CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Human Services Information

Information Sheet: Information and tips for instructional leaders, administrators, counselors, and teachers/faculty for creating a career pathway plan of study.

NOTE: Virginia requires that one career pathway plan of study template be submitted annually until all program areas in a school division are accommodated. Once the minimum has been achieved, school divisions should identify additional cluster and pathway templates until all instructional possibilities in the school division are met.

With a team of partners (middle/secondary/postsecondary teachers and faculty, counselors, business/industry representatives, instructional leaders, and administrators), the following is suggested when developing your own scope and sequence of career and technical courses as well as required degree courses for your school division’s plan of study templates. The sample plans of study at the state level indicate degree programs, but the actual individualized local plans must show the postsecondary courses agreed upon in local consortiums.

  1. Choose the career clusters and career pathways (reference: States’ Career Clusters at www.careerclusters.org) and determine which clusters are appropriate for the instructional programs in your school division and individual schools.
  2. Crosswalk the Cluster Foundation Knowledge and Skills (available at http://www.careerclusters.org/resources/web/ks.php) to the content of your existing middle/secondary/postsecondary programs and courses. NOTE: Virginia’s programs and courses are described in the Administrative Planning Guide (APG) at www.cteresource.org/apg. In addition, the crosswalks have already been conducted and are identified within the program area sections of the APG and in the Career Planning Guide at www.cteresource.org/cpg.
  3. Virginia has identified the following pathway course sequence options for the Human Services Cluster. Use these options to identify any middle school CTE courses offered in your school division that complement the secondary sequence, but middle school courses are not a required component of the plan of study. CTE courses listed in the middle and secondary sections must use state course titles.
  4. For the postsecondary section of the plan of study, Virginia’s template provides the recommended certificate programs associate degree program using the VCCS state code for the degree program as shown below. Degree specialization is available at some community colleges. Registered apprenticeships can be developed in almost all program areas. School divisions and postsecondary institutions should identify specific courses as provided for in the blank template.
  5. When completing the columns in the plan of study template for CTE courses and for academic courses and electives that complement the pathway, certain courses must be identified that lead to one of the following:
    • CTE completer sequences,
    • A minimum of two sequential electives in a non-CTE program, and/or
    • Preparation for postsecondary education.

Pathways and Career and Technical Education Courses

See #3 above.

Consumer Services

  • Career, Community and Family Connections (8205/18 weeks)
  • Career, Community and Family Connections (8282/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Family and Consumer Sciences (8291/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Family and Consumer Sciences, Advanced (8292/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship (9093/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship, Advanced (9094/36 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences - Development (8222/36 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences - Preparation (8224/36 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8206/9 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8207/12 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8208/18 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8204/6 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory II (8261/9 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory II (8260/6 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory II (8262/12 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory II (8263/18 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8241/6 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8242/9 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8243/12 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8245/36 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8244/18 weeks)
  • Independent Living (8219/36 weeks)
  • Independent Living (8214/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Family and Human Services (8238/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Family and Human Services (8237/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Leadership (9091/18 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9097/36 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9096/18 weeks)
  • Life Planning (8227/36 weeks)
  • Life Planning (8226/18 weeks)

Counseling and Mental Health Services

  • Career, Community and Family Connections (8205/18 weeks)
  • Career, Community and Family Connections (8282/36 weeks)
  • Child Development and Parenting (8231/18 weeks)
  • Child Development and Parenting (8232/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Family and Consumer Sciences (8291/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship (9093/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship, Advanced (9094/36 weeks)
  • Family Relations (8225/36 weeks)
  • Family Relations (8223/18 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8204/6 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8206/9 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8207/12 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8208/18 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory II (8262/12 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory II (8263/18 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory II (8260/6 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory II (8261/9 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8244/18 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8245/36 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8242/9 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8243/12 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8241/6 weeks)
  • Food Science and Dietetics (8239/36 weeks)
  • Independent Living (8219/36 weeks)
  • Independent Living (8214/18 weeks)
  • Individual Development (8210/36 weeks)
  • Individual Development (8209/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Family and Human Services (8237/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Family and Human Services (8238/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Leadership (9091/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Nutrition for Health and Medical Sciences (8390/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (9061/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (9060/18 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9096/18 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9097/36 weeks)
  • Life Planning (8227/36 weeks)
  • Life Planning (8226/18 weeks)
  • Medical Interventions (PLTW) (8381/36 weeks)
  • Mental Health Assisting Careers (8332/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Nutrition and Wellness (8228/18 weeks)
  • Nutrition and Wellness (8229/36 weeks)
  • Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow I (9062/36 weeks)

