COURSE CODE: 8264

Family and Human Services I

SCED Code: 19999
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 11
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 280
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: FCCLA

Family and Human Services I introduces students to the provision of human services. Students assess needs and examine ethical and professional concerns within the field. Students also investigate assisting those with needs, including caring for the aging, providing physical care, managing the home environment, and managing food, nutrition, and dietary plans. Students will develop communication skills that are important in the field, and explore family and human services careers. This course emphasizes critical thinking and practical problem solving. 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.

Recommended prerequisite(s): Introduction to Family and Human Services 8237/8238.

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Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Family and Community Services
  • Adult Day Care Coordinator
  • Medical, Public Health Social Worker
  • Personal and Home Care Aide
  • Social and Community Service Manager

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