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Pinetree Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Home Economics

Welcome to Home Economics!

Don’t leave school without it! Explore the worlds of Food, Fashion, Family, Crafts and Tourism through our Home Economics courses. You will be able to meet your graduation requirements, gain employability skills, learn and practice life skills, and express your creativity while having fun in Home Economics. Take steps to prepare for your future with a practical and hands on approach. Explore what Home Economics has to offer, sign up today!

Come try our delicious recipes that give you gourmet results. Join us to learn new cooking techniques and celebrate the foods of the season. Discover and discuss what healthy eating habits really are and make them work for you. Plan and prepare meals that tempt your taste buds. Choose Foods 9 and be a part of the action in Home Economics!

Exercise your culinary talents and become the "Iron Chef" of your own kitchen. After a quick review of the basics, it’s time for some real taste treats. More advanced food preparation methods, "Food Safe" certification, and preparation for independent living are some of the topic areas that will be covered. (AS)

Explore the world of international flavours and food creations. Celebrate foods and customs from near and far. Our journey will take us to countries such as France, China, Italy, Mexico and more. Emphasis in this course is on creating, preparing and presenting foods from a variety of cultures. More advanced cooking techniques are explored in these labs. Send your taste buds on a trip around the globe! (AS)

Foods 12 is the ‘EXTREME’ food challenge! Foods from specialty breads to chocolate make this an advanced course for students who are interested in the "fine art of cooking". Emphasis will be placed on using specialty equipment, catering and attractive presentation. (AS)

This is a great course that will teach you how to make the fabulous crafts you see in stores and at craft fairs. Make items for your future apartment, for gifts, or to create your own "cottage industry". Opportunity will also be given for students to independently complete a project of their own choice. Add some balance to your hectic life, bring your enthusiasm and creativity and join us in this hands-on course.

If you are interested in fashion and creating your own original clothing this is the course for you. In this course you will learn basics of clothing construction, sewing machine and serger capabilities, and we will use simple but effective techniques to create your clothing. Start sewing now and develop this life long skill.

Regardless of your sewing ability, if you want to continue to develop your sewing skills and learn new techniques, this course is for you. Learn to fit clothes to your figure type, and choose your own patterns to complement your present wardrobe. Students work at their own level to learn and review basic sewing skills, as well as master advanced techniques. (AS)

This course takes a highly individualized approach that will allow you to make all choices regarding projects and the order in which you create them. This is an advanced course in clothing construction where you will learn a more detailed study of fitting, alterations, pattern development, fibers and fabrics. Advanced sewing techniques will be required as well as the use of challenging fabrics and designer patterns. (AS)

This course brings the exciting world of fashion to life through an in depth look at how the clothing industry works. Students study the elements of design, fashion designers, and merchandising. This course does not require sewing ability.

Explore interpersonal relationships in our global society. From birth to death, we will explore the stages of human growth and development and how they affect you, the individual, as well as society as a whole. We will also work through the various challenges that families face in today’s diverse society. An excellent course if you are interested in careers in social or in human services. (AS)

Does the brain interest you? Howabout sleep, or memory, or emotions, or intelligence, or behaviour? The aim of this course is to introduce you to several facinating aspect of psychology.

Through the study of psychology, students will acquire an understanding of and and appreciation for human behaviour, behavioural interaction, and the development of individuals.

Take off with Tourism 12! Get a ticket to the fastest growing industry in B.C. Gain certification and skills as you explore the business of hospitality, conference and event planning, and the travel trade. Fly with us to exotic foreign destinations and cruise to exciting ports of call. This course is recommended for those seeking employment in the hospitality/tourism industry. (AS)


Pinetree Secondary School

3000 Pinewood Avenue, Coquitlam BC
V3B 7Y7
604-464-2513 604-937-8056
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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