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    095950 - LET'S COOK TOGETHER
    Grades: 9-12
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite: Department approval

    This course provides modified instruction for students with unique abilities in the area of culinary arts. Students will develop personal and social responsibility, as well as knowledge and skills in the areas of nutrition, wellness, food safety, dining etiquette and culinary basics. Each student will be working together with general education mentors in grades 10-12, to increase competency and enjoyment in cooking and nutrition.

    097950 - CULINARY MENTOR
    Grades: 10-12
    ½ Elective credit
    Prerequisite: ProStart 1 or International Cuisine

    Culinary Mentor will give students the opportunity to improve their skills in mentoring others as they serve as assistants for students with physical and developmental disabilities who are enrolled in Culinary Arts. Students will take on the role of buddies to provide leadership in a variety of culinary based activities and lab setting.

    097010 - CULINARY ProStart 1
    Grades: 9-12
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite:  None

    Culinary ProStart 1 provides an opportunity for the students with little or no prior foods preparation experience, but with an interest in food, to learn about culinary skills. This basic course introduces students into the world of professional cooking. Training in safety and sanitation (ServSafe), kitchen essentials including foodservice equipment and culinary techniques, the importance of communication, potatoes and grains are taught in this beginning course. Lab experiences will be provided throughout the semester in order to reinforce these skills. The Culinary ProStart Program is a two-year industry-based program that prepares students for careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry.

    097020 - CULINARY ProStart 2
    Grades:  9-12                         
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Culinary ProStart 1

    Culinary ProStart 2 is a course that will broaden or expand students' knowledge and skills acquired in Culinary ProStart 1. Topics include serving guests, stocks, sauces, soups, fruits, vegetables, management essentials and building a successful career.  The Culinary ProStart Program is a two-year industry-based program that prepares students for careers in the restaurant and food service industry.

    097051 & 097052 (Year-long) - CULINARY ProStart 3
    Grades: 10-12                        
    1 CTE credit
    Prerequisite:  Successful Completion of Culinary ProStart 2

    Culinary ProStart 3 is the final course of this three-course program. In this year-long course, students will learn additional skills in the preparation of breakfast, salads, sandwiches, desserts, and baked goods. Students will also explore the following foodservice concepts; sustainability, culinary nutrition, and the art of garnishing.  In this phase, students will also learn food preparation in meats, poultry, seafood and venture into the world of global cuisines. For the serious culinary student interested in a career in the restaurant industry, controlling cost, marketing and menu creation practices will be introduced.  Students who pass the National Restaurant Solutions' Year 1 and 2 exams, and complete 400 hours of mentored work experience can earn the ProStart National Certificate of Achievement.  Many college, university, foodservice and hospitality programs offer benefits to Culinary ProStart graduates.

    097110 - INTERNATIONAL CUISINE
    Grades: 11-12                        
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite:  Junior or Senior standing

    This course is designed to give students a better understanding and appreciation of countries and cultures of the world through the study of traditional foods and meal habits of each. Each country's history, geography, climate, religion and ethnic make-up will be studied. Food preparation skills and techniques unique to each country will be studied through kitchen laboratory experiences to help students gain an appreciation of cultural difference. Students interested in the study of cultures will benefit from this course and no prior food preparation experience is required to be successful.

    097420 - CHILD DEVELOPMENT 1
    Grades:  9-12                         
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite:  None

    This course prepares the student to work with children.  The first units of study include examining families and parenting styles, prenatal development, labor, birth, and delivery.  Students will also learn about a child's growth and development during the newborn, infancy, toddler and preschool stages.  Students will be given the opportunity to observe and interact with preschoolers through limited laboratory experiences.  The unit of prenatal development includes conception, abstinence and contraception.  Careers in the child development field will be discussed throughout the semester.  Three hours of dual college credit at Webster University (for juniors and seniors only) and/or 3 articulated college credits for any student through STLCC are available to Child Development 1 & 2 students who maintains an A or B average in both courses.

    097430 - CHILD DEVELOPMENT 2
    Grades:  9-12                         
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Child Development 1

    This second level course provides appreciation of advanced child development principles. Included in this course is the observation of children as well as the physical, mental, emotional, and social growth and development of early childhood through adolescence. Students will be able to plan developmentally appropriate activities, observe, and interact with the early childhood learning environments. The many career opportunities related to children are also studied. Three hours of dual college credit at Webster University (for juniors and seniors only) and/or 3 articulated college credits for any student through STLCC are available to Child Development 1 & 2 students who maintains an A or B average in both courses.

