School of Career Development
Automotive Services- Mr. Giesler
This program stresses the basic jobs, operations, and skills needed in the servicing, diagnosis and repair of automobiles. Students will gain a thorough knowledge of tools, materials, and equipment used by auto mechanics. They will learn to use meters, diagnostic equipment, and measuring instruments; learn to interpret sketches, schematics and diagrams; and use service manuals and other shop materials. Graduates of the program are employed as dealer preparation mechanics, brake specialists, tune-up mechanics, service mechanics and parts distributors.
Basic Business Technology- Ms. Thomas-Floyd
Clerical workers make up the largest single occupational group in the United States. The Basic Business Technology program prepares students for entry-level employment. Instruction includes keyboarding, office procedures, word processing, duplicating, and operation of basic office machines. Graduates may pursue advanced training or find jobs as a clerk typist, duplicating clerk, file clerk, receptionist, mail clerk, and general office worker.
Building Services/ Maintenance Mechanics- Mr. WisemanStudents prepare for careers in the building services industry through the study of commercial cleaning, maintenance and grounds keeping operations. Students learn to use power and hand tools, apply materials used in cleaning procedures, painting, spray buffing, machine polishing, and basic carpentry, electricity, plumbing, small engine repair and landscaping skills. Graduates enter the labor force as sanitation technicians, custodians, landscapers, groundskeepers, carpenter's helper, plumber's helper or maintenance technician.
Building Trades- Mr. Canning
Students in this program learn the basic skills and knowledge needed in the areas of carpentry and cabinetmaking incorporating the use of hand and power tools, and the operation of common trade equipment and their accessories. Instruction includes framing, roofing, siding and general construction. Graduates work as carpenter/helper, cabinet assembler/installer, sheather, framer, panel installer, flooring installer, porch and deck helper, and roofer or may pursue an apprenticeship or advanced training in the trade.
Culinary Arts- Mrs. Rastelli
This course develops skills in the culinary arts and prepares students for the many occupations available in the restaurant industry. Instruction emphasizes understanding essential cooking techniques, which can then be adapted to create innovative new food items. Instruction also includes food sanitation, nutrition and use of equipment. In a simulated restaurant, students prepare and execute a daily lunch menu and learn front and back operations in a restaurant. Employment opportunities range from sous chef, working chef, pantry worker, garde manager, pastry assistant and kitchen sanitation worker. Post-secondary opportunities are available in various culinary schools and colleges.
Dry Cleaning- Mr. Grimaldi
In a simulated storefront dry cleaning laboratory, students work on customers' garments and study under real working conditions. The student is instructed in fabrics, dyes, chemicals, solvents, the dry cleaning process, spotting, operating finishing equipment, and dry cleaning procedures. Students learn the operation of cleaning machines, counter procedures, quality control, and management skills and inventory control. Graduates work as dry cleaners, laundry workers, pressers, front counter clerks, sales clerks, inspectors, assemblers, or pursue advanced training.
Health Services- Ms. ZendjebilThis program is designed to provide students with occupational experience and training associated with occupational titles such as physical therapy aide, home health aide, laboratory assistant, occupational therapy aide, or dietary aide. Students participate in clinical experiences. Students compete in skills competitions conducted by the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) on a regional and state level.
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning- Mr. GentStudents in the program use meters, measuring instruments, tools, and equipment and they interpret sketches, schematics and diagrams. Instruction includes installation, maintenance, repair, and knowledge of duct systems for various types of equipment in residential and commercial systems and solar heating technology. Graduates are employed as technicians or installers. They may work with local contractors or pursue advanced training.