Programs and Pathways

Agricultural Careers

Animal Science

Instructor: Karen Lynch (
Teacher Assistant: Lisa Lipp (

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.

Curriculum Areas/Units of Study:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Behavior
  • Animal Handling and Restraints
  • Animal Medicine
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Reproduction
  • Applied Animal Genetics
  • Basic Grooming
  • Breed Identification
  • Hospital Procedures
  • Laboratory Techniques
  • Pet First Aid
  • Veterinary Terminology

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Instructor: Walter Robarge (
Teaching Assistant: Mimi Worth (

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 may earn their OSHA 10 card and forklift certification. If they meet the requirements, they will have the opportunity to prepare for a New York State Commercial Driver’s License (CDL Class B). The Conservation Program also runs a successful on-campus greenhouse (WTCC).

Curriculum Areas/Units of Study:

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

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Power Mechanics

Instructor: John Erwin (
315-589-2656, 315-589-2655 (Theory Room)

Program Goal: In Power Mechanics, students learn the maintenance and repair of diesel and gasoline vehicles, farm machinery, earth-moving equipment and small power equipment used in agriculture, conservation and landscaping. Basic skills are developed in welding/fabrication and troubleshooting.

Curriculum Areas/Units of Study:

  • Maintenance of Heavy Equipment
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Fuel Systems
  • Small Engine Service
  • Diesel Theory
  • Gasoline/2 and 4 Stroke Theory
  • ARC Welding
  • OSHA 10 Certification - General Industry
  • Forklift Certification
  • Fabrication
  • Equipment Restoration
  • Tool Identification and Usage
  • Shop/Work Safety

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Computers/Communications Careers

Computer Programming and Video Game Design (P.M.)

Instructor: Matthew Newman (

Program Goal: Our Computer Programming and Video Game Design program enables students to learn to be software developers or video game programmers. Students may also earn 6 college credits from Finger Lakes Community College.

Curriculum: Students learn the essentials of computer programming and practice their skills by writing their own computer games. Students are taught concepts from geometry, trigonometry, and algebra needed to model real world physics in their games and simulations. During the Spring semester, students also study college-level C# programming. C# is the most modern programming language desired by professional software development firms.

Curriculum Areas/Units of Study:

  • Fundamentals of Computer Programming
  • Computer Game Design
  • Introduction to College Level C# Programming
  • C# Game Programming

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Network Technician (A.M)

Instructor: Matthew Newman (

Program Goal: In the Network Technician Program students acquire the hands-on technical expertise to become valuable IT professionals.

Curriculum: In addition to the practical experience, students prepare for industry standard certification exams. Students study computer hardware, operating systems, servers and networking.

Curriculum Areas/Units of Study:

  • A+ Hardware and Operating Systems
  • Network+
  • Microsoft Windows Servers and Work Stations

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Construction/Fabrication Careers

Advanced Manufacturing Academy

Machining-Kelly Paladino (
Welding-Jason Johnstone (
Engineering-Keith Rotach (
315-589-2631 (Machine Shop)/315-589-2632 (Welding Shop)

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
  • 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
  • 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

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Instructor: Peter Kelley (
315-589-2620, 315-589-2219 (barn)

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.

Curriculum Areas/Units of Study:

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

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Electrical Trades

Instructor: James Buck (

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).

Curriculum Areas/Units of Study:

  • Electrical Safety
  • Electrical Theory
  • Introduction to Electrical Code
  • Wiring Methods
  • Motors/Transformers
  • Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • Intro to Solar, Wind
  • (Commercial and Residential Installation)
  • OSHA 10 Certification – Construction
  • Cat-5 Wiring Certification
  • Fiber Optic Certification
  • Forklift Certification

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New Vision Programs

New Vision Medical Careers

Instructor: Jacqueline VanNorman (

Program Goal: The New Vision Medical Careers program is an intensive clinical shadowing experience in 20 plus hospital acute care and geriatric units; working with Physicians, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Unit Technicians, Dieticians, Respiratory, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, Clinical Laboratory Scientists – Medical Technologists, Midwives, Radiologists and Medical Imaging Professionals. The goal of this one-year, academically intensive program is to learn university human anatomy and physiology, develop critical thinking skills by creating case studies, perform laboratories and learn the scientific method applied to clinical practice in multiple disciplines. The college preparatory program prepares students in rigorous time-management, technology and computer applications skills while exploring the depths of clinical careers by observation and hands-on experiences.

