CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Food Science and Dietetics (8239/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8239
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12
Prerequisites:None

Through laboratory and other practical experiences, students will develop a deeper appreciation for the food system and the impact of science on the food and nutrition industries. Students will explore the food sources; the science and technology of food production and processing; and implications for individual and global health and wellness. Career opportunities are broad and include health care; dietetics; and food research, development, and manufacturing.

Co-requisite: Chemistry

As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
    • Animal Systems
    • Environmental Service Systems
    • Food Products and Processing Systems
    • Natural Resources Systems
    • Plant Systems
    • Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
  • Health Science
    • Biotechnology Research and Development
    • Diagnostics Services
    • Health Informatics
    • Support Services
    • Therapeutic Services
  • Human Services
    • Counseling and Mental Health Services
    • Early Childhood Development and Services
    • Family and Community Services
    • Personal Care Services

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.