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    Page Title| Administration  Special Needs Programs

    All Employment Orientation Programs


    Special Services
    This section explains the services and educational programs provided to students with special needs. Also covered is the Vocational Assessment and Evaluation process and procedures.



    Auto Collision/Welding

    Auto Collision/Welding | Employment Orientation

    This program stresses the basic jobs, operations and skills needed in the collision repair of automobiles and trucks. Students will gain a thorough knowledge of tools, materials and equipment used by auto body technicians. Emphasis is placed on mastering basic skills in the auto body and welding industry.

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    Auto Servicing

    Auto Servicing | Employment Orientation

    This program stresses the basic fundamentals of automotive service and repair. Students are taught skills in basic automotive maintenance, diagnostics and repair. Students will be exposed to shop safety, automotive tools and equipment, and employability skills. Some aspects taught in this program are theory of operation for automotive engines, electrical, brakes, and chassis. Students who take this program will have a basic understanding of how to perform oil changes, tire and wheel service, brakes, and steering/suspension service.

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    Intro to Automotive Technology

    Intro to Automotive Technology | Employment Orientation

    This program stresses the basic jobs, operations and skills needed in the servicing, diagnosis and repair of automobiles. Students will gain a thorough knowledge of small engines, tools, materials and equipment used by auto mechanics. Basic program activities include: oil changes, brakes, tire repair, and general vehicle service.

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    Building Maintenance

    Building Maintenance | Employment Orientation

    Maintenance technicians repair and maintain physical structures of commercial and industrial facilities. Instruction in the program includes basic carpentry and masonry. Students also learn painting, floor cleaning and basic custodial duties.

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    Cabinetmaking

    Cabinetmaking | Employment Orientation

    Instruction in this program enables students to learn the basics of detailed finished millwork and cabinetmaking through hands-on activities and projects. In cabinetmaking, students learn to design, use power and hand tools and operate woodworking machines.

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    Construction Trades

    Construction Trades | Employment Orientation

    Students in this program learn the basic skills and knowledge needed in the areas of carpentry and home construction. It incorporates the use of hand and power tools, and the operation of common trade equipment and their accessories. Instruction includes roofing, cabinetmaking and general construction.

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    Culinary Essentials

    Culinary Essentials | Employment Orientation

    The goal of this class is to help students to better understand and attain the necessary skills to be employed in the Culinary Arts industry. This program will allow students to explore several areas of the culinary profession including baking, hot food preparation, sandwich and salad preparation. We will also explore a variety of ethnic and culture cooking techniques and recipes. Menu development and food pricing is also an important component of this class.

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    Journey Into Culinary Arts

    Journey Into Culinary Arts| Employment Orientation

    The Journey into Culinary Arts program will introduce students to many of the major components of the culinary industry, combining proven techniques with new wave technology. Students will learn the basic fundamentals needed in most culinary fields such as safety and sanitation and tools and equipment. Students will learn to cook breakfast items, poultry, pasta, seafood, salads and sandwiches for the retail environment. Students will focus on sustainability in the culinary industry and learn how food is grown, harvested, and prepared in some unique ways including brining, curing, flavoring, canning, smoking and dehydrating food products. The Journey into Culinary Arts program will allow students to develop their own personal standards and will give them the exposure they need to make an informed choice about the direction of his or her career journey.

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    Intro to Culinary Arts

    Intro to Culinary Arts | Employment Orientation

    This course develops skills in the culinary arts and prepares students for the many occupations available in the restaurant industry. Instruction emphasizes understanding essential cooking techniques. Instruction also includes food sanitation, nutrition and use of equipment. In the school restaurant setting, students prepare and execute a daily menu and learn front-end and back-end operations of the restaurant.

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    Intro to Computer Hardware

    Intro to Computer Hardware | Employment Orientation

    Introduction to Computer Hardware focuses on all the hardware and procedures needed to build and run a computer. Students in class learn all the computer parts in a hands-on lab environment. Students will build their own computer and learn how to install operating systems and software.

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    Intro to Employment Orientation Programs

    Intro to Employment Orientation Programs | Employment Orientation

    The vision of this program is to identify unique strengths of all students as they discover their true potential. Major program activities include improving daily functioning, nurturing personal growth and identifying those strengths needed for successful employment. The program objective is to assist students in making a smooth transition into employment orientation classes.

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    Introduction to Information Technology

    Introduction to Information Technology | Employment Orientation

    This program introduces students to office skills, desktop publishing and graphic design. Students will use various programs, such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Print Shop Pro. Students will utilize the computer to design and complete projects such as brochures, calendars, posters, print-me balloons, T-Shirts and ceramic mugs (sublimation). Some related activities in the curriculum will include using the digital camera, making color copies and utilizing both a heat & a mug press.

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    Introduction to Greenscaping

    Introduction to Greenscaping | Employment Orientation

    Instruction in the program includes providing cost-efficient and environmental friendly solutions for landscaping, preserving natural resources and preventing pollution and waste, exploring solutions to reducing your carbon imprint. Students in this class learn about eco-friendly and green goods and services, agri-tourism, naturescaping and other methods which allow people and nature to coexist. The program includes many hands-on experiences in both the science lab and in the field.

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    Principles of Transportation Mechanics

    Principles of Transportation Mechanics | Employment Orientation

    The curriculum will focus on mechanical knowledge designed to transition appropriate pupils to transportation-related programs after one year of study. Transition opportunities exist in Special Needs and regular auto mechanics programs and auto/diesel engine mechanics programs. Some related activities in the curriculum will include engine diagnostics, hand tool and power tool use, engine tune-ups, shop and tool safety, wheel and bearing maintenance, charging system diagnostics and repair, basic electrical wiring and engine servicing.

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    Introduction to Multimedia

    Introduction to Multimedia | Employment Orientation

    This course introduces students to multimedia principles and equipment as well as concentrating on the industry standard software for graphics and video editing. Students will learn to operate equipment such as scanners, printers, digital cameras (still and video) and computers that are used in the multimedia field. Hands-on experience is also gained through projects on various multimedia software to give students a well rounded introduction to the field of multimedia. Students will become proficient in the use of industry standard software while learning a wide range of selection and manipulation techniques that can be applied to photos, graphics, and videos. Design principles will be discussed and implemented through the use of student projects.

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    Service Occupations

    Service Occupations | Employment Orientation (Brick/Jackson)

    This course involves the major aspects of working in service industries. Instruction touches on housekeeping, clerical, custodial, child care, food service and cosmetology. Emphasis is placed on human-relations skills and good work attitudes. Students participate in a job-shadowing program with local employers.

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    Service Occupations

    Service Occupations | Employment Orientation (Toms River)

    Service Occupations involves the major elements of working in service industries. Instruction is approached on an introductory level and covers professional aspects of the food service, health, and cosmetology fields. Emphasis is placed on human-relations skills and professional attitudes toward work. Students participate in a job-shadowing program with local employers.

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    Retail Store Operations/Marketing

    Retail Store Operations/Marketing | Employment Orientation

    This program is designed to introduce or strengthen students’ knowledge of work place readiness skills in retail. With the use of classroom instruction and hands-on training in our in-house Food Market, the students will learn the basics of retail food store operations from start to finish. This includes stocking and selling products, store maintenance and front end operations such as cashiering, bagging and customer service. Students will also learn about skills for seeking employment (applications, resumes, cover letters, and interviewing) and the proper work habits/ethics that go hand-in-hand with the skills to do the job. Many job opportunities await in the world of retail. With this program, the skills and knowledge learned can be applied to any retail store environment.

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