Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Prerequisite Course(s): None
  • High School Credit = 1/2 credit per semester (Postsecondary credit = 0)
  • This course will be offered: every year
  • Pathway (Optional): Personal Care Services
  • Career Cluster Area: Human Services
  • Source of Occupational Skills Standards: Alaska Family Consumer Science (AKFCS)
  • Eligibility for Nationally Recognized Skill Certificate(s)/State License? No
  • Tech Prep: No
  • Is this course brokered through another institution or agency? No
  • Course Description: This course is an overview of basic life skills focusing on classroom study and laboratory experiences in all areas of home economics.
  • Content Headings/Topics
    1. Relationships and families
    2. Consumer management
    3. Housing
    4. Child development and parenting
    5. Foods and nutrition
    6. Textiles and clothing
Performance Standards (Learner Outcomes)Specific Occupational Skills StandardsAlaska Reading, Writing, Math, Science Performance StandardsAlaska Content StandardsAlaska Employability StandardsAlaska Cultural StandardsAll Aspects of IndustryAssessments
1. Model factors which promote successful relationships.AKFCS B2LA EC2 D1Work HabitsLab Assignments
2. Identify conflict resolution methods.AKFCS B4LA EA1 C4 E6Work HabitsPre / Post Test
3. Summarize the developmental stages infants, toddlers, and preschoolers go through.AKFCS A3HL DPre / Post Test
4. Evaluate parenting decisions (guidance, substitute care, and health/safety).AKFCS A9HL DB3Pre / Post Test
5. Compare the benefits of efficient resource management to achievement of goals.AKFCS D7LA DD6FinancePre / Post Test
6. Prepare budgets for a variety of life cycle situations.AKFCS D7E1.3.2Math EA6A6FinanceLab Asignments
7. Design living spaces.AKFCS D6E1.3.2Math EPlanningLab Assignments
8. Create a personal maintenance and safety plan for a home.AKFCS D4HL AC3Health / SafetyLab Assignments
9. Demonstrate safety and sanitation procedures in the kitchen lab.AKFCS E8HL AC3Health / SafetyLab Assignments
10. Model appropriate food preparation methods, techniques, and equipment use.AKFCS C8D3ManagementLab Assignments
11. Outline techniques of clothing care and repair.AKFCS D2C1PlanningWritten Report
12. Create a variety of projects utilizing textile construction techniques.AKFCS D2C1PlanningLab Assignments
13. Research career opportunities, education, and training needed for various home economics careers.AKFCS E7B4B4Technical Skills / LaborLab Assignments

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