Service Industry Careers
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.
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 is a broad-based career exploration program intended to give students skills, knowledge and occupational opportunities in the field.
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
- Code of Corrections
- Family Court/Juvenile Justice System
- Report Writing
- NYS Security Officer Certification
Teacher: Brian Amphlett
Teacher: Steven Brannan
Teaching Assistant: Connie Liberty
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.
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:
Dining Room Service
Baking & Cake
Teacher: Julie Harrington
Teaching Assistant: Amanda Venuti
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.
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)
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).
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
Emergency Medical Services Academy
This program is a one or two year program that focuses on the skills required for certification in the field of emergency health care/ pre Hospital care. In addition, Students will participate in a 10 hour clinical experiences with a NYS certified ambulance service or at a hospital’s Emergency Department or a combination of both. Our academic and EMT Instructors will work collaboratively following the New York State Learning Standards requirements to ensure students receive core academic creditsin English Language Arts and Science.
In collaboration with the Finger Lakes Regional Emergency Medical Service Council this program presents the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for Certified First Responders (CFR) / Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). It consists of modules that are based on the National Scope of Practice. Course content will introduce basic life support concepts, basic training to the professional rescuer who arrives first on the scene of a medical emergency, knowledge and skills to the prospective Emergency Medical Technician. The New York State Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) / Assistant Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT), Basic Life Support Protocols are introduced to the prospective student and practiced during lab sessions throughout the course. Certified First Responder (CFR) / Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) are trained to care for patients at the scene of an accident and while transporting patients by ambulance to the hospital. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) have the emergency skills to assess a patient’s condition and manage respiratory, cardiac, and trauma emergencies.
Multiple additional certifications are offered in this program including certification in First Aid, Blood Bourne Pathogens, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillation (AED).
Teacher: Tyler Hanes