Family & Consumer Science

Nutrition
Grade Level 9 - 12
2.5 Credits - Semester

This laboratory course is designed to help students acquire food science knowledge and skills including kitchen safety awareness, understanding of food preparation tools and techniques, food handling guidelines, and assessment of nutritional choices. Students will gain an appreciation for the food spectrum and be able to apply basic principles of the culinary world and of informed consumer decision-making.

Advanced Foods
Grade Level 9-12
Prerequisite: Nutrition
2.5 Credits - Semester

This laboratory class allows students the opportunity to reinforce skills and knowledge gained in Food and Nutrition. Students will develop sophisticated culinary skills and advanced baking techniques. The emphasis will be on preparing whole meals from the seven culinary regions of the United States. Topics include cultural diversity in foods, food technology, healthy eating, careers in the food industry, and consumer economics. This course will offer opportunities for problem solving, creativity, and leadership.

Foreign Foods
Grade Level 9-12
Prerequisite: Nutrition
2.5 Credits - Semester

This laboratory class will allow students to build on skills gained from the Food and Nutrition class. Students will broaden their understanding of the evolution of cuisine from foreign lands. They will research the factors affecting the variety of food associated with various foreign countries. Emphasis will be on geography, availability, culture, customs, celebrations, and cooking methods. This research will allow them to use the basic food preparation techniques and nutrition facts to prepare and serve basic meals and desserts associated with people of diverse cultures.

Fashion and Image
Grade Level 9-12
2.5 Credits - Semester

Students will develop an understanding of the principles of fashion design and the roles that color, line, design, and texture play in influencing fashion decisions and creating optical illusions. Students will examine the relationships of society, media, culture, technology and material resources to the history of design. This course covers basic fashion illustration and descriptions. Understanding and application of textile profiles will be incorporated into projects. In the laboratory setting, this class will include an introduction to safety, equipment, terms and construction techniques necessary to create several simple projects or a portfolio. Students will explore the fashion district and will consider career opportunities in the fashion industry. Fashion from the early 20th century fashion houses to contemporary designers will be studied.