# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Introduction to Family and Human Services (8237/18 weeks)

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Introduction to Family and Human Services (8237/18 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8237
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:18 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:10–12

NEW FOR 2018

The focus of Introduction to Family and Human Services is to identify professional opportunities within the Human Services career cluster. Students will use practical problem solving, research, critical thinking, and career decision making to investigate services for clients as well as family and social services to preserve, promote, and protect public health. Students will assess the needs of clients, determine the support needed, and demonstrate human services career skills.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

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

Available Credentials

18-week courses may qualify for state-board approved industry certification assessments based on a case-by-case approval from the state CTE Cluster specialist.

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.