PROGRAMS OF STUDY
NORTH 13th STREET CAMPUS
Law & Public Safety Academy
This academy is structured to provide education and mentoring about our legal system. Students will be prepared for career paths in public safety fields such as law enforcement officers, emergency medical technicians, legal assistant, attorneys, and judges. The curriculum will emphasize the importance of education, physical and mental fitness, and personal decorum. The following courses are offered in this academy.
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Studies – This program which focuses on the criminal justice system its organizational components and processes. Includes, instruction in street law, criminal law, police, fire and correctional systems.
Criminal Justice/Police Science – This program prepares students to perform the duties of police and public security officers.
Forensic Science – This program focuses on the application of the physical, biomedical and social sciences in the evolution of physical evidence. Includes, instruction in fingerprint technology, pattern analogies, crime scene analysis, forensic medicine etc, as well as the applicable law and regulations
Geographic Information Systems – Various GIS software packages address the compilation, management and analysis of geographic elements in our communities. Data supplied include Homeland Security, Economic Development, and Law Enforcement software packages.
Welding Technology – This program covers techniques of welding: acetylene, electric arc, mig and tig welding. Blueprint reading is also integrated into the course to enable students to fabricate projects according to print specifications.
Spatial Technology and Remote Sensing – This program will prepare students to properly use GIS/RS technology to interpret and analyze data from satellite imagery. Upon completion of course students will take STARS certification test.
Computer & Information Systems Academy
Instructional programs that focus on the Computer and Information sciences and prepare individuals for various occupations in these fields.
Computer Maintenance Technology (A-Plus Technology) – This program includes instruction in basic computer design and problems of specific computer applications, component and system maintenance and inspection procedures, hardware diagnosis and repair.
Computer System Networking – This program focuses on the design, implementation and management of linked systems of computers, peripherals and associated software. The course includes instruction system design, types of networks and troubleshooting.
Web Page Design – This program prepares students to apply HTML, XML, CSS, Java Script, PHP, databases, graphics and applications in designing projects for the World Wide Web.
Hospitality/Personal Services Academy
These programs focus on communication skills, applicable regulations and principles of the Cosmetology and Food Services fields.
Cosmetology – This program includes instruction in hair cutting and styling, manicuring, pedicuring, facial treatments, shampooing, chemical applications, esthetics, shop management, sanitation and safety, customer service and applicable professional and labor laws and regulations.
Nail Technician/Manicurist – This program which prepares individuals to shape fingernails and toenails, remove unwanted skin and blemishes, apply polish and cosmetics to nails, and function as licensed manicurists or nail technicians/specialists. Included is instruction in manicuring theory, skin anatomy, nail growth, irregularities and diseases, sterilization and sanitation, equipment and table maintenance
Culinary Arts/Chef Training – This program prepares individuals to provide professional chef and related cooking services in restaurants and other commercial food establishments. Includes instruction in recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking of foods, supervising and training kitchen assistants, the management of food supplies and kitchen resources, aesthetics of food presentation, and familiarity or mastery of a wide variety of cuisines and culinary techniques.
Baking and Pastry Arts – This program prepares individuals to serve as professional bakers and pastry specialists in restaurants or other commercial baking establishments. Includes instruction in bread and pastry making, bread and pastry handling and storage, cake and pastry decorating.
Construction Trades Technology Academy
Drafting and Design Technology – This program prepares individuals to generally apply technical skills to create working drawings and computer simulations for a variety of applications. Includes instruction in specification interpretation, dimensioning techniques, drafting calculations, material estimation, technical communications, computer applications, and interpersonal communications.
CAD/CADD Drafting – This program prepares individuals to apply technical skills and advanced computer software and hardware to the creation of graphic representations and simulations in support of engineering projects. Includes instruction in engineering graphics, two-dimensional engineering design.
Building/Property Maintenance and Management – This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to keep a building functioning, and to service a variety of structures including commercial and industrial buildings. Included is instruction in the basic maintenance and repair skills required to service building systems, such as plumbing, electrical, major appliances, and other mechanical systems.
The Business Technology program prepares students for entry level positions and the opportunity to continue instruction in postsecondary institutions as bookkeepers, administrative assistants, receptionists, office clerks, and customer service representatives. Courses of study include Keyboarding, Computer Literacy Skills, Information Systems, Accounting, Personal Finance, Business Communications, Entrepreneurship, and General Office Procedures. A postsecondary partnership that will enable students to receive college credit in Accounting has been established with Farleigh Dickinson University.
Work Study Program
Offered in our four high schools, the Work Study Program offers students various opportunities to enhance existing course work and better prepare themselves for continued education and/or meaningful employment upon graduation from high school. Based on teacher and board approval, students are placed in “real life” job sites, enabling them to “connect” with the real world. Students will experience hands on training that will reinforce concepts learned in the classroom.