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    Service Occupations

    For students seeking service-related careers: Child Care Professions; Cosmetology; Culinary Arts; & Fashion Design/Merchandising.

    Child Care Professions
    Culinary Arts
    Fashion Design/Merchandising

    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.

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

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    Cosmetology | 2 years / 1000 hours

    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 nondriver’s id., or passport) and high school diploma; a home educated diploma will not be recognized for licensure. *Opt-Out Agreement available upon request.

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    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)

    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 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.

    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.

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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 as members of 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 Google and Microsoft applications. Knowledge of basic math skills. Good communication skills, both verbal and written. Experience with sewing and drawing basics is a plus.

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