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New Visions

New Visions is a one-year career exploration program that provides highly motivated seniors with the opportunity to gain valuable insights into Health Science career options from a real-world perspective. Area businesses, colleges, health care and government facilities provide the setting for immersed learning in health careers including therapeutic services and diagnostic services.

Students have the opportunity to:

  • Network with industry professionals
  • Participate in job shadowing
  • Earn high school and college credits 

New Visions Program Structure

  • New Visions classes are from 7:50 to 10:15 a.m. and follow school district calendars 
  • Three days a week, students participate in classroom instruction including social studies and health science
  • Typically students shadow healthcare professionals at participating facilities on Tuesdays and Thursdays 
  • School districts provide transportation to all New Visions locations 

Career Exploration Activities Include:

  • Shadowing healthcare professionals to get an up-close view of the demands and rewards of each career
  • Participating in industry tours and field trips 
  • Interviewing professionals in the field
  • Engaging with guest speakers
  • Professional networking
  • Developing mentoring contacts

Academic Credits
Students earn 4 high school credits for New Visions: 1 credit for Government/Economics and 3 elective credits

Students can earn dual enrollment credit for college courses

  • HED 130 – Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness
  • College dual enrollment options include Economics 101

Who Can Apply?
College-bound high school juniors with interest in health careers

Academic Requirements

  • Completion of 3 years of Regents math and Regents science
  • A score of 76 or higher on the ELA Regents exam
  • Preference will be given to students who also score 85 or higher on the Geometry Regents OR 70 or higher on the Algebra 2 Regents

Additional Considerations

  • Students must not have behavior, attendance or discipline concerns during junior year
  • Students must be able to successfully complete industry requirements for placement, which may include a background check, drug test and/or vaccinations 

The 2023-24 application process is now closed. New Vision Application

For answers to other questions, contact WEMOCO Counselor Dave Mancuso at dmancuso@monroe2boces.org 

Programs Organized by the National Career Clusters Framework

  • Grow Your Skills in Agriculture-Related Fields

    • Students will be introduced to career pathways in agriculture, with a focus on processing, marketing, distribution, and development of products and resources. Opportunities include preparation for careers working outdoors, around livestock, and with high tech equipment. Students will engage in a variety of agricultural activities at a local farm to explore plant science, horticulture, farm livestock and conservation.

    High School Academic Credits

    • English
    • Science

    Units of Study

    • History of Agriculture
    • Introduction to Agriculture
    • Agriculture Safety
    • Natural Resources (Soil, Water, Conservation)
    • Food Products and Processing
    • Power and Technology in Agriculture
    • Livestock Agriscience
    • Plant Agriscience
    • Agribusiness and Management
    • Mechanical Systems

    Articulation Agreements

    After satisfactory completion of this program, BOCES 2 CTE has an agreement with the following postsecondary institutions for automatic acceptance for specified programs:

    • Alfred State College
    • Finger Lakes Community College
    • SUNY Morrisville

    Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications

    • OSHA 10
    • Tractor Safety Certification

    Career Opportunities

    Work-Based Learning

    CTE programs bring students into the workplace for real-life experiences. Organizations that support our Careers in Agriculture program:

    Minimal Requirement Beyond CTE Program

    Require Additional Education and/or Experience

    • Springdale Farm
    • Cornell Cooperative Extension
    • Empire Tractor
    • Colby Farms
    • Agricultural Equipment Operator
    • Livestock Care Worker
    • Nursery or Greenhouse Manager
    • Farm Supervisor
    • Soil and Water Conservationist

    Enrollment Information

    Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career and Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.

Architecture and Construction Career Cluster

  • Many Career Paths Start with Carpentry

    Students learn the fundamentals of residential carpentry and participate in the construction of a new house on-site. Experience is gained in wall, ceiling and roof framing, exterior finishing, trimming, windows and doors, insulation, and floor systems.

    Program Overview

    Units of Study

    Carpenters on the Job, plus:

    • Safety on the Jobsite
    • Hand/Power Tools, Materials and Fasteners
    • Print Interpretations
    • Site and Building Layout
    • Footings/Foundations
    • Stationary Power Tools
    • Floor Framing
    • Wall Framing
    • Roof Framing
    • Shop Projects
    • Windows and Doors
    • Insulation Systems
    • Cabinetry
    • Drywall
    • Interior Trim
    • Exterior Finishes
    • Stair Framing
    • Finished Flooring
    • Interior Finishing

    Articulation Agreements

    • Alfred State
    • SUNY Morrisville 

    Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications

    • OSHA 10 Construction Industry
    • International Brotherhood of Carpenters' and Joiners' Career Connections (IBCJCC) Certification 

    Professional Outlook

    Carpenters: 7.2% projected growth in jobs from 2018-28 in the Finger Lakes region

    Median Finger Lakes region salary: $47,490 per year (in 2021)

    Source: NYS Department of Labor 

    Teachers

    • Kyle Canfield
    • Peter Sharpe ​​​​​​​

    Kyle Canfield joined the faculty at WEMOCO in 2015. Previously he taught carpentry at another BOCES, and prior to that he was employed as a union carpenter. Kyle holds an associate's degree in building trades, and he earned a New York State professional certification in carpentry education. He is an authorized OSHA Training Instructor.

