Family and Consumer Sciences
This course is designed for those interested in working with children in any of the following careers: early childhood education, elementary or secondary education, child services, child psychology or pediatric nursing. During this course you will study the stages of development, from prenatal through adolescence, discover how environment affects brain development, summarize the role of the responsible parent, and apply behavior guidance techniques while working with children. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate children’s toys and games for safety and engagement of children. In addition, you will compile a portfolio of creative ways to meet the physical, intellectual, social, emotional and moral needs of a child and develop age appropriate activities to interact with children.
- Investigate and integrate theories of child development and parenting skills while studying children
- Research, analyze, communicate and apply concepts that impact healthy development of children from conception to adolescence utilizing technology
- Determine and integrate the knowledge of children’s healthy physical, emotional, social, moral and cognitive development while caring for children from infancy through adolescence
- Create and implement innovative activities, cooperatively incorporating personal responsibility and professionalism
- Research, analyze, communicate and apply the expectations of safe and healthy guidelines when working with children
There is nothing more important than the relationships you have throughout your life. A large part of your success will be dependent on your ability to get along with people. In this class, our focus will be on the way people behave toward each other in the workplace, in families, with friends, and between partners. the goals of this class are to learn how to have healthy, successful, and satisfying relationships. These goals are beneficial to each of you who seek relationships built on trust, mutual respect, cooperation, and communication. You will learn how to set boundaries in your relationships and how to use conflict resolution to solve problems.
This project based class offers an introduction to interior design through residential applications. During this course you will become aware of the wide variety of floor plans, materials, furnishings and styles possible in interior design. You will focus on design basics utilizing principles and elements of design, color theory, and presentation board construction to create effective design solutions. Students will connect with local businesses to learn about residential applications of interior design.
- Use effective reading and math strategies to analyze, evaluate, interpret and acquire information regarding the field of interior design
- Interpret and critically analyze literary and nonliterary texts in order to understand the design process
- Communicate the purpose of design through oral, written or visual format
- Plan, revise, edit and produce clear and effective presentations of interior design
- Understand, apply, and synthesize the elements and principles of design when presenting a design solution
- Integrate vocabulary specific to the design process
This course will focus on the selection and specification of furniture, mixtures, equipment, and accessories in planning interior spaces. Projects include the steps of the design process, from space planning through design finalization for both residential and commercial spaces. Computer planning and design are an integral part of this course. Students will explore various problem solving methods, working on a design team, and presenting design solutions as if working with actual clients.
- Analyze the roles and functions of individuals engaged in housing, interior and furnishing careers
- Apply the principles and elements of design
- Demonstrate measuring, estimating, ordering, purchasing and pricing skills
- Analyze information provided on blueprints
- Draw an interior space to mathematically accurate scale using correct architecture symbols and drafting skills
- Create floor plans using computer design software
This introductory course tours the related hospitality fields of hotels, tourism, food service, and attractions with an emphasis on customer service. The course will cover the typical types of establishments found in the US and Wisconsin. Students will be introduced to common job titles, organizational structures, career opportunities, and trends in this field.
Introduction to Service in the Hospitality Industry discusses customer service in the hospitality field and how it is the backbone of this industry. Students will learn how to identify good and not so good service as well as how correct service evolved and the reasons for its existence. Students will learn how to deal with upset customers and gain basic dispute management skills.
Hospitality Management prepares students for the exciting and customer focused hospitality field. With a focus on customer service, students will explore the tourism, hotel, and foodservice industries within their coursework and internships. Graduates will have the skills for an entry level position in one of the many local tourism and hospitality establishments including entertainment facilities, tourism attractions, conference centers, hotels, restaurants, and food and beverage operations.
This course provides an overview of the health care industry. Students will identify characteristics of various health care service areas. The student will acquire essential knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to be employed in the health care industry. The class will focus on ethics, confidentiality, epidemiology, legal issues, responsible behaviors and spoken and written communication. The student will investigate roles and responsibilities of a variety of health career options within the health care industry.
- Identify the various potential occupations in the healthcare industry
- Explain the job responsibilities of the various occupational roles in the healthcare industry
- Describe the educational requirements for the specific profession
- Develop job seeking skills
- Identify attributes of healthcare occupational career
- Discuss legal and ethical concepts related to the healthcare industry
- Demonstrate professional behavior
This course will prove valuable to all students seeking a career in the field of health care.Learn the rules for making medical terms and gain an understanding of the medical terms and abbreviations related to each body system. Students will assess personal learning preferences and develop the study to success in learning the language of medicine.
Make connections between athletic performance, diet, exercise, fitness, and nutrition.Ê Learn how to balance all areas of wellness, both personally and professionally.Ê Become a well-informed consumer of nutritional information by differentiating fact from fiction.Ê Prepare foods that will support a healthy lifestyle.Ê recognize the contribution of nutrition to wellness and how this allows you to be at your personal best.
- Analyze nutritional choices and physical activities that balance and support a healthy lifestyle
- Design solutions for nutritional concerns and physical activities in relationship to wellness