Animal Science is designed to prepare students who are pursuing animal related
careers and can be used as a college preparatory course for those interested in
furthering their education in applied sciences.
This course provides students with the opportunity to work with a wide variety of
animals. Classroom environment simulates procedures performed in veterinary
hospitals, grooming shops and kennel facilities. Students are also provided with hands
on experience with farm animals at Cornell Cooperative Extension and at local horse
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Students enrolled in this course will learn the basics of layout and design, drawing, art
composition, and color concepts through traditional and digital media while focusing on
real design work experiences. Industry standard design software programs are
introduced to provide the student the basic foundational skills needed to enter the design
This course is designed to give the
student exposure to basic audio production techniques. This will be inclusive of
live sound re-enforcement, multi-track audio recording, as well as electronic instrumentation
operation and composition basics. The student will play an active role as an audio
technician, engineer and producer learning the fundamentals using industry standard
equipment such as audio mixing consoles, microphones, digital tape recorders, as
well as state-of-the art digital computerized virtual multi-tracking and editing
systems. Instruction will also cover equipment installation and maintenance. Students
will write, produce, engineer, mix and master their own projects. Projects will
include sound reinforcement for theater and musical performance, sound mixing for
in-studio television production and postproduction and original soundtrack composition
for film, television and the music industry.
Automotive After-Market Accessory Installation is a program divided into specialty areas.
Students will be prepared for entry-level positions in the rapidly growing automobile audio,
security and detailing fields. The curriculum is designed to give the student hands-on
experience with the latest audio equipment and auto accessory installation. Students will
learn paint application according to the newest EPA guidelines as well as have the
opportunity to take the nationally recognized Mobile Electronics Certified Professional
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This two-year program meets requirements for Automotive
Service Excellence (ASE) certification and is certified by NATEF. The program provides
students with basic skills to repair and service automobiles. Troubleshooting, diagnosing,
repair and service of chassis, front-end alignment and steering, electrical/electronics,
drive line, exhaust emissions and engine components will be learned in theory and
practice. Students will be prepared for The National Institute for Auto Service
Excellence examination and have the option to be approved by the New York State
Department of Motor Vehicles in NY State Inspection. High achieving juniors will
have the opportunity to enter the AYES Program, which is a two-year apprentice program,
administered through BOCES with local dealerships, similar to cooperative learning.
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Aviation/Airframe Technician* (FAA) is designed to teach students the technical skills
required to become an “A” technician. Successful completion qualifies the graduate to
take the written, oral and practical test with the Federal Aviation Administration for the
Airframe Mechanics Certificate. The skills and knowledge gained from the program are
applicable to other maintenance industries and professions as well as aviation.
The students will study aerodynamics, navigation, meteorology, aviation physiology,
airplane performance and air traffic control procedures. They will operate actual aircraft
as well as flight simulators. All students will take the FAA Private Pilot’s Written Exam
(FAA testing procedures apply) at the end of the first year.
This course is a combination of classroom instruction and laboratory opportunities
that will develop academic and professional knowledge as well as skills required
for job acquisition, retention and advancement. This program emphasizes specialized
training in safety, sanitation, shaving, reception, precision scissor and clipper
cutting, sales, and will create opportunities for small business ownership.
The curriculum is designed to give an overview of the barbering industry, licensing
and the opportunities for professional growth. Students who successfully complete
this 500 hour course will be eligible to sit for the New York State Licensing Exam.
Students must be at least 17 years of age to take the NYS Barbering Licensing Examination.
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Carpentry/Residential Construction and Home Improvement
The carpentry program is a combination of hands-on skill development and technical
training in order to prepare students for entry-level employment or higher in residential
construction, home improvements and related fields. Students will actively build and/or
renovate a three-bedroom, Energy Star®-rated ranch on site using Brookhaven Town and
Energy Star® building codes. Both renovation and alteration of existing residential structures
are taught, and students evaluate all their own work and keep an active portfolio as well as
Students have the option of taking the National Center for Construction Education
Research (NCCER) exam to be placed on the NCCER National Registry. The Registry
provides valuable industry credentials for students as they seek employment and build their
This physical course includes anatomy, kinesiology, injury prevention, supplementation
and nutrition, and all aspects of weight and strength training. A world-renowned
staff of researchers, scientists, sports medicine specialists and world champion
athletes created the program. This course is specifically designed to bridge the
gap between clinical exercise related course work and the practical application
of sound health and fitness programming. Students will have an opportunity to earn
a nationally recognized certification from the International Sports Sciences Association
upon successful completion of the course.
This course is designed to provide basic training in
the areas of phlebotomy, EKG, medical terminology, first aid/CPR, and medical assisting.
It enables students to become nationally certified by the American Association of
Allied Health Professionals (AAAHP). Emphasis is placed on preparing students for
work in the health care industry. It provides fundamental theories and principles
needed by all health care providers in the legal aspects of the industry, as well
as professional behavior skills. Safety is emphasized throughout the course.