    Pete Sharpe earned a professional teaching certification and joined the faculty at WEMOCO in 2009. His experience includes working in the construction industry for 21 years as a business owner, in sales, and in service. He is active in town government and is an assistant coach in the SUNY Brockport baseball program.

    Enrollment Information

    Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.

  • Water and Climate Control Systems are in Every Building

    • In the first year, students learn the fundamentals of residential plumbing and heating installation. They will read blueprints and schematics while learning to fit, assemble, and prepare piping. The second year focuses on HVAC: installing residential and commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.

    Program Overview

    Units of Study

    Plumbing Orientation and Safety (OSHA 10), plus:

    • Blueprint Reading and Plumbing Drawings
    • Drain Waste and Vent Systems
    • Water Distribution Systems
    • Fixtures, Valves and Faucets
    • Water Heaters
    • Boilers
    • Radiant Heat and Baseboards
    • Hydronic Installation and piping
    • Carbon Pipe and Fittings
    • Plastic Pipe and Fittings
    • Copper Pipe and Fittings
    • Gas Heat
    • HVAC Orientation and Safety (OSHA 10)
    • Copper and Plastic Piping Practices
    • Soldering and Brazing
    • Basic Electricity
    • Fundamentals of Refrigeration
    • Refrigeration Processes and Piping
    • Ferrous Metal Piping Practices
    • Fundamentals of Heating
    • Forced-Air Gas Furnaces
    • Electric Heat
    • Air Distribution Systems
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heat Pumps

    College Credits

    Monroe Community College Dual Enrollment

    HVA 101: Basic Refrigeration Theory

    HVA 103: Heating Systems & Troubleshooting

    HVA 105: Electrical Foundations & Troubleshooting 

    Articulation Agreements

    • Alfred State College
    • Monroe Community College
    • SUNY Canton
    • University of Northwestern Ohio

    Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications

    OSHA 10 Construction Industry

    EPA Section 608: Refrigerant Handler Certification 

    Professional Outlook

    Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters: 13% projected growth in jobs from 2018-2028 in the Finger Lakes region

    Median Finger Lakes region salary: $63,080 per year (in 2021)

    HVAC Installers: 11.8% projected growth in jobs from 2018-2028 in the Finger Lakes region

    Median Finger Lakes region salary: $53,240 per year (in 2021)

    Source: NYS Department of Labor

    Teachers

    • Dominic Corona 
    • Daniel DeFazio

    With a degree in HVAC/R from Monroe Community College, Dan DeFazio brings over 20 years of experience in HVAC/R installation, sales, and service. Prior to working at WEMOCO, Dan taught HVAC/R in the BOCES2 Center for Workforce Development adult education program.  

    Enrollment Information

    Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.

  • "Enlighten" Your Future

    Students learn the fundamentals of electrical theory, residential and commercial wiring. The program includes interpreting and applying the requirements of the National Electric Code for designing layouts, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical circuits and equipment.

    Program Overview

    Units of Study

    Electrical and Construction Safety, plus:

    • Electrical Fundamentals
    • Introduction to The National Electrical Code
    • Conductor Properties
    • Basic Wiring Methods
    • Basic Electrical Installations/Grounding
    • Emergency Power
    • Electrical Planning
    • Specialized Electrical Installations
    • Professional Techniques for Electricians
    • Advanced Wiring Methods
    • Advanced Electrical Installations/Grounding
    • Advanced Branch Circuits and Feeders
    • Transformers
    • Basic Motor Control
    • Alternative Energy-Wind/Solar

    Articulation Agreements

    Alfred State College

    ELT 130 System Electricity

    Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications

    • OSHA 10 Construction Industry 
    • Pitched Roof Solar Panel (PV) Installation Certification

    Professional Outlook

    • Electricians: 9.1% projected growth in jobs from 2018-2028 in the Finger Lakes region
    • Median Finger Lakes region salary: $63,610 per year (in 2021)

      Source: NYS Department of Labor

    Teachers

    • Michael Schmitt
    • Mark Chase 

    Enrollment Information

    Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.

Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications Career Cluster

  • Students learn how individual creativity integrates with graphic/multimedia technical skills. 

    Coursework utilizes Adobe Creative Cloud to create, design, edit, and produce graphic images for web pages, print products, and video (including moving images and sound). Students learn how to communicate purposeful and powerful visual and audio messages.

    Program Overview

    Units of Study

    Graphic Communications Overview, plus:

    • Career Planning and Job Standards
    • Ethics and Legal Issues
    • Typography
    • Intro to Adobe Illustrator
    • Color Theory
    • Logos and Marketing 
    • Business and Corporate Design
    • Intro to Adobe Photoshop
    • Photography
    • Mass Media Advertising
    • Package Design
    • Intro to Adobe InDesign
    • Page Layout
    • Public Relations/Journalism
    • Intro to Adobe Premiere Pro 
    • Videography
    • Digital Advertising/Graphics
    • Drones

    Articulation Agreements

    SUNY Canton

    Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications

    Adobe Certified Professional:

    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • Photoshop
    • Premiere Pro

    Professional Outlook

    Graphic Designers: 3.4% projected growth in jobs from 2018-2028 in the Finger Lakes region

    Median Finger Lakes region salary: $47,260 per year (in 2021)

    Source: NYS Department of Labor

    Enrollment Information

    Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.

