Family and Consumer Sciences

Courses with the Blackhawk Technical College notation earn Transcripted Credits with B.T.C. Students considering a career working with children should consider taking courses in the Early Childhood Education Pathway and could earn up to 14 college credits. Also there are Transcripted Credits for students choosing a course in the Hospitality Services Pathway, and Advance Standing Credits for those students taking Health Careers.

Career Cluster

Career Clusters identify pathways from high schools to two-year and four-year technical colleges, universities, graduate schools, apprenticeship programs and the workplace so that learners can recognize the relationship between what they learn in school and what they can do in the future.

Courses

Freshman

Fashion Dynamics (G0111) .5 credit

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12

Fashion Dynamics is a term course for students who are interested in fashion, accessories, textiles, and fashion design. This course covers beginning sewing skills. No prior knowledge of sewing is required. Students will learn basic construction techniques along with sewing equipment basics. The course will also explore career paths within fashion and design industries.

Sample projects: dying methods, favorite diys, embellishments, and various accessories. Students will be responsible for purchasing fabric and notions for three projects.

Advanced Fashion Dynamics (G0121) .5 credit

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Fashion Dynamics

Advanced Fashion Dynamics is an intermediate level sewing course for males and females. This course goes more in-depth in the study of the fashion industry. Students will continue to learn construction techniques using sergers and sewing machines. The study of current fashions along with fabric design and the use of color will also be analyzed.

Sample projects: various accessories, favorite diys, skirts and dresses. Students will be responsible for purchasing fabric and notions for three projects.

Family Development (G0131) .5 credit

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12

Family Development will study family structures and dynamics, and assist students in recognizing the roles, responsibilities and importance of the family. Students will have the opportunity to develop strong interpersonal skills, develop skills and knowledge to make personal healthy

Today’s Foods (G0151) .5 credit

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12

The impact of media, family and peers on our food decisions are explored. Understanding our food-related attitudes and practices are studied using classroom materials and reinforced through food preparation in laboratory. Accurate measuring and sanitation are stressed.

Fee: $5.00

Earn & Learn

Earn money on the job AND college credits in the classroom!
We offer 2 classes for 3 college credits as paid, in-school internship job opportunities for Seniors that have completed the coursework.

Hospitality Services I (G0323) .5 credit

Grades:  10, 11, 12

This class introduces students to commercial kitchen basics and hospitality career exploration. Knife skills and safety, sanitation basics, and commercial equipment functions will all be covered in addition to career cluster surveys and WisCareers profiles will be created. Light food preparation (cooking and baking) as well as nutrition and menuing will be introduced.

Fee: $10.00

Hospitality Services II (G0353) .5 credit

Grade:  11
Prerequisite: Recommended C or higher in Intro to Hospitality Services

This class continues to prepare students for careers and/or higher education in the hospitality industry. Catered events and prep for the student-run cafe’ provide opportunities for students to learn in a hands-on fast-paced and exciting environment. Knife skills and safety, sanitation and food safety, baking, cooking and utilization of commercial equipment in food preperation will be achieved. WisCareers profiles that were started in Hospitality I will continue to be refined for future use in applying for jobs and colleges.

Out-of Class Time Required: 1-2 hours per week if catering jobs become available.

Fee: $10.00

Hospitality Services III (G0474) 1 credit

Grade: 12
Prerequisite: Hospitality Services II or F/CE Course

This is a course for seniors who have successfully completed the prerequisite course for an Internship placement and who are interested in pursuing a career in Food Service, Community Service, Interior Design or Clothing upon completing high school. Topics covered will complement their Internship placement. Also, the student-run Cafe’ gives students the opportunity for internship employment in school. Immersing students in a day-to-day operation, they can gain the hands-on experience needed to be more employable outside of school as well as prepares them for culinary or hospitality management program at technical colleges or universities. WisCareers profiles will be complete and ready to use in student job searches and collect applications.

Hospitality Internship (G0484) 2.0 credits

Grade: 12
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO INSTRUCTOR FOR APPROVAL.
Prerequisite: Hospitality II
Co-requisite: Hospitality Services III & Community Service

This course is designed for students who are interested in participating in an internship work experience in Food Service. Students will be released from school to go to work at an approved work site. This will involve course work related to the job, on-site job evaluation, and evaluations with the employer.

Community Service Internship (G0494) 2.0 credits

Grade: 12
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO INSTRUCTOR FOR APPROVAL
Prerequisite: Any Family and Consumer Education course
Co-requisite: Hospitality Services III & Community Service

This course is designed for students who are interested in participating in an internship work experience in the following areas: Community Service, Interior Design, or Clothing. Students will be released from school to go to work in an approved work site. This will involve course work related to the job, on-site job evaluation, and evaluations with the employer.

Early Childhood Program

Earn a total of 15 Blackhawk Technical College credits!

Child Development (G0292) *BLACKHAWK TECH

Grades:  10, 11, 12 .5 credit

This course covers the development of children from conception through preschool years. The course will help students gain knowledge and skills associated with positive parent and child relationships. Students will have opportunities to work with preschoolers ages 3-5 years and to develop activities for these children related to the physical, social, intellectual and emotional development of children in that age group. Students may earn transcripted credit in BTC’s Associate Degree program for Early Childhood Education.

