Food Science and Dietetics (8239/36 weeks)
|Suggested Grade Levels:||11–12|
Through laboratory and other practical experiences, students will develop a deeper appreciation for the food system and the impact of science on the food and nutrition industries. Students will explore the food sources; the science and technology of food production and processing; and implications for individual and global health and wellness. Career opportunities are broad and include health care; dietetics; and food research, development, and manufacturing.
As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.
Career Clusters and Pathways
For federal reporting (choose one)
- Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
- Animal Systems
- Environmental Service Systems
- Food Products and Processing Systems
- Natural Resources Systems
- Plant Systems
- Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
- Health Science
- Biotechnology Research and Development
- Diagnostics Services
- Health Informatics
- Support Services
- Therapeutic Services
- Human Services
- Counseling and Mental Health Services
- Early Childhood Development and Services
- Family and Community Services
- Personal Care Services
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
- Food Safety & Science Certification Examination
- Food Science Fundamentals Assessment
- Leadership Essentials Assessment
- Meat Evaluation Certification Examination
- National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
- Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination
A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.
Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.