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CoSer 101 – Career and Technical Education Programs

Programs are offered at all three CTE Center unless noted otherwise.

  • Animal Science
  • Audio Visual Production (Olean)
  • Automotive Technology
  • Carpentry and Construction Trades (Belmont and Ellicottville)
  • Collision Repair Auto Body Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Education/Human Services
  • Heavy Equipment (Belmont and Ellicottville)
  • Media Communications Technology
  • Medical Assisting (Belmont and Ellicottville)
  • Medical Professions (Olean)
  • Natural Resources (Belmont and Ellicottville)
  • New Vision Education Career Exploration and Human Services (Olean)
  • Power Equipment Technology (Ellicottville)
  • Pre-Engineering/CADD (Belmont)
  • Product Design and Manufacturing (Olean)
  • Welding/Metal Fabrication

CoSer 101.400 – CTE: Non-Components

CoSer 104 – New Vision – Health Professions (Belmont and Olean)

A one-year, Senior-level, highly academic program that allows students the opportunity to explore the health care field while gaining high school and college credits

CoSer 402.102 – Adventure Course (Student Participants)

The Adventure Course provides an experiential learning environment that fosters shared learning, openness, acceptance of outcomes, cooperation and application of learning for students. This experience is comprised of energizers, games, initiatives and outdoor activities, including low and high elements. The course offers a combination of mental and physical challenges, requiring students to work together to accomplish specific goals. Students will further their ability to collaborate, communicate, problem-solve, respect others, and develop critical thinking skills. Groups will improve team cohesiveness by working together on creative tasks and learn to view obstacles as opportunities for growth.

CoSer 406 – Remediation

This service provides remedial support for students who need academic reinforcement to pass a regents exam. Remediation support will constitute a minimum of 90 minutes of instruction (direct or indirect) per week. Remediation is currently offered for the following areas:

  • Math
  • English
  • Science

CoSer 410 – Incarcerated Youth Education

BOCES will provide instructional programs for pupils incarcerated at the correctional facility located in Little Valley based on a contract with the district in which the correctional facility is located.

CoSer 412 – Academic Coursework

This service provides opportunities for students who need Academic Course Credit. All courses will constitute a minimum of 180 minutes of instruction (direct or indirect) per week. Academic course work is currently offered for the following areas:

  • Mathe
  • English
  • Science
  • Health
  • Physical Education

CoSer 412.001 – Material Characterization – Nanotechnology Equipment

The Nanotechnology equipment available at CABOCES will allow students and teachers access to advanced characterization instruments typically found only at research universities. Experience on this type of equipment allows students to develop a deeper understanding of science concepts and solve real-world research based problems.
This service will provide:

  • Guided lessons using the remote options of the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Use of the SEM to generate images and EDS (Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy) reports
  • Technical support
  • On-site lab activities
  • Preparation of sample (if one is provided) or choose from a CABOCES in-house sample
  • Full access to CABOCES website: opens in a new windowNanotech.CABOCES.org

CoSer 413 – Alternative HS Equivalency Preparation Program (AHSEPP)

These programs prepare high school age students for the High School Equivalency Test (TASC™-Test Assessing Secondary Completion) and are offered at the Career and Technical Education Centers at Belmont and Ellicottville. Typically, this is a two year, half day program, and students spend the other half of their day in a Career and Technical Education program at the center.

CoSer 413 – Equivalent Attendance Program (EAP)

This program prepares students 18-1/2 to 20 years of age to take the examination for a high school equivalency diploma. The program operates on a 6-hour-per-week basis. There are day and evening classes available at multiple locations

CoSer 419 – Early Entry CTE (Ellicottville and Belmont)

Early Entry CTE is a multi-year, half day program that is designed to meet the needs of students 14 years of age or older who are having difficulty connecting traditional academic instruction to practical application and process. This program will provide students the opportunity to develop the skills and work habits to succeed in work and life after high school. Early Entry CTE offers real-life experiences combined with job skill development. Visitation opportunities to explore CTE programs are also available when a student demonstrates readiness.
Students enrolled in our Early Entry CTE program will meet the requirements of the CDOS credential. Work Based Learning opportunities include, but are not limited to, student participation in: industry based internships, job shadowing, community service, volunteering, service learning, senior projects, and school-based enterprise. Content is structured around CTE skills and activities, which are used to teach and reinforce CDOS and academic skills, including ELA, Math, Science, and Technology. Students are prepared for entry into an approved CTE program or an entry level position in the workforce with fundamental job skills, knowledge, and attitudes. Students enrolled in Early Entry CTE will have the option to earn a .5 health credit along with a 1.0 math credit as determined by the district.

CoSer 420.101 – Introduction to Nanotechnology (Nano 101) – Online

Nanotechnology is a rapidly growing field of STEM that embraces concepts from biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and physics. It encompasses the manipulation of very small materials, called “nanomaterials”. This eye-opening survey course is designed to introduce nanotechnology to a broad audience of participants. For each topic, the fundamental scientific principles of nano materials will be presented and their engineering into functional devices will be discussed.
Course goals include providing students with sufficient scientific and engineering knowledge necessary to understand: a) the differences between nano and bulk scale; b) how to choose or design nanomaterials with desired properties for particular applications; c) using particular properties to invent products or solve problems

  • This course is recommended for juniors and seniors
  • Prerequisites: Algebra, biology, chemistry (concurrent enrollment accepted)
  • This course bears a .5 credit recommendation; enrollment limited to 22 students
  • Course will run upon request

CoSer 529.102 – Adventure Course (Staff Participants)

OPTION 1: To participate as part of a staff development initiative
The Adventure Course provides an experiential learning environment that fosters shared learning, openness, acceptance of outcomes, cooperation and application of learning for students. This experience is comprised of energizers, games, initiatives and outdoor activities, including low and high elements. The course offers a combination of mental and physical challenges, requiring students to work together to accomplish specific goals. Students will further their ability to collaborate, communicate, problem-solve, respect others, and develop critical thinking skills. Groups will improve team cohesiveness by working together on creative tasks and learn to view obstacles as opportunities for growth.
OPTION 2: To participate in course facilitation and/or refresher training
Adventure Couse facilitation requires the acquisition of specific knowledge and technical skills. These professional development opportunities are designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to facilitate on the adventure course. At the conclusion of these professional development experiences, and with on-site skill verification, teachers will be allowed to facilitate classes on the course. In this course the following areas will be covered:

  • Experiential Learning – This professional development covers foundational concepts of experiential education and adventure programming. Participants will be immersed in the process and learn the techniques needed to begin programming using games, initiatives, and low and high elements. Participants will explore the course and experience a variety of activities, debriefing methods, and explore ways to use the reflective process in order to promote Social and Emotional Learning outcomes for students
  • Low Element Technical Skills and Facilitation – This professional development introduces activity facilitation on low elements by allowing participants to explore the low elements on the course. Key learning includes: foundations of experiential education, facilitation methods, debriefing, facilities and documentation, element inspection, course set-up and take-down, course safety guidelines and standard operating procedures
  • High Element Technical Skills and Facilitation – This professional development will expand facilitator technical skills and allow participants to explore the high elements on the course. Key learning includes: foundations of experiential education, facilitation methods, debriefing, facilities and documentation, harnesses, helmets, carabineers, belay devices, knot-tying, course set-up and take-down, belay team management, course safety guidelines and standard operating procedures.
 
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