Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Courses

EHS Academic Course Offerings

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES (FACS) COURSES

The Family and Consumer Sciences Department (FACS) offers courses for all students. FACS provides courses that are specific to the following career pathways: Education and Training, Restaurant and Event Management, Early Childhood Development, Fashion Apparel and Interior Design, and Family Community and Consumer Services. All pathways allow students to gain skills and experience in an occupational area of interest, and all courses integrate 21st Century skills.

APPLIED PROJECTS IN FCS

(Gr 11,12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: After completing the courses available in a specific subject area, students may continue to develop skills and knowledge in a specific area of study within the FCS curriculum. A written proposal and contract must be completed to enroll in this course.  This course may be repeated for credit.

BAKING AND PASTRY (34057)

(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Culinary Essentials or Nutrition and Wellness

This class prepares students for a career in the baking industry. Labs incorporate time-management and decision-making skills and math applications. Consumer and nutritional information is incorporated in each unit. Units include convenience baking, yeast breads, pies, pastries, cakes, and fats and oils. Students who do not successfully complete course expectations must have teacher approval to re-enroll in this class.

CAREER CONNECTIONS (22275)

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit) – may be repeated for credit

Prerequisite: Any one FCS course

Application should be completed prior to enrolling, see course teacher for more information.

Career Connections provides human services/family and consumer sciences related work-based learning experiences (paid or unpaid) outside the traditional classroom. Learning goals are set by the student, teacher and employer/adult mentor to create field experiences and/or discussions related to human services/family and consumer sciences occupational technical skills. This course also connects to the Restaurant and Event Management pathway in the business department. Students are required and responsible for their own transportation to assigned locations. If student does not have transportation, he/she may not enroll in this course. This course may be repeated for credit.

HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT A (45004)

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, 1⁄2 credit)

This course explores the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of children from birth through adolescence. Students also learn about child development as it relates to parenting and as it applies to the workplace. This course is articulated through multiple postsecondary institutions. 

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS (22270)

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, 1⁄2 credit)  may be repeated for credit

Prerequisite: Any one FCS course

Application should be completed prior to enrolling, see course teacher for more information.

Community Connections provides community based learning experiences. Learning goals are set by the teacher, student and community partners to create experiences and/or discussions to enhance the development of the 21st century skills (i.e. leadership, empathy, communication, problem solving, cooperation, critical thinking, and resource management) needed to be successful in human services/family and consumer sciences related careers. This course also connects to the Restaurant and Event Management pathway in the business department. Students are required and responsible for their own transportation to assigned locations. If student does not have transportation, he/she may not enroll in this course.

CONSUMER & PERSONAL FINANCE (22210)

(Gr 11,12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course provides students with an understanding of the concepts and principles involved in economic financial literacy. The focus of the class is investigation of the following areas: problem-solving, critical-thinking, money management, budgeting, housing, savings and investment programs, insurance, taxes, credit, consumer rights and responsibilities, and current issues. This course fulfills the consumer education graduation requirement. This course is articulated through Butler Community College. Students within two years of enrolling as a college freshman may enroll in this class for dual credit with Emporia State University after having completed Algebra I & II or having completed Algebra I and be currently enrolled in Algebra II.

CULINARY ARTS I (34056)

(Gr 10-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credits)

Prerequisite: Culinary Essentials or Nutrition and Wellness

This course integrates the knowledge, skills and practices required for careers in the restaurant industry. Topics include the sources, symptoms and prevention measures for common food illnesses, meal management, correct use of food production equipment and production and facility management principles. Students will also begin to develop culinary skills for a variety of food products. The second trimester of this class emphasizes food safety and food preparation techniques. The second trimester also offers free dual credit through Flint Hills Technical College as well as the chance for students to complete their ServSafe Manager Industry Recognized Certification.

