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Students taking FACS classes should have the opportunity to participate in the FCCLA organization, a student FACS leadership association.

ADULT ROLES AND FINANCIAL LITERACY (11-12) - 20.0117Family & Consumer Sciences Education Logo
Standards and Objectives - PDF
This course (1.0) prepares students to understand the nature, function, and significance of individual and family relationships integrated with general financial literacy. Topics include: decision-making to set and implement financial goals, values, communication skills, self-awareness, families, sources of income and the relationship between income and career preparation, crisis management, marriage preparation, marriage, money management, saving, investing, parenting and retirement planning.  Students who complete the entire course fulfill the General Financial Literacy graduation requirement.  FCCLA may be an integral part of the course.

ADULT ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (11-12) - 20.0107
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This course (.5 credit) prepares students to understand the nature, function, and significance of human relationships involving individuals and families.  Topics include:  family living, parenting, household and money management, decision-making skills, communication skills, self-awareness, crisis management, and the individual’s roles and responsibilities within the family and community.  Emphasis will be placed upon the uniqueness, needs, and interests of individuals and families. FCCLA may be an integral part of this course.

Note: Utah State Law provides that parental or guardian consent is required for a student to participate in human sexuality instruction.  Consult the local school district on its policy regarding the teaching of human sexuality and district approved instructional materials.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT (9-12) - 20.0102
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This course provides students with an understanding of the aspects of human growth and development.  Parenting skills are developed as positive guidance techniques and child-related issues are studied.  Learning activities, observation techniques, and lab experiences in working with young children may be included. At the completion of this course, students will be qualified to take Early Childhood Education I. FCCLA may be an integral part of the course.

Note: By Utah State law, parental or guardian consent is required for a student to participate in human sexuality instruction. State policy states that instruction includes the importance of marriage and the family, abstinence from sexual activity before marriage, and fidelity after marriage. Consult the local school district on its policy regarding the teaching of human sexuality and district approved instructional materials.

CLOTHING I (9-12) – 20.0113
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This course introduces students to basic sewing and pressing equipment, textiles, and introductory level project construction techniques. Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of this course.

CLOTHING II (9-12) - 20.0213
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This course introduces students intermediate techniques associated with sewing, serging, and pressing equipment and reviews the types of fabric construction.  Students will be able to make an intermediate level project using correct construction techniques. Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of this course.

DESIGNER SEWING/FASHION DESIGN (11-12) - 20.0301
TEXTILE DESIGN ENTREPRENEURSHIP (11-12) - 20.0301
Course Name Chage Effective School Year 2015-16
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This course is designed to focus on entrepreneurial opportunities and careers in design fields.   Experiences may include pattern design, surface design, clothing construction and manufacturing, fitting and alteration, and interior fabrication.  The study and application of textile sciences and technology in this course provides students with laboratory-based experiences that will strengthen their comprehension of concepts and standards outlined in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of the course.

NOTE: Students can repeat the course for credit as they work towards certification.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION I (11-12) - 20.0201
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This yearlong course prepares individuals for child-related careers and/or more extensive parenting skills through personal interaction with children.  Instruction is given in developing positive relationships with and learning experiences for children, childcare policies and management, guidance techniques, and health and safety concerns. Onsite preschool and/or child care experiences will be a major component of the course. Previous completion of the Child Development course is required. FCCLA may be an integral part of the course.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION II (11-12) - 20.0211
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The primary focus of this class is to complete steps to apply for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential through hands-on, on-site early childhood education experience. This course prepares individuals for careers and entrepreneurial opportunities in early childhood education. Experiences include: Program planning and management, resource and facility management, peer mentoring, supervising recreational and play activities, and preparing, implementing and evaluating learning experiences for children. FCCLA may be an integral part of the course. This class may be repeated as students work to complete their CDA requirements.

EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERN (11-12) - 20.0212
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The primary focus of this class is hands-on, off-site early child development experiences.  This course prepares individuals for careers related to early childhood education.  Experiences include:  program planning and management, resource and facility management, supervising recreational and play activities, preparing and implementing a large variety of learning experiences for children, the application of individual teaching skills, and preparation for a career and/or entrepreneurial opportunities.  This is a zero funded course.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP-FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE (10-12) - 20.0701
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This course allows students to develop skills and experience aspects of economics as they are practiced in the free enterprise system.  Activities include organizing a small business, producing products and/or providing services, and managing a small business.  The family and consumer sciences laboratories will be used to provide activity-oriented experiences for developing entrepreneurial skills, manufacturing products, and providing services.  Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of this course.
           
NOTE:  It is the intent of this course that these entrepreneurial concepts be incorporated within the framework of family and consumer sciences-related free enterprise experiences.  It is anticipated that the business concepts should be introduced and integrated throughout the free enterprise experience to maximize student interest and impact.

FACS EXPLORATION (8) - 20.0101
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This course provides students the opportunity to learn essential life skills.  It allows them to develop skills in food and nutrition, childcare and safety, interior design, clothing construction and style, consumerism, family relationships, personal responsibility, and job-related tasks.  Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of the course.

FASHION STRATEGIES (9-12) - 20.0306
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This course explores how fashion influences everyday life and introduces students to the fashion industry. Topics covered include: fashion fundamentals, elements and principles of design, textiles, consumerism, and fashion related careers, with an emphasis on personal application. FCCLA may be an integral part of this course.

FOOD AND NUTRITION I (9-12) - 20.0108
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This course is designed for students who are interested in understanding the principles of nutrition and in maintaining a healthy life style. Attention will be given to the selection and preparation of food and personal health and well-being.

FOOD AND NUTRITION II (9-12) - 20.0118
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This course is designed to focus on principles of food preparation, sports nutrition, consumerism, and career options in the food industry. The study and application of nutrition, sanitation, food sciences and technology in this course provides students with laboratory-based experiences that will strengthen their comprehension of concepts and standards outlined in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.  FCCLA may be an integral part of this course.

FOOD AND SCIENCE (9-12) - 20.0128
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This course teaches scientific principles and how those principles can be applied to improve the health of individuals and families.  Instruction is given concerning the physical, microbiological, and chemical principles that affect the food we eat.  Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of the course.

FOOD SERVICE/CULINARY ARTS (11-12) - 20.0401
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Students will be trained for career opportunities in the food service/culinary arts industry.  Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice safety and sanitation procedures, and use and maintain commercial food service equipment.  They will perform quantity food preparation as it relates to catering, bakery, restaurant, hospitality, and fast food business operations.

FOUNDATIONS OF NUTRITION (11-12) - 20.0138
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This is a college concurrent credit course.  The standards and objectives are determined by the college or university institution from which credit will be granted.  Basic concepts of nutrition will be taught at an accelerated pace and level.  Instructors must be college or university approved.  For specific information regarding this course, contact the Utah State Office of Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education Specialist.

HOSPITALITY SERVICES (9-12) - 20.0601
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This course introduces students to the world of hospitality services (food service, tourism, and recreation).  Practical hands-on experiences, field trips, and career exploration will be incorporated into this curriculum.  Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of this course.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (11-12) - 20.0112
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This is a college concurrent credit course.  The standards and objectives are determined by the college or university institution, from which credit will be granted.  Basic concepts of human development across the lifespan will be taught at an accelerated pace and level.  Instructors must be college or university approved. For specific information regarding this course, contact the Utah State Office of Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education Specialist.

INTEGRATED FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES (9-12) - 20.0120
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This is a comprehensive course that provides students the opportunity to learn skills in all areas of Family and Consumer Sciences Education.  Students will receive instruction in areas critical to the success of balancing work and family responsibilities.  The course will include instruction in the areas of family life, nutrition and food, textiles and clothing, housing and interiors, child development and child care, and consumer education.  Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of this course.

Note:  Before being offered, this course must have prior approval from the state specialist.  Course outlines for each grade level must be submitted with an application for the class offering.  This one or two semester course is designed for small schools with fewer than 600 students in grades nine through twelve.  For specific information regarding this course, contact the Utah State Office of Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education Specialist.