Early Childhood Development and Services

  • Career, Community and Family Connections (8205/18 weeks)
  • Career, Community and Family Connections (8282/36 weeks)
  • Child Development and Parenting (8232/36 weeks)
  • Child Development and Parenting (8231/18 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Family and Consumer Sciences (8291/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship (9093/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship, Advanced (9094/36 weeks)
  • Family Relations (8225/36 weeks)
  • Family Relations (8223/18 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences - Development (8222/36 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences - Preparation (8224/36 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8206/9 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8204/6 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8208/18 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8207/12 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory II (8263/18 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory II (8262/12 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory II (8261/9 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory II (8260/6 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8245/36 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8244/18 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8243/12 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8242/9 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8241/6 weeks)
  • Food Science and Dietetics (8239/36 weeks)
  • GRADS (Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills): Family Focus (8277/18 weeks)
  • GRADS (Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills): Family Focus (8278/36 weeks)
  • GRADS (Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills): Work Focus (8213/36 weeks)
  • Individual Development (8210/36 weeks)
  • Individual Development (8209/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Leadership (9091/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Nutrition for Health and Medical Sciences (8390/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (9060/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (9061/36 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9097/36 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9096/18 weeks)
  • Life Planning (8227/36 weeks)
  • Life Planning (8226/18 weeks)
  • Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow I (9062/36 weeks)
  • Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow II (9072/36 weeks)

Family and Community Services

  • Career, Community and Family Connections (8205/18 weeks)
  • Career, Community and Family Connections (8282/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Family and Consumer Sciences (8291/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Family and Consumer Sciences, Advanced (8292/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship (9093/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship, Advanced (9094/36 weeks)
  • Family Relations (8223/18 weeks)
  • Family Relations (8225/36 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences - Development (8222/36 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences - Preparation (8224/36 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8204/6 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8206/9 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8208/18 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8207/12 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory II (8260/6 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory II (8261/9 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory II (8262/12 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory II (8263/18 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8242/9 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8243/12 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8244/18 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8245/36 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8241/6 weeks)
  • Family and Human Services I (8264/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Family and Human Services II (8265/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Food Science and Dietetics (8239/36 weeks)
  • Individual Development (8210/36 weeks)
  • Individual Development (8209/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Family and Human Services (8238/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Family and Human Services (8237/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Leadership (9091/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Nutrition for Health and Medical Sciences (8390/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (9060/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (9061/36 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9097/36 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9096/18 weeks)
  • Life Planning (8226/18 weeks)
  • Life Planning (8227/36 weeks)
  • Nutrition and Wellness (8228/18 weeks)
  • Nutrition and Wellness (8229/36 weeks)
  • Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow II (9072/36 weeks)

Personal Care Services

  • Barbering I (Three-year Program) (8740/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Barbering I (Two-year Program) (8743/36 weeks, 420 hours)
  • Barbering II (Three-year Program) (8741/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Barbering II (Two-year Program) (8744/36 weeks, 420 hours)
  • Barbering III (Three-year Program) (8742/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Beauty Salon Assistant (8546/36 weeks)
  • Cosmetology I (Three-year Program) (8527/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Cosmetology I (Two-year Program) (8745/36 weeks, 420 hours)
  • Cosmetology II (Three-year Program) (8528/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Cosmetology II (Two-year Program) (8746/36 weeks, 420 hours)
  • Cosmetology III (Three-year Program) (8529/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Cybersecurity in Family and Consumer Sciences (8291/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship (9093/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship, Advanced (9094/36 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8207/12 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8208/18 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8204/6 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8206/9 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory II (8260/6 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory II (8263/18 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory II (8261/9 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory II (8262/12 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8245/36 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8243/12 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8241/6 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8244/18 weeks)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8242/9 weeks)
  • Food Science and Dietetics (8239/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Family and Human Services (8238/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Family and Human Services (8237/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Leadership (9091/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Mortuary Science (8354/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Nutrition for Health and Medical Sciences (8390/18 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9097/36 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9096/18 weeks)
  • Nail Technician I (8692/36 weeks, 140 hours)
  • Nail Technician II (8693/36 weeks, 140 hours)
  • Nutrition and Wellness (8228/18 weeks)
  • Nutrition and Wellness (8229/36 weeks)

Associate Degree, College Certificate, or Apprenticeship

See #4 above.

Certificate Programs
Career Studies-221
Substance Abuse Rehabilitation-403
Public Management-457
Cooperative Career Development-467
Human Services-469
Bereavement Counseling-482
Early Childhood Development Assistant-632
Child Care-634

Associate of Applied Science Degrees
Funeral Service-155
Public Administration-465
Human Services-480
Early Childhood Development-636

Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree (Transfer)
Social Sciences-882