Family and Consumer Science

Instructor, Mary Suhr

 


Courses  

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT I (HC6500)
GRADE 9, 10, 11, 12 (½ CREDIT)
Academy: Human Services
Pathway: Human Services
This class prepares individuals to understand children’s physical, mental, emotional, and social growth and development, as well as their care and guidance. The program draws on aspects of the social and biological science of which family and consumer sciences is a component. This class is highly recommended as a prerequisite course for students who wish to take the Early Childhood Education and Careers program.


CHILD DEVELOPMENT II (HC6501)
GRADE 9, 10, 11, 12 (½ CREDIT)
Academy: Human Services
Pathway: Human Services
Prerequisite: Passing grade in Child Development I
This course explores the development of children from preschool through the teen years. Observations are conducted to promote understanding. Development is analyzed through toys, books and theories of Erikson and Piaget. This course gives the background for working with children as a parent, day care provider, and early childhood teacher. Additionally, it will serve as a foundation course for those becoming interested in a career in Early Childhood Education and Careers.


FAMILY AND INDIVIDUAL HEALTH (HC6535)
GRADE 10, 11, 12 (½ CREDIT)
Academy: Human Services
Pathway: Human Services
This course prepares individuals to understand the related aspects of health in family living. Special emphasis is placed on nutrition, emotional health, and physical health. Students will continually self-evaluate their own health and problem solve to create a self-improvement plan. This semester course will meet the one-half health credit requirement.


FASHION AND INTERIOR DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS (HC6555)
GRADE 9, 10 (1 CREDIT)
Academy: Human Services
Pathway: Human Services
This course will cover the elements of design, color, common fibers and their properties. Students will learn basic construction techniques and skills to alter and repair textile products. Students will be introduced to the behavioral, social, economic, functional, and aesthetic aspects of building environments. They will apply design knowledge, skills and processes to meet design needs.


FASHION DESIGN ADVANCED (HC6557)
GRADE 10 (1/2 CREDIT)
Academy: Human Services
Pathway: Human Services
Prerequisite: Fashion and Interior Design Fundamentals
This course develops a more advanced knowledge and application of sewing skills. It is designed for the student interested in a career in fashion apparel, accessory design, costume design, costume design, interior design and more. This course utilizes more advanced garment construction techniques, basic pattern making/draping and an expansion of applied textiles knowledge. Several garments and skills examples will be constructed during the semester.


INTERIOR DESIGN ADVANCED (HC6556)

GRADE 10, 11 (½ CREDIT)
Academy: Human Services
Pathway: Human Services
Prerequisite: Fashion and Interior Design Fundamentals
This course develops a more advanced knowledge and application of interior design skills. Projects on the following may be explored: housing/furniture styles, design and architecture, hand drawn floor plans, computer-aided design (CAD), remodeling and career related occupations. Self-initiative, motivation, time management, planning, independent work, following directions and evaluating are crucial skills in this course which art, communication, mathematics, science and technology are applied.

 

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