Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Education (Vocational)


PROGRAMS



BARBERING

Description

The Barbering Course covers the basic services provided by the barber trade. The student studies haircutting, shaving, massaging, facials, scalp treatments and styling.

Goals

The goal of the Barbering Course is to train students in the barbering trade.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

None

Job Titles Prepared For

Inventory Clerk
Maintenance Barber
Tool Crib Attendant

Working Conditions

Standing

Locations

Green Haven
Mid-State

Back to Top


BRAILLE TRANSCRIPTION & LARGE PRINT

Description

Braille Program
Inmates in this program perform the actual work of transcribing educational materials into braille for blind students who have been mainstreamed into their public school systems or college. Using a self-study manual and with assistance from fellow inmates, participants in this program learn Braille transcription and prepare to take the certification exam.

There are two types of certification, literary and Nemeth (math). In order to qualify for certification, which is granted by the Library of Congress, students must transcribe 35 pages of Braille with 80% accuracy following rules set forth by the Braille Authority of North America.

Large Print Program
This component of the program concentrates on converting materials into large print format for the visually impaired. As with the Braille section, educational materials are the main source of work.

Goals

This program has three goals: to prepare inmates with the skills they need to gain employment transcribing Braille or to function in an office environment, and to provide a cost effective Braille transcription or large print service to the community.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry-level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

The following are considered for participation:

High School Diploma or GED
Typing Skills

Certificates Issued

Braille Transcription Certification
Nemeth Certification

Job Titles Prepared For

Braille Duplicating Machine Operator
Braille Proofreader
Braille Transcriber
Braille Typist
Data Entry Clerk
Date Entry Examination Clerk
Desktop Publisher
Inventory Clerk
Mail Clerk
Typist
WP/Information Processing Speciailst

Working Conditions

Working on Computer Terminal and/or Perkins Braillewriter.

Locations

Eastern

Back to Top


BUILDING MAINTENANCE

Description

The Building Maintenance program provides students with fundamental skills required to make minor repairs in carpentry, masonry, electricity, plumbing and weatherization. This course prepares the student in entry-level skills required in the field of building maintenance.

Goals

The goal of the Building Maintenance Course is to provide the student with entry level skills as a building superintendent.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

None

Other

A NYS Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program is available.

NCCER training program is also available.

Job Titles Prepared For

Acoustical Carpenter
Carpenter Helper
Cement Mason Helper
Drywall Applicator
Drywall Installer
Drywall Taper
Electrician's Helper
Inventory Clerk
Light Fixture Servicer
Maintenance Carpenter
Maintenance Painter
Maintenance Repairer, Building
Maintenance Repairer Helper
Plumber’s Helper
Tool Crib Attendant
Weatherization Installer

Working Conditions

Lifting heavy objects
Working in confined area
Working from ladders

Locations

Adirondack
Albion
Altona
Attica
Auburn
Bare Hill
Cape Vincent
Cayuga
Clinton
Collins
Coxsackie
Eastern
Elmira
Fishkill
Five Points
Franklin
Gouverneur
Gowanda
Great Meadow
Green Haven
Greene
Groveland
Lakeview
Livingston
Marcy
Mid-State
Mohawk
Ogdensburg
Otisville
Shawangunk
Wallkill
Washington
Watertown
Wende
Willard
Wyoming

Back to Top


CABINETMAKING

Description

"Cabinetmaking is the key to all woodworking. Its basic skills and knowledge are needed by all those who work in wood, whether or not they carry the title of cabinetmakers. Cabinetmakers must perform hand and machine operations necessary to lay out, cut, shape, and assemble prepared parts of high quality products for furniture, cabinets, store fixtures, office equipment, and home furniture." (Cabinetmaking and Millwork - John L. Feirer)

Goals

The goal of this course is to provide a student with entry level skills in the cabinetmaking area as an apprentice or cabinetmaker's helper.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

None

Other

A NYS Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program is available.

