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Career and Technical Education 

In an effort to equip and prepare students for their future careers and post-secondary education in a globally competitive 21st century environment, the William Floyd School District continues to add new and exciting academic opportunities for students with our Career and Technical Education (CTE) academy programs.

The goal of our CTE program, along with the already thriving Business Education Department, is to give students a variety of options to explore their interests and get a head start on their secondary education or careers.  Please view our course offerings listed below for additional information.

 

CTE Course Offerings 2019-2020

Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology is a 2-year program that provides students opportunities to learn advanced automotive theory and apply it to practical skills pertaining to the automobile repair industry. Classroom and automotive lab situations will be used to teach the NATEF/ASE- (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation/Automotive Service Excellence) based curriculum. Topics covered include: shop safety, hand tool usage and fasteners, basic electrical, brakes, steering and suspension, manual transmission and driveline, engine performance, engine repair, HVAC, automatic transmission, Automotive Industry History, and Automotive Shop Management. Many other shop-management and 21st century skills will be covered. Students will have the opportunity to learn in a state-of-the-art automotive facility. Must pass industry assessment in order to receive this endorsement on diploma.

Students will have the option of taking this course for college credits through Farmingdale State University and the Suffolk County Community College Beacon Program.

Barbering

Barbers are in high demand! Do you have what it takes to become a Master Barber? Take a realistic look inside the industry, from the traditional barbershop to the expanding, modern barbering industry. Cutting and styling techniques, facial grooming, shaving techniques, shampoos, rinses, and conditioning treatments are just a few of the skills you will learn from our Master Barbering instructor. In addition, you will learn the business and communication skills you will need to operate your own business. Successful completion of the program will prepare you to take the New York State Licensing exam. Must pass industry assessment in order to receive this endorsement on diploma.

Students will have the option of taking the BOM course for college credit through the Suffolk County Community College Beacon Program.

Home Design & Carpentry

The William Floyd Home Design & Carpentry Academy offers a two-year program that combines hands-on skill development and technical training providing students with a basic understanding of the competencies needed to perform as an entry level carpenter, carpenter’s apprentice, or carpenter’s helper. During Year 1, students will learn the fundamentals of construction and carpentry. In Year 2, students will continue to learn about building construction occupations as well as basic plumbing, electrical, and HVAC. Must pass industry assessment in order to receive this endorsement on diploma

Students will have the option of taking the course for college credit through the State University of Delhi

Cosmetology

The William Floyd Cosmetology Academy offers a two-year Cosmetology licensing course. The 1,000 hour New York State licensing course includes instruction and practical experience in hairstyling, hair coloring, haircutting, skin care, nail technology, make-up, braiding, chemical texturizing and hair extensions. The program also includes visits by guest speakers, industry shows and other events. Our state-of-the-art cosmetology classroom utilizes the same equipment and materials found in a professional salon. Successful completion of our program qualifies students to apply for the New York State Cosmetology written and practical exams. Must pass industry assessment in order to receive this endorsement on diploma.

Students will have the option of taking the BOM course for college credit through the Suffolk County Community College Beacon Program.

Hospitality Services

The William Floyd Hospitality Services Academy offers a two-year course in Culinary Arts. The course of study includes classroom instruction and practical experience in the skills and theory needed to be employed in a variety of food service professions. Students will learn in our fully- equipped kitchen, which is equivalent to those found in restaurants around the word. Must pass industry assessment in order to receive this endorsement on diploma.

Successful completion of our program provides students with an opportunity to earn up to 7 advanced college credits through Suffolk County Community College’s Beacon Program. Those credits may be applied to the following SCCC programs of study: Culinary, Baking or Hotel Management. Students will have the option of taking the BOM course for college credit through the Suffolk County Community College Beacon Program.

 

Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting/Introduction to Health Professions Academy introduces students to a wide range of topics, including health care systems, health careers, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and diet therapy, infection control, vital signs, first aid and emergency care, CPR, EKG, pediatric and adult care, assisting with minor office surgery, laboratory skills and insurance, billing and administrative procedures. Students receive training on-site in our fully equipped classroom laboratory. Students completing the program will be eligible to take the national certification exam, the successful completion of which qualifies students to utilize their skills in any US state. Must pass industry assessment in order to receive this endorsement on diploma

Students will have the option of taking courses for college credits through Farmingdale State University and the Suffolk County Community College Beacon Program.

Power Sports and Small Engines

Students learn to maintain, diagnose and repair two and four stroke vehicles and power sports equipment. Through hands-on instruction, students learn about two and four stroke theory, engines, ignition and fuel systems, as well as safety, equipment and tools. Must pass industry assessment in order to receive this endorsement on diploma.

Students will have the option of taking the course for college credit through SUNY Canton

Basic Car Care: My First Car

This basic car maintenance course is a personal interest course open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students would receive basic instruction in the following areas: safety and standards procedures, automotive electrical systems, cooling and fuel systems, basic maintenance and lubrication, standard use of automotive tools and equipment. Students will receive hands-on experience, i.e. checking oil, changing tires, and conducting other simple tasks that keep cars functioning.

Basic Small Engine Repair

This basic small engine repair course is a personal interest course open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students would receive basic instruction in the following areas: safety and standards procedures, principles of engine operation, engine components, and troubleshooting. Students will receive hands-on experience with various types of small engines.