Education and Training Career Cluster

  • Strengthen the Well-Being of Children and Families

    Students learn about human development and how systems of people work and function, to prepare for a career in helping professions such as teacher, social worker, or counselor.

    Program Overview

    Units of Study

    Introduction to Child Development, plus:

    • Protecting Children’s Physical Health and Safety
    • Program Management
    • Early Childhood Education in Group Setting
    • Learning Through Play
    • Meeting Children’s Special Needs
    • Families Today-Life Challenges
    • Preparing for Parenting
    • Nutrition and Healthy Eating
    • Pregnancy and Special Circumstances of Pregnancy
    • Physical Development
    • Social-Emotional Development
    • Cognitive Development
    • Preparing for a Child-Related Career
    • Financial and Career Planning
    • Family Development: A Sustainable Route to Healthy Self-Reliance
    • Communicating with Skill and Heart
    • Presence and Mindfulness: Cornerstones of Healthy Relationships
    • Taking Good Care of Yourself
    • Our Diverse World
    • Strengths-Based Assessment
    • Helping Families Set and Reach Their Own Goals
    • Helping Families Access Specialized Services
    • Home Visiting
    • Collaboration and Community Support

    College Credits

    Monroe Community College Dual Enrollment

    EDU 100: Intro to Teaching Profession

    HED 130: Foundations of Health and Wellness

    Articulation Agreements

    • Monroe Community College
    • Niagara County Community College
    • SUNY Canton

    Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications

    American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certification

    Professional Outlook

    • Preschool teachers: 25.9% projected growth in jobs from 2018-28 in the Finger Lakes region
    • Median Finger Lakes region salary: $31,170 per year (in 2021)
    • Source: NYS Department of Labor

    Teacher

    Jenna Roberge-Karns

    Jenna Roberge-Karns is a passionate teacher who has been working with children and teaching since 2010. Previously, she served as a disability coordinator for the Department of Labor. She worked to transition “at-risk-youth” from their residential setting to life after their CTE program. Jenna has learned a great deal from the many professionals that she has collaborated with both in the social work field as well as the teaching/CTE field, allowing her to bring a breadth of knowledge to her program.

    Enrollment Information

    Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.

Health Science Career Cluster

  • Students learn and develop the fundamental skills of chairside assistants along with the 21st century skills necessary to be successful in today’s workforce. This includes sterilization/ disinfecting techniques, dental laboratory skills, record keeping, hygiene and oral health, X-rays, dental and oral anatomy, patient relationship skills, and knowledge of current dental procedures.

    Please Note: Industry dress code is strictly enforced including no artificial nails or artificial eyelashes. To participate in required clinical hours, NYS Health Industry vaccine requirements apply including COVID-19.

    Program Overview

    Units of Study

    Professional and legal aspects of Dental Assisting, plus:

    • Preventative dentistry
    • Nutrition
    • Dental anatomy
    • Infection control and management of hazardous waste
    • Clinical dentistry and moisture control
    • Instruments, handpieces, and accessories
    • Dental examination
    • Patient care and emergency management
    • Dental office management
    • Digital Radiography
    • Dental materials
    • Patient management
    • Dental Specialties
    • Career and financial management
    • Overview of Dental Specialties
    • Microbiology
    • Career & Financial Management
    • Endodontics (Internship)
    • Orthodontics (Internship)
    • Oral & Maxillofacial (Internship)
    • Periodontics (Internship)
    • Prosthodontics (Internship)
    • Oral Pathology (Internship)
    • Dental Implants (Internship)
    • Pediatric Dentistry (Internship)
    • Computerized Impressions (Internship)
    • Review for NYS Dental Assisting Certification Exam

    College Credits

    Monroe Community College Dual Enrollment

    HED 130: Foundations of Health and Wellness

    Articulation Agreements

    • Broome Community College
    • SUNY Erie Community College 

    Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications

    • 10-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Certification
    • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
    • Preparation for NYS Dental Assisting Certification
    • Laser Safety Officer Certification
    • Bloodborne Pathogens Certification
    • HIPAA Certification

    Professional Outlook

    • Dental Assistant: 31.2% projected growth in jobs from 2018-28 in the Finger Lakes region
    • Median Finger Lakes region salary: $43,010 per year (in 2021)
    • Source: NYS Department of Labor

    Teacher

    Jennifer Flanagan-Probst 

    Jennifer Flanagan-Probst RDH, BS is a Certified Dental Assisting teacher. She is a Fellow with the Academy of Laser Dentistry and sits on the Academy of Laser Dentistry’s Laser Safety Committee. She is a Dental Hygienist and is certified to administer anesthesia. Jennifer has 20+ years' experience in dental practices. 

    Enrollment Information

    Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.

  • The Hidden Profession that Saves Lives

    In Medical Laboratory Assisting & Phlebotomy, students earn multiple industry recognized certifications and explore laboratory science careers. In the first year, students learn basic laboratory skills, prepare for working in the medical field, and complete coursework necessary to earn Phlebotomy Technician certification (CPT). The students complete their CPT by unpaid co-ops with local laboratories. Also in the first year, the students study human anatomy and physiology. In year two, coursework is completed to earn certification as a Certified Medical Laboratory Assistants (CMLA). Students participate in a minimum of 120 hours in external laboratory internships such as working in a lab, working as a phlebotomist, and working on the customer service side of the lab. Transferable laboratory skills are used to perform basic biotechnological skills while learning content related to genetics, genetic testing and gene therapy. Students also earn American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid certification. 

