Student Organizations

FCCLA: Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

Career Pathways

Careers in Family and Consumer Sciences

Standards and Objectives

Family Consumer Science Standards and Objectives


Course Descriptions:

Interior Design I                                          .5 credit         CTE                                         84532

Learn to explore your creativity in the exciting world of interior design. In this course, the elements and principles of design are identified as they pertain to interiors. Other topics included are floor plans, furniture arrangement, and careers.

Interior Design II                                         .5 credit         CTE                                         84542

Continue to apply the information from Interior Design I with projects that teach architecture, furniture styles and construction, textiles, floors, ceilings, walls, window treatments, and lighting. Further education and career opportunities in the interior design field will also be explored.

Clothing I                                                       .5 credit         CTE                                         84082

Learn basic sewing skills including instruction on pressing equipment, textiles, and pattern reading. Students will learn construction techniques and complete projects according to their skill level. Students supply their own fabric/notions.  

Clothing II                                                      .5 credit         CTE                                         84092

Review basic sewing and pressing equipment with additional instruction on textiles. Students continue to learn construction techniques while providing their own fabric and notions for projects.

Basic sewing knowledge and experience are required.

Designer Sewing                                        .5 credit         CTE                                         84132

Learn about the fields of design, apparel, textiles, and clothing construction. Individual projects using design principles will further develop the students’ skills. Experiences may include pattern design, surface design, principles of clothing construction, fitting and alteration, custom sewing, home decorating, and other entrepreneurial opportunities. Students provide their own fabric and notions.

Designer Sewing/Needle Arts                 .5 credit         CTE                                        84132

Create wearable articles and home décor using a variety of fabrics, fibers, and threads. Learn knitting, crocheting, embroidery (both hand and machine) and piecing quilts.

Foods and Nutrition I                                  .5 credit         CTE                                         84772

Learn and understand the principles of nutrition in maintaining a healthy life style. Instruction and food preparation labs include the topics of kitchen equipment, safety and sanitation, nutrition and the Food Guide Pyramid, breads, rice and pasta, fruits, vegetables, milk products, and proteins.

Food and Nutrition II                                   .5 credit         CTE                                         84782

Learn more advanced cooking techniques. Instruction includes a review of safety and nutrition guidelines as well as meal planning and service, food purchasing, and nutrition through the life cycle. Food preparation labs include salads, soups, casseroles, breads, meats, poultry, and pastries.

Foods I should be taken before this course.

Culinary Art                                                  1 credit          CTE                                   84783/84784

Learn to perform quantity food preparation as it relates to catering, bakery, restaurant, hospitality, and fast food business operations. You will also learn and practice safety and sanitation procedures, nutrition, menu planning, use and maintain commercial food service equipment, and business management. Students will be trained for career opportunities in the food service/culinary arts industry.

PROSTART I                                     1 credit          CTE                                   89843/89844

Learn about the world of professional cooking from the National Restaurant Association. Basic communication skills, safety and sanitation, food preparation, meal planning, and other topics are taught in this beginning course.

PROSTART II                                                1 credit          CTE                                         89853/89854

Continue to be trained in professional cooking or prepare for employment in restaurants. The basic skills taught in ProStart I will be reviewed and additional skills such as customer relations, accounting procedures, and more advanced food preparation skills will be taught.

Adult Roles and Financial Literacy         1 credit          Financial Lit/CTE                 84403/84404

Learn to understand individual and family relationships integrated with general financial literacy. Topics include: decision-making to set and implement goals, values, communication skills, families, sources of income, the relationship between income and career preparation, crisis management, marriage, money management, saving, investing, parenting, and retirement planning.

Students who complete the entire course fulfill the .5 Financial Literacy graduation requirement and .5 CTE

Child Development                                     .5 credit         CTE                                         84062

Learn to understand the aspects of human growth and development from prenatal through the preschool-age child. The importance of parenting using positive guidance techniques and child-related health and wellness issues are studied. Observations, electronic babies, and lab experiences may be part of this course.

Early Childhood I                                         .5 credit         CTE                                         84052

Prepare for child-related careers and/or more extensive parenting skills through personal interaction with children. Instruction is given in developing positive relationships with and learning experiences for children, childcare policies and management, guidance techniques, and health and safety concerns. On-site preschool and/or child care experiences may be a component of the course.

Previous completion of the Child Development course is a prerequisite.

Early Childhood II (Pre-school Lab)        .5 credit         CTE                                         84072

This class is a hands-on experience that prepares individuals for careers related to early childhood education. Experiences include: program planning and management, resource and facility management, supervising recreational and play activities, preparing and implementing a large variety of learning experiences for children, and the application of individual teaching skills. Teacher assigned pre-school and elementary school experiences are mandatory. Students must be responsible for their own transportation to and from the elementary schools.

Early Childhood (Classroom and Lab)   1 credit          CTE                                         84053/84054

Prepare for child related careers and/or more extensive parenting skills through personal interaction with children. Instruction is given in developing positive relationships with and learning experiences for children, childcare policies and management, guidance techniques, health and safety concerns. Teacher assigned pre-school and elementary school experiences are mandatory. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the elementary school.

Fashion Strategies                                     .5 credit         CTE                                         84692

Introduces students to the world of fashion including fashion fundamentals, elements of design, textiles, and fashion-related careers.