Career Education Courses

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The programs of study listed on this page are provided through the HFM BOCES Career & Technical Education Center. For more information on CTE programs, visit the HFM BOCES website.

Auto Body Repair

3.5 units per year  |  two years  |  Grades 11-12
Students repair and refinish damaged vehicles. They also learn how to calculate repair costs, establish estimates, and use high-tech welding methods. Plastic repair and painting techniques are emphasized.

Auto Technology

3.5 units per year  |  two years  |  Grades 11-12
Using high-tech equipment, students learn all aspects of the automobile, as well as the service and repair industry. Students have the opportunity to become ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified.

Careers in Education

3.5 units per year  |  two years  |  Grades 11-12
This program provides students with an opportunity to explore educational careers, including teacher assistant, teacher, guidance counselor, speech therapist, school psychologist, and school administrator through theory, mentoring and classroom observation. Four college courses are embedded in the curriculum.

Computer Information Technology & Networking

3.5 units per year  |  two years  |  Grades 11-12
Information technology coursework prepares students in the fundamentals of basic computer hardware construction and repair as well as software applications. This course is the foundation for the CISCO Networking Academy.

Construction Technology

3.5 units per year  |  two years  |  Grades 11-12
Students learn construction safety, use of hand and power tools, green building applications, exterior finishes, building design and estimating, construction framing, foundations, forms and concrete, and interior finishes, as well as completing the 10-hour OSHA course. Graduates can go directly to work making $12 to $23 per hour.


3.5 units per year  |  two years  |  Grades 11-12
This 1,000-hour licensing program includes hair, skin and nails. This entry level program consists of theory and hands-on practical assignments. Upon completion, students are eligible to receive their temporary licenses and take the state cosmetology licensing exam.

Criminal Justice

3.5 units per year  |  two years  |  Grades 11-12
In this program, students prepare to enter the law enforcement and corrections field as police officers, supervisors, investigators, security officers and administrators. They study investigative methods, emergency response actions and special tactics.

Culinary Arts

3.5 units per year  |  two years  |  Grades 11-12
The culinary arts curriculum includes preparation of entrées, salads, soups, desserts and sauces, as well as the operation of a school café. Students also study banquet setup, catering, quantity food preparation, and table service.

Digital Multimedia & Communications

3.5 units per year  |  two years  |  Grades 11-12
Students learn photography, image editing, web authoring, animation and layout design. Students also study multimedia production; video, camera and darkroom techniques; and desktop publishing.

Engineering Technology

3.5 units per year  |  two years  |  Grades 11-12
Students enrolled in this program will utilize FMCC’s Center for Engineering and Technology laboratories, including the chip fabrication clean room, robotics lab, and electronics facility. Students completing the engineering technology program will be prepared for such careers as civil engineer, electrical/electronic engineer, mechanical engineer, silicon wafer fabrication technician, analytical lab technician, and environmental engineer.

Environmental Conservation

3.5 units per year  |  two years  |  Grades 11-12
This program includes the study of forestry and natural resources, surveying, operation of heavy equipment, and developing an understanding of environmental science issues.

Equine Science

3.5 units per year  |  two years  |  Grades 11-12
This program introduces students to all aspects of the equine world. Students study everyday care, nutrition, animal systems, breeding, equipment, and riding.

Foundations of Food Services

3.5 units per year  |  two years  |  Grades 11-12
In this program, students learn basic, entry-level skills that are ideal for careers in the fast food industry, institutional settings, and supermarkets.

Medical Assisting

3.5 units per year  |  two years  |  Grades 11-12
Students learn and practice a full range of activities and skills to prepare to enter the work force as an administrative or clinical medical assistant. This program allows students to practice medical assisting skills in real-life clinical setting at area health care facilities. This course lends itself well to students who wish to enter a health program after graduation.

New Visions Health Careers

2 units  |  one year  |  Grade 12
The New Visions Health Careers program provides high school students with in-depth knowledge of the many career possibilities that exist in health care today. To qualify for this program, a student must be a senior who has:

  • Demonstrated an interest in the health career field;
  • Demonstrated maturity and the ability to work both independently and in teams;
  • Met graduation requirements up to the point when they begin participating in the program;
  • Been recommended by a high school counselor and principal;
  • Successfully completed three years of math coursework; and
  • Successfully completed three years of science coursework.

Upon completion of this program, students will earn 2 credits in Health Careers, 1 credit in English 12, and 1 credit in Social Studies 12.

Vehicle Repair and Maintenance

3.5 units per year  |  two years  |  Grades 11-12
This program offers students training in the general automotive service field and related specialty areas leading to entry-level employment.