Introduction to Family and Human Services (8238/36 weeks) Course Description
|Suggested Grade Levels:||10–12|
The focus of Introduction to Family and Human Services is to identify professional opportunities within the Human Services career cluster. Students will use practical problem solving, research, critical thinking, and career decision making to investigate services for clients as well as family and social services to preserve, promote, and protect public health. Students will assess the needs of clients, determine the support needed, and demonstrate human services career skills.
Career Clusters and Pathways
For federal reporting (choose one)
- Human Services
- Consumer Services
- Counseling and Mental Health Services
- Family and Community Services
- Personal Care Services
Upon completion of the course
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
- Family and Community Services Assessment (AAFCS)
- Family and Community Services Assessment (NOCTI)
- Leadership Essentials Assessment
- National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
- Personal Care Services Assessment
- Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination
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.