Clarence High School

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The occupational education program at Harkness is intended to be an integral part of the course of studies taken at Clarence High School. The courses are supplemental to, and an extension of, home school educational programs. Knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired at Harkness enable students to enter the job market with employable skills and/or go on to post-secondary education for career advancement. 

Students who participate in Harkness programs spend approximately half of their school day at Harkness and half at Clarence. Transportation is provided and in most cases students are able to participate in after school activities. Some programs are only offered at the Kenton and Potter center. Due to increased travel, the programs at those centers often take up more of a student's school day. For more information, visit Erie 1 Boces at e1b.org/cte.


Animal Science I & II

The expanding pet industry offers a variety of career opportunities for animal loving students. This exciting program will explore the animal world from anatomy and breeds to grooming and training. Emphasis will be placed on dog grooming and students will hone their skills in Erie 1 BOCES’ new pet clinic. Upon completion of this program students can go on to entry-level employment or pursue further education in the fields of veterinary science, biology, business management and many more.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject

3 units of credit per year

Auto Collision I & II

The first ten weeks of this program consists of a core introduction to the automotive industry. Students then specialize in auto collision repair for the remainder of their two-year program. This program covers the total process of restoring auto bodies including: metal straightening, glass and panel replacement, fiberglass repair and all painting preparation and finishing techniques. Students perform repairs on donated vehicles and participate in an internship at a local automotive collision repair facility.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
3 units of credit per year

Auto Custom Painting & Graphics

The Custom Painting and Graphics program focuses on specialized painting and vinyl graphics used in automotive refinishing, sign shops, and the textile industry. Students will learn airbrush techniques and preparation for painting metal, wood, plastics, and textiles. Methods for pin-striping, murals, faux finishing, and graphics are incorporated into the program. Large format printing and cutting will be taught for the design and application of vinyl graphics, signs and vehicle wraps. All students will be placed in internships in related career fields prior to completing the course. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have acquired skills and knowledge necessary for enrollment in post-secondary education or entry level positions in the custom painting and graphics field.
Grades 11 or 12
Full year subject/One year program
3 units of credit per year

Auto Technician Training I & II

The Automotive Technology Program is a two year course designed to prepare a student as an entry level technician. This NATEF (National Automotive Technician Education Foundation) Certified Program provides an excellent foundation to enter an automotive college program or the workforce. Students are trained on the latest technical equipment and all instructors are ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified. The program has two purposes: first to prepare students for post-secondary education in Automotive Technology. Second, to prepare students for entry level work in the automotive and vehicle repair fields.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
3 units of credit per year

Aviation Technology

This course will expose students to the world of aviation. Students will develop the skills, attitude, and light background required by the aviation industry. Federal Aviation Administration regulations, pilot training, airport security, screening procedures, and ground control will be covered. Erie 1 BOCES has partnered with Prior Aviation to provide students with simulated flight training and up to 8 hours of actual flight time.
Grades 11 or 12
Full year subject/One year program

3 units of credit

 Baking & Pastry Arts I & II

Baking and Pastry Arts offers students an opportunity to understand what goes into creating beautiful finished pastries, breads and cakes. Students will not only produce baked goods in both large and small quantities, but understand the science behind them. Baking students have an opportunity to create beautiful show pieces, plated desserts, chocolates, and individual pastries. Students will also have a chance to gain on-the-job experience during their internship program. Students in this program will gain the experience necessary to enter the baking and pastry industry at the entry level or get a jump start on their college career  provide.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject

3 units of credit per year

Barbering

At the Erie 1 BOCES School of Barbering students will learn the art of barbering through experienced instructors who will share the latest industry trends. Students will gain the essentials of complete hair and skin services such as steam facials, facial massage, and foam shaves, as well as modern styling, hair cutting, coloring, and blow drying. Barbering is an art form that requires the skill and an understanding of the principles behind each cut. Barbering students will practice their art in a live, barber shop setting with clients from the community. As many graduates go on to open their own barbershops, students will also learn about shop ownership and business management. Erie 1 BOCES assists students preparing for the practical and written exam in order to obtain a NYS Master Barbering License.
Grades 12
Full year subject/One year program
3 units of credit

Building Trades I & II

This program offers instruction in carpentry and associated trade areas. Students participate in carpentry, foundation and floor framing, wall framing, ceiling and roof framing, interior/exterior finish, cabinet making and remodeling, with an introduction to masonry, plumbing and electrical systems. Exposure to basic theory, work skills, tools and equipment materials and career opportunities in these various fields is provided. Practical experience through a variety of in-shop projects, plus internship opportunities with regional contractors and businesses, are provide.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject

3 units of credit per year

 

Cosmetology I & II

This 2-year program includes instruction in hair, skin, nail care, as well as all related services offered in beauty salons. Practical experience is gained by working in a lab setting similar to that of today’s modern salons. Students in this program will have the opportunity to go on and fulfill the requirements of the NYS Cosmetology Licensing Exam. After completing high school graduation requirements, students may enroll in the Adult Cosmetology program to fulfill the 1000 hour New York State requirement to sit for the Cosmetology State Board Exam.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
3 units of credit per year

