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Culinary Arts I and Nutrition

COURSE: Culinary Arts I and Nutrition
GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITES: None
CREDIT: 1/2

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course promotes healthful eating, physical activity and a wide variety of topics, including cultural diversity, food customs, food technology, nutrition for athletes and people on the go and basic food preparation skills. This is a fun and exciting hands-on atmosphere where students will prepare various food items and gain basic culinary skills for preparing and serving food. The student will learn how to choose, purchase, prepare and eat healthful foods at home and on the run. The class will focus on nutrition, food technology, weight management, safety and sanitation, eating disorders, meal planning, and careers in the food industry. The opportunity to eat is available in this class every week. The learning couldn’t be more fun.

Teacher: Mrs.McCullough

Culinary Arts II

COURSE: Culinary Arts II


GRADE: 9-12


PREREQUISITES: Must have taken Culinary Arts I.


CREDIT: 1/2 credit





COURSE DESCRIPTION:This is an advance course in reference to Culinary Arts I. What do students do with culinary training? Anything you think of as long as it has something to do with food!
Students gain a brief opportunity to experience advance levels in knife skills, Sanitation, Seasonings and flavorings, Breakfast foods, Garde Manger, Appetizers, Soups and sauces, Breads, Pasta, Sandwiches, Menu planning, Meat and the Business of a
Restaurant. Bon Appetit!

Teacher: Mrs.McCullough

Early Childhood and Parenting

COURSE: Early Childhood and Parenting

GRADE: 9-12

PREREQUISITES: Family Living and Health is encouraged but not required

CREDIT: 1/2



COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course specializes in the study of early childhood and the importance of family. Students will gain skills in understanding communication, parenthood, prenatal development, birth and the expenses of a baby. Students will interact with simulated babies (Baby Think it Over), create lesson plans for preschool and participate in activities within the kindergarten and a preschool age. This class offers the perfect insight into working with children from birth to the age of 5. Skills in safety, first aid and careers highlight the course.

Teacher: Mrs.McCullough

Family Living and Health

COURSE: Family Living and Health
GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITES: None
CREDIT: 1/2

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed for the student to see many variations of family styles, their place in a family and the full spectrum of life from birth to death. Areas of discussion consist of communication skills, sex rolls, stereotyping, human sexuality, STD’s, AIDS, cancer, death, marriage, divorce, relationships, ways to handle crisis, change, career and the various stages of the life cycle. This class stresses the importance of becoming self-aware and self-directed for all individuals. It’s a fun class filled with discussions, projects, activities, decision making and management skills for life.

Teacher: Mrs.McCullough

Fashion Design

COURSE: Fashion Design


GRADE: 9-12


PREREQUISITES: None


CREDIT: 1/2





COURSE DESCRIPTION:Fashion!Introduces students to the exciting world of fashionable apparel and the fashion industry. Students will learn about clothing design and selection, textiles, smart consumer, history of fashion, designers, and the many careers associated with the fashion world. Activities include attending the Billings Market, designing a "Sustainable" piece of clothing (recycled), window displays, drawings and completing a Fashion Portfolio.

Teacher: Mrs.McCullough

Fiber Arts

COURSE: Fiber Arts
GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITES: None
CREDIT: ½ (Can also be used as a fine arts credit)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course in an introduction for all beginning and moderate sewing skill levels. Students will gain an appreciation for the art of making quilts and the history behind the meanings of quilt styles, quilt blocks and time-period fibers. This is a creative class that encourages students to experiment with color, fibers, quilt block techniques, quilting equipment and computerized sewing machines. Students will construct 3 projects within the course. This is a fun class for both males and females. There is a small expense for the purchase of fabric and supplies.

Teacher: Mrs.McCullough

Financial Literacy



COURSE: Financial Literacy

GRADE: 11- required Junior Year

Required for Graduation

CREDIT: 1/2 credit



COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course gives students a consistent framework for thinking through financial choices in order to improve their well-being. Decisions require action. Instruction focuses on hands-on activities, lecture, group discussion, use of technology,scenarios and other methods.
A brief overview of the class is: Investing in yourself, Credit cards, Identity Fraud, Spending plans, Debit cards, Insurance, Taxes, Banking, Renting, paychecks and paycheck stubs, Living expenses, Giving to others, Credit scores and Estate planning.
This class allows students to better understand the challenges of budgets, being independent and cope with financial ups and downs that life will bring.
A career unit may be offered through this class in reference to: resume, CIS project, Career Exploration, and Scholarships.

Teacher: Mrs.McCullough

Hospitality and Tourism


Hospitality and Tourism
1 semester
Grade Levels: 9,10,11, 12
Units of Credit: ½ credit

Prerequisite: Culinary Arts I
Students will gain knowledge in career opportunities in the Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Industries. Areas of study will focus on the Food Service Industry: food and beverages, coffee/kiosk, caterer, hotel food services, purchasing and receiving, food safety and sanitation, wait staff, and roles of food preparation. Career exploration in areas of Lodging: Bed and Breakfast, Guest ranches, Full-Service Hotels, Concierge service, Resorts, housekeeping and guest services, Travel and Travel Guide, Theme Park Manager and Event planner. Business basics will be analyzed in reference to record keeping, advertising, marketing, payroll, insurance, building codes and licenses. Students will design a small business/portfolio in reference to a career within the field of Hospitality, Tourism, Food, Lodging, Travel and or Recreation. The class setting will consist of guest speakers, field trips, movie clips, job shadowing, financial literacy, project based presentations and some food preparation

Teacher: Mrs.McCullough

Interior Design

COURSE: Interior Design


GRADE: 9-12


PREREQUISITES: None


CREDIT: 1/2>
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course examines the relationship of housing to people’s needs. Students will face issues they will encounter when they are choosing a place to live, rent or buy. A basic background in home construction, outdoor living spaces and landscaping will provide the student opportunities to design various housing styles. Students will apply design principles to specific rooms, such as kitchens, baths, home offices, and storage areas. The class participates in touring 10 or more homes in the Bozeman area and creating floor plans with Google Sketch Up. Learn to become a designer using furniture, carpet, paint, window treatments and technology!

Teacher: Mrs.McCullough

Textiles and Apparel

COURSE: Textiles and Apparel
GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITES: None
CREDIT: 1/2

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This is a super sewing class that allows students to learn how to operate a sewing machine, create patterns, use technology with the computer sewing machines, and develop a solid understanding of how apparel are made. Students gain knowledge in fiber identification, care of clothing, and buying habits. Students will create 3-4 projects within the semester.

Teacher: Mrs.McCullough
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