    Please Note: Industry dress code is strictly enforced including no artificial nails or artificial eyelashes. To participate in required clinical hours, NYS Health Industry vaccine requirements apply including COVID-19.

    Program Overview

    Units of Study

    • Medical Terminology
    • Orientation and Safety
    • Basic Laboratory Skills
    • Introduction to Health Occupations
    • The Clinical Lab and its Employees
    • Communication and Leadership
    • Legal and Ethical
    • Regulations/Organizations in Medical Lab
    • Phlebotomy, Infection Control and Cardio
    • Special Collections for Phlebotomists 
    • Hematological Testing
    • Immunology and Blood Banking
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Financial Literacy
    • Career Connections
    • Microbiology
    • Urinalysis and Clinical Chemistry
    • Practice Medical Laboratory
    • Laboratory Assistant's Clerical Role
    • First Aid/CPR
    • Genetics and Genetic Testing
    • Clinical Laboratory Exam Review
    • Work-Based Learning Shadowing/Internship

    College Credits

    Monroe Community College Dual Enrollment

    CLT-100: Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology

    CLT-110: Specimen Procurement and Processing

    HED-130: Foundations of Health and Wellness

    Nazareth College Dual Enrollment

    MTH208 - Statistics for Scientists

    Articulation Agreements

    • Monroe Community College
    • Nazareth College

    Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications

    • National Healthcareer Association Phlebotomy Technician Certification
    • American Red Cross First Aid / CPR/AED Certification
    • American Medical Technologist Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant Certification 

    Professional Outlook

    Phlebotomists: 36.1% projected growth in jobs from 2018-28 in the Finger Lakes region. 

    Median Finger Lakes region salary: $37,590 per year (in 2021)

    Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians: 22.1% projected growth in jobs from 2018-28 in the Finger Lakes region.

    Median Finger Lakes region salary: $59,250 per year (in 2021)

    Source: NYS Department of Labor 

    Teacher

    Jim Payne

    As a research technician, Jim Payne studied the blood of Alzheimer's patients and the genome of the bacteria that causes cavities. His educational background includes earning a master's in education focused on grades 5-12 biology education. Jim has taught this program at WEMOCO since 2010.

    Enrollment Information

    Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.

  • Improving the Quality of Life for Patients

    Students learn the fundamentals of patient care necessary for entry-level employment in healthcare facilities such as nursing homes, hospitals, medical offices and home healthcare. They gain the skills to provide physical and emotional care for patients unable to independently care for themselves. The program offers both classroom and lab settings to learn applicable skills and theory. Students participate in role-play activities as patients and caregivers with their fellow classmates. They work directly with patients as part of their clinical assignments, providing personal/hygiene care in a nursing home setting. Students who complete the New York State required classroom and clinical hours are eligible for the New York State Certified Nurse Assistant licensing exam. 

    Please Note: Industry dress code is strictly enforced including no artificial nails or artificial eyelashes. To participate in required clinical hours, NYS Health Industry vaccine requirements apply including COVID-19.

    Program Overview

    Units of Study

    Orientation and Safety, plus:

    • Introduction Introduction to Health Occupations
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Nutrition
    • Legal and Ethical Concerns and Standards
    • Geriatric Personal Care
    • Vital Signs
    • Supervised Clinical Experience
    • Personal Health and Wellness
    • Human Sexuality
    • Lifting / Moving / Transporting
    • Admissions / Transfers / Discharge
    • Patient Assessment
    • Pre and Post-Operative Care
    • Emergency Care
    • Catheter Care
    • Specimen Collection

    College Credits

    Monroe Community College Dual Enrollment

    HED 130: Foundations of Health and Wellness

    Nazareth College Dual Enrollment

    MTH208 - Statistics for Scientists

    Articulation Agreements

    • Genesee Valley Educational Partnership
    • Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES School of Practical Nursing

    Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications

    Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certification

    NYS Nurse Aide Certification (through Prometric)

    Professional Outlook

    Nursing Assistants (CNAs): 12.8% projected growth in jobs from 2018-2028 in the Finger Lakes region

    Home Health Aides: 58.1% projected growth in jobs from 2018-2028 in the Finger Lakes region

    Median Finger Lakes region salary for Healthcare Support Occupations: $31,230 per year (2021)

    Source: NYS Department of Labor

    Teachers

    • Rachael Piccolo
    • Jamiela DiMora
    • Jessica Haefner

    Rachael Piccolo, RN, is our clinical coordinator and lead lab teacher. She has more than 25 years of experience at Monroe 2 BOCES as well as three years in long-term care. Rachael holds certifications in CTE education and Work-Based Learning and is also highly involved in SkillsUSA, holding a position as Chief Financial Officer and Membership Coordinator for New York State. 

    Jamie Dimora, RN is our 2nd year theory teacher. She has 20 years of experience in a wide variety of nursing environments including operating room, urgent care, and long-term care. 

    Enrollment Information

    Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.

Hospitality and Tourism Career Cluster

  • Develop Some Sweet Skills!

    Students plan and prepare baked goods: breads, pizza, rolls, cakes, cookies and pastries. Students use culinary equipment and learn proper food handling procedures. This course includes merchandising, customer relations, and the opportunity to operate a retail bakery. The baking program is completed in one year and may be taken either as a junior or a senior.