Criminal Justice I & II

The Criminal Justice System is intended for students interested in pursuing a career in the fields of criminal justice and/or security. The course covers government, court, corrections, security, forensic science, as well as related topics. Criminal justice and security personnel from local agencies and business participate in the program. The purpose of the program is two-fold: first to prepare students for post-secondary education in criminal justice or a related discipline. Second, to prepare students for entry level work in the criminal justice and security field. This course is writing and reading intensive.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
3 units of credit per year

Culinary Arts I & II

The major emphasis in this program is on quality of preparation and presentation in both small and large quantity cooking. Both theory and hands-on experience are included in such areas as: menu planning, methods of cookery, table service, food control, sanitation, and food costing. Advanced instruction includes basic managerial and supervisory techniques. Frequent catering for school activities and internships provides on-the-job experience. Thus, students develop the necessary preparation, service, managerial, and human relations skills for the food service industry.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
3 units of credit per year


Cyber Security & Networking I & II

Cybersecurity and Networking will examine cybercrime and consider its impact on law enforcement, national security, the corporate world and society. Students will enter the world of designing, building and maintaining networks capable of supporting and protecting national and global organizations in every industry. Students will gain skills needed to design and implement internet connectivity, Wide Area Networks (WANs) and Local Area Networks (LANs). The program is adapted to suit individual need and features hands-on, project-based training in high-demand job skills. The curriculum is aligned with National Science Education Standards, the American Association for the Advancement of Science Project 2061 Benchmarks, and Dartmouth Engineering Problem-Solving Methodology.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
3 units of credit per year


Dental Laboratory Technology I & II

The Dental Laboratory Technology Program is intended for students interested in pursuing a career in Dental Lab Technician, Dentistry, Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting. The course covers five specialties of dental laboratory technology: complete denture, partial denture, crown and bridge restoration, porcelain and ceramics and orthodontics. A combination of science, art, skill and craftsmanship along with a complete comprehension of basic techniques, material, anatomy and terminology will enable the students to fabricate an appliance from beginning to end. This course will prepare students for post-secondary education and/or an entry level work in the dental field.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
3 units of credit per year

Digital Media

This program is designed to introduce students to elements of media as they relate to various technical disciplines. Students will rotate through creative and technical programs and complete an individual, hands-on project in each of the following areas: music and sound production; media design, digital film and video, digital technologies; and gaming and animation. Students will culminate the year with a full industry experience project, incorporating skills from each program. Upon completion, students may opt to enroll in another Erie 1 BOCES program: Graphic Design Technology; TV & Sound Production; Electronics & Computer Technology; or Web Technologies and Game Programming.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject/One year program

3 units of credit

Early Childhood Education I & II

The Early Childhood Program provides an in-depth study of early childhood care and education (birth – 8 years). Students will participate in and create a variety of activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Creative activities in the areas of music, art, science, math and storytelling will be investigated and practiced. Students will have a variety of hands-on experiences in both the Erie 1 BOCES playgroup and on-site preschool. Students in this program will also participate in an internship, create a professional portfolio and develop curriculum and lesson writing skills. Students who complete the program are ready to enter the job market as teacher aides, day care providers, or get a head start in college.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
3 units of credit per year

Electrical Systems I & II

This course prepares students for the planning, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting for wiring systems in residential and light industrial settings according to the standards of the National Electrical Code. Instruction in principles of electricity, reading of blueprints and wiring diagrams, and proper use of tools and equipment is provided. Basic principles of solid-state electronics are included to enable students to install, repair, and replace operational systems. Installation of solar and wind technology is emphasized.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
3 units of credit per year

Electronics & Computer Technology I & II

Electronics & Computer Technology is a two-year program where students will develop the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career as an electronics technician or electrical engineer in a wide range of electronics fields including Consumer (personal computers, video gaming, radio and television), Mobile (car audio & video, navigation, security), Medical (biomedical, clinical) Industrial (manufacturing) and Telecommunications (cellular, telephony, data).

Students are immersed in a comprehensive technical and hands-on training environment where they learn about electronics by constructing real-world projects including personal computers, amplifiers, speakers, digital clocks, computer networks and robots. They also learn to use multimeters, oscilloscopes, logic probes and other test equipment to troubleshoot and repair electronic devices. In addition to electronics and computer skills, other “in demand” skills including the development of a good work ethic, time management, punctuality, interpersonal and communication skills are stressed.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
3 units of credit per year


Engineering & Robotics I & II

Through hands on learning projects and skill based competitions, Engineering and Robotics students are prepared for industry careers or post-secondary education by utilizing state-of-the-art computers, software, modeling, rototyping and robotic building components,and robotic development systems. Students will explore many areas of robotic manufacturing and engineering design technologies in order to help them make sound, career oriented decisions. This program offers students insight into how things work and the opportunity to build real mechanisms and components formulated from their own ideas to fulfill a need or complete a concept. Our participation in First Robotics, a pumpkin throwing contest, VEX robotic competitions and other technical oriented endeavors bring together class work, your ideas, your concepts and visions to offer real world solutions to everyday problems.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
3 units of credit per year

