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Family and Human Services Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Students will prepare for careers related to family and community services. Students will develop practical knowledge, critical and creative thinking skills to address problems in diverse family, community and work environments.

You Will Learn
  • Adult role and responsibilities.
  • How to maintain a healthy environment for young children.
  • Developmentally appropriate practices.
  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children.
  • Characteristic of prenatal development and childbirth.
  • Growth and development of children from prenatal development to adolescent.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Family and Human Services - PDF

Student Leadership Organization
FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) is the Student Leadership Organization for Family and Consumer Sciences. FCCLA provides students with opportunities to attain knowledge skills, and leadership characteristics necessary to succeed in life, as well as promoting personal growth and leadership.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training


Sample Occupations
  • Child Care Aide/Worker
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher Assistant

Workforce Trends
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, family and community service employees hold about 2.2 million jobs. Some of the fastest growing occupations in the nation are concentrated in the social services, especially those that involve working with the elderly.

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