    Program Overview

    Units of Study

    Orientation and Shop Safety, plus:

    • Food Safety and Sanitation/ Receiving/ Storing
    • Science of Gluten
    • Food Service Tools and Equipment
    • Knife Cuts
    • Cookies
    • Weights/ Measurements/ Baking Math
    • Identification and Preparation of Ingredients
    • Cakes/ Icings/ Decoration
    • Yeast Breads/ Pizza
    • Productivity and Quality
    • Merchandising of Products
    • Pies/Pastries/ Fruit 
    • Fillings/Custards
    • Laminated/ Sweet Dough
    • Quick Breads/ Donuts
    • Dessert Plating
    • Portfolios

    College Credits

    MCC Dual Enrollment

    Articulation Agreements

    • Alfred State College
    • Monroe Community College
    • Niagara County Community College
    • Paul Smith's College
    • Sullivan University
    • SUNY Erie Community College

    Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications

    ServeSafe Food Handler Certification

    Professional Outlook

    Bakers: 1.4% projected growth in jobs from 2018-28.

    Median Finger Lakes region salary: $35,660 per year (in 2021).

    Source: NYS Department of Labor

    Teacher

    Thomas Noto

    Thomas Noto worked in the baking and restaurant field prior to joining the CTE staff in 2006.  He is an Oswego College graduate with a professional career and technical education degree.  He has worked in bakeries and restaurants since he was 7 years old, starting with a family business.  51 years later, he still has a passion to bake and cook food and to share that love with students to help them achieve their goals.

    Enrollment Information

    Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.

  • Develop and Share Your Passion for Food

    Students prepare food in professionally equipped kitchens. They learn about nutrition, menu planning, catering, dining service, restaurant management, food production, as well as safety and sanitation codes.

    Program Overview

    Units of Study

    Introduction to the Restaurant and Food Service Industry, plus:

    • Sanitation
    • Kitchen Safety
    • Kitchen Essentials
    • Management Essentials
    • Business Communication
    • Stocks, Sauces, and Soups
    • Holiday Gingerbread Display
    • Fruits and Vegetables
    • Potatoes and Grains
    • Service to Customers
    • Career Exploration
    • ServSafe
    • Nutrition
    • Cost Control
    • Purchasing and Inventory
    • Sustainability
    • Breakfast Food and Sandwiches
    • Salads and Garnishing
    • Baked Goods
    • Meats, Poultry, and Seafood
    • Marketing
    • Cakes and Bread
    • Desserts
    • Plating and Garnishing

    College Credits

    Monroe Community College Dual Enrollment

    FSA 103: Fundamentals of Food Prep 

    FSA 107: Menu Planning

    Articulation Agreements

    • Alfred State College
    • Monroe Community College
    • New York State Pro Start: Cobleskill, Schenectady County Community College, Tompkins Cortland Community College
    • Niagara County Community College
    • Paul Smith's College
    • Sullivan University
    • SUNY Morrisville

    Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications

    ProStart Certification

    ServeSafe Food Handler Certification 

    ServeSafe Manager Certification 

    Professional Outlook

    Restaurant Cooks: 13.4% projected growth in jobs from 2018-28 in the Finger Lakes region

    Median Finger Lakes region salary: $30,410 per year (in 2021)
    ​​​​​​​
    Source: NYS Department of Labor

    Teachers

    • Carol Lupisella

    Carol Lupisella is a chef with 25 years' experience in the food service industry. She is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and SUNY Brockport. 

    • Michael Mirabella 

    Enrollment Information

    Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.

Human Services Career Cluster

  • Use Creative Skills to Make People Look and Feel Good

    Students learn the competencies and professional skills necessary to pass the New York State practical and written Cosmetology licensing exams, which require completion of 1,000 hours of instruction and practice. The program encompasses the fundamentals of hair design, chemical services, and nail and skin care.

    Program Overview 

    Units of Study

    Orientation and Safety, plus:

    • Infection Control
    • Properties of the Scalp and Hair
    • Shampooing/Conditioning
    • Hair Cutting
    • Artistry in Hair Styling
    • Permanent Waving
    • Artistry of Artificial Hair
    • Manicures/Pedicures/Nails
    • Salon Business Practices

    Articulation Agreements

    • Bryant and Stratton
    • Monroe Community College

    Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications

    Preparation for the NYS Licensing Exam

    Professional Outlook

    Hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists: 3.1% projected growth in new jobs from 2018-28 in the Finger Lakes region

    Median Finger Lakes region salary: $27,340 per year (in 2021)

    Source: NYS Department of Labor

    Teachers

    • Lisa Doran
    • Felicia Robinson 
    • Marisa Mantisi ​​​​​​​

    Lisa Doran has been a cosmetologist for more than thirty years. She attended a career and technical school for training while in high school and worked in the cosmetology field since high school. She was a teacher at a private cosmetology school before coming to WEMOCO. 

    Felicia Robinson has been in the beauty industry for over three decades. She began her career as a student in a BOCES program and from there she went on to work for 15 years, eventually owning a salon for 7 years. After completing her bachelor’s degree in education, she began her career as an educator at WEMOCO in 1997.