NCCER training program is also available.

Job Titles Prepared For

Band Saw Operator
Belt/Drum Sander
Bench Carpenter
Boring Machine Operator (Woodworking)
Cabinetmaker
Furniture Finisher
Jigsaw (Scroll Saw) Operator
Jointer Operator
Machine Setter
Miter Sawyer
Pattern Maker
Planer Operator
Radial Arm Saw Operator
Router Operator
Shaper Operator
Table Saw Operator
Wood Lathe Operator
 

Working Conditions

Lifting heavy objects

Locations

Five Points

Back to Top


CARPENTRY

Description

The carpentry program covers many skills ranging from framing walls, hanging doors, insulating, installing sheetrock and exterior trim to laying floors. The course also involves reading blueprints and understanding building codes and weatherization.

Goals

The goal of the Carpentry and Building Construction Course is to provide the student with entry level skills in the carpentry and building construction trade area.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

None

Other

NCCER training program is also available.

Job Titles Prepared For

Carpenter
Carpenter Helper
Dry Wall Installer/Taper
Form Carpenter
Framer
Insulation Installer
Interior Trim & Finish Carpenter
Inventory Clerk
Roofer
Siding Installer
Took Clerk Attendant
Weatherization Installer

Working Conditions

Temperature changes
Working from ladders and scaffolds
Heavy lifting

Locations

Adirondack
Elmira
Orleans
Shawangunk
Sing Sing

Back to Top


COMMERCIAL ARTS

Description

Students in Commercial Arts are taught lettering, illustration and design principles used in the preparation of commercial artwork. The student learns to prepare paste-ups and mechanicals for the various methods of reproduction in graphic arts. Students can acquire skills necessary for entry-level jobs with printing companies, advertising agencies or related areas.

Goals

The goal of the Commercial Arts Course is to provide a student with entry level skills to be employable as any of the following: renderer, letterer, illustrator, paste-up man, mechanical man, or general boardman.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

None

Job Titles Prepared For

Airbrush Artist
Cartoonist
Commercial Designer
Caricaturist
Delineator (Renderer)
Desktop Publisher
Fashion Artist
Graphic Designer
Hand Painter
Hand Sign Writer
Illustrator
Package Designer
Paste-up & Mechanical (Graphic)
Sign Painter
Sign Painter Helper
Silk Screen Printer
Silhouette Artist
Stage Settings Painter
Technical Illustrator
 

Working Conditions

None

Locations

Fishkill
Greene

Back to Top


COMPUTER OPERATOR

Description

This course introduces the student to the hardware and software components of computers. The main focus of the program will be on the operation of software which includes word processing, spread sheets, databases and presentations.

Goals

The goal of the Computer Operator Course is to provide the student with entry level skills to operate computers and work with software programs.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

None

Other

IC3 Digital Literacy Certification, Certiport Inc.

Job Titles Prepared For

Calculating Machine Operator
Computer Operator
Computer Specialist
Data Entry Clerk
Desktop Publisher
Typist
Industry Recognized Certification IC3

Working Conditions

Working on a Computer Terminal.

Locations

Clinton � Annex
Coxsackie
Coxsackie � RMU
Fishkill
Fishkill - RMU
Franklin
Great Meadow
Green Haven
Greene
Groveland
Hale Creek
Lakeview SICF
Sullivan
Washington
Wyoming

Back to Top


COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

Description

Students in the Computer Information Technology Support Program learn to operation of software which includes word processing, spread sheets, databases and presentations.

Goals

The goal of the Computer Information Technology Support Program is to provide the student with entry level skills as a Computer User Support Specialist.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

High School Diploma or High School Equivalency

Other

IC3 Digital Literacy Certification, from Certiport Inc.;
MOS Certification, from Microsoft Inc.;
and Help Desk Certification, from Computer Visions Inc., is available.

