COURSE CODE: 8227

Life Planning

SCED Code: 19257
Virginia Extended Description: 36
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: FCCLA

Life Planning equips students with life skills. Creating and maintaining healthy relationships, practicing personal nutrition, health, and wellness, and developing a life-management plan are emphasized through relevant life applications. 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
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Debt Counselor
Counseling and Mental Health Services
  • Career Coach/Counselor
  • Dietitian, Nutritionist
  • Educational/School Counselor
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Nutritional Counselor
Early Childhood Development and Services
  • Director of Early Childhood Education Center
  • Teacher Assistant
Family and Community Services
  • Volunteer Coordinator

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