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Interior Design (802)
Type: Elective
Grade(s): 9-10-11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: The Interior Design course is designed to help the students gain an understanding of how home design impacts the people and families who inhabit them. The course covers elements and principles of design and their application to decorating choices. Students will apply what they have learned in math courses to make scale floor plans for the purpose of making functional furniture arrangements. Students will explore personal design style and preferences weekly with creative journal assignments. Class projects include analyzing HGTV “Dream Home” rooms, making scale floor plans of their bedrooms, generating digital mood boards, sourcing furniture for various budgets, and generating 3D plans of rooms. Overall, students will learn how to apply design principles and skills to their lives in order to gain a strong sense of how form and function have a positive impact on their daily lives.

Grading: Based on class participation, homework, projects, and written and practical examinations.
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Culinary Arts (810)
Type: Elective
Grade(s): 9-10-11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: Culinary Arts is an introductory cooking course with an emphasis on preparation for attending culinary school and/or working in the foodservice industry. Students will learn about sanitation and safety as well as the use of small equipment and knives, after which they will prepare a variety of food items in labs. Units include fruits, vegetables, dairy, eggs, emulsions, grains, meat, poultry, fish, breakfast foods, soups, and baking. There is also a unit on nutrition. The final project is completed partly as homework and partly in class.

Grading: Based on class participation, homework, labs, quizzes, and final project.
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Pastries (811)
Type: Elective
Grade(s): 9-10-11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: Pastries is an introductory pastry and baking course with an emphasis on preparation for attending culinary school and/or working in the foodservice industry. Students will learn about sanitation and safety as well as the use of small equipment and knives, after which they will prepare a variety of food items in labs. Units include quick breads, cookies, cakes, pies, candy, custards, laminated doughs, yeast breads, and enriched yeast breads. There is also a unit on nutrition. The final project is completed partly as homework and partly in class.

Grading: Based on class participation, homework, labs, quizzes, and final project.
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Sewing Clothes and Accessories (813)
Type: Elective
Grade(s): 9-10-11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: Sewing Clothing and Accessories is designed for the beginning sewer as well as for students with more advanced sewing skills. Student learn the tools of the trade as they complete four projects: a tote bag, a pair of pajama pants, and a more complicated item. The fourth project is a service project. The class may be repeated for additional credit; projects will be adjusted to challenge the repeat student.

Grading: Based on class participation, homework, quizzes, projects, and final project.

Fees: The student is responsible for the purchase of basic sewing supplies as well as fabric for projects.
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Sewing for the Home (814)
Type: Elective
Grade(s): 9-10-11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: Sewing for the home is a course designed for the beginning sewer as well as someone more experienced. Students will complete 4 projects, beginning with pillows and tabletop fashions then advancing to quilts or window treatments. This class is a great opportunity to add creative touches to a current room as well as create unique items to use later in ones own place. Want to learn to sew? This is the class for you. Classes are kept small so students get plenty of individual help.

Grading: Grading will be based on written and skill tests and sewing projects.

Fees: The student is responsible for the purchase of some basic sewing supplies.
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Independent Study (822)
Type: Elective
Grade(s): 11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: Selection by application with instructor approval. 
 
Description: The student will propose an intended course of study investigating a specific topic in consumer science(s). The instructor will monitor the progress of the student throughout the course.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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