INTERIOR DESIGN I (10-12) - 20.0110
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This course enables students to explore their creativity in the field of interior design. Identification of the elements and principles of design are emphasized. Other topics included are furniture arrangement basics, floor plan evaluation, area planning and careers. FCCLA may be an integral part of this course.

INTERIOR DESIGN II (10-12) - 20.0210
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This course provides students the opportunity to develop skills in applying the elements and principles of design to interiors. Projects are integrated throughout the course to provide applications as the students study: architecture, furniture styles and constructions, surface treatments and backgrounds, design and function of space and lighting. FCCLA may be an integral part of this course.

INTERIOR DESIGN, ADVANCED (11-12) - 20.0501
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This course provides students the opportunity to develop advanced skills in applying the elements and principles of design to interiors.  Portfolio projects are integrated throughout the course to provide applications as the students continue their study of floor plans, color schemes, lighting, textures, fabrics, and furniture design and style.  Appropriate computer design programs are used in this course.  The students will explore the various career opportunities related to interior design.  A coordinated project that allows applications of interior design skills in a residential, commercial, or school setting may be a component of this course.  FCCLA may be an integral part of this course.

LIFE MANAGEMENT (10-12) - 20.0109
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This course is designed to prepare students with skills to live independently.  Skills are developed to help students manage their needs in the areas of interpersonal relationships, housing, clothing, nutrition, and food.  Management of time, money, and resources are emphasized in each area allowing students to be successful at home and in the workplace.  FCCLA may be an integral part of the course.

PROSTART I (11-12) - 20.0411
Standards and Objectives, 2nd Edition - PDF | Standards and Objectives, 3rd Edition - PDF
This basic course from the National Restaurant Association introduces students into the world of professional cooking.  Basic communication skills, safety and sanitation, food preparation, meal planning, and other topics are taught in this beginning course. FCCLA may be an integral part of this course.
           
PROSTART II (11-12) - 20.0511
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Students will continue to be trained for employment in restaurants.  The basic skills taught in ProStart I will be reviewed and additional skills such as customer relations, accounting procedures, and more advanced food preparation skills will be taught. FCCLA may be an integral part of this course.

SPORTS SEWING I (9-12) - 20.0103
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This course teaches students basic construction skills, but is specialized to concentrate on specific fabrics or projects such as outdoor clothing or sports clothing. The basic standards, objectives, and indicators as listed in Clothing I should be taught in this course. Students enrolled in this course may qualify to take the state skill certification test #350. Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of this course.

SPORTS SEWING II (9-12) - 20.0203
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This course teaches students intermediate construction skills, but is specialized to concentrate on specific fabrics or projects such as outdoor clothing or sports clothing. The intermediate standards, objectives, and indicators as listed in Clothing II should be taught in this course. Students enrolled in this course may qualify to take the state skill certification test #353. Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of this course.

TEEN LIVING (9-10) - 20.0137
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This course helps students understand and cope with personal, family, and social challenges.  Emphasis is paced on communication, decision-making skills, and building stable relationships with family and peers.  The course enables students to implement positive coping mechanisms and promotes understanding of self.  It addresses issues that impact teenagers:  self-concept, family and peer relationships, substance abuse, personal loss, dating and teenage pregnancy, and child abuse.  Emphasis is placed on students taking personal responsibility for life.  FCCLA may be an integral part of the course.

YOUNG PARENTS/GRADS (7-12) - 20.0111
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This course is for students who are or will be teen parents.  The emphasis in this course is Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills (GRADS).  This course addresses the pre-and post-natal needs of the parent and child, responsibilities of parenthood, financial management, nutrition and food, child care and guidance, job-seeking skills, and steps to being independent.  There is an emphasis on the realities of parenthood and the importance of preparation for the world of work.

 


 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
pearl [dot] hart [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (Pearl Hart) , Specialist
Family & Consumer Sciences Education
Phone: 801>538-7890
Fax: 801>538-7868

khanni [dot] bills [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (Khanni Bills) , Support Staff
Family & Consumer Sciences Education
Phone: 801>538-7863




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