COURSE CODE: 8205

Career, Community and Family Connections

SCED Code: 19299
Virginia Extended Description: 18
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 18 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: FCCLA

Career, Community, and Family Connections provides tools to meet and balance the multiple demands of career, family, and personal life. The course teaches problem solving, conflict management, goal setting, stress management, resource management, and interpersonal skills needed to build strong relationships in the family, the workplace, and the community. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Administration and Administrative Support
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • School Principal
  • School Superintendent
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Education Administrator, Preschool and Child Care Centers (Superintendent, Principal, Other Administrator)
Professional Support Services
  • Audiologist
  • Instructional Developer
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Librarian
Teaching and Training
  • Child Care Assistant/Worker
  • Coach, Secondary Level
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Self Enrichment Education Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Training Consultant/Training Specialist

Pathway Occupation
Consumer Services
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Debt Counselor
  • Credit Counselor
Counseling and Mental Health Services
  • Career Coach/Counselor
  • Educational/School Counselor
  • Health Educator
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor
Early Childhood Development and Services
  • Child Care Assistant/Worker
  • Director of Early Childhood Education Center
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Nanny
  • Parent and Family Educator
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Teacher Assistant
Family and Community Services
  • Adult Day Care Coordinator
  • Educational/School Counselor
  • Grief Counselor
  • Medical, Public Health Social Worker
  • Personal and Home Care Aide
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Child, Family, and School Social Workers
  • Clergy

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