Programs and Pathways

Agricultural Careers

Animal Science

Program Goal:

The Animal Science program prepares students for a wide range of careers related to the animal care industry,

Curriculum:

Students receive instruction in veterinary care, nutrition, animal anatomy, physiology and animal behavior. The classroom houses many domestic and exotic pets. Students operate a grooming parlor that is used as a learning model for the handling and caretaking of animals. At FLTCC equine and veterinarian sciences are studied.

Units of Study:

  • Animal Handling and Restraints
  • Breed Identification
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Large Animal Medicine
  • Pet First Aid
  • Animal Behavior




Teacher: Kristin Hanggi
Teaching Assistant: Marina Bartolotta

Conservation

Program Goal:

In the Conservation program your “classroom” can be in the forest one day and the local park the next. Students are introduced to the career areas in heavy equipment operation/maintenance and forest management.

Curriculum:

Students will learn skills in surveying, landscaping, forestry, fish and wildlife management. Students will also have the opportunity to compete in the annual Conservation competition. Students will earn their OSHA 10 card and forklift certification. If they meet the requirements, they will have the opportunity to prepare for Technical and Career Education a New York State Commercial Driver’s License (CDL Class B). The Conservation Program also runs a successful on-campus greenhouse (WTCC).

Units of Study:

  • Heavy Equipment, Operations/Maintenance
  • Forest Improvement
  • Basic Surveying
  • Landscape Design/Construction
  • Tree Climbing/Pruning
  • OSHA 10 Certification - General Industry

Teacher: Jerry Butler
Teaching Assistant: Ryan Rector

Farm to Table Sustainable Agriculture Academy

Program Goal:

Students who have the desire to learn how to grow crops, fruits, vegetables and livestock for ecology, food and fiber in a sustainable manner will engage in an interdisciplinary study with several other programs on campus including Animal Science, Culinary Arts, Carpentry, Conservation, and Diesel Technology.

Curriculum:

Striving to supply our basic needs while providing sufficient natural resources for future generations is the focus of all classwork.

Come join us in learning about this dynamic and fast growing part of Agriculture while spending time in our greenhouse, aquaponics and hydroponic centers, campus gardens, program barn and chicken coop and so much more!

Units of Study:

  • Agroecology
  • Animal Production
  • Apiaries
  • Aquaponics
  • Ag Technology
  • Composting
  • Crop Production
  • Farm Business Management
  • Food Products and Processing
  • Gardening
  • Hydroponics
  • Orchard Care
  • Vermiculture
  • Viticulture
Teacher: Amy R. Jones

Computers/Communications Careers

Computer Technology

Program Goal:

The Computer Technology Program is designed to give students core knowledge of information technology systems and allows students the hands on technical expertise to become valuable IT professionals. Students will also earn 6 college credits through duel accreditation.

Curriculum:

The course will help students develop skills in computer software and hardware fundamentals, gaming design and programming, web-based programming and web design techniques. Emphasis is placed on college preparatory materials and industry based standards. This course will help students learn essential skills in computer software, hardware, operating systems, servers, web/game design, and current trends in IT security and green technology. As a TestOUT Learning Academy FLTCC students can obtain the Test OUT’s PC PRO & Network PRO credentials. This technology neutral and vendor neutral certification is available through our partnership with TestOUT. Students learn critical IT knowledge and skills which will prepare students for higher-level CompTIA certification including A+ & Network + certifications.

Units of Study:

  • Computer Architecture & Operation
  • Advanced Windows Office 2007
  • HTML
  • Java Script
  • Dreamweaver/Flash
Teacher: Keith Calaman
Teaching Assistant: Chelsea Caswell (AM)

Graphic Media Production

Program Goal:

The Graphic Media Production Program teaches to the Macintosh Operating System national skills standard and includes software instruction in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Flash.

Curriculum:

This program provides instruction in design, layout and the reproduction of artwork in advertising. Both hand and computer illustration skills are developed. At the end of each year, every student will have completed a creative portfolio for use during employment searches and the post secondary application process. This course of study provides students with the basic technological skills necessary for careers in this growing industry. It’s exciting, it’s challenging, and it’s fun.

