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9.4 Career and Technical Education
ContentArea 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical EducationAll students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand J. Human Services Career Cluster
Pathway (3) Personal Care Services
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Academic Foundations: Academic concepts lay the foundation for the full range of career and postsecondary education opportunities within the career cluster.
9.4.12.J.(3).1 Describe and apply economic and accounting principles and practices to promote business success and growth in this pathway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.J.(3).2 Describe and apply principles of biology by identifying living tissues, cells, and organisms to select and provide safe and effective personal care products and services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.J.(3).3 Describe and apply principles of chemistry by explaining chemical processes and the composition, structure, and properties of substances to provide a broad range of personal care services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.J.(3).4 Describe and apply basic principles of human anatomy to classify potential problems and to provide needed personal care services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Communication Skills: All clusters rely on effective oral and written communication strategies for creating, expressing, and interpreting information and ideas that incorporate technical terminology and information.
9.4.12.J.(3).5 Demonstrate knowledge of advertising principles when selecting media to attract and retain clients in this pathway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking: Critical and creative thinking strategies facilitate innovation and problem-solving independently and in teams.
9.4.12.J.(3).6 Demonstrate how to assist individuals by recognizing concerns and making informed decisions to provide appropriate personal care services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.J.(3).7 Develop individualized plans that reflect client/family preferences, needs, and interests to create a course of treatment/action.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.J.(3).8 Demonstrate knowledge of time management principles and techniques to achieve objectives and effectively serve clients, their families, and the community.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.J.(3).9 Interpret and evaluate client satisfaction and propose solutions, procedures, and products to enhance future services and client interactions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Information Technology Applications: Technology is used to access, manage, integrate, and disseminate information.
9.4.12.J.(3).10 Employ technology to analyze data and information to make appropriate recommendations and conclusions for personal care services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.J.(3).11 Demonstrate how to maintain electronic records of client services using procedures to securely store and retrieve personal care and client information.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • Roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and the larger environment impact business operations.

  • Key organizational systems impact organizational performance and the quality of products and services.

  • Understanding the global context of 21st-century industries and careers impacts business operations.
9.4.12.J.(3).12 Identify vendor resources to provide maximum benefit for clients, service providers, businesses, or organizations in this pathway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.J.(3).13 Identify and assess systems in this pathway that providers can use obtain the range of personal care resources needed for business practice, and that allow providers to access those resources at appropriate times.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.J.(3).14 Describe organizational policies, procedures, and regulations used to establish organizational priorities, accomplish the mission, and provide high quality service to a diverse set of clients and families in this pathway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Safety, Health, and Environment: Implementation of health, safety, and environmental management systems and organizational policies and procedures impacts organizational performance, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement.
9.4.12.J.(3).15 Select and summarize emergency policies and procedures to achieve a safe and healthy environment at all times.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.J.(3).16 Maintain a clean record of safety when providing services in this pathway by recognizing and assessing risks and potentially hazardous situations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Leadership and Teamwork: Effective leadership and teamwork strategies foster collaboration and cooperation between business units, business partners, and business associates toward the accomplishment of organizational goals.
9.4.12.J.(3).17 Employ leadership skills to maintain positive relationships that enhance personal care business opportunities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.J.(3).18 Research current information and resources on personal care services to attract new clients and satisfy and retain present clients.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.J.(3).19 Demonstrate how to synthesize client and professional information to attract new clients and retain present clients.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.J.(3).20 Demonstrate knowledge of administrative/clerical procedures and systems to provide client satisfaction.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.J.(3).21 Select various methods of obtaining feedback from clients and their families to understand their expectations and promote high quality standards.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.J.(3).22 Research techniques, principles, tools, and instruments for developing efficient and safe delivery of client services to enhance client satisfaction.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.J.(3).23 Demonstrate principles of mechanics when choosing, evaluating, and maintaining service equipment to provide continued client services.