Course Guide: Family & Consumer Sciences / Education & Training

Life Planning

FC8227 (1 credit)

  • Develop an appreciation of the responsibilities of a young adult and the skills to survive independently.
  • Explore personal finance and money management, character development, values, workplace readiness, and job-seeking skills. Learn how to pay yourself first, create a budget, buy a car, rent an apartment, and create nutritious meals.
  • Instruction includes labs in food preparation, flat pattern, and room design
  • Leadership opportunities available through co-curricular student organization Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).

Introduction to Early Childhood Education & Services (Child Watch)

FC8234 (1 credit)

  • Explore careers, theories, and topics surrounding child development.
  • Gain hands-on experience working with children through our national award-winning morning child watch program.
  • Leadership opportunities available through the co-curricular student organization Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).

Teachers for Tomorrow 1

DE9062W - Grades 10-12 (1 credit)
Tuition
FCCLA and Educators Rising fee

  • Virginia’s initiative for recruiting high school students into the teaching profession.
  • Examine the history of education and the functions of schools and school divisions as they are taught about the profession. Explore how students learn.
  • Experience the classroom environment; become acquainted with teachers and teaching on a personal and professional level, including an internship in a local classroom setting.
  • Provide students with opportunities to satisfy beginner teacher assessment
  • Leadership opportunities available through co-curricular student organization Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and Educators Rising.

Teachers for Tomorrow 2

FC9072 (1 credit)
FCCLA and Educators Rising fee

  • Prepare for careers in education.
  • Research postsecondary options.
  • Learn about the process of teacher certification in Virginia.
  • Participate in a practicum experience.
  • Students earn a 3 -yr. pre-professional certification in Education Fundamentals through AAFCS.