Job Titles Prepared For

Computer User Support Specialist
Customer Service Representative
Desktop Publisher
Help Desk Representative
Salvage Laborer

Working Conditions

Mainly Working on a Computer Terminal.
Some lifting of light to heavy objects may be required

Locations

Bare Hill
Bedford Hills
Gowanda
Mid-State
Watertown
Wyoming

Back to Top


COMPUTER REPAIR

Description

Students in the Computer Information Technology Support Program learn to operation of software which includes word processing, spread sheets, databases and presentations.

Goals

The goal of the Computer Information Technology Support Program is to provide the student with entry level skills as a Computer User Support Specialist.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

None

Other

A NYS Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program is available.

Job Titles Prepared For

Computer and Office Machine Repairer
Electronics Assembler
Electronics Tester 1
Inventory Clerk
Microcomputer Support Specialist
Salvage Laborer
Tool Crib Attendant

Working Conditions

Mainly Working on a Computer Terminal.

Some lifting of light to heavy objects may be required.

Locations

Green Haven
Sing Sing
 
 

Back to Top


COSMETOLOGY

Description

The Cosmetology Course covers the care of hair, skin and nails, and provides instruction in the skills of hair shaping, coloring, thermal curling, straightening and styling of hair.

Goals

The goal of the Cosmetology Course is to provide the student with entry level skills as a hairdresser, beautician or manicurist.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

None

Job Titles Prepared For

Cosmetologist
Dispensary Attendant
Fingernail Former
Hair Stylist
Manicurist & Pedicurist
Shampooer

Working Conditions

Standing

Locations

Albion
Bedford Hills
Taconic

Back to Top


CULINARY ARTS

Description

Students are instructed in baking bread and pastry, preparing all types of foods, kitchen sanitation and the proper procedures and techniques used in serving food.

Goals

This course will provide the student with entry level skills in the food trades.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

High School Diploma or High School Equivalency

Other

A NYS Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program is available. ServSafe certification program for safe food handling recognized by the National Restaurant Association is available.

Job Titles Prepared For

Baker Helper
Cook
Cook Helper
Dining Room Attendant
Fry Cook
Kitchen Helper
Pastry Cook
Roast and/or Broiler Cook
Salad Maker/Pantry Worker
Sandwich Maker
Short Order/Breakfast Cook
Soup and Sauce Cook
Store Room Clerk
Vegetable Cook
Waiter

Working Conditions

Some lifting may be required.

Locations

Collins
Coxsackie
Downstate
Eastern
Great Meadow
Watertown
Woodbourne

Back to Top


CUSTODIAL MAINTENANCE

Description

This program emphasizes custodial services including floor care, carpet and fabric care, upholstery care, sanitation chemicals, window care, rest room care, and the use and operation of power cleaning equipment.

Goals

The goal of the Custodial Maintenance Course is to provide the student with competencies in entry level skills in commercial or industrial cleaning and maintenance.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

None

Job Titles Prepared For

Carpet/Upholstery
Cleaner - Commercial or Institutional
Cleaner - Industrial
Cleaner - Sweeper, Industrial
Cleaner - Wall
Custodian
Floor Waxer
Inventory Clerk
Tool Crib Attendant
Window Cleaner

Working Conditions

None

Locations

Adirondack
Albion
Altona
Attica
Auburn
Bare Hill
Cape Vincent
Cayuga
Clinton
Clinton - Annex
Collins
Coxsackie
Elmira
Five Points
Franklin
Gouverneur
Gowanda
Great Meadow
Green Haven
Greene
Groveland
Hale Creek
Lakeview
Livingston
Marcy
Mid-State
Mohawk
Ogdensburg
Orleans
Riverview
Sing Sing
Sullivan
Washington
Watertown
Wende
Woodbourne
Wyoming
 
 
 

Back to Top


DRAFTING

Description

Students in drafting develop entry-level skills to prepare and interpret mechanical detail, assembly and technical illustration drawings and blueprints. A wide range of skills is taught including free-hand sketching, orthographic projection, geometric constructions, and basic drafting techniques. Blueprint reading extends into skills required in numerous building and mechanical trades covering such things as reading elevations, wall sections, screw threads and others.