    097561 - INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING
    Grades:  10-12       
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite:  Junior or Senior standing

    In this course, you will receive a general introduction to the area of education and teaching.  Course topics include:  learning styles, teaching methodologies, cultural responsiveness and a focus on data-driven decision making in the schooling system.  This course focuses on the general theory and practice of learning and teaching; the basic principles of educational psychology; the art of teaching; the planning and administration of educational activities; school safety and health issues; and the social foundations of education. This course is a pre-requisite for the Student Teaching Experience course where students will be observing, interacting and teaching in the classroom environment over a twelve week time period.  Dual credit is available for this course through the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  (Must complete both this and the Student Teaching Experience for dual credit).

    097562 - STUDENT TEACHING EXPERIENCE
    Grades:  10-12                       
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite:  Introduction to Teaching

    Student Teaching Experience is an advanced, curriculum-based, high school experience that allows the students to apply the skills learned in the previous prerequisite course, Introduction to Teaching.  Participants can be placed in preschool, elementary, middle or high school classrooms, as well as in adult education training program such as those sponsored by business and community organizations.   Students are required to provide their own transportation unless the cooperating school or practicum experience is within walking distance.  Dual credit is available for this course through the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

    097400 - HUMAN RELATIONS
    Grades:  9-12                         
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite:  None

    Human Relations will equip students to be confident and self-directed by developing an understanding of the person they are and the person they may become. Throughout this course, students will work through the decision and problem solving process in a variety of topics that will affect them personally and professionally. Students will singularly and collaboratively investigate their personal, social and civic values in order to set measureable goals. While working and living in a diverse community, students will learn to communicate clearly, effectively and with reason to represent their thoughts ideas and actions. Students will gain knowledge in making healthy sexual decisions that will affect them in all aspects of their lives. Delicate subjects such as love and dating, gender roles, abstinence, contraception, teen pregnancy/prevention; STDs, and sex in the media will be addressed. Students will gain the skills and knowledge to incorporate healthy coping mechanisms for stress/crisis situations that are inevitable in one's life.

    097460 - PERSONAL & CAREER DEVELOPMENT
    Grades:  10-12                       
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite:  None

    FOCUS ON YOUR FUTURE is the target of this course in career development.  This course will give you opportunities to investigate careers and provide a knowledge base from which to make your important career and educational decisions.  This class will include practical experiences such as self-discovery of interests, skills, and career pathways through aptitude tests, as well as how to professionally interview and communicate, create a resume and professional portfolio, complete job and college applications, and explore careers through job shadowing experiences.

    097240 - FASHION APPAREL HOUSING DESIGN
    Grades:  9-12
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite:  None

    This course is designed to help individuals explore the fundamentals of fashion, apparel, and housing design. Topics included are the elements and principles of design, psychological and social roles of fashion, apparel and housing design, common fibers and fabrics in the textile industries, basic sewing techniques, exploration of architecture and floor planning, fashion design career exploration. Many projects allow opportunities for student individualization, creativity and choice.

    097250 - FASHION MERCHANDISING
    Grades:  9-12                         
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite:  None

    Fashion Merchandising provides an opportunity for the student interested in the field of fashion and merchandising. The student will investigate fashion careers, history of fashion, current trends and promotion. Individual student designs will be sketched. There will be no clothing construction in this course.

    097550 - HOUSING/INTERIOR DESIGN

    Grades:  9-12                         
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite:  None

    This course will prepare students with the knowledge and skills to make decisions that will help them create a desirable living environment to meet individual and family needs. Human and environmental factors will be used as students gain knowledge of housing styles, costs, design and architecture. Through a variety of activities and projects, students will create floor plans and decorate rooms. This course is essential for personal use or career explorations.

    097280 - FASHION DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
    Grades:  9-12
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite: None

    This course allows students to further develop their creativity and sewing skills learned in Fashion, Apparel, & Housing Design Fundamentals.  Students will specialize in Fashion Design and Construction, work with more difficult fabrics and complete advanced construction techniques. Many projects allow opportunities for student individualization and choice. 

    097270 - FASHION, APPAREL, & HOUSING DESIGN CAPSTONE
    Grades: 10-12
    ½ CTE credit
    Prerequisite:  1.0 of FACS courses in Fashion, Apparel Housing Pathway

    This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge at the various creative and business functions of the fashion and home goods industries. Students learn the dynamics of the industry including trending, textiles, designers the design process, production, promotion and visual merchandising. Students will develop a collection of apparel or home goods by utilizing sketching and or apparel/home good construction techniques, basic pattern-making/draping and an expansion of applied textiles knowledge.