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0802 Introduction to Food and Textiles (½ Credit)

This course is a prerequisite for Cultural Foods and Gourmet Foods

This course consists of two introductory units and is taken before other food or textile/sewing courses.  The clothing and textiles unit introduces students to principles and elements of design, fabric construction, safety and tools.  Hand and machine sewing work is practiced.  Project work will involve use of computerized sewing and embroidery machines.  The food and nutrition unit is designed to give students hands-on practice in developing basic safety, sanitation and cooking skills.  Labs include work with grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy and protein.  Career opportunities in food and fashion are discussed.  Students will be assessed based upon unit work, participation, labs, projects and journal/notebook.  This course culminates in a final exam.

Grades Taught: 10 - 12

 

0803 Food and Nutrition Core (½ Credit)

This course is taken before advanced foods courses.  Students will observe and practice basic cooking skills utilized in both home and commercial situations.  Principles of nutrition are incorporated into each food lab.  Food labs include the use of grains (quick and yeast breads), fruits and vegetables, dairy and protein.  Course content will touch upon special dietary needs.  Career opportunities in the foodservice industry are discussed.  Students will be assessed based upon unit work, participation, labs, projects, and journal/notebook.  This course culminates in a final exam.

Grades Taught: 10 - 12

 

0805 Cultural Foods (½ Credit) Offered Spring Term Only

Prerequisite: Food and Nutrition Core or Introduction to Food and Textiles.

This course is designed for students who wish to learn about cultural and regional difference in food preparation.  Students will work in lab groups to prepare and evaluate foods from the seven regional areas of the United States.  These opportunities will allow students to gain experience tasting, and comparing foods and the ingredients used, in different regions and how the preferred cooking methods may differ.  Students will understand and appreciate our nation’s diverse cultures.  Career opportunities in the foodservice industry are discussed.  Students will be assessed based upon unit work, participation, labs, projects, and journal/notebook.  This course culminates in a final exam.

Grades Taught: 10 - 12

 

0806 Gourmet Foods (½ Credit)

Prerequisite: Food and Nutrition Core or Introduction to Food and Textiles.

The course is designed to explore advanced culinary preparation and techniques.  Gourmet Foods teaches you about high quality food and elaborate presentations.  Investigating flavor profiles and complimentary food pairings are components used to expand food prep skills and explore the more complicated procedures of fine cuisine.  Learning acquired in this course will enable the student to identify and evaluate current food trends and develop skills in food preparation and food service.  Food competitions and the creation of a cookbook are required.  Students will be assessed based upon unit work, participation, labs, projects, and journal/notebook.  This course culminates in a final exam.

Grades Taught: 10 - 12

 

0808 Parenting (½ Credit)

Many people in our society become parents. This course focuses on the many choices individuals must make in relation to parenting. Unit topics include: The Choice - Is it for Me? Prenatal Period - Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby, The Birth Process, and Infant Care, S.T.I.’s, contraceptive methods and reproduction.  Students experience the demands of parenthood for 72 hours by taking home our “Baby Think it Over” infant simulator. This assignment helps teens recognize the 24/7 reality and hard work involved in becoming a parent.  This course culminates with an in class final exam.

Grades Taught: 10 - 12

 

0809 Child Development and Psychology (½ Credit)

This course is designed to be a hands-on learning experience for students in the area of child care. A laboratory workshop provides interaction with preschool children as part of the curriculum. Students will learn about the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development of the preschooler. This course provides skills useful as a future parent, or it may serve as a foundation for those students interested in a career in day care, elementary education, pediatrics, nursing, social work, counseling, or child psychology. Students will plan and teach two preschool lessons, evaluate children's literature, and create academic activities for the preschooler.  Class culminates with a graduation ceremony and an in class final exam.

Grades Taught: 10 - 12

 

0810 Adolescent Psychology (½ Credit)

This course explores the changes and challenges during adolescence.  Discussions and classroom activities help students examine the formation of self-concept, self-esteem, body image, and the development of individual values and goals. Being adolescent means learning how to handle stress, communicate effectively, and recognize factors that form healthy relationships. Social issues will be explored on topics such as abusive relationships, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, depression and anxiety. Making responsible choices is an important part of becoming a responsible adult. Students will be assessed based upon unit work, participation, classwork, projects, and journal.  This course culminates in a final exam.

Grades Taught: 10 - 12

NCAA Approved

 

0812 Clothing and Textiles Core (½ Credit)

This course is designed to build upon the introductory course for clothing and textiles.  The fashion industry is an important factor in the global economy.  The Clothing and Textiles Core explores the evolution of clothing, fashion cycles, element and design principles, equipment, construction and career pathways.  Students will explore a variety of fabrics and their applications.  They will learn the design types, silhouettes in fashion, the preparation of fabrics, the inspection and workmanship of a garment, as well as how to measure and use a commercial pattern.  Students will demonstrate skills needed for altering, repairing, recycling, and redesigning apparel and textile products.  Students will learn hand and machine construction skills while making sewing samples for a portfolio/journal.  Students will be assessed based upon unit work, participation, labs, projects and journal/portfolio.  This course culminates in a final exam.

Grades Taught: 10 - 12

 

0814 Independent Living (½ Credit)

This course is for anyone planning to live away from home, in a college dorm, house or apartment.  Students learn about managing time, resources and finances.  Students will learn how to search for housing, an automobile, and insurance.  They will also learn about seeking career training, financial aid, and work.  Students will learn about doing laundry, mending and setting up a living space.  Students learn skills to cope with roommates.  Students learn essential skills such as consumer problems, credit and debit, banking, budgeting, paying bills, and taxes.  Survival cooking on a budget is practiced in lab situations.  Students will be assessed based upon unit work, participation, labs, projects, journal/notebook.  This course culminates in a final exam.

Grades Taught: 11 - 12

 

 

The following course is adapted to provide for student needs and accommodations as specified in an Individual Education Plan (IEP)

 

Prerequisites: IEP, Current Teacher Approval, Department Chairperson or Supervisor Approval

 

0850 Independent Living (1 Credit)

Are you ready to live on your own? This course is for anyone planning to live away from home, whether in a college dorm, house or apartment. Students analyze want-ads to find housing, furnishings, a car, and a job. After setting up individual “living situations” students learn to cope with roommate problems, consumer problems, balancing a checkbook, paying bills, and food shopping on a budget. Students will work in groups to demonstrate clothing or home care and repair tasks, and to create and serve great meals on a tight budget. Learning to recognize healthy life-styles and practicing good management skills will help students prepare for the responsibilities of independent living. This class culminates with an in-class final exam. Graded project work includes apartment plan, meal plan and preparation, recipe file, repair and recycling projects.  Students will be placed in this course as per academic program and credit accrual.

Grades Taught: 9 - 12

 

 

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