Occupational education programs prepare high school youth for entry into the world of work and continued post-secondary education. The classes simulate industry and business settings. The teachers all have considerable experience in their trades and professions and provide instruction that includes the related theory of the occupations as well as the practical shop or laboratory work and procedures. In this way, each student is well-prepared to secure his/her first full-time position in the occupational field of choice. The instructors and placement counselors at the occupational education centers, in cooperation with the home school counselors, will help each student identify programs that match his/her interest and ability. Part-time jobs are also available during the school year and summer vacation.
Certificates of Completion are awarded each June to students who successfully complete the program. These are useful in acquiring employment or in gaining entrance into post-secondary programs.
Bus transportation is available. Students are not allowed to drive cars to the occupational education centers without prior written permission of parents and the home school.
Work shoes and uniforms are required in some programs.
Students who attend Occupational Education programs will spend four periods at the Occupational Education Center and five periods at Syosset High School taking English, social studies, physical education, and other courses needed to complete graduation requirements.
Typical schedules are as follows:
Occupational Education periods 1 - 5; return to Syosset High School for periods 6 - 9
Syosset High School periods 1 - 5; leave for Occupational Education periods 6 - 9
Occupational Education Programs
The following course listings are subject to change based on demand as indicated by student enrollment. Related courses offered at Syosset High School in Technology, Business, and Family and Consumer Science are an excellent introduction to many of the Occupational Education Programs. Your counselor can assist you in identifying related electives at the high school.
JOSEPH M. BARRY CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER COURSE OFFERINGS
HUMAN AND PUBLIC SERVICES
NATURAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
ARTS AND HUMANITIES