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    Service Occupations

    For students seeking service-related careers: Child Care Professions; Cosmetology; Culinary Arts; Fashion Design/Merchandising; and Academy of Law & Public Safety (NEW FULL-TIME PROGRAM FOR JUNIORS AND SENIORS)

    Child Care Professions
    Cosmetology
    Culinary Arts
    Fashion Design/Merchandising



    Child Care Professions

    Child Care Professions | Tech Prep | 2 years / 900 hours

    This program provides training for teacher assistant positions in child care centers. Students gain experience supervising and guiding preschoolers, ages 3-5, in a developmentally appropriate nursery school setting within the classroom. Students develop skills in: performing health, safety and sanitation activities; assisting with planning and guiding curriculum experiences in art, creative movement, language arts, math, music, nutrition, pre-reading/pre-writing, and science; supervising daily routines, transitions and meals; creating instructional games and visual aids. In addition, Job Shadowing/Mentoring is offered in community child care centers. Students can earn instructional hours towards the Child Development Associate (CDA), a nationally recognized credential, equivalent to group teacher certification. Graduates may continue their education in the early childhood field through college courses leading to New Jersey teacher certification.

    Tech Prep Agreements with Fairleigh Dickinson University and Atlantic Cape Community College provide students wth the opportunity to earn advanced college credits upon successful completion of the program.


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    Cosmetology

    Cosmetology | Tech-Prep | 2 years / 1000 hours

    Option 1 | Shared Time (High School Students)

    This Tech Prep program teaches skills and the knowledge necessary to pass the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology licensing exam. The skills taught relate to the major areas of instruction including hair services, skin and nail services and business management. In school, clinical experiences provide hands-on training. High school and adult applicants will be required to pass a written examination for admission. Good attendance is critical for completion of hourly requirements to sit for a licensing exam. Home educated diploma will not be recognized for licensure. Gainful Employment Disclosure: ocvts.org/financial aid.

    A Tech Prep agreement with Ocean County College has been established to provide students with an opportunity to earn advanced college credit upon successful completion of this program.


    *Opt-Out Agreement available upon request

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    Culinary Arts

    Culinary Arts | Tech-Prep | 2 years / 900 hours

    This Tech Prep program provides students with experience in the preparation, service and management tasks involved in the food service industry. Areas of concentration include: safety, sanitation, food preparation, advanced food preparation, commercial baking, advanced baking, dining room service and management. Students will also gain practical experience by operating a dining and banquet facility.

    Tech Prep agreements with the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College, Johnson & Wales University, The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, The Art Institute of Philadelphia and Brookdale Community College have been established to provide students with an opportunity to earn advanced college credit upon successful completion of this program.



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    Fashion Design/Merchandising

    Fashion Design/Merchandising | Tech-Prep | 2 years / 900 hours

    Ever wonder what it’s like to be a part of the exciting fashion industry? Well, here at OCVTS you can find out. Students will explore and develop skills in the areas of Fashion Design, Merchandising, Marketing, and Retail. They will also learn sewing basics, garment construction, design concepts, fashion illustration, fashion terminology, trend research, buying concepts, advertising, and textile science taught through hands-on experiences utilizing industry tools and off-campus activities with professional industry partners. Students will also have the opportunity to showcase their skills and knowledge through participation in conferences and competitions as members of FCCLA, a national youth leadership organization.
    Students will be provided exposure to a variety of colleges offering fashion programs during the course of this 2 year program. They will also create a portfolio of work highlighting the skills they have learned, which will be a valuable asset in the college application process.

    A Tech Prep agreement with Brookdale Community College has been established to provide students with an opportunity to earn advanced college credit towards a Fashion Merchandising degree, upon successfully meeting the requirements of this articulation agreement. Recommended Skills: Familiarity with Google and Microsoft applications. Knowledge of basic math skills. Good communication skills, both verbal and written. Experience with sewing and drawing basics is a plus.


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