    Marisa Mantisi has been working in the beauty industry since 2013. She attended school to obtain New York State Licenses in nails, waxing, cosmetology, and barbering.  After completing her teaching certification she began her career as a cosmetology instructor in 2019. In addition to teaching Marisa also uses her skills behind the chair.

    Enrollment Information

    Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.

  • Help People Live Healthier Lives

    Prepare for Personal Training certification while gaining experience with health & wellness, athletics, and rehabilitation professionals.

    Program Overview

    Topics of Study

    • Career Exploration
    • Health and Physical Fitness
    • Anatomy
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Pre-Health Screening
    • Pre-Exercise Evaluation
    • Exercise Testing
    • Exercise Nutrition
    • Weight Management
    • Programming Design
    • Anaerobic Training
    • Strength Training
    • Cardio Training
    • Flexibility Training
    • Working with Special Populations
    • Entrepreneurship

    College Credits

    Monroe Community College Dual Enrollment 

    HED 130: Foundations of Health and Wellness

    Articulation Agreements

    • Genesee Community College
    • Monroe Community College
    • Niagara County Community College
    • SUNY Canton

    Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications

    • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certification 
    • Prepare for the American College of Sports Medicine-Certified Personal Trainer Exam (ACSM-CPT) 

    Professional Outlook

    Physical Therapy Assistants: 36.7% projected growth in jobs from 2018-2028 in the Finger Lakes region

    Median Finger Lakes region salary: $57,680 per year (in 2021)

    Fitness Trainers: 13.5% projected growth in jobs from 2018-2028 in the Finger Lakes region

    Median Finger Lakes region salary: $34,660 per year (in 2021)

    Source: NYS Department of Labor

    Enrollment Information

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Information Technology Career Cluster

  • Computer Technology Supports Every Organization

    Students are introduced to the field of computer technology through a variety of topics such as Cisco Networking Academy, video game design, and tech support. An emphasis is placed on customer service and presentation skills. 

    Program Overview 

    Units of Study

    Video Game Design Maker Basics and Build Sequence, plus:

    • Mapping Game Coordinates
    • Game Physics
    • Beta Builds
    • Game Ratings
    • Proof of Concept Testing
    • Isometric Geometry and Trigonometry
    • Scrolling and Camera View
    • Programming The Game Maker Language
    • Elements and Principles of Art
    • Edutyping
    • Financial literacy
    • Introduction to the Personal Computer
    • Lab Procedures and Tool Use
    • Computer Assembly
    • Preventive Maintenance and Troubleshooting
    • Windows Installation, Configuration and Management
    • Network Concepts and Applied Networking
    • Laptops, Mobile Devices, and Mobile Operating Systems
    • Printers
    • Security
    • The IT Professional
    • Advanced Troubleshooting

    College Credits

    Genesee Community College Dual Enrollment

    CSN 150: Computer Repair

    Articulation Agreements

    • Genesee Community College
    • SUNY Morrisville
    • SUNY Canto

    Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications

    Prepare for CompTIA A+ Certification

    National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC) with four levels of certification (Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze) based
    on three parts:

    • Applied Math – Aligned to HS Math Standards
    • Workplace Documents
    • Graphic Literacy – Aligned to HS Math Standards

    Professional Outlook

    Computer User Support Specialist: 17.3% projected growth in jobs from 2018-28 in the Finger Lakes region.

    Median Finger Lakes region salary data for this position not currently available from the NYS Department of Labor. 

    Teacher

    Walt Burrows

    Beginning his career as an electrician, Walt Burrows worked in various capacities from electrician's helper to project manager. Later he started his own electrical business, while attending college to earn a bachelor's degree in computer science and a master's degree in special education. He initially came to WEMOCO as a long-term sub in the electronics program before becoming the computer technology teacher.

    Enrollment Information

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Manufacturing Career Cluster

  • Product Development from Concept to Consumer

    Students gain a global understanding of precision machining, the process of removing metal to create extremely accurate parts. They learn all aspects of the advanced manufacturing industry, including how to operate CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) lathes, mills and power saws. The creation of blueprints and designs using industry-driven software and technology is covered, as is performing quality control and inspections. Students will also be exposed to basic welding.

    Program Overview

    Units of Study

    Orientation, plus:

    • OSHA 10 hour course
    • Safety
    • Power saws
    • Manual machining Mill/Lathe
    • CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled)
    • CAD (Computer Aided Design)
    • CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) 
    • Metallurgy 
    • 3-D printing 
    • GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) 

    College Credits

    Monroe Community College Dual Enrollment

    TAM 101: Machine Theory I

    TAM 105: Machine Project Laboratory

    TAM 121: Mathematics for Machinists

    TAM 131: Machine Shop Print Reading I

    TAM 141: Machine Shop Laboratory

    Articulation Agreements

    • Alfred State College
    • Monroe Community College
    • SUNY Canton

    Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications

    OSHA 10 Construction

    Professional Outlook

    Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators and Tenders: 12.2% projected growth in jobs from 2018-2028 in the Finger Lakes region

    Median Finger Lakes region salary: $35,030 per year (in 2021)

    Source: NYS Department of Labor 

    Teacher

    Adam Staskiewicz

    Adam Staskiewicz holds an associate's degree in precision machining. He has certification as a toolmaker in New York state. Previous to teaching, he worked as an apprentice, a toolmaker, and a tool room supervisor. 

