This course addresses selecting and planning living environments to meet the needs and wants of individuals and families throughout the life cycle considering a broad range of economic, social, cultural, technological, environmental, maintenance, and aesthetic factors. Emphasis is placed on selecting goods and services and creating functional and pleasing living environments based on sound financial decisions and design principles. Skills in mathematics, technology, and art are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include field trips, job shadowing, service-learning, and school-based enterprises.
The course is offered only to sophomore, junior, and senior students.