Home Economics courses fit under the Applied Design, Skills and Technologies curriculum.
Food Studies 9
This course will focus on skills in the areas of food preparation and meal planning with an emphasis on nutrition and time management. Students working in cooperative groups prepare a variety of popular foods. The skills and knowledge acquired in this course not only provide students with practical skills for everyday life, but also expose them to future career opportunities in food preparation and the hospitality and tourism industries.
Fashion & Design Studies 9 and 10
This courses will focus on sewing techniques. The first sewing projects are designed to teach the use of the serger in connection with the sewing machine to produce quality work. This course provides practical skills for everyday life and leisure activities and also exposes students to future career options in the clothing and textiles industry.
Food Studies 10
This is an intermediate course designed to broaden the student’s experiences in cooking techniques. This course extends students’ knowledge of basic baking and cooking methods and incorporates an International Foods component. This includes learning about different cultures and their culinary practices. A study of eating habits, health issues and diets are an integral part of the course. Labs allow for more student-led direction and involve practical skills for successful independent living. Recommended Preparation: Food Studies 9
Fashion and Design Studies 11
This is an intermediate course designed to improve and expand sewing skills learned in Textile Studies Level 9 or 10. Students will learn techniques to construct more difficult projects, to speed up construction and to produce quality garments. Students choose their own projects which can include pants/dresses, shirts/jackets, or other coordinated outfits. Students will become more aware of their individual skill levels and will strive to take on new challenging projects. This course provides practical skills for independent living and leisure activities and also exposes students to future career opportunities in the areas of clothing manufacturing, fashion design, merchandising and wardrobe planning. Recommended Preparation: Fashion and Design Studies 10
Food Studies 11
This is an advanced course recommended for students with an interest in gourmet cooking and learning about different ingredients and techniques. The course’s main components include baking and working with meats and vegetarian alternatives. A wide variety of baked goods and other items are prepared so that students gain practice in meal planning and preparation. Nutrition is an integral part of this course. Students will be given the opportunity to plan and select recipes for use in the lab. Recommended Preparation: Food Studies 10
Food Studies: Baking 11 and 12
This is an advanced course is designed for students who enjoy baking as a hobby or as a future career. Emphasis will be placed on baking skills and practices and theory. Students will have the opportunity to exercise their creativity and artistic skills through the exploration of different types of recipes and ingredients. Unit topics will include the preparation of breads, pastries, cookies and cake decorating. Recommended Preparation: Food Studies 10 or 11
Fashion and Design Studies 12
This course is designed for those students who would like to expand their sewing skills for both personal and career use. The self-challenging curriculum focuses on professionalism, quality and pride of project construction. Among the units to be covered are specialty fabrics, advanced serger use, and fashion careers. The choice of projects will be determined by the fabric and pattern that the individual chooses. Recommended Preparation: Fashion and Design Studies 11
Food Studies 12
This is an advanced course recommended for students with an interest in learning gourmet cooking or who are interested in a career in food services or the food industry. The course is planned around two main components: International Foods and Party Foods and Entertaining. It includes a study of different cultures and their cooking. As well, a study of eating habits, health issues, and diets are an integral part of the course. Labs are more student directed and are more advanced in meal preparation, food costing and presentation. Recommended Preparation: Food Studies 11