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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
    Culinary Arts (After High School)
    Fashion Design/Merchandising
    Academy of Law and Public Safety


    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.

    A Tech Prep Agreement with Fairleigh Dickinson University provides 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 | Twilight (10 months, 5 days a week, 2-7PM)
    Option 2 | 20 months, Mon, Tues, Alternate Fri 4:30PM-9:30PM
    Option 3 | 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 licensing exam.

    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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    Cuisine on the Green at Atlantis (Culinary Arts Program)

    Cuisine on the Green at Atlantis (Culinary Arts Program)
    After High School | Tech-Prep | 10 Months / 900 hours

    Cuisine on the Green at Atlantis, the Ocean County Center for Culinary Arts, provides students experience in the preparation, service and management tasks involved in the food service industry. The Culinary Arts Training Center offers adult students the opportunity to pursue their career goals in the culinary profession. Located at the Atlantis Golf Course in Little Egg Harbor, the newly renovated restaurant facilities offer exciting opportunities as students train for exciting careers in the culinary arts. The 10-month curriculum includes classroom instruction, culinary skills training and working internships. The teaching philosophy at Cuisine on the Green involves a curriculum and training program incorporating a foundation of ecology, wellness and responsibility to the overall reduction of the environmental footprint in the culinary industry. The use of locally-sourced foods, responsiblycaught seafood and environmentally-conscious practices are essential elements at Cuisine on the Green. Areas of concentration include: safety, sanitation, food preparation, commercial baking, advanced baking, table skills and dining room management. A placement test is required for all applicants entering this challenging program. Personal transportation is required.

    Tech Prep agreements with the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College and Brookdale Community College 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 such as 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 computer applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of basic math skills. Good communication skills. Experience with sewing and drawing basics is a plus.


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    Academy of Law & Public Safety (Full Time Academy)

    Academy of Law & Public Safety | Tech-Prep | 2 years / 900 hours
    FULL-TIME PROGRAM FOR JUNIORS AND SENIORS

    Access Law & Public Safety Academy

    The Academy of Law & Public Safety program offers a unique and comprehensive foundation of skills for Ocean County students interested in pursuing a career in public safety.

    This full-time educational program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, provides a challenging, hands-on learning experience for college-bound and career-oriented students. Students receive a rigorous academic program which meets New Jersey high school graduation requirements and prepares students for admission to competitive colleges and universities. The curriculum is driven by New Jersey Core content Curriculum Standards. This Tech Prep program explores the role of law and public safety and homeland security in the United States and career opportunities in various law enforcement agencies. The functions and day-to-day activities of law and public safety professionals from local, county, state and federal agencies will be examined. Writing and language skills as they apply to analytical report writing and recording of evidence are stressed. Applicants will be required to pass a written examination for admission.

    Tech Prep agreements with Ocean County College and Georgian
    Court University has been established to provide students with an opportunity to earn advanced college credit upon successful completion of this program.

    Recommended Skills: Strong math and science skills, a strong background in Social Studies and a 10th grade reading level are recommended.




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