CULINARY ESSENTIALS (16052)

(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This is a lab class that focuses on preparing food. Students gain an understanding of safe and sanitary food preparation practices, proper measuring techniques, recipe terminology, standard food preparation procedures and equipment. Lab experiences consist of preparing food according to approved standards. Students who do not successfully complete course expectations must have teacher approval to re-enroll in this class. This course may be used as a prerequisite for Baking and Pastry, Culinary Arts IA and/or Culinary Arts IB.

FAIDStudio (30160)

(Gr 11-12) (1 trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Apparel Production I

Fashion, Apparel and Interior Design Studio provides students with the opportunity to expand knowledge and experience with 4-dimensional design forms as they relate to human needs. Topics will include the language, materials and processes used to apply the design elements and principles based upon designers, periods and styles. As students advance and become more adept, the instruction regarding the creative process becomes more refined and students are encouraged to develop their own design styles to meet the needs of a client. This application course is client driven in the interior, textile or apparel fields.

FOUNDATIONS TO EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (19052)

(Gr 10-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each Trimester)

Prerequisite: Human Growth & Development A

This course prepares students for the challenges of working in early childhood education. Areas of study include development and characteristics of children, guidance techniques, and curriculum planning and development. Family Studies is recommended prior to enrolling in this course.

EARLY CHILDHOOD APPLICATION (19098)

(Gr 11-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each Trimester)

Prerequisite: Foundations To Early Childhood Development

Application should be completed prior to enrolling, see course teacher.

This course applies the concepts of Foundations to Early Childhood Development. Students are assigned to a mentor teacher who works directly with children in an early childhood program. Students are responsible for their own transportation to assigned locations. If student does not have transportation,they may not enroll in this course. This course articulates with various postsecondary institutions, ask your FACS teacher.

ESSENTIALS OF FASHION, APPAREL AND INTERIOR DESIGN (30110)

(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Essentials of Interior and Textile Design introduces students to and expands upon the various aspects of industry, conveying the commercial application of principles and elements of design, production processes, and maintenance techniques to meet the design needs of humans. This course will also provide a discussion and exploration of career opportunities in interior, textiles and set/exhibit design.

APPAREL PRODUCTION I (19201)

(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: ESSENTIALS OF FASHION, APPAREL AND INTERIOR DESIGN (ESSENTIALS OF INTERIOR DESIGN)

Students learn basic information about fashion design and the apparel industry, including clothing construction and repair. Students study how the apparel industry influences business and trade, consumerism and the family. The course emphasizes the transferable skills of decision-making, goal-setting, creativity, problem-solving, and self-motivation. Individual instruction allows students to begin at their own levels and improve their skills in the construction of garments and other projects. Students who do not successfully complete course expectations must have teacher approval to re-enroll in this class.

APPAREL PRODUCTION II (19203)

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: APPAREL PRODUCTION I

This course continues the study of Fashion Apparel I. Students learn more about fashion design and the apparel industry, and further education and experience in clothing construction and repair. Students continue to study how the apparel industry influences business and trade, consumerism, and the family. Decision making, goal setting, creativity, problem solving, and practical reasoning skills are used in helping students plan, purchase, and construct a personal or family wardrobe. Students who do not successfully complete course expectations must have teacher approval to re-enroll in this class.

FASHION TRENDS (30111)

(Gr 9-12) (One trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Essentials of Fashion, Apparel and Interior Design

Trends in Fashion, Apparel and Interior Design examine special topics in interiors and apparel that meet the needs of humans now and projected in the future rather than providing a general study. Topics include sustainable design, shelter/apparel for diverse populations (such as aging, special needs, etc) and how trends are developed.

FOOD SCIENCE (22203)

(Gr 10-12) (Two Trimester, ½ credit each trimester)

Recommended Prerequisite: Culinary Essentials or Nutrition and Wellness

In this course students study the physical and chemical characteristics of food using scientific methods and equipment. This is not a food preparation course; the focus is on the biological and chemical basis for food preparation, processing, fermentation and preservation. Students develop laboratory, writing, and reasoning skills through measuring, recording, and graphing data; predicting and evaluating laboratory results; and writing laboratory reports. Successful completion of both trimesters can fulfill one science credit needed for graduation.

