Agricultural Studies

Agricultural Studies Academy (ASA) operates in partnership with the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Senior students have the opportunity to attend the full day Agricultural Studies Academy with a comprehensive introduction to agricultural science and business management while completing senior high school requirements. NEW – Beginning September 2018 senior students may choose the half day senior option; Agricultural Studies II.  Juniors will have the opportunity to attend the Agricultural Studies I program for a half day. Contact your school counselor for more information and to arrange a visit to the program. 

Allied Health

Highly skilled health care professionals are in high demand in the region and across the country. The Allied Health program is open to seniors interested in a health career. Students in the program explore a variety of health occupations on site at our community hospitals, as well as other health facilities. Students develop competencies useful in a wide range of careers within the health field.

Automotive Technology

Be prepared for an entry-level automotive repair position or continuing education in the field upon successful completion of their program. Students will learn to diagnose, service, and repair many different automotive systems. Four of the eight NATEF modules are covered during this course of study. Students also learn about computerized engine controls, engine performance, emission controls, wheel alignment, and how to perform NYS vehicle inspections.

Building Trades

Students will gain an understanding of the basic theories of carpentry using the tools and equipment of the trade. Students learn basic skills in residential construction, as they gain experience in drywall installation, rough framing, roofing, siding, installing mill work, casings and cabinets. Students learn how to properly and safely use and maintain trade tools, receive instruction in building codes and blueprint reading. Students will work on small projects and build a home during each of their two years of study.

Certified Nurse Assistant

This one-year program will provide students with basic skills and certifications to join the workforce, as well as give them a step up as they pursue further training and education in the healthcare field.  Basic entry-level skills are taught for a variety of health occupations.  First Aid, CPR with AED and Nurse Aide certifications can be achieved.  Other topics of study include: Communications, Legal/Ethical Issues, Infection Control, Lifting, Moving, Transporting, Vital Signs, Feeding, Pre & Post Op Care, Life Cycles, as well as  clinical rotations in local Hospitals and Nursing Home facilities.



The Cosmetology program offers instruction and practical experience in the skills and theory necessary to be a licensed cosmetologist. Students acquire skills necessary for success in the field of cosmetology, which includes care of the hair, skin and nails. To gain practical experience, students work in a salon environment and perform services for community members.

Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice program focuses on the criminal justice system; including instruction in criminal law and policy, police and correctional systems organization, the administration of justice and the judiciary, and the public attitudes regarding criminal justice. Students are introduced to forensic science including crime scene investigation, anthropology, hair and fiber analysis, soil analysis, blood spatter analysis and practical hands-on activities.

Culinary Arts   

Students enrolled in this unique program receive the work experience and classroom learning they need to succeed in restaurant and food service careers. Culinary Arts focuses on the general study of cooking and related culinary arts that may prepare individuals for a variety of jobs within the food service industry. The curriculum is based on a school-to-career program "ProStart," which has been developed by the National Restaurant Associations Educational Foundation. Instruction in food preparation, cooking techniques, equipment operation and maintenance, sanitation and safety, communication skills, applicable regulations, and principles of food service management is included.

Education and Human Services

The two-year Education and Human Services program includes instruction in child growth and development, nutrition, recreation, planning and supervision of play and learning activities, child abuse and neglect prevention, parent-child relationships, and applicable legal and administrative requirements. Throughout the program, students gain practical hands-on experience working with children.

Graphic Communications

Graphic Communications is a two-year, 900-hour course on the subjects of graphic design, animation and multimedia to prepare students to enter a career in publishing or multimedia design. Students will master skills in digital photography, image manipulating and editing, visual public presentations, web page design, desktop publishing, 2D and 3D animation, and digital video production. Many of the software programs utilized in the course are used by today's graphic media professionals. Students will also master the principles of typography, layout and design, color theory, animation techniques, image composition, camera angles, script writing, public speaking, and fundamental publishing practices.

Health Careers

Every area of the health care field is in demand. The Health Careers program will provide students with basic skills and certifications to join the workforce, as well as give them a step up as they pursue further training and education. Students will have the opportunity to shadow health care professionals in a clinical, supervised setting, and receive a true picture of the health occupations that are available. Basic entry level skills are taught for a variety of health occupations. First Aid, CPR, CPR with AED, Personal Care Aide and Nurse Aide Certifications can be achieved.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration

The HVAC/R program prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to install, service, maintain and repair the operating condition of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. The curriculum includes instruction in diagnostic techniques; the use of testing equipment and the principles of mechanics, electricity and electronics as they relate to those systems. Students will learn how to work safely and effectively in the field of HVAC/R as an entry level technician.

Heavy Equipment Operation

This two-year program starts with an emphasis on safe and proper operation of shop and heavy equipment.  Through simulation as well as on and off site projects, students will learn to operate and hone skills on backhoes, dozers, forklifts, mini excavators and skidsteers.  Instruction also includes specialized attachments.  Construction math (project estimates, slope & grade calculations), interpreting civil drawings and site leveling will be practiced.  Completion of the program will increase student employability to a wide variety of employers, such as road construction & maintenance, logging & timber industries, residential & commercial construction and personal business owner.

Multi Occupations/Create

Multi Occupations is a program designed to expose students to a variety of career clusters, and to provide the opportunity to explore these career clusters through traditional classroom instruction and project-based learning. The program is an introduction to many of the CTE programs. it focuses on individual needs and guides the student to pursue a career based on individual talents, learning styles and passions. Working with instructors, students have the opportunity to explore the skills needed for many different career areas. Each student will develop a career plan under the direction of guidance counselors and instructors.

Metalworking Technology

Students learn contemporary metal joining, cutting and welding processes used in manufacturing and fabricating. They work with high strength steel, aluminum and cast iron, as well as other metals and their alloys. Throughout the program, students gain daily practical experiences in all welding and cutting processes.
Welding: Welding processes are studied and practiced. many materials and processes are explained.
Mechanical Maintenance:  Experience provides the skills needed to keep mechanical devices operating trouble free and some assembly and disassembly techniques.
Fabrication:  Design and fabrication of projects (trailers, stoves and repairs).

Natural Resources Management

Students will be given instruction, as well as take part in practical experiences in construction equipment, truck driving, and many types of agriculture. With everything going "green," this is a great program to explore.

Software Development and Business Design

The Software Development and Business Design curriculum focuses on the software development lifecycle and how the software and business world interrelate.  This is a project based two year program that will teach students how to create a business plan, conduct market research, and create websites/software to satisfy the needs of customers and society.