# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8245/36 weeks)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8245/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8245
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:8
Prerequisites:None

Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III is an advanced-level course that prepares middle school students for their roles in families, careers, and communities through project-based instruction. Students experience in-depth studies of nutrition and wellness, food preparation, relationships, personal environments, textiles, fashion and apparel, consumer resources, child development and care, and leadership service in action. Instruction in this course 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.