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NUTRITION AND FOOD 1

The students will become aware of their food habits and the importance of the six (6) basic nutrients as related to diet and wellness. There will be various lab experiences where the students work together to prepare a variety of foods. The students will more fully understand the major concepts related to foods and nutrition through class activities, food preparation, and experiments conducted with food.

NUTRITION AND FOOD 2

Provides students with knowledge and skills about food preparation, with a strong emphasis on nutrition and nutritional analysis, balanced diets, and satisfying special dietary needs. The course includes safety and sanitation, proper use of equipment, meal planning and preparation, current food issues, the role of food in the family and global society and the demonstration of teamwork skills.

PROSTART CULINARY ARTS 1

Prostart Culinary Arts 1 will help students explore and prepare for careers in the food service and hospitality industry.  It includes skill development in commercial food production, management, and service.  The curriculum includes the study of foods and nutrition, safety and sanitation standards and commercial food preparation skills.  Students will have the opportunity to compete in culinary and management competitions as well as earn industry certification (ServSafe Sanitation Certificate).

PROSTART CULINARY ARTS 2

Students explore and prepare for careers in the food service and hospitality industry.  Prostart Culinary Arts 2 includes marketing, purchasing, inventory, cost control, nutrition, and global cuisine.  Students will continue developing skills in food production, catering, and customer service.  Students will have the opportunity to compete in culinary and management competitions as well as earn industry certification (ServSafe Sanitation Certificate).

HEALTH SCIENCE 1 – INTRO TO HEALTH CAREERS

This course focuses on developing an awareness of the various health care skill standards needed for employment in health careers. Introduction to Health Careers is designed to give an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, support, health informatics, and biotechnology research systems of the health care industry.

HEALTH SCIENCE 2 – MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

This class is designed to help students identify, spell and define medical terms related to the diagnoses, pathology and treatment of the major body systems. Students will use this as a basic foundation to all health career pathways.

EXPLORING THE CLINICAL LAB

In Exploring the Clinical Lab, students will take part in the work performed in variety of laboratory disciplines: sports medicine, veterinary medicine, medical imaging, pathology, forensic science, dental science, agriculture science, and serology (blood and other body fluids).  While conducting the labs, students will investigate the careers related to these disciplines, hone their laboratory procedural skills, sharpen their ability to analyze and communicate data, and examine the legal and ethical dimensions of lab work.  Students will also spend time in the community shadowing lab professionals at work.

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT 1

This course provides students with a basic knowledge of human development from conception through the first year of life. The class will focus on conditions that influence growth and development from the family and parenting perspective. Identification and practice of basic childcare techniques, exploration of the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and behavioral characteristics of infants will help prepare students for childcare careers and parenting. Units of study include family structures, pregnancy and prenatal care, the first year of life and preparation for parenthood.

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT 2

This course provides students with a basic knowledge of human development from toddlers through school age children.  The class will focus on conditions that influence growth and development from the family and parenting perspective. Identification and practice of basic childcare techniques, exploration of the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and behavioral characteristics of younger children will help prepare students for childcare careers and parenting. Units of study include creating learning environments & activities, interacting with children, health, safety, & nutrition.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Study of human development (physical, mental, emotional, and social) from infancy through adolescence or the entire life span. Includes how to develop positive interactions with and guiding the development of each age. Community resources and responsibilities will be explored and related to individual and family needs. Students will also learn about careers related to human relationships and family issues.   Areas of focus will include: Human development, personal assessment problem solving, critical thinking, friendships, dating, marriage, and family issues.