BOCES CTE Programs


VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Warrensburg Central School offers a 4 unit sequence in Vocational Education through the Southern Adirondack Voc-Tec Center (BOCES).  These vocational courses are an extension of the WCS curriculum and are available to students in grades 11 and 12.


During the early spring of each year, 10th and 11 grade students will have the opportunity to visit the Voc-Tec Center to discuss offerings in the program.  The high school counselors and personnel at the Voc-Tec Center will gladly discuss the various programs with interested students.  Come of the questions which the interested student should consider are:  Do I have a sincere interest in this field?  Do I feel that this is an area in which I want to make my living after successful completion of my training?  Am I willing to put in the effort to be successful?


Individual brochures published by the Southern Adirondack Voc-Tec Center are available in the Guidance Office with descriptions of all vocational course offerings.  Please feel free to obtain copies if you desire further information.  The training you obtain in this program may very well make you an employable, happy and efficient wage earner in your future life.

Attendance records will be reviewed prior to acceptance into the program.

CAREER AND TECH EDUCATION (CTE)

  • AUTO BODY REPAIR

CREDIT:  4.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

Students will be instructed in straightening, alignment, welding, frame repair, glass replacement, panel replacement, paint preparation, and refinishing.  This is a two-year program.

  • AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

CREDIT:  4.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

Students will learn to troubleshoot, repair and maintain a variety of engines.

  • CONSTRUCTION TRADES

CREDIT:  4.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

A one or two-year program which includes training in carpentry, masonry and electricity.  Emphasis is placed on construction theory and shop activities.  Second year students will construct a house.

  • CONSERVATION

CREDIT:  4.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

Students learn about forestry, heavy equipment operation and site construction.  The program also deals with soil conservation, woodlot management, the environment and land ecology.

  • COSMETOLOGY

CREDIT:  4.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

Students learn to care for hair, skin, nails and beauty salon operation.  This 1000-hour program is designed to qualify students to take the New York State Cosmetology licensing exam.

  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDIES

CREDIT:  4.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

Students investigate mock crimes in the state-of-the art forensic lab, perform community service, and intern with local police departments.

  • CULINARY ARTS

CREDIT:  4.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

Students are trained in preparing and serving food.  There are three aspects covered in this program:  running a restaurant, preparing quantity foods and gourmet cooking.

  • EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

CREDIT:  4.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

Students work extensively with young children in the student laboratory nursery school.  They develop and practice teaching activities in science, math, language arts, storytelling and many other areas.  Students will also work with local day-care centers and other child-care agencies, and learn from guest speakers.

  • GRAPHIC ARTS

CREDIT:  4.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

Students learn about computer graphics and electronic imaging using the latest technology, including digital cameras, desktop publishing and photo imaging software.  Topics covered include web page design, advertising design, digital photography and internet communications.

  • HEALTH OCCUPATIONS

CREDIT:  4.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

A two-year program that implements two state curriculums, Health Occupations (CORE) and Nurse Assisting.  The program builds on skills and theory acquired through CORE care.  The course comprises of entry-level skills related to anatomy and physiology, and frequently seen abnormal conditions.  In the second year, students learn skills in Medical Office Assisting, phlebotomy and EKGs, computer applications and central supply.

  • HEATING VENTILATION & AIR-CONDITIONING

CREDIT:  4.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

Students will learn to work with all facets of both residential and commercial plumbing, heating, and cooling units.

  • HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION & MAINTENANCE

CREDIT:  4.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

Students will learn to repair and maintain heavy construction equipment such as bulldozers, tractor trailers and front-end loaders.

  • HORSE CARE

CREDIT:  4.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

Students gain the education and experience needed to care for these powerful, yet sensitive animals.  The classroom is the Saratoga harness track, and Horse Care prepares students for employment or further education in equine and veterinary science.

  • HORTICULTURE & LANDSCAPING

CREDIT:  2.0 or 4.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

A one or two-year program instructing students in landscaping, floral design, greenhouse and florist management.

  • MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY

CREDIT:  4.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

Students learn precision metal machining.  Hands-on application will include:  the use of modern machine tools such as lathes, milling machines and surface grinders.

  • POWER SPORTS TECHNOLOGY

CREDIT:  4.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

Students learn diagnosis, repair and maintenance of two and four stroke cycle engines found in RV's, motorcycles, motor boats and snowmobiles.

  • WELDING

CREDIT:  4.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

Course content includes gas, stick, sub-arc, plasma arc, MIG and TIG welding, blueprint reading, work layout and metal fabrication.

















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