BOCES: CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Coopers Plains Campus
- 8806, 8856 Digital Media Arts
- 8824, 8874 CISCO Network Academy
- 8802, 8852 Auto Body Repair
- 8804, 8854 Automotive Technology
- 8808, 8858 Building Construction
- 8810, 8860 Heavy Equipment
- 8822, 8872 Machine Trades
- 8818, 8868 Nurse Assisting
- 8814, 8864 Cosmetology
- 8816, 8866 Culinary Arts
- 8828, 8878 Criminal Justice
- 8832, 8834 Introduction to Career Majors
- 8890 New Visions Innovation, Leadership, and Business (BUSH CAMPUS)
- 8892 New Visions Medical
Business Information Systems
8806, 8856 Digital Media ArtsModules in Graphic Communications consist of about 20% lecture and 80% laboratory experience during which the student receives individualized instruction.
The course of study covers multiple areas of the graphic communications field. This includes 35mm black and white photography, digital photography, desktop publishing, computer graphics, scanning, photo manipulation, page layout software, paint/draw software, 3-D animations, photo restoration, imaging, word processing, process camera operations/ techniques, darkroom processes/techniques, safety, finish/bindery techniques and other new technology as it becomes available.
Upon completion of the program, students will have acquired the skills necessary to seek employment at an entry-level position in a range of graphic/printing facilities.
8824, 8874 CISCO Network AcademyCISCO Network Academy is designed to prepare students for the information technology field. It offers preparation for 2 international certifications, A+ Certification (Computer Repair Technician) and Network + Certification (Knowledge of Networking Technology and Knowledge of Networking Practices).
CISCO Network Academy, in addition to A+ Certification and Network + Certification, also includes Web Page Design, Basic Electricity, and Computer Applications. The Computer Applications module includes Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point, as well as Internet, E-mail and Windows 2000.
Upon completion of CISCO Network Academy, students will have acquired the skills to seek employment at an entry-level position in almost any company that has computers.
8802, 8852 Auto Body Repair
The Auto Body course is structured to give students an opportunity to develop skills necessary to become a competent entry-level repairperson in the Auto Body Repair field. A student will be taught how to safely and competently restore a vehicle to its original condition. This repair will correct body deterioration due to age or collision damage. Skills are developed using frame equipment; torches, MIG welding, siphon feed and HVLP spray painting equipment and all types of automotive paints. Related trade knowledge is acquired with the use of parts manuals, trade publications, crash manuals, estimation and frame specifications, and costs associated with the Auto Body Industry.
8804, 8854 Automotive TechnologyAutomotive Service consists of four modules that cover the basic functions of automobiles, light trucks and vans. Modules are taught to prepare students to be a: Lubrication Specialists, Exhaust System Specialist, Service Center Helper, Brake Specialist, Front End Specialist and Wheel Alignment Specialist. Modules for Automotive Service will only be offered in the afternoon.
8808, 8858 Building Construction
As a Building Trades student you will have the opportunity to learn house framing, window and door installation, siding application, roofing, interior finishing, basic wiring, plumbing, and some cabinet making. This course encompasses all processes and degrees of house construction.
You will receive exposure to brick and block laying and blueprint reading. In addition, you may assist in the construction of a full-size ranch style house, and learn the safe operation of a variety of power and hand woodworking tools and machines. You will produce a marketable resume in the course.
8810, 8860 Heavy EquipmentHeavy Equipment includes the study of soil conservation, heavy equipment operation, maintenance and service, on and off-road truck driving, mechanics, building construction for recreational areas and welding. Our goal is to create honest, hardworking, productive members of society who are adaptable to a wide variety of careers in the construction and the agricultural/horticultural industries. The program achieves these goals through "hands-on" classroom instruction, field project experience, and laboratory work skills.
8822, 8872 Machine TradesMachine Trades’ primary focus is designed to help students develop entry-level skills in machining occupations. Students learn to operate lathes, milling machines, drill presses, precision measurement devices and precision grinding equipment. The students also learn to program and operate CNC lathes and machining centers. The fundamentals of CAD and CAM are taught on IBM compatible computers using the latest versions of Auto CAD. Blueprint reading and calculator use are integral parts of the course. Machine Trades will only be offered in the afternoon.
8818, 8868 Nurse Assisting
Nurse assisting offers you the skills necessary to seek employment in hospitals, long term care facilities, home health care, residential care, and facilities for the mentally and physically challenged. You will learn the use of medical equipment, medical/surgical techniques, and infection control and procedures common to health care. In addition, you’ll acquire basic knowledge vital for professional health careers including radiology, physical/occupational therapy, mental health and nursing.
