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Career, Technical and Adult Education

CTAE LogoFamily and Consumer Sciences Courses

 
              
The Family and Consumer Sciences program focuses on the development of management skills needed throughout the life span. The program is committed to a unique focus between work and family, empowering students to fulfill individual, family, community, and work roles to achieve balance in the interaction among these roles in a diverse global society. The mission of the Family and Consumer Sciences program is to assist students:
  • develop knowledge and skills that support healthy, functioning individuals in family and work roles;
  • to develop the knowledge, skills, and ethical behaviors needed for employment success;
  • to develop and apply critical thinking skills; and
  • to enhance self-esteem and the appreciation of self-worth.

Standard and Optional Courses and Codes

  • Child Development and Parenting I (28230)
  • Child Development and Parenting II (28231)
  • Early Childhood Education I (28235)
  • Early Childhood Education II (28236)
  • Food and Fitness I (28272)
  • Food and Fitness II (28273)
  • Interior and Fashion Design I (28287)
  • Teachers for Tomorrow (29062)

High School Course Descriptions

Child Development and Parenting I (28230)
One semester, one-half credit
Grades 9-12 at Wakefield, Washington-Lee and Yorktown
Prerequisite: Tuberculin skin test.

This course is designed for the student to learn about quality care for children and good parenting skills. It starts with decision-making steps toward having a family and insights into careers involving children. The course includes nutrition and prenatal development, how to take care of a baby, child growth and development, why children behave the way they do, how play is children's work, how to discipline children, communication techniques, and planning activities for children of various ages. Part of the course work includes guided observations of children with participation in the early childhood setting. This course will fulfill .5 of the Fine/Practical Arts requirement for graduation. College Credit Possible: Students must apply for Tech Prep Credit and successfully complete one course at NVCC within 24 months of high school graduation to receive Tech Prep Credit. Visit the NVCC website for up-to-date information on conditions and credits you can earn - Northern Virginia Community College.
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Child Development and Parenting II (28231)
One semester, one-half credit
Grades 9-12 at Wakefield, Washington-Lee and Yorktown
Prerequisite: Child Development and Parenting I

This course is an advanced, in-depth study of children. The course covers genetic and environmental effects on the development of children. It also includes the study of adoption, childhood diseases and immunizations, day care options, establishment of routines, sibling rivalry, toy selection, and play activities. The course includes exposure to community resources and observation/participation in the nursery laboratory. This course will fulfill .5 of the Fine/Practical Arts requirement for graduation. College Credit Possible: Students must apply for Tech Prep Credit and successfully complete one course at NVCC within 24 months of high school graduation to receive Tech Prep Credit. Visit the NVCC website for up-to-date information on conditions and credits you can earn - Northern Virginia Community College.
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Early Childhood Education I (28235)
Full year, two periods, two credits
Grades 10-12 at Arlington Career Center
Prerequisites: A chest X-ray or tuberculin skin test is required.

Early Childhood Education I is designed for students interested in preparing to be early childhood teachers in child care occupations and elementary education. Students receive classroom instruction and practical experience working with infant, toddler, preschool and elementary special needs children. Students learn basic principles of child growth and development, explore the characteristics of early childhood programs and implementation of early childhood curriculum. A credit earned in this course will fulfill the Fine/Practical Arts requirement for graduation. This is a dual enrolled course with Northern Virginia Community College.
 
 
Early Childhood Education II (28236)
Full year, two periods, two credits
Grades 10-12 at Arlington Career Center
Prerequisites: A chest X-ray or tuberculin skin test is required.

Early Childhood Education II is for students who have successfully completed Early Childhood Education I or Child Development and Parenting I, II. The course continues to improve students' skills in teaching young children. Students become familiar with the full range of occupational opportunities in the early childhood field and focus on the special needs of exceptional children. Students will also have the opportunity to implement a variety of early childhood curriculum activities through fieldwork placements. A credit earned in this course will fulfill the Fine/Practical Arts requirement for graduation. Completion of Early Childhood Education I and II will assist students in achieving the Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credential. This credential will assist students who work after graduation find employment at a higher level of responsibility and compensation. College Credit Possible: Students must apply for This is a dual enrolled course with Northern Virginia Community College.
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Food and Fitness I (28272)
One semester, one-half credit
Grades 9-12 at Wakefield, Washington-Lee and Yorktown

This course offers students the opportunity to further their knowledge of the relationship of diet and exercise to a healthy lifestyle. It includes the management of time, energy, and money to provide adequate food for the individual and family. Nutritional needs, safety and sanitation practices, and use and care of kitchen equipment provide a framework for the laboratory experiences in basic food preparation. This course will fulfill .5 of the Fine/Practical Arts requirement for graduation.
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Food and Fitness II (28273)
One semester, one-half credit
Grades 9-12 at Wakefield, Washington-Lee and Yorktown
Prerequisite: Food Management I

This course provides advanced, in-depth experiences in working with food. Content includes preparing foods for special diets, creating meals with time to spare, learning about foods for entertaining, preparing various ethnic dishes, and exposure to various food-related careers. This course will fulfill .5 of the Fine/Practical Arts requirement for graduation.
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Interior and Fashion Design I (28287)
Full year, one credit

Grades 9-12 at Wakefield, Washington-Lee and Yorktown

Explore career opportunities in the industries of fashion design and interior design. This course includes the principles of design, color coordination, textiles, utilization of space, garment design and construction, furnishings and equipment selection, and decorating. A credit earned in this course will fulfill the Fine/Practical Arts requirement for graduation.
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Teachers for Tomorrow (29062)
Full year, one credit
Grades: 11-12
Prerequisite: 2.7 GPA

The Teachers for Tomorrow course introduces juniors and seniors to a career in teaching and education. The primary components of the curriculum are the learner, the school, and the teacher and teaching. The components are intentionally broad in scope and provide a great deal of flexibility based on the career interest of a student. All students are required to observe and participate in an internship outside the
Teachers for Tomorrow classroom. The internship may be done from the pre-school level through 12th grade. Note: Students with a grade of “B” or better may earn four credits through Shenandoah University.
 
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Middle School Courses

 
Exploring Work and Family Roles
Life Management Skills - Taking Charge
Teen Living
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