Family & Consumer Science
These FCS courses may fulfill the one credit of Visual, Performing, Applied Arts (VPAA) graduation requirement. (Two .5 or one 1.00 CTE courses are required for the successful completion to meet this requirement.)
3060 FABRICS I Gr 9-12 0.5 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: None.
This course explores the use of fabrics in design, sewing, and fashion. Learning and implementing the fundamentals of sewing is the focus of this course. Students will complete projects using specific techniques and having some flexibility on what they construct. Materials required for the class will be provided by the instructor. Students may provide their own materials or purchase completed projects that utilize teacher supplied materials.
3061 FABRICS II Gr 9-12 0.5 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: Fabrics I or demonstration of skill and teacher approval.
This course will build on the basic skills acquired in Fibers and Fabrics I. Students will construct projects that apply their previous knowledge as well as learning new challenging techniques in order to increase their skill level. Materials required for the class will be provided by the instructor. Students may provide their own materials or purchase completed projects that utilize teacher supplied materials.
3115 NUTRITION EDUCATION I Gr 9-12 0.5 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: None. Master the basics of nutrition in this course. What specific nutrients are needed? Where do you get them? How does the body break down foods into energy and the chemical components needed for optimal health? Students make a thorough investigation of the nutrients and how they interact with the body, explore nutrition guidelines, and learn how to improve their eating habits. Students will also learn some basic cooking skills as they participate in enrichment labs.
3120 NUTRITION EDUCATION II Gr 9-12 0.5 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: Nutrition Education I.
The science of Nutrition is exploding as scientists uncover the healing powers of many foods. New diet trends and studies emerge on a daily basis. Some discoveries are useful but others are misleading and only a means to make marketers rich. This course will explore these new discoveries and help students to distinguish fact from fallacy. Along with exploring new trends, course topics include research methodology, functional foods, toxic foods, food additives, organic foods, sustainability, weight management, and diet and body analysis. The enrichment labs in Nutrition II have an emphasis on “natural, functional foods.”
3210 CONSUMER EDUCATION Gr 11-12 0.5 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: None.
If you feel your money is managing you instead of you managing your money, choosing this class will help you regain control of your personal finances. You will explore financial management and planning, credit decisions, insurance, taxation, investing, understanding the stock market, consumerism and, of course, how to make wise earning and spending choices. Using real-life situations you will gain the skills, which will enable you to realize your financial goals. This course has been approved to meet the MMC senior year math-related credit requirement.
3250 INDEPENDENT LIVING Gr 12 0.5 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: None.
If you want to be ready for independence, this class is for you. It emphasizes the need to be self-motivated while studying personal management. Skills to be learned include the wise use of credit, how to correctly use a checking account, assessing insurance needs, how to make housing decisions, meal planning and food preparation and many more. Personal goals will be the basis for applying these skills in making decisions during class as well as throughout life. As a capstone experience, students will utilize “On Your Own: Coast to Coast,” a computer software simulation that will allow them to apply the skills learned in class to navigate the ups and downs of living independently as they face obstacles, choices, and challenges that mimic “real world” situations. This course has been approved to meet the MMC senior year math-related credit requirement.
3235 HUMAN RELATIONS Gr 11-12 0.5 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: None.
This activity-based course will explore the topics of character, values, self-esteem, diversity, tolerance, communication, anger management, team building, dating, love, marriage, divorce, aging, and death. This course is designed to assess personal strengths and weaknesses, and to promote personal growth through introspection and shared experiences. As a result, students will learn how they can build successful and effective relationships with co-workers, significant others, and family members.
3297 PARENTING Gr 10-12 0.5 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: None.
The responsibilities and rewards of becoming a parent as well as the need to strengthen the family will be explored in this course while also discovering the developmental needs of the young child. Students will study changes that occur in parenthood through interaction and practical experiences such as “Real Care-II,” which simulates parenting of an infant. Students will explore the physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth and development through age five. This course is designed to promote strong families, parenting skills, early childhood development, and positive relationships.
3280 HEALTH Gr 9-12 0.5 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: None.
This course is required for graduation. It covers health and wellness, emotional and mental health, relationships, the human life cycle including the reproductive system, health problems and diseases including sexually transmitted diseases, substance use abuse and nutrition.
3170 HOUSING AND INTERIOR DESIGN I Gr 9-12 0.5 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: None.
This course provides a broad overview of how to plan, layout, design and furnish the interior of a residential and commercial space. Students will study on projects involving architectural design, floor plans, color schemes, principles of design, housing needs, universal design and related careers in housing/interior design. Practical applications will include drawing, rendering, computerized floor plans and presentation boards.
3190 HOUSING AND INTERIOR DESIGN II Gr 9-12 0.5 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: Housing and Interior Design I.
This class extends the learning from Housing and Interior Design I. Advanced projects will be based on design principles and client specifications. Topics may include windows, lighting, flooring, furniture, color schemes, architecture, kitchen and bath design, landscaping and computerized floor plans.
Family & Consumer Science courses may fulfill the one credit of Visual, Performing, Applied Arts (VPAA) graduation requirement. (Two .5 or one 1.00 these courses are required for the successful completion to meet this requirement