    Enrollment Information

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  • Create in Metal by Electricity and Fire Fusion

    Students gain knowledge in a variety of metal joining and cutting processes including, but not limited to GMAW, GTAW, SMAW, and OFC. The program provides instruction in advanced blueprint reading and weld symbols. Various types of design processes and industry-driven software and technology are introduced. Students become familiar with American Welding Society (AWS) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards. Upon program completion, students will have the confidence to perform necessary welds according to AWS standards, have an understanding of the design and production processes of the manufacturing and fabrication industries, and be able to inspect their own work according to various codes. In year two, students can select an area of welding specialization. 

    Program Overview

    Units of Study

    Orientation, plus:

    • OSHA 10 hour course
    • Safety
    • OFC (Oxy Fuel Cutting)
    • Weld symbols
    • Weld prints
    • Power saws
    • SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding)
    • GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding)
    • GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding)
    • FCAW (Flux Core Arc Welding)
    • Forging
    • Metallurgy
    • PAC (Plasma Arc Cutting)

    Articulation Agreements

    • Alfred State

    • SUNY Canton 

    Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications

    OSHA 10 Construction

    Professional Outlook

    Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers: 2.7% projected growth in jobs from 2018-2028 in the Finger Lakes region

    Median Finger Lakes region salary: $45,110 per year (in 2021)

    Source: NYS Department of Labor

    Teachers

    • Joshua Padlick

    With an associate’s degree in welding, Josh brings more than 10 years’ experience in the welding field to his teaching position. His past work included heavy fabrication, construction, and highly cosmetic bench work. Josh is active within his community and sits on the American Welding Society board and represents his CTE program as the Student Liaison, as well as Vice Chair. 

    • Scott Prince

    Scott started welding in 1993 and has been a pipe welder for most of his career. He traveled throughout the United States, working on projects including steam lines, pipelines, compressor stations, and pressure vessels. He is an American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector, and a Level ll Inspector for the American Society for Nondestructive Testing.

    Enrollment Information

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Law, Public Safety, Correction and Security Career Cluster

  • Protecting the Public and Encouraging Safe Communities

    Students will explore opportunities in the field of criminal justice while learning about the history of law enforcement, civil and criminal law and our legal system. Course content includes an in-depth look at police work, court cases and outcomes. The program focuses on law enforcement at the local, state and federal levels, as well as the fields of security and corrections.

    Program Overview

    Units of Study

    New York State Criminal Procedure Law, plus:

    • New York State Penal Law
    • Serial Killers & Mock Trial
    • New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law
    • Vehicle and Traffic Stops
    • Current Affairs
    • Career Research Project 
    • Interview and Interrogation
    • Fingerprinting
    • Cybercrime and the Future of CJ
    • Handcuffing Techniques
    • Terrorism & WMD
    • Emergency Response and Management
    • Defensive Tactics and Weapon Safety
    • Building Searches/Traffic Stops
    • Homeland Security
    • Forensics
    • Accident reconstruction
    • Crime Scene Management and Photography

    College Credits

    Monroe Community College Dual Enrollments

    CRJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice

    Articulation Agreements

    Finger Lakes Community College

    Monroe Community College

    SUNY Canton

    Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications

    First Aid/ CPR/ AED

    “Stop the Bleed” training

    Security Guard Training (Certified) 8Hr

    Security Guard Training (Certified) 16HR

    Civilian Emergency Response Training (CERT)

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Certification

    Career Opportunities
    Professional Outlook

    Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers: 11.8% projected growth in jobs from 2018-28 in the Finger Lakes region

    Median Finger Lakes region salary: $77,000 per year (in 2021)
    Source: NYS Department of Labor 

    Teacher

    • Tim Steves 

    Tim Steves is a retired road patrol Sergeant with over 29 years of law enforcement/ security experience and training. He is a certified instructor for the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services as well as a certified private investigator. He currently owns a company providing training to security guards, retired law enforcement and civilians. Tim joined WEMOCO Career and Technical Education Center as the criminal justice teacher in 2018. 

    Enrollment Information

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Transportation Career Cluster

  • Science, Art and Technique: Equal Partners

    Students learn the fundamentals of repairing and refinishing damaged vehicles, including the fundamentals of metal straightening, MIG-welding, plastic fillers, plastic repair, major collision repair, hardware repair and service, detailing, and refinishing. The artistic skills applied in decorative auto painting are also introduced. 

    Program Overview

    Units of Study

    Career Opportunities and Ethics, plus: 

    • Worker Protection
    • Tools and Equipment
    • Identifying Plastic Parts
    • Paint Mixing
    • Body Fillers
    • Metal Straightening
    • Repairs to Fiber-Reinforced Plastics
    • Adhesively Bonded Panel Spray Guns- setup and maintenance
    • Compressed Air MIG Welding
    • Jacking and Lifting
    • Spray Environment Vehicle Construction
    • Waterborne Refinishing
    • Steering and Suspension
    • Plastic Welding
    • VOC Rules and Regulations
    • Customer Relations
    • MIG Welding
    • Glass
    • Electrical
    • Estimating
    • Brakes
    • Aluminum Welding
    • Plastic Welding
    • Career Opportunities and Ethics

    Articulation Agreements

    • Alfred State College
    • Ohio Technical College
    • SUNY Canton
    • SUNY Erie
    • SUNY Morrisville

    Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications

    I CAR Intro Series
    I CAR Non-Structural
    I CAR Refinishing

    Professional Outlook

    Automotive Body and Related Repairers: 3.9% projected growth in jobs from 2018-28 in the Finger Lakes region.