Goals

The goal of the Drafting course is to provide the student with entry level skills as a junior draftsman whereby he may advance in the field to such positions as clerk, detailer or senior draftsman.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

None

Other

A NYS Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program is available.

Job Titles Prepared For

CAD Operator (Architectural)
CAD Operator (Mechanical)
Architectural
Drafter
Assistant Drafter/Tracer
Drafter Detailer
Mechanical Drafter

Working Conditions

None

Locations

Altona
Auburn
Clinton-APPU
Gowanda
Marcy
 

Back to Top


ELECTRICAL TRADES

Description

This course provides instruction in basic electricity with emphasis on the installation and servicing of all types of residential and commercial wiring systems. Skills taught include code interpretation, installation and servicing of circuits and controls, use of testing equipment, reading of architectural drawings and wiring schematics.

Goals

The goal of the Electrical Trades Course is to provide the student with entry level skills as an apprentice or electrician's helper.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

None

Other

A NYS Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program is available.
The NCCER training program is also available

Job Titles Prepared For

Electric Motor Repairer
Electric Motor Control Assembler
Electric Tool Repairer
Electrical Repairer (Industrial)
Electrician's Helper II
Inventory Clerk
Light Fixture Servicer
Residential Electrician
Tool Crib Attendant

Working Conditions

Lifting heavy objects
Working from ladders

Locations

Attica
Auburn
Bare Hill
Cayuga
Clinton
Collins
Coxsackie
Elmira
Fishkill
Five Points
Franklin
Gouverneur
Gowanda
Great Meadow
Green Haven
Greene
Groveland
Marcy
Mid-State
Mohawk
Orleans
Riverview
Sing Sing
Washington
Watertown
Wyoming
 

Back to Top


FLOOR COVERING

Description

The Floor Covering Course covers the installation of most floor covering materials including types of carpeting, floor tile, sheet goods, wall tile, and quarry slate. The students learn layout and measurement, floor preparation, maintenance and repair, and job estimation.

Goals

The goal of the Floor Covering Course is to provide the student with entry level skills which will enable him to be employed as a floor covering mechanic.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills.

Admission Requirements

None

Other

A New York State Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program is available.

Job Titles Prepared For

Carpet Layer
Carpet Layer Helper
Ceramic Tile Setter
Floor Covering Estimator
Floor Layer
Floor Layer Helper
Inventory Clerk
Linoleum/Vinyl Layer
Resident Tile Setter
Tool Crib Attendant
Wood Strip-Block Floor Installer

Working Conditions

Heavy lifting
Kneeling

Locations

Attica
Auburn
Bare Hill
Cape Vincent
Cayuga
Clinton
Clinton � Annex
Collins
Fishkill
Franklin
Gouverneur
Gowanda
Great Meadow
Groveland
Lakeview
Livingston
Mid-State
Mohawk
Ogdensburg
Orleans
Riverview
Willard
Wyoming

Back to Top


GENERAL BUSINESS

Description

This course provides the student with instruction on computers, calculators, transcribers and printers, including operation of software such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. In addition, instruction in shorthand, filing and mailing procedures prepares students for different office and general clerical positions.

Goals

The goal of the General Business Course is to provide the student with entry level skills for working in a business office.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

None

Other

IC3 Digital Literacy Certification, from Certiport;
MOS Certification, from Microsoft Inc.

Job Titles Prepared For

Accounting Clerk
Bookkeeper
Calculating Machine Operator
Clerk, General
Data Entry Clerk
Data Examination Clerk
Desktop Publisher
Dictation Machine Transcriber
File Clerk
Inventory Clerk
Mail Clerk
Payroll Clerk (Clerical)
Receptionist
Secretary/Administrative Assistant
Stenographer
WP/Information Processing Specialist
Word Processor/Typist


Working Conditions

Working on Computer Terminal.

