Interpersonal Relationships is an introductory course that is especially relevant for students interested in
careers that involve interacting with people. It is also valuable for all students as a life foundation and
academic enrichment. This course addresses knowledge and skills needed for positive and productive
relationships in career, community, and family settings. Major course topics include communication
skills; leadership, teamwork, and collaboration; conflict prevention, resolution, and management;
building and maintaining relationships; and individual needs and characteristics and their impacts on
relationships. A project-based approach that utilizes higher order thinking, communication, leadership,
and management processes, and fundamentals to college and career success is recommended in order
to integrate these topics into the study of interpersonal relationships. Direct, concrete language arts
proficiencies will be applied. Service learning and other authentic applications are strongly
recommended. This course provides a foundation for continuing and post-secondary education for all
career areas that involve interacting with people both inside and outside of a business/organization,
including team members, clients, patients, customers, and the general public.

Child Development is an introductory course for all students as a life foundation and academic
enrichment; it is especially relevant for students interested in careers that draw on knowledge of
children, child development, and nurturing of children. This course addresses issues of child
development from conception/prenatal through age 3. It includes the study of prenatal development
and birth; growth and development of children; child care giving and nurturing; and support systems for
parents and caregivers. A project-based approach that utilizes higher order thinking, communication,
leadership, management processes, and fundamentals to college and career success is recommended in
order to integrate these topics into the study of child development. Direct, concrete mathematics and
language arts proficiencies will be applied. Authentic applications such as introductory laboratory/field
experiences with young children and/or service learning that build knowledge of children, child
development, and nurturing of children are strongly recommended. This course provides the foundation
for continuing and post-secondary education in all career areas related to children, child development,
and nurturing of children.

Child Development is an introductory course for all students as a life foundation and academic
enrichment; it is especially relevant for students interested in careers that draw on knowledge of
children, child development, and nurturing of children. This course addresses issues of child
development from conception/prenatal through age 3. It includes the study of prenatal development
and birth; growth and development of children; child care giving and nurturing; and support systems for
parents and caregivers. A project-based approach that utilizes higher order thinking, communication,
leadership, management processes, and fundamentals to college and career success is recommended in
order to integrate these topics into the study of child development. Direct, concrete mathematics and
language arts proficiencies will be applied. Authentic applications such as introductory laboratory/field
experiences with young children and/or service learning that build knowledge of children, child
development, and nurturing of children are strongly recommended. This course provides the foundation
for continuing and post-secondary education in all career areas related to children, child development,
and nurturing of children.

INTRODUCTION TO HOUSING AND INTERIOR DESIGN students will plan living environments to meet the needs and wants of individuals and families. Topics to be studied include: housing styles,  elements and principles of color and design, furnishings, appliances, floor, wall, and window treatments, floor plans, decorating, and exploration of housing-related careers. Students will work individually, or in teams on design or make-over projects.