Independent Living

SCED Code: 22904
Virginia Extended Description: 36
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 140
Credits: 1
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No

Independent Living students become prepared to meet the challenges of living on their own. Students build life skills focusing on creating and maintaining healthy relationships and making responsible financial, consumer, nutrition, and housing decisions. 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.

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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
Consumer Services
  • Credit Counselors
  • Farm and Home Management Educators
Counseling & Mental Health Services
  • School Psychologists
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Rehabilitation Counselors
  • Counselors, All Other
  • Healthcare Social Workers
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
Family & Community Services
  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Counselors, All Other
  • Child, Family, and School Social Workers
  • Social Workers, All Other
  • Community Health Workers
  • Childcare Workers
  • Residential Advisors
Personal Care Services
  • Personal Service Managers, All Other
  • Personal Care Aides
  • First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
  • Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors
  • Residential Advisors
  • Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other

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