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Warwick Valley High School
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Career and Technical Education (at BOCES)

Students in grades 11 & 12 have the option of pursuing career and technical training at the B.O.C.E.S. Career & Technical Education Center in Goshen, NY. Courses taken at the Career & Technical Education Center count for sequence credit.

Students spend 1/2 of their day attending classes at Warwick Valley High School and the other half receiving their technical training. Students attending the CTEC programs develop marketable skills, gain real life experience working with or for local employers, prepare for post-secondary opportunities and increase their earning potential, while obtaining the credits necessary for graduation.

Most courses are 2-year courses, however, there are a few courses that are offered as a 1-year program. Students must be 16 years old. Following a presentation in the 10th grade, students visit the Career & Technical Education Center to see the program first-hand. A meeting with their counselor follows to discuss the opportunities and how this could fit into their four-year graduation plan.

Below is a list of the current courses, which are categorized into twelve Career Academic clusters. Most 2-year programs completed have articulation agreements with colleges and some certification programs built in.

*Lottery system may be used due to exceptionally large enrollment.

APPEARANCE CAREERS ACADEMY

  • Cosmetology
  • Esthetics

BUSINESS COMPUTER CAREERS ACADEMY

  • Basic Office Applications
  • E-Business & Microsoft Applications

CONSTRUCTION CAREERS ACADEMY

  • Carpentry
  • HVAC/ Plumbing
  • Electrical Construction

CULINARY CAREERS ACADEMY

  • Culinary Food Trades

EDUCATION CAREERS ACADEMY

  • Education and Management
  • Early Child Development and Care

ENGINEERING CAREERS ACADEMY (STEM)

  • Computer Assisted Design
  • Computer Technician
  • Computer Networking (CISCO)-CCNA Routing & Switching
  • Computer Programming

ENVIRONMENTAL CAREERS ACADEMY

  • Animal Science (Vet Assistant)
  • Heavy Equipment Operation & Repair
  • Outdoor Power Equipment / Landscaping Operations
  • Greenhouse and Floral Technology (1 Year Program)
  • Landscape Design Technology (1 Year Program)
  • Welding

HEALTH CAREERS ACADEMY

  • Medical Administrative Assistant (1 year program)
  • Principle of Health Careers
  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Personal Trainer Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician

SECURITY CAREERS ACADEMY

  • Fire Science (1 Year Program)

TRANSPORTATION CAREERS ACADEMY

  • Automotive Technology
  • Auto Body/Restoration
  • General Service Technician
  • General Service Tech/Vehicle Maintenance
  • Aviation

VISUAL ARTS AND COMMUNICATION CAREERS ACADEMY

  • Digital Communications & Social Media Marketing (1 year program)
  • Digital Design & Advertising
  • Fashion & Interior Design
  • Digital Filmmaking & Post Production

BASIC OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION

  • General Service Tech/Vehicle Maintenance
  • Hospitality/Prostart
  • Work Place Learning

CTEC also offers students a variety of applied academics for course credit, while enrolled in their vocational course. Some examples are:

  • CC-ELA
  • CC-Math
  • Technical Science
  • Health
  • Technical Art

Please note that each student attending the BOCES Career & Technical Education Center is an individual with different academic interests. The above schedules are just an example. Each student must meet with their guidance counselor to design the program that is right for them.