    Median Finger Lakes region salary: $47,080 per year (in 2021). 

    Source: NYS Department of Labor

    Enrollment Information

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  • Advanced Diagnostic Skills and Computer-Driven Operating Systems

    Students learn to maintain, diagnose, and repair passenger vehicles. Students identify mechanical and electronic/computer issues that affect vehicle performance and safety. Students utilize computer-based diagnostic equipment as a source of vehicle analysis.

    Program Overview

    Units of Study

    Shop Orientation and Safety (S/P2), plus:

    • Suspension and Steering
    • Brakes
    • Electrical/Electronic Systems
    • Engine Performance
    • Engine Repair
    • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
    • Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
    • Manual Transmissions and Drivetrains
    • Basic Technician Skills, Financial management
    • Welding - Oxyacetylene, MIG, and TIG Welding

    College Credits

    Monroe Community College Dual Enrollment  

    MMP-100 Survey of Automotive Transportation and Service

    MMP-101 Survey of Auto Service Lab

    Articulation Agreements

    • Alfred State 

    • Erie County Community College

    • Monroe Community College

    • SUNY Canton 

    • SUNY Morrisville 

    • University of Northwestern Ohio

    Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications

    Automotive Service of Excellence (ASE)

    Professional Outlook

    Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers: 1.8% projected growth in jobs from 2018-28 in the Finger Lakes region.

    Automotive Service Technician and Mechanic median Finger Lakes region salary: $43,160 per year (in 2021).

    Source: NYS Department of Labor

    Teachers

    • David Shalke
    • Brian Walczak ​​​​​​​

    David Shalke earned an associate degree in occupational studies in automotive service and a bachelor of science in vocational-technical education. He has worked in the automotive industry as a Ford Certified Senior Master Technician, assistant service manager, service manager and store manager. David also worked in high tech automotive equipment sales and training. Since 1984 he has been an ASE Certified Master Technician.

    Enrollment Information

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  • Work Outdoors and Be Part of Something Big!

    Students learn the skills required by heavy equipment operators for light construction, landscaping, diesel mechanics and highway industries. This includes the safe operation and maintenance of construction-related equipment, as well as equipment diagnosis and repair.

    Program Overview

    Units of Study

    Orientation & Safety, plus:

    • Basic Operating Techniques
    • Orientation to the Trade
    • Identification of Heavy Equipment
    • Introduction to Hand & Power Tools
    • Welding/ Oxy-Acetylene Torching
    • Preventative Maintenance of Heavy Equipment
    • Career and Financial Management
    • Career Exploration
    • Basic Employability & Leadership Skills
    • CDL General Knowledge Exam Prep
    • CDL Airbrake Prep
    • Adult First Aide/CPR/AED
    • Certified Excavator Program Training

    Articulation Agreements

    Alfred State College

    Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications

    OSHA 10 Construction Industry

    Dig Safely New York, Inc. Certified Excavator Program (CEP) in Safe Digging Best Practices

    American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certification

    Preparation for NYS CDL Class B Permit Exam

    NCCER Certifications for Core and Level 1 Heavy Equipment Operations Modules

    Professional Outlook

    Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators: 8.3% projected growth in jobs from 2018-2028 in the Finger Lakes region

    Median Finger Lakes region salary: $52,160 per year (in 2021)
    Source: NYS Department of Labor 

    Teacher

    • Jim Slocum

    Enrollment Information

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  • Powersports Are Everywhere - Become an Expert!

    Students learn how to maintain, improve, diagnose/troubleshoot, and repair two- and four-stroke powered machines. The theory behind carburetion, fuel injection, direct injection, ignition, electrical, cooling, two- and four-stroke engines, and drive systems are all covered in the program. 

    Program Overview

    Units of Study

    Shop Orientation and Safety, plus:

    • Hand, Power, and Stationary Tools and Equipment
    • Pre and Post-Season Maintenance and Storage (boats, snowmobiles, outdoor power equipment, ATV's...)
    • Precision measuring instruments (micrometers, dial vernier calipers, dial indicators, feeler gauges, torque wrenches...)
    • Principles of Operation, Maintenance, and Repair: 4-Stroke Cycle Engines
    • Principles of Operation, Maintenance, and Repair: 2-Stroke Cycle Engines
    • Fuel Systems (Carburetors, fuel injection, direct injection)
    • Electrical and Ignition Systems
    • Exhaust Systems
    • Cooling Systems
    • Clutches and Brakes
    • Trailer Service
    • Service Writing

    Articulation Agreements

    • Alfred State College
    • Ohio Tech/Power Sport Institute

    Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications

    • Equipment Engine Training Council (EETC) Principles of Small Engine Technology
    • Equipment Engine Training Council (EETC) 2-stroke and 4-stroke engine certifications

    Professional Outlook

    Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Repair Mechanics: 7.1% projected growth in jobs from 2018-2028 in the Finger Lakes region.

    Median Finger Lakes region salary: $39,600 per year (in 2021)
    Source: NYS Department of Labor 

    Teacher

    • Matt Wise

    Enrollment Information

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