This combined course is designed to prepare students with practical experiences and related theory leading to an entry-level position as a Computer Repair Technician. Students will learn how to use test equipment and software to troubleshoot and correct common personal computer problems. Students will receive the necessary instruction to prepare for the A+ Certification exam at the end of the program. The A+ Certification is recognized industry-wide and represents six months of work-related experience. This course is also designed to give students core knowledge of information systems which include digital communication skills such as web design and development, and project management. Students will also be given the opportunity to take Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certification. This certification will demonstrate our student’s fundamental knowledge of hardware or IT infrastructure or software technology.
Instruction is provided along with hands on experience
in hair shaping, styling and chemical services, including hair coloring, permanent
waving, body waves and chemical relaxing. Encompassed within the curriculum are
treatments of the hair and scalp, facials, all aspects of make-up, nail care and
artificial nails. The course also teaches the business of cosmetology and salon
management. The two-year cosmetology course fulfills the 1,000 hour requirement
necessary to qualify for the New York State Licensing Examination, while reinforcing
the New York State Regents Standards. A cosmetology license qualifies graduates
to work with hair, skin and nails, as well as allows specialization in any area
of cosmetology. This license will unlock countless doors within the beauty industry.
Please note that according to NYS Licensing Standards students must complete 1,000 hours of classroom instruction.
Our program begins with baking and pastry arts and moves into complete food preparation and
management techniques. Students gain an understanding of baking and cake decorating, nutrition,
menu planning, catering, dining food service, food production, as well as safety and sanitation codes.
Second year students are prepared to take the Suffolk County Food Managers Certification. The
program has the accreditation of the American Culinary Federation, which provides students with the
opportunity to earn a Certified Junior Culinarian (CJC). The program is also a member of the New
York State Restaurant Association (NYSRA) Educational Foundation Pro-Start Program, which
provides students with work experience necessary to succeed in the workplace. In addition, this
program offers articulated credit to a variety of SUNY and other post-secondary colleges.
Students will learn
how to work chair side with the dentist, prepare dental materials, perform basic
business procedures, prepare patients’ charts (i.e., processing insurance forms),
practical experience in radiology and fourhanded dentistry. A simulated environment
equipped with the most current equipment and software is the setting in which skills
are taught with a strong emphasis on patient care and business application. Experience
is gained during private practice affiliation and/or clinic.
This course is designed to prepare students for careers as teachers or child care providers in early
childhood education. The study of child development is included by direct hands-on work
experience with children in our on-site preschool.
A second-year option is available which prepares students to work toward the Child Development
Associate (CDA), a nationally recognized credential that will qualify candidates to meet all state
licensing requirements to work as a child care professional in any early childhood program in the
United States. Students in the second year program participate in community-based internships to
explore varied educational settings and student groups.
This program is a combination of hands-on skill development and technical training in order
to prepare students for entry-level employment or higher in the electrical trade. Students
gain practice in traditional wiring methods and blueprint reading, as well as learn the latest
renewable energy concepts including solar, wind, and geothermal technologies. Energy
conservation methods and the technological changes driving future energy careers are an
integral part of this program.
Students have the option of taking the National Center for Construction Education Research
(NCCER) exam to be placed on the NCCER National Registry. The Registry provides
valuable industry credentials for students as they seek employment and build their careers.
For a student contemplating a fashion-related career,
this course provides skills and experience in retail operations, merchandising display
and apparel design. Students will be able to sew and design industry standard garments,
demonstrate the forecasting of fashion, visually create a fashion display, illustrate
sample garments for their portfolio, perform basic business procedures needed for
any retail operation, and work cooperatively as a team member to produce a fashion
show and run a successful retail store.
Basic instruction includes the installation, service
and repair of commercial refrigeration, air conditioning, cooling and heat pump
systems as well as thermodynamics, air conditioning/ refrigeration applications,
and electrical theory and service. Students are prepared and take the EPA Certification
Test for the handling of refrigerants.
Students have the option of taking the National Center for Construction Education
Research (NCCER) exam and being placed on the NCCER National Registry. The Registry
provides valuable industry credentials for students as they seek employment and
build their careers.
This is a broad-based program for students with an interest in criminal justice, law
enforcement, public safety and other related legal careers. The program includes the
study of civil and criminal law providing a strong foundation for entry into the security field
or for advanced training at a police academy or college. Classroom lectures may be
supplemented with field “shadowing”.(1) As a New York State Approved Security Guard
school, students who qualify are provided an opportunity to pass the Security Guard
certification exam as well as the International Federation of Protection Officers (IFPO)
exam and APCO exam, which is a national telecommunicator (911) certification. Both the
IFPO and APCO certifications are nationally recognized and are offered as part of the
second year of the program, which also includes forensics and crime scene investigations.
