# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8206/9 weeks)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8206/9 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8206
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:9 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:6

Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I prepares students for the demands of 21st century living. This course provides a foundation for managing individual, family, career, and community roles and responsibilities. Students focus on areas of individual growth, goal setting, strengthening families, and awareness of personal safety and wellness. They also explore saving and spending practices, clothing care, food preparation, positive and caring relationships with others, and careers. Instruction emphasizes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts, where appropriate.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Human Services
    • Consumer Services
    • Counseling and Mental Health Services
    • Early Childhood Development and Services
    • Family and Community Services
    • Personal Care Services

Available Credentials

Note: Certifications do not apply to middle school courses.

Concentration Sequences

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.

Note: Completer sequences do not apply to middle school courses.