Family & Consumer Sciences
Faculty:
Name & Email Conference Website Phone
Ashley Anderson none Web Site 832-484-4993
Missy Landry 5th Period Web Site 832-484-4876
Jill Reed 7th Period Web Site 832-484-4977
Allanda Nichols 2nd Period Web Site 832-484-4978
Debbie Russell 7th Period Web Site 832-484-4975

Advanced Fashion Design

 

This technical laboratory course is designed to address the textiles and apparel industries, textile design and production, apparel design practices, influences and career preparation.  Instruction includes knowledge and skills of the mass production and haute couture of the worldwide design industry, fiber testing, fabrics and finishes, textile and apparel manufacturing systems, product marketing techniques, computer-aided design, federal regulations, career options, fashion illustration, and portfolio design.  Design procedures and management of multiple family, community, and career roles are emphasized.  Students will be responsible for purchasing materials and/or assessed a fee associated with this course.  Advanced Technical Credit is available through community colleges in Texas.

 

Child Development

This is a technical laboratory course which is recommended for students in Grades 10-12. Knowledge and skills related to child growth and development equip individuals to develop positive relationships with children and effective parenting and caregiver skills. Individuals use these skills to promote the well-being and healthy development of children, strengthen families in a culturally diverse society, and pursue careers related to the care and education of children.

 

Child Guidance

This course provides occupationally specific training and is recommended for students in Grades 11-12. Students may be awarded two credits per year for one to two years for the successful completion of this course. Instruction will be delivered through school-based pre-employment laboratory training. The two recommended prerequisites for this course are: Child Development, Nutrition and Food Science. Knowledge and skills related to child growth and development equip individuals to develop positive relationships with children and effective parenting and caregiver skills. Individuals use these skills to promote the well-being and healthy development of children, strengthen families in a culturally diverse society, and pursue careers related to the care and education of children.


Fashion Design

 

This technical laboratory course focuses on apparel from the perspectives of personal decision making relating to the apparel industry and career preparation.  Topics include apparel repair and alterations, managing the apparel dollar and the history of fashion. The production of fibers and fabrics, apparel care, garment construction and maintenance are also covered in this course.  Quality apparel construction is addressed as it relates to consumer decision making and career preparation for the apparel industry.  Other content addresses career options and management practices for assuming multiple family, community, and wage-earner roles.  Students will be responsible for purchasing materials and/or assessed a fee associated with this course.  Advanced Technical Credit is available through community colleges in Texas.

 

Interior Design

 

This is a project driven course that focuses on interior environments. Students will discover ways to enhance spaces using knowledge based on the psychological, physiological and sociological needs of people. Students will be able to create a scale drawing of spaces as well as understand the basic construction of homes and furniture. This course will also create an awareness of the following topics; principles and elements of design, consumer decision making, safety, as well as care and maintenance of interiors. Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course.

 


Interpersonal Studies

This course examines how the relationships between individuals and among family members significantly affect the quality of life. Students use knowledge and skills in family studies and human development to enhance personal development, foster quality relationships, promote wellness of family members, manage multiple adult roles, and pursue careers related to counseling and mental health services.

 


Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness


This course is recommended for students in Grades 10-12.
This cooking laboratory course allows students to use principles of lifetime wellness and nutrition to help them make informed choices that promote wellness as well as pursue careers related to hospitality and tourism, education and training, human services, and health sciences.


Principles of Human Services

 

This course is recommended for students in Grades 9-12.
This laboratory course will enable students to investigate careers in the human services career cluster, including counseling and mental health, early childhood development, family and community, and personal care services. Each student is expected to complete the knowledge and skills essential for success in high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand human services careers.
Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.