During the 2017-18 school year, Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) will offer five new courses to meet the demands of the region's economic engine, while also offering pathways to a multitude of careers.
Offered at the urging of state economic leaders, the new Theatre and Film Production Technology program will take center stage at Mohonasenasen's Center for Advanced Technology (CAT). It will offer students the opportunity to learn the technical aspects of theatre and film production, including history, art and design interpretation, scenery, construction and painting techniques, tools and equipment, sound and recording, stage electric and lighting, costuming and makeup.
Also new to the CAT will be the Sterile Processing Technician program, which will prepare students to be on the front lines of disease and germ control in medical facilities. Requested by area health care providers who cannot find enough properly trained technicians, the program teaches students how decontaminate, inspect, package and sterilize equipment and devices used in health care environments.
In Schoharie, BOCES is debuting the Agricultural Technology and Information Technology courses. The Agriculture Technology program introduces students to the range of agricultural opportunities and the pathways of study they may pursue to achieve those career goals â€” whether they involve dairy farming or forestry work.
The Information Technology program will offer students in the Schoharie region the opportunity to take BOCES technology courses locally and provide them with a basic knowledge they can build on in information technology and internet applications. Through this course, students will be able to earn two technical assessments: Adobe Photoshop CS6 ACE and CISCO.
Finally, a new Botanical Services course in Albany provides a service-level opportunity for students interested in landscaping, floral work or related occupations.
With these new course offerings, Capital Region BOCES CTE now provides students more than 50 courses and programs to choose from at its three main campuses, as well as additional classroom locations around the region.
Top photo shows a high school student driving a tractor. The bottom photo is of a lighting board.