Family & Consumer Science

All students taking Family and Consumer Sciences courses are encouraged to join FCCLA.  

Child and Lifespan Development #5610

Grades: 10-12 Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Family and Consumer Science

This course is a prerequisite for the Careers with Children class at the Tennessee Technology Center. Child Development focuses on the emotional, social, intellectual, and physical development of the child prenatal to age 12, and the methods for guidance and care of children. Exploration in related careers is included.

Consumer Economics #5625

Grade 10-12 Credit 1/2

Prerequisite: Family and Consumer Science

This course substitutes for Economics. Students will explore an understanding of the U S economic system, consumer issues and develop skills to manage their finances and develop the skills necessary to financially plan their future. To be paired with Personal Finance #5613 for Consumer Services program of study. 

Family & Consumer Science (FACS) #5603

Grades: 9-12 Credit: 1

Materials Fee

A foundation course in developing the knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage the present and future life of the student. Emphasis is on leadership and personal development, family and parenting education, clothing, foods and nutrition, in addition to other family and consumer science areas. It includes hands-on experiences with a sewing machine project and food preparation in a kitchen lab. 

Interior Design #5611

Grades: 10-12 Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Family and Consumer Science.

This class is a specialized course focusing on the interior of living environments. The course includes instruction in the fundamentals of interior design- the application of skills, knowledge, and design principles to the living environment: interior design occupations and careers universal and green design and professional and marketing skills.

Housing #5614

Grades 10-12 Credit 1

Prerequisite: Family and Consumer Science and Interior Design.

Housing is a specialized course designed to prepare students to understand the influences affecting housing decisions. Emphasis is on using available resources effectively to meet individual housing needs. 

Nutrition and Food #5609

Grades 10-12 Credit 1

Prerequisite Family and Consumer Science.

Materials Fee

This course is designed to study the social and cultural significance of food, principles of nutrition and the relationship of food to health and well-being The students will practice planning meals and managing their food dollars. Students will develop skills necessary in food preparation and will be exposed to many different cooking techniques. The students will also practice proper etiquette and table setting.  

Culinary Arts I #5656

Prerequisite: Family and Consumer Science.

Grades: 10-12 Credit: 1

Content provides students the opportunity to acquire marketable skills by examining both the industry and its career opportunities and by developing food preparation and service and interpersonal skills. Laboratory facilities and experiences, which simulate commercial food production and service operations, offer school-based learning opportunities. 

Culinary Arts II #5657

Grades: 11-12 Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Culinary Arts I

Content provides students the opportunity to acquire marketable skills by demonstrating the principles of safety and sanitation, food preparation skills, and teamwork to manage an environment conducive to quality food production and service operations. Laboratory facilities and experiences, which simulate commercial food production and service operations, offer school-based learning opportunities. 

Culinary Arts III #5659

Grade: 12 Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Culinary Arts II

This course, which is the third level of culinary Arts, serves as a capstone course. It too prepares students for gainful employment and/or entry into post-secondary education in the food production and service industry. 

Personal Finance #5613

Grades 11-12 Credit 1/2

Prerequisite. Family and Consumer Science.

This course is designed to help students understand the impact of individual choices on occupational goals, and future earning potential. Real world topics covered will include income, money management, spending and credit, as well as saving and investing. Students will design personal and household budgets; simulate use of checking and saving accounts; demonstrate knowledge of finance, debt, and credit management; and evaluate and understand insurance and taxes This course is paired with Consumer economics and satisfies graduation requirement.  

Life Connections #5623

Grades 11-12 Credit 1

This course is designed to assist students in making a successful transition from high school into the post high school environment. Students will be empowered to take action for the well-being of themselves and others as they effectively manage the roles and responsibilities created by family, career, and community interactions.  

Teaching as a Profession #5622

Grade 12 Credit 1

Prerequisites: Child and Life Span Development, Lite Connections

Teaching as a Profession is designed to capture the interest of secondary students as potential teachers, introduce students to teaching as a profession, and foster respect for the teaching profession Students will gain knowledge and skills that will establish a foundation for a successful pathway to a teaching career.