Units of Study:

  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Basic Composition and Elements of Design
  • Brochure, Packaging and Publication Design
  • Computer Skills and Design Software
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Illustration and Design
  • Commercial Photography

Teacher: David Damico

Construction/Fabrication Careers

Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) Academy


Program Goal:

Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Academy students are exposed to Precision Machining, Computer Aided Design and Welding Technologies, experiencing the interaction of multiple technologies in a real manufacturing environment and through field trips to local industries. In the second year students select an area of concentration in either Engineering, Precision Machining or Welding Technologies.

Curriculum:

Over the two year program students will follow approved industry methods and engineering standards while learning to fabricate industry specific metal products. Students learn to make components from blueprint to completion. Following the design phase, students utilize lathes, surface grinders, drill presses, and power saws. Upon successful completion of the program, students can earn Machining Level I certification. In addition, students learn how to weld using the four different welding processes. In the second year of machining, there is a focus on Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining.


Units of Study:

  • Orientation
  • Safety (OSHA 10 certification)
  • Print reading
  • Layout work
  • Technical math
  • Metrology
  • Manual machining- Lathes, Mills, Grinders
  • CNC training-Lathe, Mill
  • Design Technologies- CAD/AutoCAD, Inventor, Solid Works CAM/Master CAM, Plasma CAM, Tooling University
  • Drill press
  • Surface grinding
  • Estimating and Quotations
  • Quality Control
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Measurement Tool Competency- Micrometers, Dial calipers, Height stand, Gauge pins, Gauge blocks
  • CMM machine
  • Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW-stick)
  • Gas tungsten arc welding (GT AW-TIG)
  • Gas metal arc welding (GMAW-MIG)
  • Power saws
  • Plasma Arc cutting (Manual and CNC)
  • OXY-Acetylene cutting
Teacher: Dan Bradley
Teacher: Dan Gersbach
Teacher: Keith Rotach

Carpentry

Program Goal:

The Carpentry program is a combination of hands-on skill development and technical training that uses the most up-to-date equipment and resource materials.

Curriculum:

The program employs a standardized curriculum that was developed by experts in the construction trades industry through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Students earn NCCER and OSHA 10 certification. Safety is a full time focus of the Carpentry Program ever reminding the students of the ever-present dangers associated with this trade. Students build a variety of large projects on and off campus as part of their experience.

Units of Study:

  • Fundamentals of Carpentry Construction
  • Stationary Machines, Hand and Power Tools
  • Safety
  • Framing
  • Exterior Finishes
  • Interior Systems
  • Cabinet Making
  • Alternative Renewable Energy
  • OSHA 10 Certification - Construction

Teacher: Bill Stobie
Teaching Assistant: Cheryl Shields

Electrical Trades

Program Goal:

The purpose of the Electrical Trades program is to prepare students for entry-level employment in the various electrical trades.

Curriculum:

Throughout the program, students gain daily practical experience working with residential, commercial and industrial wiring. In addition, the students will have the opportunity to become a Network Cabling Specialist. Students explore renewable energy technologies. The Electrical Trades program has received national certification through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).


Units of Study:

  • Electrical Safety
  • Electrical Theory
  • Introduction to Electrical Code
  • Wiring Methods
  • Motor Controls
  • Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • Intro to Solar, Wind and Geo Thermal
  • OSHA 10 Certification - Construction
Teacher: Jim Keenan
Teaching Assistant: Sherry Brandt

New Vision Programs

NV Health Therapy Sciences

New Vision Health Therapy Sciences

Program Goal:

Exercise Science is becoming one of the fastest growing college majors and occupational area in the health and medical industry. Both theory and hands-on experience are introduced in this exciting program. The Health Therapy Science Program is designed to provide high school seniors the opportunity to intensely investigate future college and professional career options within the fields of health, exercise science, and kinesiology.