Fashion Merchandising I & II

This two-year program focuses on the world of fashion. Students will study the fashion industry discovering the steps necessary for a design to turn into a garment for sale at a retail store. Students will use state-of-the-art computer software, sewing machines and sergers to create their own designs. The curriculum includes units of study in: fabric, color, design, sewing, computer applications, and retail management. Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator will be.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
3 units of credit per year

 

Health Careers I & II

This program is designed to help students in deepening their awareness of health care careers. Students learn the importance of health and wellness promotion as an integral element of any health related career. Health Careers gives the student an opportunity to examine individual health lifestyles in order to aid in making an informed decision of career choice in health related services. The core curriculum provides basic skills, knowledge, and attitudes common to present and emerging health careers. Units of study in the first year of this program form the basic foundation for more specialized study in Allied Health or Introduction to Nursing in the second year.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
3 units of credit per year

Manufacturing Technology

This Erie 1 BOCES has partnered with Eric Community College to offer this new and dynamic one year program.  Manufacturing Technology students are co-enrolled at ECC North and spend part of their day on the campus in the college’s state-of-the-art machine shops. Students will use metal cutting machines, such as lathes, vertical and horizontal mills, surface grinders, band saws, and drill presses. Students will experience the technology of CNC (Computer Numeric Control) as precision metal parts designed using CAD (Computer Aided Design) software and produced on the CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) mill. Across the country, there are thousands of companies In need of skilled workers. Upon completion of this one year program, students will walk away with 8 college credits from ECC and an opportunity to seamlessly continue their education or pursue a career. 
Grades 12
Full year subject/One year program
3 units of credit per year


Plumbing & HVAC

Students will learn the fundamentals of residential plumbing and heating / cooling installation. The program is designed for students interested in installing, servicing and repairing domestic sanitation systems, water heaters and home heating / cooling units. Students read blueprints, drawings, and schematics. They learn to fit, assemble and prepare piping for a variety of distribution systems (drain, waste, vent and hot / cold water). While enrolled, students will receive training on the latest trade-related green and solar green technologies. Students will also participate in the construction of a modular home in conjunction with the Building Trades and Electrical classes.
Grades 12
Full year subject/One year program

3 units of credit

Spa Specialty I & II 

This program prepares students for New York State licensing as a nail specialist and esthetician. Instruction includes anatomy and physiology, manicuring and pedicuring, hand and arm massage, application of artificial nails and tips, required safety and health methods, facial treatments, electricity and machines and the basic skills necessary to perform esthetic skin care. Retailing techniques, business practices, advanced services and employability skills will be enhanced through clinical and internship experiences. 
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
3 units of credit per year


Sports Science Careers I & II

Sports Science Careers are becoming the fastest growing occupations in the health and fitness industry. Both theory and hands-on experiences are included in this exciting program. This two- year program will prepare students for an entry level position in the field or in college in programs such as physical education, physical therapy, sports medicine, or athletic training. Subject material will include nutrition, human anatomy, exercise physiology, kinesiology, and training techniques such as sport performance, weight management and functional training. Upon completion of this two-year   course, graduates will be eligible to take the American Council on Exercise Certification Examination (ACE) for Personal Training and get a head start on their career. .
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject

3 units of credit


Television & Sound Production I & II 

The Television and Sound Production program is a hands-on course where students acquire skills in video and audio production through the operation of state-of-the-art digital video and audio studio production equipment. Students will be able to combine their artistic creativity with technological knowledge to produce original video and audio productions such as newscasts, music videos, short films, music recording projects, and audio / video post production projects. New technology has enabled this program to incorporate broadcast quality video editing with Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium and high definition studio cameras (HDTV) for video projects, and individual AVID ProTools workstations for audio projects. Through independent and group activities, students will gradually build the skills necessary to work in a variety of communications based industries and to pursue a post secondary degree in video or audio production.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
3 units of credit per year

Web Technology & Game Programming I & II

Web Technology and Game Programming is a two-year program for students interested in computer gaming and Web design. The program will introduce and fine-tune students’ skills and abilities by preparing the them to create Web pages from scratch using source code. This will lead to the development of high-end multimedia interactive sites. Students will also learn basic to advanced programming languages to coincide with Web development. Students will learn how to design and create games for Windows as part of the course. The variety of languages learned and the concentration on  scripting will benefit and engage both the novice and more advanced learner.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
3 units of credit per year

Welding I & II

Students will acquire knowledge and skills in metal cutting and joining techniques. Instruction is given in methods of measurement, layout, equipment setup and operation. Students will become familiar with the tools and equipment of the metal fabrication industry including: blue print reading, oxyacetylene and plasma cutting, brazing, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux core arcwelding and gas tungsten arc welding of ferrous and non ferrous materials. Essential shop mathematics and English are taught throughout the course, which align with the NYS learning standards. Students are taught the skills needed to meet the guidelines of the American Welding Society to qualify as an entry level welder and may choose to enter the workforce or continue their education to further develop their knowledge and skills in the welding and fabrication industry.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
3 units of credit per year
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