Introduction to FACS
This introductory course is designed to introduce students to the various areas within the Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS). It is designed to present foundational subject matter in the following areas of FACS and experiences in the following areas: foods/cooking/nutrition, fashion, interior design, consumer and leadership skills, child development, as well as various career opportunities & pathways associated with the different areas.
Art & Science of Food 1
Art and Science of Foods (Foods & Nutrition 1) is a course that offers authentic opportunities for students to investigate the principles of food preparation as they build a foundation to become self-sufficient in accessing healthy foods. Students will engage in the engineering design process as a framework to motivate interdisciplinary thinking, inspire future exploration and provide real life connections for the students to utilize in their learning.
Art & Science of Baking and Pastries
The Art and Science of Baking & Pastries offers students authentic opportunities to build upon the beginning baking skills learned in the Art & Science of Foods 1. Students will prepare delectable desserts such as tortes, macaroons and mousses while practicing for Cake Wars & The Next Top Baker challenges. Students will learn to plate eye-catching desserts and design their own custom cake.
Art & Science of Foods II
Art & Science of Foods II is a course that offers authentic opportunities for students to investigate the principles of food preparation as they continue to build a foundation to become self-sufficient in accessing healthy foods in the kitchen. Students will engage in the engineering design process as a framework to motivate interdisciplinary thinking, inspire future exploration and provide real life connections for the students to utilize in their learning.
Child Development I
Students taking Child Development I will learn about children, their development stages, and how they learn. Students will go off campus to a preschool or elementary school classroom every block day and spend the period with young children. During this time, students will be expected to interact with children, assist them in class work, and conduct a read aloud. College credit is available for this course through Missouri State University.
Child Development II
Child Development II is a continuation of Child Development I, with students studying characteristics of school-age children, third through sixth grade. Techniques to educate elementary-age students will be the main focus, with students going off campus on block days and Fridays to an elementary classroom. During this time, students will be expected to interact with children by helping them with classwork and teaching two minilessons. Dual credit is available through Missouri State to students who also earned dual credit in Child Development I.
Fashion Construction I
Fashion Construction is designed to teach sewing skills, machine functionality, body measurements and alterations, and reading and following the instructions given in a commercial pattern. Through proper use of the sewing machine, students will construct samples of sewing techniques, a tote bag, and one garment. Students must provide some of their own materials for this class. Students will cover the basics of textiles, fabric construction and selection for apparel, and introductory sewing skills that are applied in a variety of samples and apparel.
Fashion Construction II
Students taking Fashion Construction II will develop more advanced knowledge and application of sewing skills, use more advanced garment construction techniques and basic pattern making/draping, and expand their application of textile knowledge. Several garments and skills examples will be constructed during the semester. Students will build on basic skills, learn new techniques, and have an opportunity to work with interesting fabrics, linings, and special seam finishes. Students must provide their own materials for this class and are expected to have them early in the semester.
Introduction to Fashion and Interior Design
This course is designed for the student interested in a career in fashion, textiles or interior design. In this course, students will obtain a foundation in the knowledge needed for more advanced studies of fashion, textiles, or interior design. Students will cover the basics of the physical, psychological, social and cultural reasons for how we dress, the elements and principles of design, textiles, and selection for apparel and home use. One quarter will focus on Interior Design and the other quarter on Fashion Design.
Advanced Fashion & Interior Design
This course develops more advanced knowledge and application of design skills necessary in the fashion and housing/interior industries. It is designed for the student interested in fashion apparel design, accessory design, costume design, and/or interior design. Students will enhance their design skills through advanced sketching techniques, textile design, experimenting with color, fabric, and creating functional living spaces.