Curriculum:

A one-year program that follows the New Vision Model by offering student mentored based shadowing experiences at local hospitals, colleges and medical profession offices and introduces students to all aspects of Exercise Science including anatomy, especially the musculoskeletal system; fitness and flexibility; nutrition and weight management; safety, injuries, and injury prevention; cardiorespiratory endurance; exercise physiology; medical terminology; applied kinesiology (the study of human movement); and resistance and cardiorespiratory training programs/progressions. The New Vision Exercise Program is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of college majors related to health, physical activity, and sport. The program also serves as a stepping stone to further education in high demand medical careers. This is a broad based professional curriculum that will target student development of the knowledge and skills of a wide range of career options within the health, sports, and exercise science fields. Additionally, this program will give students a foundation of basic skills required for workplace situations and is uniquely suited to help students build skills related to communications, decision making, time management and relationship building, among others. Students will study and experience academics in an environment that uses an interdisciplinary approach to English Language Arts, Math, Science and Technology. Secondary English, Science, and Physical Education credits will be offered through an integrated model with FLTCC academic staff and the program instructor providing the instruction. Post- secondary dual credit agreement with Finger Lakes Community College will give students a head start on their college studies.


Teacher: Dr. Michael Tiffany

NV Medical

New Vision Medical Careers

Program Goal:

The New Vision Medical program’s goal is to provide an interdisciplinary and experiential learning opportunity to high school seniors interested in pursuing health careers. The classroom is located on the Geneva General Hospital campus allowing students to explore a full array of medical careers while gaining 150 hours of clinical experience and nine college credits (ENG101, ENG103, and SSC205).

Curriculum:

Students master clinical competencies useful in a wide-range of careers that enable them to interact with patients and medical staff while on 24 clinical rotation sites. Rotation sites are arranged in 4, 6-week blocks of analogous units; Diagnostic, Acute Care, Life Stages, and Surgical to enhance students’ understanding of patient/resident care, increase retention of clinical knowledge, and master system based practices. Computer Based Learning modules introduce students to specific principles (i.e. call lights, rapid response, Accu-Chek, moderate sedation) and medical surgical disorders of human organ systems (i.e. stroke risk factors and assessment, dementia, pneumonia, sepsis, COPD) they are likely to observe in each block. Directed Experience outlines for each rotation site provides a guide for students to be proactive and places them in charge of their own learning. The interdisciplinary classroom approach allows students to study English, government, economics and health sciences simultaneously and apply this practice-based learning in a multi disciplinary professional environment.

Teacher: Laura Van Niel

Service Industry Careers

Cosmetology

Program Goal:

Cosmetology is an exciting career that requires a wide range of skills. Artistic ability, as well as technical and communication skills are critical to success. The Cosmetology program teaches students the competencies and professional skills necessary to pass the New York State Board practical and written licensing exams.

Curriculum:

Students attend the program for two years. A clinic open to members of the local community provides students with real life experience in their field. Only licensed cosmetologists may work in salons in New York State. To sit for the licensing exam, students must complete a minimum of 1,000 hours of approved instruction. *To obtain the 1000 hours required by NYS students must attend a summer session.


Units of Study:

  • Properties of the Hair and Scalp
  • Shampooing, Rinsing, Conditioning
  • Hair Cutting
  • Artistry in Hair Styling
  • Permanent Waving
  • Hair Coloring
  • The Artistry of Artificial Hair
  • Manicures, Pedicures, and Nails
  • Salon Business Practices
Teacher: Erica Cook
Teacher: Nancy Switzer

Criminal Justice

Program Goal:

Criminal Justice is a broad-based career exploration program intended to give students skills, knowledge and occupational opportunities in the field.

Curriculum:

Through a blending of rigorous academics with a strong hands-on component, students gain insight into what it takes to be successful in the criminal justice field. In addition, the program includes the study of civil and criminal law providing a strong foundation for entry into the security field or for advanced training at a police academy or college. Several certifications are available such as, NYS Security Guard, CPR/AED, First Aid and others through the Department of Justice, Homeland Security and OSHA.


Units of Study:

  • Penal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Vehicle & Traffic Law
  • Corrections
  • Code of Corrections
  • Family Court/Juvenile Justice System
  • Report Writing
  • NYS Security Officer Certification
Teacher: Brian Amphlett
Teacher: Steven Brannan
Teaching Assistant: Connie Liberty

Culinary Arts

Program Goal:

The Culinary Arts program is focused on preparing all students to meet the challenges of employment and/or continuing their education in the culinary field.

Curriculum:

In this two-year program, practical experience is gained in both the classroom and fully equipped commercial-style kitchens. Guest speakers from local businesses and food related careers are also invited to speak with students. The Culinary Arts Program is a Technical and Career Education member of the New York State Restaurant Association (NYSRA) Educational Foundation ProStart Program. This program provides students the work experience and classroom learning they need to succeed in restaurant/food service careers. Students will have the opportunity to earn their ServSafe Managers certification which is a 5-year certificate.

