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Career Services Programs

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Career Services Programs

provide students with special needs in grades 9-12 with career training for a variety of
workplace opportunities.

These programs offer individualized
instruction and support to help develop the skills necessary to obtain employment. Students create resumes, learn interview techniques and
practice workplace decorum.

The program is open to all students — with or without an IEP.

Highly successful students can also be recommended for a CTE program.

Automotive Services

Students learn the basics of
automotive maintenance and care including oil change, tire rotation
and brake services. Students also learn to effectively use hand and
power tools, as well as troubleshoot using diagnostic equipment.
Internships at local automotive dealerships and repair facilities are
available and can lead to paid employment. Students can earn Automotive
Service Excellence (ASE)

& Landscaping Services

Students learn the basics of building
and ground maintenance, including carpentry, electricity, plumbing
and landscaping. Students also learn to safely and effectively use power and hand
tools related to the field while working on real-world projects in our
shops and on our campus.

Business Services

Students learn a wide variety of business-related skills, including
entrepreneurship through this program, which is offered at the Nanuet
Outdoor Education Center. The facility includes a full kitchen,
garden, horse barn and greenhouse, allowing for a variety of
opportunities for hands-on, project-based learning.


Students learn about the many career opportunities available to
them through hands-on activities, group projects, guest speakers and
job and internship placements. Students develop their
understanding of careers, as classified by the 16 career clusters
identified by the National Association of State Directors of Career
and Technical Education Consortium, through practical, hands-on work in
the classroom, as well as outside of the classroom with our community
partners. The goals of this program are to assist students in: making
informed decisions about career and educational choices; developing a positive self-image as a worker; and,
learning the intrinsic value of being successful on the job.
Upon completion, successful students are transitioned into either
another CSP program or a CTE program to gain more specific career
training and experience.

Exploration for CDOS

This two-credit, half-year course allows students to meet the
Work-Based Learning requirements for the Career Development and
Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential. Through field
trips, guest speakers, service learning and job shadowing, students
explore career opportunities in the 16 career clusters identified by
the National Association of State Directors for Career and Technical
Education Consortium.

& Human Services

Students learn fundamental skills
needed for employment in a variety of occupations related to the
delivery of direct services to adults and children that focus on the
improvement of their quality of life. The course is internship-based,
with students working in a variety of healthcare and education


First-year students learn the basics of food handling and cooking
through the preparation of salads, soups, main courses and desserts.
As a team, students operate a short-order grill and prepare daily food
items available to BOCES students.

Second-year students expand their skills into other areas of the
hospitality industry, including front desk, reservations, housekeeping
and bell services, and can earn industry certifications in these areas
through the American Hotel and Lodging Institute. Students participate
in internships at local restaurants, supermarkets and hotels, which
may lead to paid employment.