Family & Consumer Science

Family and Consumer Sciences education empowers individuals and families across the lifespan to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society. The unique focus is on families, work, and their interrelationships. Commencement level Family and Consumer Sciences education is delivered through a variety of course offerings in the Human and Public Services career cluster that can be arranged in a variety of pathways including Human Services and Family Studies, Foods and Nutrition, and Textiles and Design. Each course carries one-half (1/2) unit of credit.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE CLUSTERS

For students considering careers in education, psychology, human services, health or family studies, the following courses are suggested:

EDUCATION CLUSTER

  • 0560 Child Development I Infant Psychology (preconception to one year)
  • 0561 Child Development II Child Psychology (One year to age five)
  • 0565 Adolescent Psychology (Ages 12-21)

FOOD SCIENCE CLUSTER

Culinary classes are student-driven. Small kitchen groups allow students the opportunity to experience different jobs, encourages support relationships, and enhances organizational skills, as well as communication skills. For students interested in a career in culinary arts, the food industry, hospitality, dietetics, nutrition, and health, the following courses are suggested. Each course carries one-half (1/2) unit of credit.

  • 0541 Culinary Arts I
  • 0542 Culinary Arts II
  • 0543 International Cuisine
  • 0544 Food for Life

CLOTHING & TEXTILES AND HOUSING & ENVIRONMENT CLUSTERS

The following courses are suggested for students interested in exploring a career in the fashion industry designing fashions, textiles, costumes, accessories, as well as upcycling garments. Students also learn the marketing aspect of the industry and how fashion products are merchandised.

  • 0553 Clothing Production
  • 0554 Fashion Design & Merchandising*
  • 0556 Advanced Fashion Design

For students interested in careers in interior design, architecture, home staging, and/or theater set design the following course is suggested. Students learn how to apply the elements and principals of design while learning how to draw floor plans, and room elevations, Students study different design styles and furniture styles, building construction, furniture placement all while learning how to meet the needs and wants of varied clients. An authentic design challenge is incorporated into the program allowing students real-life application of design principals.

  • 0558 Interior Design Studio*

*Successful completion of Interior Design Studio in conjunction with Fashion Design & Merchandising will fulfill the Art/Music requirement.


0541 CULINARY ARTS I

20 Weeks, 1/2 Credit, Grades 9-12

An introductory class, students learn kitchen safety and facility sanitation, prevention of foodborne illness through proper handling of foods, safe food preparation, storing, and reheating. Topics include:

  • Baking terminology
  • Tools and equipment use
  • Formula conversions
  • Functions of ingredients
  • History and uses of spices

This course gives students the chance to learn the principles and techniques of preparing quick breads, yeast breads, pies, cookies and cupcakes.

0542 CULINARY ARTS II

20 Weeks, 1/2 Credit, Grades 9-12

This course reviews kitchen safety and facility sanitation, prevention of foodborne illness through proper handling of foods, safe food preparation, storing, and reheating. This course is designed to teach basic fundamentals of cooking:

  • Meal planning
  • Recipe terminology
  • Mise en place
  • Equipment ID, care and uses

Explore the steps for planning, learn how to scale recipes and through hands-on lab experience students will engage in quality food preparation of appetizers, breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.

0543 International Cuisine

20 Weeks, 1/2 Credit, Grades 9-12

The International Cuisine course is designed to introduce students to the ways in which cultures and traditions influence food choices. Students will research, examine the issues and conditions which affect the availability and quality of food and identify and choose recipes that reflect the country studied.

0544 FOOD FOR LIFE

20 Weeks, 1/2 Credit, Grades 9-12

This course is an intermediate culinary class focusing on nutritional basics, healthier alternative cooking, farm to table, meal planning, preparation and knife skills. Whether you are an athlete or just want to learn how to cook from scratch using fresh, healthier ingredients, this class is a must

0553 CLOTHING PRODUCTION

20 Weeks, 1/2 Credit, Grades 9-12

Did you ever wonder how clothing is made? How do you make a buttonhole or put in a zipper? By taking this course, students will discover answers to these questions and more. Clothing Production is a laboratory course offering students and opportunity to expand their skills in clothing construction. Students will learn the techniques of sewing machine operation and garment construction needed to master the basic principles of clothing construction required for fashion design courses. A series of sample exercises will be demonstrated and students will complete sample exercises and other class assignments. Students will construct garments from commercial patterns. Students are expected to purchase supplies and fabric for some projects in this course. (Students that successfully complete this course and the Fashion Design & Merchandising Course may earn Cazenovia College credit. See your counselor or Ms. Grenga for details).