Locations

Albion
Attica
Auburn
Bare Hill
Bedford Hills
Bedford Hills (RMU)
Cayuga
Clinton � Annex
Elmira
Fishkill
Five Points
Franklin
Gouverneur
Gowanda
Groveland
Hudson
Marcy
Mohawk
Mohawk (RMU)
Orleans
Riverview
Shawangunk
Taconic
Wende
Wende (RMU)
 
 
 

Back to Top


HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING

Description

Students are instructed in the installation of air conditioning and refrigeration units following blueprints and specifications, as well as diagnosis and repair of defective parts. Intensive practice is provided in soldering, pipe cutting and threading.

Goals

This course will provide the student with entry level skills as an air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic and/or repairman.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Other

NCCER training program is available.

Admission Requirements

None

Job Titles Prepared For

Air Conditioning Mechanic
Air Conditioning Mechanic Helper
Air Conditioning Installer (Domestic)
Air Conditioning Service Helper
Furnace Installer/Repairer
Gas Appliance Serviceman
Heating/Air Conditioning Installer/Servicer
Heating/Air Conditioning Installer/Helper
Inventory Clerk
Refrigeration Mechanic
Refrigeration Mechanic Helper
Tool Attendant

Working Conditions

Lifting heavy objects

Locations

Greene
Marcy
Washington
Woodbourne
Wyoming
 

Back to Top


HORSE HANDLING AND CARE

Description

The Horse Handling and Care Program provides in-stable training in grooming, feed and feeding, first aid, anatomy/physiology and stable management. Other areas of preparation are incorporated in the development of study that may center on these areas.

Goals

The goal of the Horse Handling Course is to provide the student with entry level skills as a horse handler.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

None

Job Titles Prepared For

Barn Boss
Exerciser, Horse
Farm Worker, General
Groom
Hoof and Shoe Inspector
Horse Tender
Stable Attendant
Stable Manager
Stallion Keeper

Working Conditions

None

Locations

Wallkill

Back to Top


HORTICULTURE

Description

Horticulture refers to the production, care, management and marketing of plants such as flowers, shrubs, trees, bulbs and turf. Training includes instruction and practice in techniques and methods of plant propagation, transplanting, pruning, cultivation, fertilization and greenhouse production, as well as plant identification and insect control. The student will learn basic landscape design through the use of brick, stone and wood in the construction of walks, walls and fences as well as the construction of new lawns, mowing, fertilization and insect and disease control. Instruction is given in operating various horticulture hand and power equipment, such as mowers, tractors, rototillers and other garden tools.

Goals

The goal of the Horticulture Course is to provide a student with entry level skills to be employable as Horticulturist or Groundskeeper.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

None.

Other

A New York State Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program is available.

Job Titles Prepared For

Floral Designer
Gardener Worker
Golf Course Laborer
Greenhouse Laborer
Greenhouse Worker
Groundskeeper (Industrial-Commercial)
Horticulture Specialist Grower (Field)
Horticulture Specialist Grower (Inside)
Horticulture Worker
Inventory clerk
Landscape Gardener
Landscape Laborer
Nursery Worker (Laborer)
Plant Care Worker
Plant Propagator
Segmental Paver
Tool Attendant
 

Working Conditions

None

Locations

Albion
Bare Hill
Bedford Hills
Cape Vincent
Cayuga
Clinton - Annex
Fishkill
Five Points
Franklin
Gouverneur
Gowanda
Greene
Groveland
Hudson
Lakeview
Livingston
Marcy
Mid-State
Mohawk
Ogdensburg
Otisville
Riverview
Wallkill
Washington
Watertown
Willard
Wyoming

Back to Top


INTRODUCTION TO TECHNOLOGY

Description

The core of this instruction is the study of generic skills necessary for successful participation in a variety of vocational training programs. The curriculum includes measurement, physical and mechanical principles, chemical reactions, processes, systems and design. Basic computer literacy is also included.