The Certified Nurse Assisting course emphasizes geriatrics and patient care. Upon successful completion of this program you will produce a marketable resume and be eligible to take the NYS exam for Certified Nurse Assisting.
Human and Public Service
8814, 8864 Cosmetology
Cosmetology has been designed to introduce students to the basic skills needed for entry-level cosmetology. The main focus is on the knowledge necessary to successfully pass the New York State licensing examination. The following is the 1000-hour curriculum adapted in NYS Department of State Regulations:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Safety and Health
- Hair and Scalp Disorders and Diseases
- Chemistry as applied to Cosmetology Communication Skills
- Shampoos and Related Treatments
- Electricity and Light Theory
- Hair shaping
- Salon Business Skills Standards
- Hair Coloring and Lighting
- Bacteriology and Decontamination
- Hair and Nail Care Procedures
- State Board Procedures
- Chemical Restructuring
- Hair Analysis
8816, 8866 Culinary Arts
This is a course designed to start students on the road to being a professional in many of the food careers. Students will learn to work in the service, cooking, baking, dish room, and stockroom areas. The program is geared to the student who wants to go to college, as well as the student who may start work in an entry-level position.
The kitchen is professional and is larger than most area restaurants. The students cook in an a la carte as well as a quantity foods environment as they utilize the total kitchen and equipment. The students will learn the use of a computer in culinary arts for money management, food preparation, and inventory control. The training will qualify the students for job entry skills or for acceptance at postsecondary school (college or culinary school), specializing in training necessary to become master chefs and restaurant managers.
8828, 8878 Criminal Justice
The first four marking periods of Criminal Justice are designed to prepare the officer with the basic theory for employment in the Security of Law Enforcement fields. Extensive training in Patrol Function and Investigative Functions and Techniques are a strong core program, which provides for immediate employment. Other course modules such as Emergency Response, First Aid and CPR, Communications, Computer Applications, Career related topics and basic law training provide a good theoretical basis for further study and employment.
The last four marking periods of Criminal Justice provide further advanced in patrol and investigation with the addition of supervisory and administrative theory. A work experience program will be incorporated that allows the student to work at a sheriff's department, local police agency, county court and private security agency.
Natural and Agricultural Sciences
8832, 8834 Introduction to Career Majors
Introduction to Career Majors is a course that provides an opportunity for students to experience a variety of course offerings designed to help them make decisions about their future career options. Placement is in an established class and students follow objectives to meet goals that result in completed projects. A student may explore different occupational programs for a specified time frame. The teacher evaluates basic skills, career awareness, adherence to safety regulations, degree of interest and aptitude. This will assist the student and guidance counselor in selecting an appropriate occupational course of study at the next level.
Units of Instruction:
- Personal Hygiene
- Sales Processing
- Survival Reading
- Math Applications
- Units of Measure
- Home and Career Skills
- Introduction to Occupations
- Industry Safety Standards
- Building and Grounds
- Vehicle Maintenance
- Surface Refinishing
- Precision Metals
- Health Careers
- Animal Care
Course work includes dental anatomy, chairside assisting, charting teeth, tooth restoration, dental specialties, laboratory skills, office procedures and dental x-rays including digital radiology. You will also participate in a clinical experience one day a week (with an option of a partial summer) in area dental offices. Upon successful completion of the course and 200 hours of internship, you may sit for the NYS Dental Assisting Certification Exam. (Integrated Academic Credits over 2 yrs. English-1, Science-1, Health-1)
Early Childhood: This course is designed to prepare you to work as an Early Childhood Assistant. In cooperation with the Head Start Program located on the Bush campus, students will work with children aged six weeks to 12 years to assist in developing vital job skills. As part of this program, students will participate, with teacher’s approval, in a public or private school classroom.
As an Early Childhood student, students will be prepared to seek employment as a nanny (private care), in public and private day care settings and in agencies serving the disabled. Students also will be well prepared to continue their education in early childhood education or elementary education or to establish their own home or family day care programs. (Integrated Academic Credits over 2 yrs. English-1, Specialized Science-1)
Conservation: As a conservation student, you will study the operation and management of forestry, wildlife, land, soil and water conservation, surveying and aquaculture. You will also operate and repair bulldozers, backhoes, dump trucks and other heavy equipment.
If you are interested in this field, you should have the capacity to work long hours in all types of weather conditions.
