Human Ecology


Textile Arts & Design 10S (TEX10S) - Course fee $10 (Formerly known as Clothing 10G)
Students will learn basic clothing construction concepts and analyze the creative procedures in design.  This knowledge will be applied to gain skills and experiences through practical application of creativity and design in a textile project of the student’s choice.  There will be a $10 fee for maintenance of machines and incidentals.


Textile Arts & Design 20S (TEX20S) - Course fee $10 (Formerly known as Clothing 20G)
Students will explore the messages various styles of clothing communicate wardrobe planning, and the clothing dollar and its efficient use.  There will be three practical projects.  There will be a $10 fee for maintenance of machines and incidentals.


Textile Arts & Design 30S (TEX30S) - Course fee $10 (Formerly known as Clothing 30G)
Prerequisite:  TEX20S
This course is a continuation of TEX20S.  There will be an additional color design project.  There will be a $10 fee for maintenance of machines and incidentals.


Textile Arts & Design 40G (TEX40S) - Course fee $10 (Formerly known as Clothing 40G)
Prerequisite:  TEX30S
This course is a continuation of TEX30S.  There will be an additional interior design project.  There will be a $10 fee for maintenance of machines and incidentals.

Family Studies 15S (FST15S)

This course to introduces students to the role of caring for infants and toddlers.  Students will gain practical experience in the Infant Centre by assisting the supervision and care of children and performing infant centre duties.  This course will include theory of child care: physical, emotional, and social growth and development of infants and toddlers, health and safety topics, as well as, looking at child care from an Early Childhood Educator prospective.

Grade 10 Family Studies (FST 20S) focuses on the skills and knowledge parents and caregivers need, with emphasis on maternal health, pregnancy, birth, and the early years of human development. Students will learn about the developmental needs, effective care, and guidance of young children. The development of these skills and knowledge will enhance their overall well-being now as adolescents and in the future as parents and caregivers.

Grade 11 Family Studies (FST 30S) focuses on children’s and adolescents’ relationships within their families. Students will learn about developmental needs, effective care, and positive interactions with children/ adolescents. The skills and knowledge that students gain will provide them the opportunity to make informed decisions related to parenting, relationships, and families.

Grade 12 Applied Family Studies (FSA40S)

This course prepares students for a caregiving role with infants, toddlers and children through the study of child development. The skills and knowledge are applied to a 40-hour practical experience with children where students will observe, guide behaviour, ensure health and safety, and participate in play-based learning experiences. This course provides the foundation for further study within the field of early childhood education and related careers.
The Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) program (Department of Families) may approve completion of the Grade 12 Applied Family Studies 40S as meeting the 40-hour post-secondary course requirement for Child Care Assistants.


Food and Nutrition 10S (FDN10S) - Course fee $40
The Foods and Nutrition course includes theory and lab work.  The course is an introduction to basic nutrition concepts, kitchen equipment and appliances, food preparation vocabulary and understanding recipes and measuring ingredients.  The students will be preparing food in mandatory group food labs which will develop skills in the planning and presentation of meals.  There will be a $40 fee to cover the cost of cooking labs.


Food and Nutrition 20S (FDN20S) - Course fee $40
This course will emphasize preparing students with skills that will become an integral part of everyday life.  Students will focus on the relationship between eating habits and good health.  The mandatory group food labs will allow students to apply management and decision-making skills to the purchase, preparation and storage of food.  Food portfolios will be done throughout the term.  There will be a $40 fee to cover the cost of cooking labs.


Food and Nutrition 30S (FDN30S) - Course fee $40
This course is a continuation of Foods 20S.  Students will gain an understanding of the principles of nutrition and the relationship of nutrition to health and well being. This program will teach skills that will enable students to make optimal use of the food dollar and practice meal planning throughout the mandatory group food labs.  Personal, social and cultural aspects of food will be examined.  Food portfolios will be done throughout the term. There will be a $40 fee to cover the cost of cooking labs.


Food and Nutrition 40S (FDN40S) - Course fee $40
This course will prepare students to manage financial, human and environmental resources to meet their food needs.  Much of the emphasis is on student self-directed work.  Students will research a variety of nutritional topics related to society’s changing attitudes, health issues and to cultural aspects of food.  Food portfolios will be done throughout the term.  Students are required to complete mandatory group food labs where they practice skills learned in class.  There will be a $40 fee to cover the cost of cooking lab.

Grade 10 Childcare (FST10S)
Childcare experiences on-site at PCI in the Infant Centre. This course gives opportunities to see the childcare field as a profession.

Grade 11 Childcare (CDI30G)
Childcare experiences on-site at PCI in the Infant Centre. This course gives opportunities to see the childcare field as a profession.

Grade 12 Childcare (CDI40G)
Childcare experiences on-site at PCI in the Infant Centre. This course gives opportunities to see the childcare field as a profession.