Family and Consumer Sciences
Family & Consumer Science
This course is an introduction to home economics. It is designed to assist the learner in personal resoure management, build positive self-concept, make informed choices in the market place, and give realistic, hands-on experiences in a family setting. The course will have food and basic clothing demonstrations, along with several student labs.
Students are introduced to parenting decisions and skills and to career opportunities in working with children. The student will also become familiar with birth defects, immunizations, and routine care of the infant. This course also places emphasis on the family as the foundation for a strong society in order to help the student be a better family member through developing better communication skills, in studying solutions to coping with family and societal problems, and to resolving conflicts.
Nutrition and Food
Students will learn good eating habits, essential nutrients the body needs, how to use equipment, budgeting, and time management. The course will include both teacher demonstrations and student-led food labs.
The mission of this program is to prepare students for employment in the various culinary-related occupations by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge and hands-on skills required in the culinary arts.
Baking and Pastries
This course will cover the fundamentals of baking and pastry, including terminology, ingrediants, technology, equipment, recipe conversion, measurements, storage, and sanitation. Students will gain experience in using various mixing methods. Techniques in yeast and quick bread, pastry, pie, cookie, and dessert making and presentation will be covered.