The program is offered in an exploratory lab setting using materials which allow students an opportunity to make things work and to understand the underlying principles of how and why they work. It affords an excellent opportunity for collaboration between academic and vocational staffs.

Goals

The goal of the Introduction to Technology course is to provide inmate students with the cognitive skills necessary for successful participation in a variety of vocational programs.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies as defined by the Employability Profile.

Admission Requirements

None

Other

IC3 Digital Literacy Certification, from Certiport

Job Titles Prepared For

None

Working Conditions

None

Locations

Franklin

Back to Top


MACHINE SHOP

Description

Students in Machine Shop are taught the operation, use and maintenance of machinery including drill presses, lathes, milling machines and surface grinders. Other areas of preparation covered are interpretation of blueprints, use of precision measurement tools, and heat treatment of metals.

Goals

The goal of the Machine Shop Course is to provide the student with entry level skills as an all-around machinist apprentice.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

None

Job Titles Prepared For

Drill Press Operator
Engine Lathe Operator
Grinder Operator
Layout Worker
Machinist
Maintenance Machinist
Milling Machine Operator
Shaper Operator
Surface Grinder Operator
Tool & Die Maker (Apprentice)
Tool Crib Attendant
Tool Maker, Bench
Turret Lathe Operator
 

Working Conditions

None

Locations

Elmira

Back to Top


MASONRY

Description

Students in masonry are taught the fundamentals of wall construction, mixing mortar, learning to work with brick, cinderblock, cement blocks and concrete. Students must also learn blueprint reading and trade mathematics.

Goals

The goal of the Mason Shop Course is to provide the student with entry level skills as a bricklayer or a mason.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

None

Other

A New York State Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program is available.
NCCER training program is available.

Job Titles Prepared For

Bricklayer
Bricklayer Helper
Cement Mason
Cement Mason Helper
Concrete Block Mason (line)
Inventory Clerk
Stone Mason
Tool Crib Attendant

Working Conditions

Climbing scaffolds
Lifting heavy weights

Locations

Auburn
Bare Hill
Cape Vincent
Cayuga
Clinton
Coxsackie
Eastern
Elmira
Five Points
Franklin
Gouverneur
Great Meadow
Greene
Marcy
Mid-State
Mohawk
Ogdensburg
Otisville
Riverview
Willard
 

Back to Top


PAINTING AND DECORATING

Description

Students in this program learn techniques of paint application to both interior and exterior surfaces. Skills taught relate to preparation of the surface, and application of stains, clear finishes and pigmented paint. Students learn techniques of wallpapering, cutting and installing glass, and wood refinishing. Instruction is given in safety procedures in handling paints, ladders and scaffolding.

Goals

The goal of the Painting Course is to provide the student with entry level skills as a painter or painter's helper.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

None

Other

A New York State Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program is available.
NCCER training program is available.

Job Titles Prepared For

Dry-Wall Taper
Interior Finish Painter
Maintenance Painter
Painter
Painter's Helper
Paperhanger
Rough Painter
Stainer, wood

Working Conditions

Working from ladders and scaffolds

Locations

Auburn
Cape Vincent
Cayuga
Collins
Coxsackie
Eastern
Elmira
Fishkill
Green Haven
Greene
Mid-State
Mohawk
Orleans
Taconic
Willard
 

Back to Top


PLUMBING AND HEATING

Description

Students in Plumbing and Heating learn the installation of water, gas, waste disposal systems, and heating units in buildings and homes. This program covers basic instruction in plumbing, including code restrictions, blueprint reading, fixtures for domestic and commercial establishments, as well as oil burner repair and servicing.

