Interior Design and Housing


  • Prerequisite Course(s): None
  • High School Credit = 1/2 credit per semester (Postsecondary credit = 0)
  • This course will be offered: every year
  • Pathway (Optional): Visual Arts
  • Career Cluster Area: Arts, Audio-Visual Technology, and Communication
  • Source of Occupational Skills Standards: Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FACS)
  • 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 focuses on the exterior and interior design of homes with an emphasis on student projects and developing design plans.
  • Content Headings/Topics
    1. Human needs, housing, and society
    2. Careers and housing
    3. Housing design
    4. Consumer concerns regarding housing
    5. Elements and principles of design
    6. Home safety, security, and maintenance
    7. Housing and technology
    8. Historical influences on housing
    9. Kitchen design
    10. Housing construction
    11. Creating and presenting design
    12. Remodeling and renovating
Performance Standards (Learner Outcomes)Specific Occupational Skills StandardsAlaska Reading, Writing, Math, Science Performance StandardsAlaska Content StandardsAlaska Employability StandardsAlaska Cultural StandardsAll Aspects of IndustryAssessments
1. Analyze the basic needs that housing satisfies.FACS 11.2R3.8LA BA4 B4 C1 E5PlanningPre / Post Test
2. Compare and contrast housing needs among people of different ages and life stages.FACS 11.2, 11.6R3.8LA CB4 C4CommunityPre / Post Test
3. Identify how social trends and the government influence housing.FACS 11.2 R3.11 R4.11A6 A7 B2 E5 E6LaborPre / Post Test
4. Analyze the role of technology in home construction.FACS 11.4R3.8B4TechnicalPre / Post Test
5. Identify various careers in the housing industry and education level/experience needed.FACS 11.1R3.11 R4.11B4B4 D6Lab Assignment
6. Evaluate how events in America’s history and historical housing elements have influenced 20th century designs.FACS 11.2R3.11 R4.11LA DE5 E6 E8PlanningPre / Post Test
7. Identify factors to consider when evaluating a floor plan.FACS 11.5Tech EC3PlanningPre / Post Test
8. Compare and contrast advantages, disadvantages, and costs involved in renting and buying a home.R3.11 R4.11B3 D5FinancePre / Post Test
9. Identify blueprint symbols.FACS 11.4PlanningPre / Post Test
10. Summarize characteristics of plumbing, heating, cooling, ventilation systems, and how these energies can be conserved.FACS 11.4,11.5W4B4 E2PlanningLab Assignment
11. Apply the design elements and principles to good design.FACS 11.5LA DA4 A6TechnicalLab Assignment
12. Choose color schemes utilizing given criteria.FACS 11.7Math EA4 A6TechnicalLab Assignment
13. Outline the five steps involved in designing interiors.W4.2Math ETechnicalLab Assignment
14. Explain basic principles for designing efficient kitchens.FACS 11.4Math ETechnicalOral Presentation
15. Identify ways to prevent home accidents and improve home security, as well as the importance of preventative maintenance.HL DA6B3 C3 D6TechnicalOral Presentation
16. Summarize the steps in planning a remodeling project.W3.6ManagementPre / Post Test

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