Curriculum: Students work as hospital team members – volunteers observing and helping in the acute care setting, at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital as part of the Rochester General Hospital Health System. Students are American Heart Association Hospital BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR /AED and First Aid certified during the school year. High school seniors take college-level human anatomy and physiology (FLCC Bio 101), blended with clinical research and case studies preparation. Students take college-level English Composition (FLCC 101/103) to develop exception writing skills. Clinical Mentoring, Clinical Dialog and Junior College-level/Workplace - Medical Terminology is supplemented with required literature readings detailing the thinking of clinical professionals, such as nurses, neurosurgeons, surgeons, microbiologists, and many other disciplines and clinical situations. Students not choosing the college pathway receive high school credit. Students develop clinical packets documenting observed and actual hands-on activities in the clinical units, writing journals linked to A&P, clinical procedures, and critical clinical thinking questions validated by working clinical staff member’s evaluations. Practical Hands on Hours 240 Hours Theory: 170 1-Year

Program Admissions: Students apply to the New Vision Medical program during their junior year. Program requisites include:

  • Three years of Regent’s Math, Science, English and Social Studies
  • Completion of a New Vision Medical application including well-written short answer questions and recommendations from a high school counselor and a science and English teacher

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New Vision Nursing Sciences

Instructor: Kerry Dorn (

Program Goal: The New Vision Nursing Sciences program provides a blended academic and career education, aimed at high school seniors with an interest in the nursing profession. This placement provides high school seniors with the opportunity to explore the nursing profession within an interdisciplinary environment to gain insight into the role of nursing in healthcare. Students in the program develop the skills and knowledge needed for the rapidly growing health care industry.

Curriculum: Students will learn in a hospital setting at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, alongside Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, physicians, and other member of the healthcare team. Students are American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR/AED and First Aid certified at the beginning of the school year.

High school seniors take a 3 credit college level human Anatomy and Physiology (FLCC Biology 110) course. Clinical theory is blended with practice and students will become proficient at identifying major illnesses and diseases. Students also take college level English Composition (FLCC English 101/103) to develop advanced writing skills preparing students for college requirements. High school credits are earned in English 12 and Science.

Students spend several hours on the patient units each week, and are required to blog about their clinical experiences on a weekly basis, as well as, complete detailed monthly journals. Critical thinking skills are taught both in and out of the classroom using simulation scenarios and case study analysis. Medical terminology is assigned weekly and students are expected to use medical terminology in everyday conversations.

Throughout the year, students are exposed to various ethical medical debates, bioterrorism and how the impact that nursing has on the spread of disease, aspects of professionalism including HIPAA, code of conduct, 21st century skills, understanding insurance and pros and cons of socialized medicine.

Students are exposed systematically to human anatomy through labs, autopsy videos, and a tour of an anatomy lab at the New York Chiropractic College.

Clinical Rotations include the following:

  • Emergency Department
  • Medical Surgical Unit (2W)
  • Telemetry
  • Endoscopy/Infusion Center
  • Mental Health Unit
  • Womens Health (OB)
  • RadiologyIntensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Adult Day Care
  • Surgical Services (OR)
  • Ambulatory Surgery Unit
  • Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
  • Moore Place (Neuro-behavioral)
  • DeMay Living Center

Program Admissions: Students apply to the New Vision Nursing Sciences program during their junior year. Program requisites include:

  • Three years of Regent’s Math, Science, English and Social Studies
  • Completion of a New Vision Nursing Sciences application including well-written short answer questions and recommendations from a high school counselor and a science and English teacher

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New Vision Veterinary Assistant

Instructor: Karen Lynch (
Teacher Assistant: Lisa Lipp (

Program Goal: The New Vision Veterinary Assistant program is designed to provide high school seniors the opportunity to intensely investigate future college and professional career pathways within the field of Veterinary Science. Both theory and hands-on experiences are introduced in the Veterinary Assistant program. New Vision Veterinary Assistant program students may earn certification as a Veterinary Assistant.

Curriculum: An approved program by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians Association (NAVTA), this one-year program follows the New Vision Model by offering student mentored non-paid co-ops at local veterinary offices. The program also introduces students to all aspects of Veterinary Science including: office and hospital procedures, communication and client relations, vaccinations, examination room procedures, surgical preparation and assisting. The New Vision Veterinary Assistant program is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of careers related to Veterinary Science. Veterinary Assistants are employed by animal shelters, aquariums, boarding kennels, humane societies and animal rescue shelters, pharmaceutical companies, research facilities at universities, veterinary hospitals, wildlife sanctuaries and zoos. (source: 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 Veterinary Science field. 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 communication, 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.

