Family & Consumer Sciences Courses
Family and Consumer Sciences courses prepare students for the work required in family life and careers based on family and consumer sciences skills. All courses are part of the elective offerings and are open to all students.
Courses that prepare students for careers fall into one of the following categories:
- Required courses that are part of a prescribed sequence for a career completer program
- Elective courses that are highly recommended as part of vaious career complete programs
Business of Fashion A H61
Explore the history and scope of the fashion industry, including buying and selling, fashion cycles and fashion coordination. Students will also have the opportunity to form a fashion company.
Business of Fashion B H62
The Business of Fashion B builds on the information and skills introduced in Business of Fashion A. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to start an online fashion business. Prerequisites: Business of Fashion A
Child Development 1 H20
Learn about children ages three to six and work with preschoolers in the lab. Study the stages of growth and development, the role of play in children’s learning, and positive guidance practices and techniques.
Child Development 2 H21
Study preschoolers in greater depth and learn the developmental milestones for school age children from ages five to six. Learn how to implement learning activities by planning lessons and teaching in the lab. Prerequisites: Child Development 1 (C or better)
Child Development 3 (Honors) H22
Learn about the growth and development of children from birth to age six. This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the early childhood professions. While continuing to teach in the preschool, the student will learn about the administrative responsibilities of operating a child care center. Prerequisites: Child Development 2 (C or better)
Childhood Internship H26
Seniors who desire an experience to fulfill the requirements of the Early Childhood completer program may apply for an internship to prepare for post-secondary education, gainful employment, or both in a setting outside the school. Students seeking an Early Childhood Career Internship must have excellent attendance and the child development teacher’s recommendation. Prerequisites: Honors Child Development 3 (C or better), Approved curricular goals and outcomes and the permission of the administration and the child development teacher
Creative Fashion Technology A/B H15
Creative Fashion Technology A/B is designed for students to develop their own personal creativity using digital and graphic resources. Students will learn the skills and techniques in fashion design technology while extending their creativity. Students will understand the role of technology in the fashion design industry along with the technological skills required to compete in the design room and in the marketplace. Students will learn and utilize the software application, Adobe Photoshop as it functions in the fashion design industry.
Culinary, Hospitality Management 1 (Honors) H77
Students are introduced to careers in the Food Service and Hospitality industry. Students will learn and apply basic skills and knowledge needed for success in a Food Service and Hospitality career while working with a mentor in the field. Lab fee charged. ProStart Certificate of Merit test fee. Prerequisites: Honors Art/Science of Nutrition A , or Nutrition Science (C or better)
Culinary, Hospitality Management 2 (Honors) H78
This course is a continuation of level 1 with more in-depth skills and knowledge of the Food Service and Hospitality profession. Students will be introduced to many of the behind the scenes activities necessary for a professional and successful Food Service and Hospitality establishment. Prepares students for ProStart certification. Lab fee charged. ProStart Certificate of Merit test fee. Prerequisites: Honors Culinary, Hospitality Management 1 (C or better)
Decisions for Responsible Parenting H25
Learn about one of the most important jobs you will ever have—being a parent. Learn about parenting from the prenatal stage through adolescence. Recommended: Grades 10–12 only.
Department Aide - FACS H87
Family and Consumer Science Aide courses offer students the opportunity to assist instructors in preparing and organizing course curricula. Students may provide tutorial or instructional assistance to other students.
Fashion Design 1 H30
This course introduces students to designing and making garments and accessories. Individualized projects will be used to further develop the students skills. Lab fee charged.
Fashion Design 2 H31
This course introduces students to the intermediate techniques associated with fashion design and the principles of clothing construction and accessories. Individualized projects will be used to further develop the students skills. Lab fee charged. Articulation with Stevenson University is available. Prerequisites: Fashion Design 1
Introduction to Teaching Profession H81
This career course is designed to introduce students to the Teaching Profession. Students will be introduced to teaching strategies, human growth and development and technology in the classroom. Students will have a variety of internship opportunities at different grade levels.
Nutrition A (Honors) H10
Students will study the science of nutrition as it relates to individual food choices that maximize healthy behaviors for a lifetime. Topics include food safety and sanitation, the digestion process, the macro nutrients and MyPlate. Students will understand the concepts they are learning in their classroom lessons while perfecting skills in the art of producing nutritious, appealing recipes. Practical lessons will involve lab work. Students who successfully complete Honors Nutrition A & B and pass the final exam with at least a C may earn articulated credit in the Dietetics Program while enrolled at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Lab fee charged.
Nutrition B (Honors) H11
Students continue to build on the skills and healthy food preparation techniques developed in Honors Nutrition A. Topics include the remaining micronutrient components of food along with obesity, eating disorders, wellness throughout the life cycle and prevention of chronic diseases. Issues facing society will include food safety, technology, use of supplements and botanicals. Emphasis is placed on dispelling common nutrition myths and on questioning nutrition information presented in the media. Students will understand the concepts they are learning in their classroom lessons while perfecting skills in the art of producing delicious, nutritious recipes. Students who successfully complete Honors Nutrition A & B and pass the final exam with at least a ‘C’ may earn articulated credit in the Dietetics Program while enrolled at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Lab Fee charged. Prerequisites: Honors Nutrition A
ProStart WBL H74
Seniors who have completed the required courses Honors Culinary Skills & Hospitality Management 1 and 2 must complete one of the following: • 270 hours work-based learning fro AACPS completer, or • 400 hour internship for ProStart Certification. Students seeking an internship experience must have excellent attendance and the recommendation of the ProStart teacher. Prerequisites: Culinary Skills & Hospitality Management 1 & 2 ProStart Completer
Your Finances H80
Students will study the importance of personal financial preparedness. Students will be able to make decisions on managing their money, banking, credit and taxes. Students will apply their knowledge and develop a plan for attaining goals while juggling multiple roles as a young adult. Recommended: Grades 10–12