School of Professional & Consumer Services
This shop includes two (2) production greenhouses, acres of land, a laboratory for landscape design and construction projects, and a simulated retail horticultural business that offers opportunities in product development, marketing and salesmanship. The Program is taught using the comprehensive CASE (Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education) Model. Using four full years of instruction, students finishing this course will have completed the Plant Pathways, offering articulation for some of the courses with local colleges. Core Content Curriculum Standards are fully addressed, aligning with the State Of NJ Career and Technical Education Standards. The diversity of this course will prepare students for employment within the field of agriculture, from entrepreneurship to skilled trade, to college/research. Junior and Senior year, the application of a Financial Literacy Business Plan is also incorporated, addressing the Educational Standards for 9.1: Financial Literacy.
Graduates of the Baking program enter culinary careers to become bakers, pastry chefs, production workers, merchandising/marketing sales personnel, managers, supervisors, and business owners. Instruction is provided in production, mixing, molding, bench makeup, oven work, cake decorating, sales and delivery, sanitation, and safety engineering. Students participate in storefront, buffet and banquet operations. (Currently this program offers a post-secondary articulation agreement with The Art Institute of Philadelphia (9), Atlantic Cape Community College (5) and Johnson & Wales University (3-9).
An exciting career in Cosmetology and Hairstyling offers many opportunities to both men and women. Students are trained to do all phases of hairdressing and cosmetology including preparing materials, demonstrating and selling materials, shampooing, manicuring, hairstyling, barbering, hair conditioning, facials, and makeup. This course also includes hair cutting, rinsing, coloring, and permanent waving. Successful completion of this course prepares students for examination requirements for licensure by the State Board of Cosmetology.