a prerequisite to Exploring Childhood A & B, in which college credit may be available. Check with a FACS instructor for details. Note: Students must earn a “B-” or higher in this course in order to register for Exploring Childhood A & B. Successful completion of this course, along with completion of Exploring Childhood A and B may enable students to earn 3 semester credits from Pine Technical and Community College. (CDEB 1210 Child Growth and Development)

Course # 2805 - Family Dynamics (10-12)

Examine the family, including how it functions and how it has changed over time. Determine what it means to be in a family, how and why families change, and what is needed to make a family work. Explore families in other cultures, and the role society and community play in family life. Learn how the family interacts within a community, and how the community affects the family.
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Course # 2811 - Exploring Childhood A (11-12)exploring childhood
Course # 2812 - Exploring Childhood B (11-12)

Prerequisite: “B-” or higher in Psychology of Childhood.
Ranger U This course runs for two consecutive terms. Students must register for both Exploring Childhood A and B.
This course is recommended for students considering careers involving children (counselor, social worker, teacher, nurse, child care and/or nursery school instructor, head start teacher). Students work at the elementary schools with teachers and children. Senior high helpers will assist children with schoolwork, art activities, plays and physical education, and may help teachers with special projects. Learning logs, observations, and projects give students the opportunity to see the growth and progress in children and themselves. Students receive ample opportunity to assess and evaluate children during their service at the elementary schools. Successful completion of this course, along with completion of Psychology of Childhood may enable students to earn 3 semester credits from Pine Technical and Community College. (CDEB 1210 Child Growth and Development)

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