The Conservation program is an approved NCCER (National Center for Construction, Education and Research) program. Students will be required to take nationally standardized exams in order to earn national certification in several NCCER topics of instruction. (Integrated Academic Credits over 2 yrs. English-1, Science-1, Specialized Math-1)
Animal Science: The Animal Science program prepares students for a wide range of careers associated with animal science. Students will study anatomy, physiology, breed identification, handling, restraints, health and disease, nutrition, behavior, reproduction and animal management of small animals. Students also will be introduced to large animal science. This program is designed for students who want to pursue a career working with animals, with course work tailored to the interests of the students. (Integrated Academic Credits over 2 yrs. English-1, Science-1, Specialized Math-1)
Welding & Metal Fabrication: As a Welding student, you will learn the proper procedures for welding and the recognition of metals. You will also receive instruction in proper safety and the care and use of small hand and power tools used in the trade of metal fabrication. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in reading and understanding blueprints. Our goal is to prepare students for employment in the welding field by offering effective hands on and classroom training to meet local industrial standards. (Integrated Academic Credits over 2 yrs. English-1, Science-1, Math-1)
New Visions Education & Human Services: The New Visions Education and Human Services course is designed for accelerated, college-bound seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of education or human services. This program is demanding and extremely rewarding for a highly-motivated, mature and academically-capable student. The New Visions Education and Human Services curriculum emphasizes expanding written and oral communication skills. Students acquire new knowledge through independent and cooperative learning and demonstrate learning through traditional and non-traditional assessment methods. Classroom time is supplemented with many different on-site rotations at various local schools and community agencies. Students learn about the foundations of education, write and execute lesson/therapy plans, learn and apply skills in peer mediation and conflict management, complete mandated reporter training and develop an understanding of general case management. Students also obtain knowledge through hands-on experience and mentoring by professionals in the fields of education and human services. (New Visions students will earn credit for senior English-1, Participation in Government-.5, and Economics-.5 in addition to 2 credits in Occupational Education) (Prerequisites: application and essay submitted to guidance counselor, excellent attendance record, proven academic record-especially math & science, three letters of recommendation, and Living Environment R and Chemistry or Physics R)
New Visions Innovation, Leadership & Business: How can an-academically challenging program be developed for high potential, high achieving students that prepares them for careers that may not exist today and gives them the skills to solve problems that one can hardly imagine? This is the focus of the New Visions Innovation, Leadership and Business (ILB) program.
The goals of the New Visions ILB program is to help students develop timeless skills that would be highly valued in a variety of careers. These skills include teamwork, leadership, communication, innovation, problem solving and entrepreneurism.
The New Visions ILB program is team and project based. Students’ activities are primarily in small groups where an exchange of ideas is the melting pot of innovative problem solving. While working on challenging open-ended problems, students develop their own methods of solving programs through working with others in an atmosphere that can lead to conflict. Conflict is a natural outcome of team growth, and conflict resolution skills will be taught and developed through this process.
In addition to classroom activities, students in this program will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of various careers in not-for-profit and charitable agencies, and businesses, corporations and technology and engineering firms. Whether a student works for someone or decides to start his or her own business, it is critical to understand basic business concepts.
New Visions Courses
The New Visions Programs are intended to provide college bound seniors with an "Immersion Experience" in a specific career field. Students rotate through a variety of internships at participating business sites three mornings a week and take related college level courses the other two mornings at a substantially reduced tuition level. Admission to any New Vision program is by application, and students will be asked to provide recommendations and a copy of their academic record to date. Students attend their New Vision program each morning their entire senior year.
8890 New Visions Innovation, Leadership and Business
- Grade 12
- Prerequisite: Taking a CAD and/or drawing course is recommended
Students in this program will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of various careers in not-for-profit and charitable agencies, small businesses, corporations and technology and engineering firms. Curriculum content includes:
- Business & Engineering Career Exploration
- Small Business
- Conflict Resolution
- Research Skills
- The Engineering Process
8892 New Visions Medical
- Grade 12
The course is designed to provide the student an opportunity to study basic medical concepts and investigate areas of interest through job shadowing experiences. In addition, students will receive eight college credits from Alfred University in Anatomy and Physiology. Examples of clinical rotation will be based on individual student interest. Choices include but are not limited to the following: Radiology, Endoscopy Unit, Stress Test Lab, Occupation Therapy, Emergency Care Unit, Maternity, Pediatrics, Clinical Laboratory, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Operating Room, Pharmacy, Medical/Surgery Patient Unit, Veterinary Clinic and Dental Offices.