Advanced Foods & Nutrition

Basic Foods & Nutrition

Family Living

Housing/Interior Design

Life Skills

Child Development/Early Childhood I
Child Development/Early Childhood II
Child Development Lab
FCS Foundations
Index

 

SUBJECT: ADVANCED FOODS & NUTRITION
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester
GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11, 12
PREREQUISITE: BASIC FOODS OR INSTRUCTOR'S PERMISSION
Content Description:
This course includes planning, budgeting, and healthy and attractive meals, entertaining, and the study of the preparation of foods common in other countries. Other units include: microwave cookery, bread machines, entertaining, weight control, nutrition, grocery shopping skills, pies, yeast breads, eggs, fish, poultry, soups, and picnic food.
Objectives:
1.) To continue the skills necessary to be a lifelong learner of nutrition needs. 2.) To make wise consumer decisions. 3.) To acquire knowledge of foods and food habits in other cultures. 4.) To further enhance basic planning and preparation skills.

 

SUBJECT: BASIC FOODS& NUTRITION
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
GRADE LEVEL: 10,11,12
PREREQUISITE: NONE
Content Description:
Students will learn basic food preparation skills. Units include nutrition principles, food preparation skills, small appliances, microwave cooking, quick breads, kitchen safety, and preparing simple recipes with fruits, vegetables, grains, meat, and dairy products.

Objectives: 1.) To recognize the importance of nutrition education as a lifelong skill. 2.) To plan, prepare and serve foods in a safe, sanitary, and culturally accepted manner. 3.) To develop wise consumer decision-making skills.

 

SUBJECT: CHILD DEVELOPMENT/EARLY CHILDHOOD I 
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
GRADE LEVEL: 10,11,12
PREREQUISITE: NONE
Content Description:
This course will be helpful to those considering a career working with young children. It is imperative that students enrolled in this class sincerely desire to work with young children. Course topics include the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of young children; guidance skills; and planning developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children. The "Real Care Baby" program is part of the course requirements. Students must also enroll in the School-to-Career daycare lab experience for an additional one hour of credit. Students will provide their own transportation to their work center.
Objectives:
1.) To provide information which would help students make decisions about a future career in early childhood or other child care/education field. 2.) To promote an understanding of children's growth according to each of the developmental areas: physical, emotional, social, and intellectual. 3.) To provide information useful in caring for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. 4.) To encourage the use of effective parenting techniques.
**Students are also required to enroll in the Child Development Lab experience for an additional one hour of credit. (See description below.)


SUBJECT: CHILD DEVELOPMENT/EARLY CHILDHOOD I I
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
GRADE LEVEL: 10,11,12
PREREQUISITE: CHILD DEVELOPMENT/EARLY CHILDHOOD I WITH PASSING GRADE OF C OR ABOVE

Content Description:
Students will continue to learn about children in this class. Various early childhood curriculum areas will be explored including math, science, literature, food and nutrition, music and movement, and art. This class is highly recommended for anyone interested in a career working with children.

**Articulation Agreement with Iowa Lakes Community College: A SCC student may receive up to 3 hours of early childhood college credit at Iowa Lakes if: the student completes both Child Development/Early Childhood 1 and Child Development/Early Childhood 2 classes with a passing grade of 80% and above; completes a portfolio; and attends college at Iowa Lakes Community College within a year of high school graduation. See the SCC instructor for further details.

 

SUBJECT: CHILD DEVELOPMENT LAB
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester
GRADE LEVEL: 10,11,12
PREREQUISITE: CURRENT OR PAST ENROLLMENT IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT/EARLY CHILDHOOD 1 or 2

Students enrolling in the Child Development Lab are required to either be currently enrolled or have been enrolled in a child development/early childhood class. Students will attend 1-2 periods per day at a childcare center or an elementary classroom for 1 semester. This lab will give hands on experience working with various ages of children. Grading is based upon attendance, written assignments, keeping a journal, and teacher evaluation. Students will provide their own transportation if necessary.

 

SUBJECT: FAMILY LIVING 
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11,12
PREREQUISITE: NONE
Content Description:
This course prepares students to understand the concepts and principles related to various family living conditions, the establishment of relationships, and the preparation for marriage, parenthood, and family life. Units studied will deal with dating, marriage, marital problems and adjustments, parenting, and family structures.
Objectives:
1.) To help the student develop an understanding of the importance of personal values, goals, and how these influence an individual's decisions. 2.) To encourage and help students develop a realistic attitude toward love, sex, and marriage. 3.) To help students develop an awareness of factors contributing to a successful marriage and family life.

 

SUBJECT: FCS FOUNDATIONS
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester
GRADE LEVEL: 9,10, 11, 12
PREREQUISITE: NONE
Content Description:
This course introduces students to the many areas in family and consumer sciences. Units include food and nutrition, housing, relationships, child development, resource management, consumerism, and careers.
Objectives:
1.) To promote a positive self-concept. 2.) To improve relationship skills. 3.) To learn about healthy eating. 4.) To safely prepare and present food products. 5.) To develop good resource management skills. 6.) To develop skills in caring for children. 7.) To explore work jobs, and careers related to family and consumer sciences and human services.

 

SUBJECT: HOUSING/INTERIOR DESIGN 
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
GRADE LEVEL: 9,10,11,12
PREREQUISITES: NONE
Content Description:
Students will study the elements and principles of design, furniture styles, materials, equipment in the home, historical housing styles, and careers in the housing industry. Students will have the opportunity to explore design computer programs. (This class does not include clothing design.)
Objectives:
1.) To apply the elements and principles of design in creating home interiors. 2.) To develop wise consumer decision-making skills. 3.) To develop an understanding of the historical viewpoint of homes and home decorating.

 

SUBJECT: LIFE SKILLS 
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
GRADE LEVEL: 10,11,12
PREREQUISITE: NONE
Content Description:
Wise decision making skills will be incorporated into units about food, consumer education, housing, and money management. Some of the topics include insurance, credit, budgeting, job search, housing decisions, food preparation, grocery shopping, consumerism, and personal safety. Students will participate in "On Your Own", a software program simulating real life.
Objectives: 1.) To recognize the importance of decision-making. 2.) To develop financial management skills 3.) To understand factors that contribute to a safe, secure, and well-maintained home. 4.) To develop basic food preparation skills

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Updated 01/30/2013