Course Length: 1 Semester
Course Credit: 0.50
High School Grade: 9-12
Accredited: Cognia-SACS/CASI, Middle States, FACCS
In this introductory Consumer Services course, students will analyze various career paths in terms of employment opportunities. Educational requirements, including applicable hard and soft skills, certifications, and licensures for different pathways, will be discussed. Developing research, analytical, and presentations skills will be key components.
This course is designed as an overview to prepare students for a consumer services–related career and to introduce them to specialty areas. Emphasis is placed on the human services aspect (vs. corporate concerns) of consumer services, as well as Biblical principles and standards. Social issues and advocacy, as well as ethics and legalities, are a recurring theme. Students will gain knowledge of current issues affecting various consumer services professions and of the impact of local, state, national, and global issues on consumer services. Students may find this course gives them valuable information on their college direction.
Students should be computer literate at an intermediate level and have Internet access. Students should have basic research skills, as well as the ability to conduct online searches and access recommended Web sites. Basic math skills at the Algebra I level (arithmetic, ratios, graphing) are required. Intermediate-level proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software is highly encouraged, as is access to these programs for use in producing projects.
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