Goals

The goal of the Plumbing and Heating Course is to provide the student with entry level skills in any of the following areas: plumber, pipefitter, furnace installer, oil burner mechanic.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

None

Other

A NYS Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program is available.
NCCER training is also available.

Job Titles Prepared For

Inventory Clerk
Maintenance Plumber
Oil Burner Servicer & Installer
Plumber
Plumber Assembler Installer
Plumber's Helper
Tool Crib Attendant
 

Working Conditions

Lifting heavy weights

Locations

Attica
Collins
Coxsackie
Elmira
Five Points
Groveland
Mohawk
Sing Sing
Wende
 

Back to Top


PRINTING

Description

The Printing Course is an extensive program teaching a variety of techniques ranging from bookbinding, typesetting, and lithography (offset press work). Instruction provided in lithography includes camera operation, stripping and plate making.

Goals

The goal of the Printing Course is to develop in the student entry level skills which will enable him/her to secure employment in the printing trade.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

None

Other

A New York State Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program is available.

Job Titles Prepared For

Bindery Worker
Camera Operator (Lithographic Photographer)
Cutting Machine Operator
Darkroom Helper (Litho-Make Ready Assistant)
Desktop Publisher
Folding Machine Operator
Graphic Designer
Inventory Clerk
Layout and Paste-up (Galley Stripper)
Letter Press Operator
Offset-Plate Maker
Offset-Press Operator
Phototypesetter Operator Helper
Print Shop Helper
Process Camera Operator
Stripper
Tool Crib Attendant
 

Working Conditions

Lifting heavy weights

Locations

Attica
Bedford Hills
Clinton
Coxsackie
Elmira
Great Meadow
Green Haven
Greene
Groveland
Mid-State
Riverview
Shawangunk
Sing Sing
Woodbourne

Back to Top


PUPPIES BEHIND BARS

Description

Puppies Behind Bars trains inmates to raise puppies as guide dogs for people who are blind. The puppies live with the puppy raisers for the duration of training and then are tested for guide dog school. The inmates learn to care for, groom, feed, water, exercise and train the puppies. Course work is taught by staff from a community organization, Puppies Behind Bars.

The staff can also get involved as weekend puppy sitters. Puppy raisers who successfully complete the training will receive a job title as Animal Caretaker on their permanent file and a certificate of completion from Puppies Behind Bars. Qualified inmates in the Puppies Behind Bars program can participate in a distance learning veterinarian assistant course funded by the Puppies Behind Bars organization.

Goals

To provide guide dogs for blind people and teach inmates the skills to be animal caregivers.

Length

16 months.

Admission Requirements

The following are considered for participation:

Assessment

Testing is conducted by the Puppies Behind Bars organization.

Locations

Bedford Hills
Downstate
Fishkill
Otisville

Back to Top


RADIO AND TELEVISION REPAIR

Description

The Radio and Television Repair Program provides instruction in the servicing and construction of radios, black and white TV servicing, color servicing and test equipment. Students learn to evaluate and check units for causes of trouble using such test equipment as volt meters, signal generators and others. Instruction is provided in reading and interpreting schematic diagrams.

Goals

The goal of the Radio and Television Repair Course is to provide the student with entry level skills as a radio and/or television serviceman.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

None

Job Titles Prepared For

Audio Video Repairer
Cable TV Line Technician
Electronic Assembler
Electronics Inspector
Electronics Mechanic
Electronics Tester
Phonograph Adjuster
Production Repairer
Public Address Servicer
Radio Repairer
Radio Repairer, Domestic
Tape Recorder Repairer
Television Installer
Television Repairer, Black & White
Television Repairer, Color
Tool Crib Attendant

Working Conditions

None

Locations

Attica

Back to Top


SHELTERED WORKSHOP/ PAINT BRUSH & ROLLER FABRICATION

Description

This vocational rehabilitation program is made up of two components, an assessment center and a sheltered workshop.

After assessment, the student is placed in a work situation according to his/her functioning level and present level of performance.

