Family Consumer Science

  • FASHION MERCHANDISING AND                         (8115-9115)         Grades 10-12       5 Credits

    INTERIOR DECORATING

    This course covers two areas in one year – interior decorating and fashion merchandising.  Interior decorating will familiarize students in the areas of home decoration, furniture construction, housing costs, furniture arrangement, kitchen planning, window treatments, floor plans, and architectural styles.  Fashion merchandising will familiarize students with the business end of the fashion industry.  Topics will include fashion buying, selling, visual display, product development, advertising, textiles, running a retail operation, inventory management and publications.


    CLOTHING DESIGN I   (8120-9120)         Grades 9-12        5 Credits

    This course is a basic introduction to clothing construction and design.  It focuses on basic sewing construction skills, pattern and fabric selection, sewing equipment, fashion trends, design principles, fashion terminology, safety, choosing clothing for your body type, and fashion careers.  This course is a beginning course for a student who is interested in constructing clothing and designing clothing.  Student may supplement projects with their own materials.


    CLOTHING DESIGN II                                 (9121)    Grades 10-12      5 Credits

    Prerequisite:

    • Clothing Design I

    This is an advanced clothing construction and design course that builds upon competencies learned in Clothing Design I.  While enrolled in this course, students will learn advanced sewing skills while applying their creativity to clothing construction for themselves and/or others.  This course will also introduce students to various facets of the fashion industry, history of costume, famous designers, and advanced fashion design for portfolio usage.  The course will culminate in the presentation of student work in a photo shoot.  Students may supplement projects with their own materials.


    CLOTHING DESIGN III                (9122)                 Grades 11-12              5 Credits

    Prerequisite:

    • Clothing Design II

    This advanced course builds upon skills developed in its prerequisites by providing practical application of design skills. Students will learn to create their designs through draping and pattern making methods.  Period costume will be studied, designed and created for school plays.  Highly recommended for any student wanting to pursue a future in clothing and fashion design.


    CULINARY ARTS I        (8130-9130)          Grades 9-12         5 Credits

    This course is an introduction to the culinary arts curriculum.  It involves the orientation into culinary arts by using various hands-on preparation techniques and cooking methods; the selection and correct use of tools and equipment; an introduction into nutrition; and the development of good sanitation and safety practices.  There is an emphasis on the use of evaluation and decision making to create a knowledge base for success in the higher level culinary art classes.


    CULINARY ARTS II                       (9131)    Grades 10-12       5 Credits

    Prerequisite:

    • Culinary Arts I

    This course is designed for students who have a special interest in foods and the culinary arts.  Focus is on meal planning, baking, American regional cuisine and International cuisine.  Students continue hands-on preparation techniques and cooking methods; the selection and correct use of tools and equipment; and sanitation and safety practices.  There is an emphasis on the use of evaluation and decision making to create a knowledge base for success in the higher level culinary art classes.


    CULINARY ARTS III     (9132)                    Grades 11-12                      5 Credits

                  Prerequisite:

    • Minimum Grade Requirement from Culinary Arts I and II: B-
      Course Prerequisites: Culinary Arts I and II

    This course is designed for students who already have a solid background from Culinary Arts I and Culinary Arts II and have a passion for cooking.  Students operate the Knight & Day Catering business within the school.  They have an opportunity to learn organizational skills, entrepreneurial skills, increase math skills, marketing skills, and improve social skills. The students prepare and sell food to staff, teachers, parents, and students each month.  Money raised from the catering orders will be used as Senior Scholarship for those students who will pursue culinary school, hospitality & event planning, or for those who have excelled in this course.


    CHILD DEVELOPMENT I         (9140)    Grades 10-12       5 Credits

    This course is essential to anyone pursuing a career in education or is interested in a career working with children. Students will be given the opportunity to teach preschool children, in our student run preschool, & write lesson plans that align with the NJCCCS. This course introduces students to the child education and care profession. It is designed to increase understanding of the basic concepts of child development and the developmental characteristics of children from ages 3-5 through years. This course is the foundation for planning appropriate activities for children and establishing appropriate expectations of young children. This class also offers an opportunity to study the developmental domains (social, emotional, cognitive/language and physical) and the impact child theorists have had on education. Course includes observations of the young child in early childhood settings.


    CHILD DEVELOPMENT II                         (9142)    Grades 11-12       5 Credits

    Prerequisite:

    • Child Development I

    This course is a continuation of CD I and includes further in-depth study of child growth and development from conception through early childhood. Students continue to operate the student run preschool & explore careers for working with children. As part of the course, students will participate in the Reality Baby experience, where they will discover what it is like to be the parent of a newborn. Emphasis is on principles underlying physical, mental, emotional and social development, and methods of child study and practical implications. Upon completion, students will be able to use knowledge of how young children differ in development and approaches to learning to provide opportunities that supports physical, social, emotional, language, and cognitive development.


    CHILD DEVELOPMENT III HONORS                    (9143)    Grade 12              5 Credits     (Honors)

    Prerequisite:

    • Child Development  I  and II

    This course is to enhance student understanding of concepts intrinsic to development of critical thinking skills & provide workplace readiness skills. Students continue to operate the student run preschool & assume more responsibilities in the day-to-day operation of the preschool. The course is divided into three sections: Enhancing Learning, Experiencing the Classroom, & Experiencing Education. Students leave the course with a National NOCTE certification & a portfolio that can be used on the college level or to obtain a position working with children. Emphasis is placed on college level work. This course is offered for college credit through Farleigh Dickinson University.