# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Introduction to Family and Human Services Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Introduction to Family and Human Services (8238/36 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8238
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:10–12

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

Upon completion of the course


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.