Human Services/Family and Consumer Sciences

Exploration of FCS

9th - 12th Grade Students

This course provides students the opportunity to learn essential life skills. It allows them to develop skills in housing & interior design, clothing construction and style, consumerism, hospitality & tourism, family relationships, personal responsibility, and job-related tasks. Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of the course.

Advanced Toreador Take 'n Bake (Master Chef)

Prerequisite: Toreador Take 'n Bake 


Course Description: Advanced Toreador Take ‘n Bake is an Independent Study course, often conducted with instructors as mentors, enable students to explore topics of interest within the restaurant, food, and beverage services industry. Independent Study courses may serve as an opportunity for students to expand their expertise in a particular application, to explore a topic in greater detail, or to develop more advanced skills.

Toreador Take 'n Bake

Prerequisite: Food & Nutrition I and Exploration of Culinary Arts

Course Description: Toreador Take ‘n Bake provides students with knowledge and skills related to commercial and institutional food service establishments, with an emphasis on management. Course topics, therefore, include guest service and relationships, planning, resource management, and other topics related to managing and operating restaurants.

*Based upon student interest, this class may require an application/interview process.

Survey of Education

Grades: 11th/12th Grade

Prerequisite: Child Development I and II or Psychology

Course Description: This course has been designed to help students develop a foundational knowledge of the teaching profession. Students will examine the American education system from a sociological, historical, and philosophical perspective. The class provides a broad overview of the field of education including foundations, theory, roles of teachers, students, and curriculum/instructional practices.

Exploration of Culinary Arts

Prerequisite: Foods and Nutrition

Course Description: Culinary Arts is a one-credit course for any 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th-grade student that has already successfully completed Beginning Foods. This course continues the exploration of the culinary world! Students will develop advanced food preparation skills that could lead to a career in the food industry. Food technology, trends, marketing, nutrition/wellness issues, global eating habits are explored and the various careers available in the industry.

Child Development I & II

Grades: 10th - 12th Grade

Prerequisite: None

Course Description: Child Development I is a one-credit course for any 10th, 11th, or 12th-grade student. This course has been designed to help students understand the importance of the stages in human growth and development. Emphasis will be on the decision to parent, early childhood development, and developing an understanding of the steps and stages a child goes through to develop.

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