Goals

The goal of the Sheltered Workshop is to find a work activity in which a student with a disability can be a productive worker.

Admission Requirements

Mental, physical or emotional handicap.

Job Titles Prepared For

Assembler
Inventory Clerk
Packager
Paint-Brush Maker
Paint-Roller Cover Maker
Paint-Roller Cover Machine Setter
Paint-Roller Winder
Tool Attendant

Working Conditions

None.

Locations

Elmira

Back to Top


SMALL ENGINE REPAIR

Description

The Small Engine Repair Course provides training in the repair and maintenance of lawn and garden equipment, recreational vehicles and motorcycles. The student is taught troubleshooting, including testing, diagnosis and repair. Skills taught will include major engine overhaul, ignition testing and servicing, fuel system servicing and repair, mower blade replacement and servicing, power drive and transmitting systems and understanding schematics and specifications.

Goals

The goal of the Small Engine Repair Course is to provide the student with entry level skills as a small engine repairman.

Admission Requirements

None

Other

This is a New York State Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program.

Job Titles Prepared For

Diesel Mechanic
Gas Engine Repairer
Gas Engine Repairer Helper
Inventory Clerk
Lawn Mower Mechanic
Motorcycle Repairer
Outboard Motor Mechanic
Parts Salesperson
Power Chain Saw Mechanic
Recreational Equipment Repairer
Small Engine Mechanic
Tool Crib Attendant

Working Conditions

Standing on feet

Locations

Attica
Bare Hill
Cayuga
Collins
Fishkill
Five Points
Gowanda
Great Meadow
Green Haven
Greene
Groveland
Hudson
Livingston
Marcy
Mid-State
Mohawk
Orleans
Otisville
Riverview
Sing Sing
Washington
Watertown
Wyoming
 

Back to Top


UPHOLSTERY

Description

The Upholstery Course provides instruction in the identification and stripping of furniture as well as the installation and application of springs, webbing, padding and other materials. Such areas as fabric identification, wood furniture framing and related mechanical drawing are included.

Goals

The goal of the Upholstery Course is to provide the students with entry level skills as a furniture upholsterer.

Length

Self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Admission Requirements

None

Job Titles Prepared For

Automobile Seat & Cover Installer
Chair Upholsterer
Cushion Maker
Furniture Upholsterer
Inventory Clerk
Skirt Panel Assembler
Springer
Tool Crib Attendant
Upholsterer Helper
Upholsterer - Inside
Upholsterer - Outside
Upholsterer Repairer
Upholstery Sewer
Wood Finisher

Working Conditions

Lifting heavy weights.

Locations

Lakeview
Livingston
Wyoming

Back to Top


WELDING

Description

Students in this program are taught the various techniques of arc, oxyacetylene, tungsten inert gas (TIG) and metallic inert gas (MIG) welding and cutting. The student learns control of equipment in the various positions of welding as well as many types of joints, beads, welds and brazes. This course includes blueprint reading, and working from layouts and diagrams.

Goals

The goal of the Welding Course is to develop in the student entry level skills as a welder.

Admission Requirements

Academic:

Interest in program participation

Physical:

Hand dexterity; eye-hand coordination
Sight or hearing impairment, color blindness, loss of, or artificial limb, asthma may prohibit participation.

Other

A NYS Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program is available.
The NCCER training program is also available.

Job Titles Prepared For

Acetylene Welder-Cutter
Arc Cutter
Arc Welder
Brazer
Combination Welder
Inventory Clerk
Layout Worker
Production Welder
Tack Welder
Tool Crib Attendant
Welders Helper


Working Conditions

Standing on feet
Indoors
Outdoors
Lifting heavy objects

Locations

Attica
Auburn
Bare Hill
Coxsackie
Eastern
Elmira
Franklin
Gouverneur
Great Meadow
Groveland
Riverview
Sing Sing
Sullivan
Washington
Woodbourne
Wyoming

Back to Top