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Service Industry Careers


Instructor: Denise Liedmann (
Instructor: Marilee Nieznanaski (

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

Curriculum Areas/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
  • Skin Care, and Make up Application
  • Salon Business Practices

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Criminal Justice

Instructor: Karen Dell (
Teacher Assistant: Tracy Kaper(

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.

Curriculum Areas/Units of Study:

  • Penal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Vehicle & Traffic Law
  • Corrections
  • First Responder Training
  • Family Court/Juvenile Justice System
  • Report Writing
  • NYS Security Officer Certification
  • 911 Dispatch Training
  • Martial Arts

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Culinary Arts

Instructor: Brad Yearwood (

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 foodrelated careers are also invited to speak with students. The Culinary Arts Program is a Technical and Career Education – 100 All prices available on 2017 - 2018 Final Request for Services Forms. 6 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.

Curriculum Areas/Units of Study:

  • Dining Room Service
  • Catering
  • Breakfast Food and Sandwiches
  • Cost Control
  • Nutrition
  • Desserts and Baked Goods
  • Meat, Poultry and Seafood
  • Marketing
  • Global Cuisine 1-The Americas
  • Kitchen Essentials-Equip. and Techniques
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Global Cuisine 2 — Europe, the Middle East, and Asia
  • Salads and Garnishes
  • Purchasing and Inventory
  • Sustainability in the Restaurant and Foodservice Industry
  • Stocks, Sauces and Soups
  • ServSafe
  • Careers
  • Potatoes and Grains
  • Communication
  • Management Essentials

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Education Professions

Instructor: Kristen Lindo (
Teacher Assistant: Maureen Krocke (

Program Goal: Students enrolled in the Education Professions program at WTCC 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.

Curriculum Areas/Units of Study:

  • Human Development; Physical, Intellectual, and Social/Emotional
  • Special Education and other School-based Programs
  • Professional Ethics and Confidentiality
  • Classroom Organization, Management, and Positive Guidance Techniques
  • Lesson Planning and Presentation Skills
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Career Pathways in Education

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Health Dimensions (P.M.)

Instructor: Jobena Robinson (

Program Goal: Health Dimensions provides the basic knowledge and competencies considered common to careers in the health field as well as preparing to meet competencies for Certified Nurse Assistant.

Curriculum: Students will explore many areas of employment through discussion, field trips and hands-on experiences before choosing a specialized course of study. Students take part in summer clinical experience that provides the additional training and education requirements needed to sit for the NYS Nurse Assistants Exam and may include exploration of, and exposure to additional health related careers.

Curriculum Areas/Units of Study:

  • Health Careers
  • Health Promotion
  • Patient Care - Vital Signs, Nutrition
  • Growth and Development Across Lifespan
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Field Experience and Clinical Rotations
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Medical Terminology
  • Technical Math and Writing

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Health Informatics (A.M)

Instructor: Jobena Robinson (

Program Goal: Health Informatics prepare students for lifelong success in the high demand and high skill occupations and careers of the Health Care Industry. The program is structured to allow students to investigate and prepare for the multiple pathways that exist within the triad.

Linked to our 4 existing medical programs ( New Vision Medical, New Vision Nursing Sciences , New Vision Veteriary Assistant, Health Dimensions (CNA)) and Computer Programming as a pre or post option to complete a two year CTE sequence.

Curriculum: A 1 year program based on the Clinical/IT/Admin professional triad.

Curriculum Areas/Units of Study:

•Medical Terminology
•Health Care Documentation
•Data Management / Analysis
•Medical Coding ( CBT Coding /ICD10 Billing)
•Insurance Industry structure/policy/practices
•State and Federal Health Care Standards
•21st Century Professional Skills Development
•Experiential learning in the Clinical and IT sectors of Health Informatics with exploration of administrative pathways

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Transportation Careers

Auto Body Repair

Instructor: Jeremy Tiffany (
Teacher Assistant: Devin Tunison (

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.

Curriculum Areas/Units of Study:

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

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Automotive Technology

Instructor: Tom Atkinson (
Teacher Assistant: Janet Soper (

Program Goal: Automotive Technicians are in high demand. From computerized diagnostics to handson 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.

Curriculum Areas/Units of Study:

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

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