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    Page Title| Administration  After High School (Adult / Post High School)

    These programs offer high school graduates several flexible options for career advancement,
    certification or a new career direction. Accelerated programs and scheduling options provide adult students with economical alternatives to college and a shorter route to full-time employment. Students may qualify for Financial Aid, Veterans Education Benefits or Unemployment Re-Training Benefits. Job Placement Assistance is also available. Limited seating for adult students is also available in most of the other shared-time half-day programs in this guide.
    Daytime (within the hours of 7:45AM-1:15PM), twilight (2PM-7PM), or evening hours (6:30PM-9:30PM) may be available.

    Tuition & Fees for After High School Students
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    Limited seating for after high school students is also available in most of the shared-time half-day programs.

    New Home Construction
    Practical Nursing
    Precision Machine Technology
    Certified Medical Assistant
    Twilight Automotive Technology
    Cuisine on the Green at Atlantis
    ...Ocean County Center for Culinary Arts


    Cosmetology | Tech Prep | Twilight (10 months, 5 days a week, 2-7PM), Brick

    The Twilight Cosmetology Program teaches the 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. 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; make-up applications and facials; manicures and pedicures; salon reception functions; maintenance of individual employee records; care and styling of wigs; and thermal pressing and curling. In-school clinical experiences provide hands-on training. Good attendance is critical for completion of hourly requirements to sit for licensing exam.

    An articulation agreement with Ocean County College provides students with an opportunity to earn advanced college credit upon successful completion of this program. Gainful Employment Disclosure: ocvts.org/financial aid

    *Opt-Out Agreement available upon request

    New Home Construction

    New Home Construction | 10 months / 900 hours, Waretown

    In response to a growing demand for skilled construction workers, the OCVTS New Home Construction program was developed as an accelerated training program for adults. Curriculum includes: extensive safety training, use of hand and power tools, blueprint reading, layout, industry-related mathematics, skills in framing, roofing, sheathing, siding, door and window installation, staircases, drywall installation, insulation, trim work, ceilings and floors. Students will receive the 10-hour OSHA Hazard Recognition Training Program as well as CPR/AED First Aid training. Through ongoing partnerships with outside agencies,such as Habitat for Humanity, students receive real-world, hands-on experience in all phases of construction as they work on-site at a selected home construction site in Ocean County.

    This program qualifies for the NJ-GIVS Scholarship Program for Minorities and Women.

    Cuisine on the Green at Atlantis (Culinary Arts)

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

    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, located in the restaurant facilities at the Atlantis Golf Course in Little Egg Harbor, offers exciting opportunities as students train for careers in the culinary arts. The curriculum includes classroom instruction, culinary skills training and working internships. The use of locally-sourced foods, responsibly-caught 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.

    An articulation agreement with the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College provides students with an opportunity to earn advanced college credit upon successful completion of this program.

    Practical Nursing

    Practical Nursing | Tech Prep | 10 months, Toms River

    This program consists of lecture and clinical experiences to educate students to care for acute, sub-acute, chronically ill and convalescent patients. It is regulated by the State Board of Nursing and prepares students for the state licensing examination. Classroom theory and clinical experience are equitable in the number of hours required in the course. Students who successfully complete the program and pass the state licensing examination can find employment in hospitals, nursing homes, industry, clinics, private homes and public and federal health agencies. Curriculum includes the study of anatomy and physiology, nutrition and diet therapy, pharmacology, medical/surgical nursing, geriatrics, maternity, pediatrics, psychiatric nursing, interpersonal relationship in nursing, maintaining records and independent study. A placement test is required for all applicants entering this challenging program. Personal transportation is required.

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

    Certified Medical Assistant

    Certified Medical Assistant | Tech Prep | 10 months, 5 days a week, 4:30-9:30PM,
    Toms River

    The National Certified Medical Assistant program teaches the skills and knowledge necessary to pass the NCMA exam. This program emphasizes physician assisting skills and includes administrative and clinical components. The curriculum covers medical terminology and abbreviations, medical law and ethics, insurance billing and coding, medical history intake, computerized scheduling, in-depth computerized software, infection control, vital signs and electrocardiograms. Laboratory procedures include urinalysis, strep tests, capillary sticks and venipuncture techniques. Students will learn to assist the physician with special procedures. Students may pursue certification as a National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) or continue their studies for radiology technician, licensed practical or registered nurse, health information technologist, billing and coding specialist or other healthcare careers. Students may also pursue certification as a NCMOA (National Certified Medical Office Assistant) through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Technology proficiency is highly recommended.

    Twilight Automotive Technology

    Twilight Automotive Technology | Tech Prep | 10 months, 5 days a week, 2-7PM

    The OCVTS Twilight Automotive Technology program introduces students to major concepts and theories of maintenance, service and repairs on modern automobiles. Students are instructed on shop safety and proper usage of tools and equipment. Upon successful completion, students are prepared for entry-level employment in the automotive field and will have acquired the knowledge necessary to take ASE certification tests. This program is evaluated and accredited by NATEF. (National Automobile Technician Educational Foundation). The following subjects are NATEF accredited: Engine Repair, Engine Performance, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Heating and Air-Conditioning, Automatic Transmissions, and Manual Transmission and Drive-Axle.

    Articulation agreements with Brookdale Community College, Mercer County College, Lincoln Technical Institute and the University of Northwestern Ohio provide students with opportunities to earn advanced college credits upon successful completion of this program.

    Precision Machine Technology

    Precision Machine Technology | Tech Prep | 10 months / 900 hours

    The OCVTS Precision Machine Technology Program (PMT) will offer training in current and relevant career pathways in the manufacturing industries. Areas of study include: manual machine operations, Computer Numerical Control CNC theory and operations, basic welding, automation, prototyping, production planning and digital design, engineering analysis, and quality control. Students will receive OSHA-10 Safety Certification Training. The modern manufacturing environment provides many career opportunities for employees who have experience operating a broad range of machine tools and systems, who know how to read engineering drawings, set up, operate, and program CNC machines, and also use precision measuring and inspection instruments. The OCVTS Precision Machine Technology Program offers a solid foundation of skills to successfully enter this in-demand career field.

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