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This is a 17-month program that begins
in the student’s senior year. In the first year of the program, the student will
learn the basic nursing skills necessary to care for patients based on the principles
of the biological, physical and social sciences and includes a 100-hour clinical
experience in affiliate hospitals. The second phase of the program
(September to March), following high school graduation, is a full-time clinical
experience. Students participate in clinical learning activities from 7:45 a.m.
– 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at affiliate hospitals and health-related facilities.
A graduate is eligible to take the New York State Board examination for licensure
as a Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.) after successful completion of 1260 hours
of instruction and all program requirements. A preparatory course of the Nurse Entrance
examination is offered at Eastern Suffolk BOCES.
Students obtain knowledge and skills required to enter
the marine field. The broad, yet practical experience of working on two and four
cycle engines give students the opportunity to learn how to service, maintain, repair
and recondition marine craft. The curriculum encompasses most marine systems including
but not limited to fuel, drive, electrical and electronics, fiberglass repair, welding
and machining. Students also have the opportunity to participate in field trips,
a widely successful apprenticeship program and an after school marine tech club.
A student who successfully completes two years of course work in addition to the
East End Marine Apprenticeship Program (EEMAP) will graduate with an Association
of Marine Industries (AMI) certification. Most students that have participated in
the apprenticeship program have obtained full-time, year-round positions with their
Students obtain basic knowledge and skills to enter
the motorcycle field. Instruction will include the repair and service of motorcycles,
mopeds, ATVs, and scooters. Course content includes: complete general service, theory,
troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair of engines, transmissions, electrical, fuel,
suspension and brake systems, and machine shop operations (i.e., honing, cylinder
boring, crankshaft rebuilding and complete valve jobs). Also includes performance
modifications, Dynamometer testing and New York State Inspection.
This course is designed
to prepare the student to be employed as a Nurse Assistant. Basic aspects of health
care include procedures used in the care of patients such as: bathing, positioning,
moving, transferring and monitoring vital signs. A hands-on approach with a laboratory
component as well as practical applications of theory is emphasized. Clinical affiliations
with various healthcare institutions further enhance this approach. This course
is an entry-level program in the field of Nursing. This course prepares students
for New York State Nurse Aide Certification.*
The Pharmacy Technician
program is a one year program for high school seniors. Pharmacy technicians assist
the licensed pharmacist to provide medication and other health care products to
patients. Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in providing effective, appropriate
and safe pharmacy services. The technician works in a variety of settings. Their
roles and duties include receiving, processing and dispensing prescription orders,
billing, ordering, maintenance of medication records, preparing unit doses, compounding
medications, prepare intravenous solutions, package medications, preparing and delivering
out patient medications such as those in nursing homes, hospice and rehabilitation
facilities, computer data input, inspecting nursing unit dose stocks, inventory
maintenance, cashier, restock shelves and preparation of labels. Other topics include
medical terminology, pharmaceutical calculations and drug distribution systems.
The pharmacy technician must assure patient privacy, have excellent communication
skills and work as a team member. This course prepares the student for the National
Certification exam through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
This program is designed to instruct students in the
installation, service and repair of domestic sanitation systems and domestic heating
units including boilers, tanks, burners, and water heaters. Work with specifications
according to building codes will be taught and practiced. Students have the option
of taking the National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER) exam and
are placed on NCCER’s National Registry. The Registry provides valuable industry
credentials for students as they seek employment and build their careers.
This course will focus on cultivating students’ styles, techniques, and personal aesthetics, personal
growth using photographic imaging by enabling students to become critical thinkers using
photography as a means of inquire. Students will gain an understanding of photography from
historical to recent criticism and understand its social implications. Both fine art photography and
commercial photography (business side of photography industry) will be covered, with a strong
emphasis placed on studio lighting, location lighting, black and white darkroom and developing,
(including alternative processes) and digital imagery. Analog photography will serve as the
foundation for understanding the photographic process, film cameras, and darkroom printing
before moving to digital photography using a Macintosh platform and Photoshop® software.
Problem solving, risk taking, originality, and collaboration will be an integral part of in-class
exercises, reading, assignments, presentations, critiques and independent projects.
This course involves
all phases of television production including planning, shooting and editing. Students
will learn techniques in studio production and electronic journalism. Working in
our 30’ X 40’ studio, students play an active role in the production of cable-ready
talk and variety shows and promotional videos. In addition to working in the studio,
students use professional field cameras, sound and lighting equipment to create
your own news stories, public service announcements and short documentaries. This
course offers valuable knowledge and hands-on experience which prepares students
for an entry-level position and/or advanced college placement. Internships are available
at WLIW, Ch. 21 and WLNY, Ch. 55.
Electric ARC, TIG, MIG and Plasma ARC welding techniques
provide for entry-level skills. These are developed in areas from heavy ferrous
material to highly specialized light metals common to Long Island industry. Welding,
according to specifications and blueprints, is emphasized.