Family and Human Services I

SCED Code: 19999
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 11
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 280
Credits: 2
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No

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 investigate caring for older adults, managing the home environment, and managing nutrition 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 (19001 - 8237/8238)

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Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Counseling & Mental Health Services
  • Psychologists, All Other
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
  • Rehabilitation Counselors
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
Family & Community Services
  • Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other
  • Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other
  • Residential Advisors
  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Social and Human Service Assistants
Personal Care Services
  • Funeral Attendants
  • Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
  • Skincare Specialists
  • Massage Therapists
  • Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other

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