Units of Study:

  • Nutrition
  • Meal Planning
  • Sanitation
  • Catering
  • Dining Room Service
  • Food Production
  • Baking & Cake
  • Decorating

Teacher: Julie Harrington
Teaching Assistant: Amanda Venuti

Education Professions

Program Goal:

Students enrolled in the Education Professions program will be immersed into a culture that expands their knowledge and experience of the many varied career opportunities available in the field of education.

Curriculum:

Students will create age-appropriate lesson plans and interact with young children in the center’s community-based, on-site preschool. Students will also intern in off-site work based learning experiences in their specific fields of interest. Eligible seniors may apply for Level I NYS Teacher Assistant Certification. Both juniors and seniors have the opportunity to earn college credit through Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) and Monroe Community College (MCC). Certifications: CPR/Infant, Child, Adult, AED, First Aid, Mandated Child Abuse Reporting.

Units of Study:
  • Human Development
  • Special Education
  • Professional Ethics and Confidentiality
  • Classroom Management and Positive Reinforcement
  • Lesson Planning and Presentation Skills
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Career Pathways
Teacher: Cathy Lahr
Teaching Assistant: Chelsea Caswell (PM)

Health Professions

Program Goal:

Completion of the Health Professions curriculum provides the student with a solid foundation for pursuing postsecondary study in health professions and the opportunity to obtain employment as a certified Nursing Assistant (NA).

Curriculum:

The Health Professions program is a two year program focusing the first year on the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Health Occupations Education Core, which is the foundation course containing knowledge and competencies common to all health career fields. Students successfully completing this core curriculum take part in clinical rotations and field experiences their senior year that provides the training requirements needed to obtain NYS Nurse Assistants certification. All seniors that meet NYS eligibility requirements sit for the NYS Nurse Assistant Exam the end of their senior year.

Units of Study:
  • Health Careers
  • Patient Care - Vital Signs, Nutrition
  • Growth and Development Across Lifespan
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Medical Terminology
  • Field Experience and Clinical Rotations
Teacher: Barb Philbrick
Teacher: Tiffany Ryan
Teacher: Sarah Vollmer

Transportation Careers

Auto Body

Program Goal:

Students in the Auto Body Repair program work with the latest technologies in order to hone diagnostic and repair skills on a variety of vehicles.

Curriculum:

Learning is accomplished in a hands-on environment, on vehicles owned by real customers. During class time students receive practical experience in collision repair, which includes frames, unibody repair and auto refinishing.

Units of Study:

  • Painting & Refinishing
  • Structural Analysis
  • Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair
  • Estimating
  • Welding & Metal Fabrication

Teacher: Josh Rossi

Automotive Tech

Program Goal:

Automotive Technicians are in high demand. From computerized diagnostics to hands on repair, students in the Auto Technology program learn to service and maintain all types of cars and light trucks.

Curriculum:

Coursework is based on the National Automotive Technician Excellence Foundation (NATEF) standards, which follow the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards.

Units of Study:

  • Brakes
  • Electronic Systems
  • Engine Performance
  • Suspension and Steering
  • NYS Inspection

Teacher: Jack Bauer
Teacher: Jeff Dawley
Teaching Assistant: Mike Meyers

Diesel Technology

Program Goal:

The Diesel Technology Program provides training in the skills needed for entry-level employment in the agricultural, industrial and commercial vehicle industries.

Curriculum:

Students learn to operate, service and maintain all types of gasoline and diesel engines, including hydraulics, electrical/fuel systems and power trains. Students develop skills in welding, machining, troubleshooting, and repair of vehicles and agricultural machinery. Through hands-on application students will experience working in a well-equipped modern facility. Training in welding, machining, diagnostics and vehicle maintenance is covered. If appropriate, a student will also have the opportunity to prepare for a New York State Commercial Driver’s License (CDL Class B).

Units of Study:
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Equipment
  • Compact Diesel Equipment
  • Engine Overhauling
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Fuel Systems
  • Drive Systems
Teacher: Scott Benedict
Teaching Assistant: George Kramer