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Child Care Professions

CHILD CARE PROFESSIONS

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.

2 YEAR / 900 HOURS / BRICK

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

Cosmetology

COSMETOLOGY

The Cosmetology Program provides instruction in the skills required to take the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology licensing exam. The skills taught relate to the major areas of instruction including hair, skin and nail services, as well as business management. Curriculum content will cover: sterilization and sanitation procedures; techniques to cut, shape, set, style, color and highlight hair, permanent wave and chemical relaxation techniques, hair removal, waxing, grooming techniques for male clients, makeup application, facials, manicures, pedicures, salon reception functions, maintenance of individual employee records, care and styling of wigs, and thermal pressing and curling. Students also participate in clinical experiences on site, which provide hands on training in Cosmetology services. All applicants will be required to pass a written examination for admission into the OCVTS Cosmetology program. Consistent attendance is crucial for completion of hourly requirements, as dictated by the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology. Please be aware that in order to sit for the state licensing exam all students must have a valid social security number, valid government issued photo id. (such as driver’s license, NJMVC non driver’s id., or passport) and high school diploma; a home educated diploma will not be recognized for licensure. *Opt-Out Agreement available upon request.

The Below Options (2 & 3) are for Adult Students. Prerequisite: High School Diploma

Option 2 (NEW)
2 Year Part-Time Cosmetology Program |
Monday/Wednesday & alternating Fridays 4:30PM - 9:30PM (450hrs) each year.

Option 3
10 Month Accelerated Cosmetology Program |
Monday-Friday 2:00PM-7:00PM 10 Month (1000hrs)

2 YEAR / 1000 HOURS / BRICK / JACKSON / TOMS RIVER

Culinary Arts

CULINARY ARTS

The Culinary Arts program provides students with experience in the preparation, service and management tasks involved in the food service industry with classroom instruction and hands-on training in a commercial kitchen. Areas of concentration during year one include the following: Dining Room Service, covering professional service skills; banquet service; beverage and mixology, including barista skills. Culinary Arts I focuses on basic cooking methods, safety and sanitation (including ServSafe), knife skills, stocks, soups, sauces, salads and sandwiches. Fundamentals of Baking involves identification and function of the most common baking ingredients, quick bread production methods, yeast raised doughs, cookies pies and tart production. Bakeshop weights and measures, metric measurements and mixing methods. Areas of concentration during year two include: Culinary Arts II - basic meat cutting, smoking, and advanced cooking methodology such as sous vide cookery and molecular gastronomy. Advanced Baking and Pastry Arts focuses on artisan breads, cake decorating buttercream, fondant, and gum paste flowers. European pastry, tarts, tortes entremets, verrines and artisan chocolates.

2 YEAR / 900 HOURS / BRICK

Articulation agreements with The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College, The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Culinary Institute of America, and Brookdale Community College have been established to provide students with an opportunity to earn advanced college credit upon successful completion of this program. Students also have the opportunity of earning a scholarship toward tuition cost through the Johnson & Wales University, FAST agreement.

COURSE OF STUDY

SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

Child Care Professions; Cosmetology; & Culinary Arts

AN INDUSTRY-LEADING LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Diesel Service Technicians / Mechanics: Median Pay:$50,200, Highest 10% more than $76,460 | source: bls.gov

GOOD PAY
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Diesel Service Technicians / Mechanics: Median Pay:$50,200, Highest 10% more than $76,460

GOOD PAY
GREAT JOB OUTLOOK
HIGH JOB SATISFACTION

Diesel Service Technicians / Mechanics: Median Pay:$50,200, Highest 10% more than $76,460

GOOD PAY
GREAT JOB OUTLOOK
HIGH JOB SATISFACTION

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