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Family and Consumer Science courses are designed to prepare the student for basic, lifelong, daily living tasks, to provide the student with background for certain college programs, or to develop the student’s personal interests.

Child Development

This course will focus on the developmental stages of children from birth through school age, including prenatal development and the birth process.  Different family types, parenting styles, and basic parenting skills necessary for each developmental stage will be covered.  The relationship between children, learning, and play will also be studied.

Independent Living

This course will satisfy the graduation requirement for earning 1⁄2 credit in Financial Literacy.

This course is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle and self-sufficient living as the student approaches adulthood.  Topics such as money management, time management, personal management, goal setting, job interviewing, and resumes are included.

Interior Design

This course is designed for students interested in the principles of interior and exterior design of today’s homes.  The course will be devoted to housing styles from pre-colonial to modern times.  The principles of good design, home furnishings, and interior decorating will be explored through a second quarter design project.

Fashion Design

This course introduces the world of fashion.  Students will learn about the elements and principles of design, fabrics and textiles, a brief history of fashion, and how to build a wardrobe.  We will explore the fashion industry, learning about designers, careers, clothing construction, and how to read trends. Students will show their creativity through hands-on projects as they learn the basics of color and design.

Chef's World

This course is for students interested in nutrition and its relationship to one’s health. Laboratory experience develops the basic cooking techniques. Food purchasing, food storage, kitchen equipment and kitchen safety are included.

Global Gourmet

Prerequisite: Chef’s World with a 2.0 or above

This course provides additional studies and experiences in nutrition and culinary projects.  Topics included are meal management, table settings, foreign and ethnic foods, and regional American cuisine.

Creative Baking

Prerequisite: Chef’s World with a 2.0 or above

This course will focus on baking, both sweet and savory.  Topics include breads, yeast breads, pies, tarts, tortes, cakes of all types and flavors, pastries, cookies from foreign lands, and regional specialties of the United States.

Department Faculty

Ms. Kiersten Fenske, Chair

M.A. Workforce Development and Education, The Ohio State University