Early Childhood Education I (G0333) *BLACKHAWK TECH

Grades:  11, 12

Students will gain knowledge necessary for a career working with young children and could earn transcripted credit in the Associate Degree Program for Early Childhood Education at Blackhawk Technical College. At the end of the course, students may be eligible to receive a certificate that qualifies them to work as an assistant childcare teacher in a child care facility. Certification requirements by the Department of Public Instruction, Department of Children and Family Services, and Blackhawk Technical College require students to earn at least a ‘B’ in this course and not miss more than six

Early Childhood Education II (G0343) *BLACKHAWK TECH

Grades:  11, 12
Prerequisite:  Child Care Services I Certificate

At the end of the course, students may be eligible to receive a certificate that qualifies them to work as a lead teacher in a child care facility. This course may give the students transcripted credit in the Associate Degree Program for Early Childhood Education. Blackhawk Technical College requires students to earn at least a ‘B’ in this course and not miss more than six

Early Childhood Education III & Health (G0444) *BLACKHAWK TECH

Grade:  12
Prerequisite:  Child Care Services I Certification or Health Careers

This is a course for seniors who have successfully completed the prerequisite course for an Internship placement and who are interested in pursuing a career in Child Care or Health upon completing high school. Topics covered will complement their site placement.

Note: Those students with a Child Care placement may be eligible to receive the Infant and Toddler certificate as well as the Child Care Skills Standards Certificate from the Department of Public Instruction. Contact BMHS course instructor.

Early Childhood Education Internship (G0454) 2.0 credits

Grade: 12
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO INSTRUCTOR FOR APPROVAL
Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education I
Corequisites: Early Childhood III & Health Care

This course is designed for students who are interested in participating in an Internship work experience in child care. Students will be released from school to go to work at an approved work site. This will involve course work related to the job, onsite job evaluation,

Additional Courses Available

Food Science (counts as BMHS Science Credit Elective) (G0383) (ES) .5 credit

Grades:  11, 12
Prerequisite: Recommended C or better in Physical Science
Equivalent Science Credit may be earned in addition to the Required Science Courses.

Food Science applies fundamental scientific principles to the research, development, manufacturing, packaging, storage, and marketing of all types of food products including fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry, dairy products and further processed foods. This applied, laboratory based course is designed to educate you about functional components of foods, food safety, nutrition, sensory evaluation, quality assurance, new product development, food chemistry, food processing, engineering, and much more. Through an active, hands-on laboratory experience, students will explore the role of food within various contexts, investigate the management of food quality and safety, explore the processes involved in food production from farming to the science, and physics of various types of food production.

(ES) – Equivalent Science Credit may be earned in addition to the Required Science courses.

Housing & Interior Design (G0242) .5 credit

Grades: 10, 11, 12 

Students interested in exploring housing and interior decorating should take this course. Students will be exploring decorating and design decisions, including designing a floor plan for their dream house.

21st Century Career Skills (G0252) .5 credit

Grades: 10, 11, 12

This is an innovative course designed to help students take charge of their futures. This course of study would help students acquire the right tools for succeeding in life. Preparing students for the world of work by developing critical skills desired by today’s employers.

Relationships (G0373) .5 credit

Grades: 11, 12

Relationships addresses the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors all students need to participate in positive, caring, and respectful relationships in the family, with individuals at school, in the community, in the workplace, and most especially with themselves. Topics covered include Roles and Responsibilities in Relationships; Building Self-Esteem and Self-Image through Healthy Relationships; Techniques for Effective Communication; Conflict Resolution, and Crisis Management. Current teen issues are addressed.

Food Choices (G0262) .5 credit

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Students in this course of study will investigate nutritional needs of the individual and family using my plate guidelines. Comparison shopping and nutrition information are used in food preparation activities. A willingness to prepare and eat new foods based on nutrition study is important for success in this class.

Fee: $5.00

Foods and Cultures (G0272) .5 credit

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Students interested in the study of foods around the world should sign up for this course. You will learn about your culture and the culture of others through food preparation in laboratory experiences, media presentations, and group activities. A willingness to try new and different foods is necessary.

Fee: $5.00

Personal Finance (partnership with Business Education Department) (F3012) .5 credit

Grades: 11, 12

A working knowledge of personal finances is essential for citizens in the 21st Century. This course is designed to teach students how math is used when making decisions about everyday life situations. Important topics covered in this course includes, comparison of wages and salaries; personal banking (checking and savings); budgeting; buying, maintaining, financing, and insuring a home/apartment and/or car; investing; taxes; and more. A simple four-function calculator is required.

Health Careers and Occupations (G0282) .5 credit

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Students will investigate the more than 200 career opportunities in the health field, one of the fastest growing occupational areas. The course will study the requirements and training for each career in the following areas: Consumer Health, Community Health, Environmental Health, Accident Prevention, Mental/Emotional Health, and Health Related Issues.

Note: Students who plan to enroll in the Health Youth Apprenticeship program should take this as sophomores.

Health Care Internship (G0464) Grade: 12 2.0 credits

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO INSTRUCTOR
Prerequisite: Health Careers
Co-requisite: Early Childhood Education III & Health Care

This course is designed for students who are interested in participating in an Internship work experience the Health Field. Students will be released from school to go to work in an approved work site. This will involve coursework related to the job, on-site job evaluation, and evaluations with the employer.

Department Faculty

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Hospitality Services I

Hospitality Services II

Hospitality Services III & Community Service

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Early Childhood I

Early Childhood II

Early Childhood III Internship

Child Development

Health Careers

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