PROGRAMS OF STUDY
WEST CALDWELL CAMPUS
Emphasis is placed on providing the student with job entry-level skills. Areas covered include: tune-ups, brakes, exhaust systems and all areas of repair, replacement and diagnosis.
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.
The objective of the Cosmetology program is to provide the student with sufficient training to pass the State Board Exam, become properly licensed, and perform duties required under such license to secure employment at an entry level. Class work includes lectures, demonstrations, practicing on mannequins, and written/practical examinations.
Students will learn the basis of what is involved in working and running a food service establishment. This entails learning about the many career options in the food service industry, safety and sanitation procedures, equipment and their uses, various cooking methods, food and utensil identifications, culinary terminology, front and back-of-the-house experience, handling money, basic math and measurements and an introduction to basic baking.
Students are given a basic knowledge of electricity. Topics such as DC and AC theory, component identification, resistor network circuits, capacitors, and inductors are among some topics being taught. Students are introduced to basic telecommunications topics, electronic analog theory and labs, Network Copper Cabling and digital electronics.
The Horticulture program prepares students for careers and professional leadership in the production, processing, marketing of horticultural products and for related careers in plant technology, economics, natural resources and the environment. The program covers safety, a review of horticulture and related occupations, plant classification, reproduction, plant growth and development, pest control, retail flower shop operation, floral design greenhouse production, nursery management, landscape design and maintenance, turf, and establishing a horticulture business. Real world applications are provided with supervised agriculture experiences.
Building Trades Technology
In this program students will progressively attain skills that are perquisite for entry level positions in the building trades. Students will learn basic aspects of carpentry, masonry, electricity, ceramic tiling, general building maintenance, and landscape construction.
The Music Production program prepares students for a world of mass-distributed digitally enhanced and packaged entertainment in which musical artistry alone is no longer the key to career success. The students combine vocal music and dance artistry with technical skills in the use of modern electronic technology, to synthesize and produce music based, technology-enhanced entertainment product.
This program instructs students who wish to work on the management level of supermarkets and various businesses. In an onsite market, students will learn the skills necessary to perform front end cashier operations and front end general operations to set up and maintain the various departments of a supermarket.
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.