Family Consumer Sciences

Family Consumer Sciences (FCS) Course Descriptions

 

COURSE TITLE

COURSE DESCRIPTION

TERM

GRADE

A-G REQ

CREDITS

Life Management

Hands-on projects, building leadership skills, exploring careers, learning to prepare healthy food, and field trips to colleges and businesses are just a few of the exciting opportunities this one year course has for freshmen. Enrolling in Life Management is a great way to explore opportunities in high school and beyond, while getting health credits too! Begin a career pathway in teaching, fashion, food service, hospitality interior design, or human services by starting this introductory CTE course.

Year

9

‘G’

UC/CSU

5 Health credits and 5 Elective credits if enrolled in class for the entire year

 

5 Elective credits if enrolled in class for 1 semester only

 

This is a CTE introductory exploratory course

 

 

Teen Topics

Have you considered the skills you’ll need to be successful in high school? Enroll in this dynamic one semester course to acquire the tools you need to apply “school skills” to the real world. Teen topics includes trending information about relationships with family, friends, and within the workplace, career and life planning, decision-making, leadership skills, personal finances, and learning how to be a smart consumer so you don’t get “ripped off.”

Year

9-12

 

Elective credits

 

This is a CTE introductory exploratory course

 

Human Development

This is a foundational course for many career pathways including teaching, early childhood education, counseling, psychology, and nursing. Human Development is a study of the individual from conception through adulthood; includes the theories of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development, heredity, special needs, and application to environments. Field trips, guest speakers & service learning experiences are used to help students develop meaningful skills. It receives 3 units of CDF 14 credit if criteria are met. This is a general education requirement for an AA degree at Butte. Three units can be earned toward Early Childhood Education Certificate. This fulfill a general education transfer to any CSU.

Year

10-12

‘G’

UC/CSU

5 Health credits and 5 Elective credits if enrolled in class for the entire year

 

5 Elective credits if enrolled in class for 1 semester only

 

Butte College 2+2 credit

 

This is a CTE concentrator course

 

Careers with Kids 2X2 - P

 

Prerequisite: Suggested, Human Development and/or HEROES Teach

This course includes observation and participation experiences at Marigold Elementary, Loma Vista Innovative and Smart Start Preschools. Included are discussions and speakers relevant to career opportunities in the field of early childhood, primary, and secondary education. Philosophies and comparisons of programs for young children will be explored. This class articulates with Butte College CDF 48, Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children. Three units can be earned toward Early Childhood Education Certificate.

Year

11-12

‘G’

UC/CSU

Elective credits

 

Butte College 2+2

 

This is a CTE capstone course

 

Heroes Teach

Students will become vital teaching teams as they create presentations, class projects and then practice their teaching skills with a variety of age groups. The class will also cover the background of teaching and requirements to teach in different settings. If you are considering becoming a teacher of any grade level, this is the class for you!

Year

11-12

‘G’

UC/CSU

 

Elective credits

 

Butte College 2+2

 

This is a CTE concentrator course

 

Nutrition and Food Science P

This course presents the study of the production, processing, preparation, evaluation, and utilization of food. This class uses scientific methods in laboratory experiments to help understand food. Included in the course is a comprehensive study of how the body uses food, health and fitness goals, diet analysis, eating disorders, and concepts related to healthy food choices and nutritional values. The food science aspect includes topics of irradiation, food-borne illnesses, genetically-engineered foods and how food substances interact with each other, ecosystems and the human body. Learning activities include: lectures, labs, group and individual projects, assessments through a variety of methods and research. Students must keep in mind that this is a class designed to explore the scientific nature of food. It is not a food preparation class. Successful completion of this course will result in receiving CUSD life science credits and 3 units of Butte College Nutrition.

Year

9-12

‘G’

UC/CSU

Life Science credit (CUSD)

 

Butte College 2+2

 

This is a CTE concentrator course

 

 

 

Culinary Arts I - P

A full year elective course focusing on basic food preparation, food service, nutrition, presentation and the culinary art industry. Students have catering and “real world experiences”. Students that are unsure about a 2-hour commitment will enjoy this class and the professional level of food service. A full year commitment is expected. Students can earn a food handlers certificate.

Year

10-12

‘G’

UC/CSU

Elective credit

 

This is a CTE concentrator course

 

 

 

Culinary Arts II

 

Prerequisite Culinary I

This class is a one-hour or two-hour elective course. It is expected that students enroll for the full year. It is designed to offer many opportunities in the exploration of the food service and culinary arts industries. Students will be introduced to professional cooking, creative catering, baking, and artistic food presentations. Certificates of Mastery are available in individual units. This class trains for ServeSafe and Prostart. Students are placed on a long-term job placement with a local chef, manager or baker and have a chance for real employment. Field trips, catering projects and lots of time in the kitchen make this class a real-world experience. Students can earn a ServSafe and Prostart certificate

Year

11-12

‘F’

UC/CSU

10 Elective credits per semester

 

This is a CTE Capstone Course

 

 

Senior Survival

Do you have all the life skills you need to survive after high school? Do you know how to rent an apartment? Use credit cards wisely? Balance a checkbook? Pay taxes or ask for a tax refund? Fill out job applications, prepare a resume and interview correctly for a job? Save and invest money for future use? Buy insurance? Sign a loan contract for a new car or a home? This class is intended to provide seniors and juniors with the money management skills they need to be successful in the future.

Year

11-12

‘G’

UC/CSU

Elective credit

 

This is a CTE concentrator course

 

INTRODUCTION PUBLIC SAFETY - P

This course is the introductory level course in the Public Safety Pathway and prepares high school students for work in entry-level positions in Public Safety through classroom instruction, hands-on training and community experience. This pathway encompasses career opportunities in a variety of jobs in which the focus is ensuring the general safety and public service to the community. The careers included in this pathway primarily address public order, fire protection, social services and emergency medical services. Students understand basic concepts designed to introduce them to Police, Fire, social services, Emergency Medical Services and the 911 Communications Systems. Students will learn how each of these groups interacts and are interdependent. Instruction will focus on understanding the multitude of careers in the field of Public Safety / Social Services and the various industry certifications available in the industry. Integrated throughout the course are career preparation standards, which include basic academic skills, communication, interpersonal skills, problem solving, and workplace safety, technology, lifetime health, nutrition, fitness and employment literacy connection to core academic standards.

 

Year

9-10

‘G’

UC/CSU

Pending

Elective credit

 

This is a CTE introduction course

 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE 1

This course is the concentrator course in the Emergency Response and prepares high school students for work in entry-level positions in Fire Service and the Emergency Services through classroom instruction, hands-on training and community experience. This pathway encompasses career opportunities in a variety of jobs in which the focus is ensuring the general safety and public service to the community. The careers included in this pathway primarily address public order, fire protection, social services and emergency medical services. Students understand basic concepts designed to introduce them to Fire, social services, Emergency Medical Services and the 911 Communications Systems. Students will learn how each of these groups interacts and are interdependent. Instruction will focus on understanding the multitude of careers in the field of Fire and Emergency Services and the various industry certifications available in the industry. Integrated throughout the course are career preparation standards, which include basic academic skills, communication, interpersonal skills, problem solving, and workplace safety, technology, lifetime health, nutrition, fitness and employment literacy connection to core academic standards

Year

11-12

‘G’

UC/CSU

Pending

Elective credit

 

This is a CTE concentrator course