0554 FASHION DESIGN & Merchandising*+

20 Weeks, 1/2 Credit, Grades 9-12

Are you a creative, fashion-conscious person? Are you considering a career in the fashion design, merchandising field? The fashion industry is an important component of the economy, as well as an area that provides many opportunities for different fashion careers and entrepreneurship. This course will help students explore various career opportunities in this field and help them develop skills needed for employment. Students will end this course with a portfolio of creative design and sewing technology examples. Areas of study:

  • Principles and elements of design
  • Shoe designer
  • Fashion illustration
  • Accessory designer
  • Textiles and textile designer
  • Costume designer
  • Upcycling garments to new creations

*Successful completion of Fashion Design & Merchandising course, in conjunction with Interior Design Studio, will fulfill the Art/Music credit requirement.

+ Students with successful completion of Fashion Design & Merchandising  and Clothing & Production may earn Cazenovia College credit. See your counselor or Ms. Grenga for details

0556 FASHION DESIGN STUDIO ADVANCED

20 Weeks, 1/2 Credit, Grades 9-12

Do you want to expand your creativity and develop your own fashion garments? This advanced design class has experienced students applying elements and principles of design in creating their own designs from concept to finished product. Students are guided through their independent study.

0558 INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO*

20 Weeks,  1/2 Credit, Grades 9-12

Are you a person who enjoys working with color? Do you like to rearrange furniture and design your own space? If you are interested in careers in interior design, architecture, home staging, and/or theater set design, this is the course for you! Some topics studied:

  • Principles and elements of design
  • Understand and develop color schemes, scale floor plans, wall elevations
  • Design a client’s space
  • Create scale models
  • Study the career of set designer
  • Trading Spaces Project
  • “Gingerbread Historic Home” project
  • Create home décor accessories

*Successful completion of Interior Design Studio, in conjunction with Fashion Design & Merchandising, will fulfill the Art/Music requirement.

0560 CHILD DEVELOPMENT I – Infant Psychology*

20 Weeks, 1/2 Credit, Grades 9-12

This course explores the many factors related to the health and welfare of children from pre-conception to one year. Recommended for males and females who are interested in a career in the fields of psychology, social work, health care, medicine, education, childcare or wish to develop important parenting skills for the future. Students will:

  • Learn how infants grow and develop physically, social, emotionally and intellectually
  • Discuss and investigate issues in parenting, teen pregnancy, birth defects, heredity and traits, newborn care, infant brain development, etc.
  • Parenting styles, skills, and readiness
  • Infant/parenting simulator or parenting research project
  • Fun Fridays, which may include observation of guest infants, baby food lab, child development projects that will engage infants socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.
  • Infant Toy Creation Project and/or Infant Soft Book Creation

*Students with successful completion of Child Development I and Child Development II may earn Cazenovia College Credit. See your counselor or Ms. Grenga for details.

0561 CHILD DEVELOPMENT II – Early Child Psychology*

20 Weeks, 1/2 Credit, Grades 9-12

Students interested in a career in the fields of psychology, social work, health care, medicine, education, childcare or want to develop parenting skills for the future would benefit from this course. The program studies the child age 1 to 5. Daily, early reading literacy is embedded in the course as are ways to get children physically moving with song and dance. Students will:

  • Learn how children ages 1 to 5 grow and develop physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually.
  • Investigate and prepare healthy snacks for young children
  • Plan and prepare a Fun Friday “play day” lesson to include a story, physical activity, and craft project that would engage and develop the young child.
  • Write and illustrate a children’s book
  • Fun Fridays, which include projects that will engage young children and help them develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically. Projects include coloring eggs, creating puppets to engage children in social and moral development, healthy snack challenge, making ice cream in a bag, home-made play dough, and more. Students have the opportunity to observe and engage with guest toddlers.

*Students with successful completion of Child Development I and Child Development II may earn Cazenovia College Credit. See your counselor or Ms. Grenga for details.

0565 ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY

20 Weeks, 1/2 Credit, Grades 9-12

Students will learn how adolescent brain development impacts decision making, risk taking, emotions, and more. Students focus on understanding the needs and motivations of teenagers and discuss the challenges they face within their social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth. Improving communication and relationships is an important component, as well. Students considering a career in education, psychology, the medical field, counseling, and social work should take this class. A variety of hands-on and group activities are included in the course. Some learning topics/activities include:

  • Theorist Project/Theorist Party
  • Understand stress and create a stress management plan.
  • The History of the Teenager Creative Book Project
  • Adolescent brain development and how it impacts teen sleep patterns/deprivation
  • Teen Dating Violence
  • Social Mores and Norms/“How to Raise a Moral Teen”
  • Getting out of your “box”/self-esteem project and the psychology of self-concept
  • Fun Friday Discussion Days/Teen issues
  • Discussing the different schools of psychology