Retail and Office Services

This program is designed for students who are interested in working with others in an office, retail or customer service setting and want to learn basic, business-related skills. Students learn about customer service, written and spoken communication, office and computer skills, budgeting and money management, inventory and ordering, advertising, basic accounting and business math.

Retail and Office Services students also build skills in problem-solving, organizing, business and telephone etiquette and working as a team. They rotate through internships in retail and office locations.

They work hands-on and as a team at the Campus Store and in the classroom. By gaining experience during class and in the field, students are well-prepared to get a job and keep it. They benefit both personally and professionally. Retail and Office Services is a career studies program for students who want to learn hands-on, at an alternative pace. The program provides challenging, developmentally appropriate career prep experiences.

 

Who is eligible to attend?

Typically juniors and seniors from our 24 component school districts who are interested in career training as part of their high school experience are eligible to enroll.

How do I enroll?

The first step is to meet with your home school guidance counselor to learn how Career & Technical Education can benefit your career path. Your counselor can then help you arrange a tour of our Albany (Colonie) or Schoharie campuses, or the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen. They can also help you begin the enrollment process.

Where can I learn more?

Send an email indicating your interest to diane.ogren@neric.org or call 518-862-4816. Read more about our school