Papillion-La Vista South High School
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Hospitality, Health Science & Human Services
Nutrition and Food I
The students will become aware of their food habits and the importance of the six (6) basic nutrients as related to diet and wellness. There will be various lab experiences where the students work together to prepare a variety of foods. The students will more fully understand the major concepts related to foods and nutrition through class activities, food preparation, and experiments conducted with food.
Nutrition and Food II
Provides students with knowledge and skills about food preparation, with a strong emphasis on nutrition and nutritional analysis, balanced diets, and satisfying special dietary needs. Includes safety and sanitation, proper use of equipment, meal planning and preparation, current food issues, the role of food in the family and global society and the demonstration of teamwork skills.
Food Service Management I
Intended for: All students interested in developing skills in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Industry
The Food Service Management I course will help students explore and prepare for careers in the food service and hospitality industry. It includes skill development in commercial food production, management, and service. The curriculum includes the study of foods and nutrition, safety and sanitation standards and commercial food preparation skills. The course meets Nebraska Department of Education standards and national foods industry regulations. The course will include field trips, chef speakers, observations and Serv Safe sanitation certification.
Food Service Management II
Food Service Management is a continuation of the Food Service Management 1 course helping students explore and prepare for careers in the food service and hospitality industry. Food Service Management II includes history of the foodservice and lodging industry, the art of service, marketing and menu development, purchasing and inventory control, and accounting practices. In Food Service Management II students will continue developing skills in food production and catering and customer service.
Health Science I- Intro to Health Careers
This course focuses on developing an awareness of the various health care skill standards needed for employment in health careers. Introduction to Health Careers is designed to give an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, support, health informatics, and biotechnology research systems of the health care industry.
Health Science II - Medical Terminology
This class is designed to help students identify, spell and define medical terms related to the diagnoses, pathology and treatment of the major body systems. Students will use this as a basic foundation to all health care career pathways.
Health Science II - Exploring the Clinical Lab
In Exploring the Clinical Lab, students will take part in the work performed in variety of laboratory disciplines: psychology, veterinary medicine, medical imaging, pathology, forensic science, dental science, and serology (blood and other body fluids). While conducting the labs, students will investigate the careers related to these disciplines, hone their laboratory procedural skills, sharpen their ability to analyze and communicate data, and examine the legal and ethical dimensions of lab work.
Human Services I - Human Development
Study of human development (physical, mental, emotional, and social) from infancy through adolescence or the entire life span. Includes how to develop positive interactions with and guiding the development of each age. Community resources and responsibilities will be explored and related to individual and family needs. Students will also learn about careers related to human relationships and family issues.
Human Services II – Early Childhood Development I
This course offers students an opportunity to discover the role of parenting from pregnancy through infancy and to work toward better parenting skills. Units of study include family structures, pregnancy and prenatal care, the first year of life and preparation for parenthood. Students will learn basic child care techniques and explore the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and behavioral characteristics of infants. Students will also learn about careers related to early childhood development.
Human Services III – Early Childhood Development II
Study would focus on preschool aged children and include areas such as: creating a learning environment, interacting with children, creating learning activities, health and safety, and nutrition. Student will acquire knowledge of effective parenting skills for toddlers and preschoolers as well as explore the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and behavioral development of children. Students will also learn about careers related to child development.