NUTRITION AND WELLNESS (08057)

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester ½ credit)

This course prepares juniors and seniors for a healthy lifestyle after graduation. Emphasis is placed on healthy independent living, stressing the relationship of nutrition and general well-being. Areas of study include healthful eating, food consumerism, daily diet decisions, food safety, basic food preparation and planning for well-balanced meals within a limited budget. Students who do not successfully complete course expectations must have teacher approval to re-enroll in this class. This course may be used as a prerequisite for Baking and Pastry, Culinary Arts I-A.

LEADERSHIP SERVICE IN ACTION (22255)

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, 1⁄2 credit)

Leadership Service in Action provides students with the opportunity to analyze real world issues of concern. The course promotes empowerment of students to assume advocacy roles in family, community/human services business and industry environments. Students will refine an action plan and apply leadership, teamwork and decision making skills through civic engagement and service learning within Family and Consumer Services.

FAMILY STUDIES (22208)

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course helps teens develop the skills and knowledge to become better parents in the future. Students learn why parenting is a serious responsibility and how good management and interpersonal skills are relevant to parenting. The class incorporates infant simulators and the empathy belly as learning tools. This course is articulated through a variety of post secondary institutions, ask your FACS teacher.

CAREER AND LIFE PLANNING (22207)

(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course helps students understand and cope with personal, family and social challenges. It also addresses the needs and interests of individuals and family members as a way of strengthening the family unit. The course emphasizes goal-setting, decision-making, time management, balancing work and family, energy and stress management, and identification of alternative choices and coping strategies. This course also covers various issues that impact teenagers, including self-concept, family and peer relationships, substance abuse, personal loss, dating and teenage pregnancy, and violence.

TEACHING AS A CAREER (19151)

(Gr 10-12)(Two Trimesters, ½ credit each Trimester)

This course prepares students interested in the education career field. Content includes learning styles, teaching strategies, philosophy of education and 21st century work skills. Students observe a variety of classroom settings, teaching styles and management strategies as part of the course. This course is articulated with Emporia State University after completion of the Education and Training pathway and meeting standard of 3rd party national assessment.

TEACHING INTERNSHIP (19152)

(Gr 11-12)(Two Trimesters, ½ credit each Trimester)

Prerequisite: Teaching as a Career

This course applies the concepts students learned in Teaching as a Career. Students are assigned to work with a mentor teacher during the trimester. Students work directly with other students individually, in small groups and as large groups. Students maintain logs of their experiences with analysis of strategies used. Students are responsible for their own transportation to assigned locations. This course is articulated with Emporia State University after completion of Education and Training pathway.

 

 

FCS RESOURCE/LIFESKILLS COURSES

 

LIFESKILLS FOODS AND HEALTH

(One Trimester, ½ credit)

In this course, students learn to use recipes along with cooking and serving techniques. They plan meals, shop for groceries, compare prices and learn proper food storage. The class also covers various health issues, including first aid, nutrition, health records, emergency situations, and drug and alcohol use and abuse.

LIFESKILLS HOME SAFETY/MANAGEMENT

(One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course teaches students to recognize safety hazards in the home and how to apply corrective measures. The course also teaches practical aspects of home management such as maintenance, repair, finances, renovations and aesthetic considerations.

LIFETIME SURVIVAL SKILLS

(Two Trimesters, ½ credit each Trimester)

Students learn skills to survive independently. The course covers finding a place to live with reasonable costs, sorting laundry, washing and drying laundry, using a budget effectively, cleaning house, keeping a time card, cashing a pay check, paying bills, what to do in emergencies, how to use the phone book and other everyday skills.