Pre-Medical Pharmaceutical Chemistry | CISCO| Computer Repair|Microsoft Certified Application Specialist |Technical Electronics Engineering Robotics | CAD / Mechanical Engineering | Commercial Art | Graphic Communications | Web Design | Electrical Installation Technologies | Automotive Technologies
This program provides students with a broad range of laboratory skills and a strong conceptual background on the effect of pharmaceutical preparations on the human body systems. In the sophomore year, qualified students take the Science Research program, which is a pre-requisite for the next two years. In the junior year students are provided with laboratory experiences in inorganic chemistry, qualitative analysis, and organic chemistry. In the senior year, students learn about pharmacy equipment, preparation techniques, dosage forms, drug administration and absorption, cellular response and the effects on body systems: cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems. The anatomy and physiology of these systems is an integral part of the program of study. Students can enter two- or four-year colleges to further their studies and many of our students are accepted to the St. John's University School of Pharmacy. Still others go on to four-year pre-medical courses of study. Some students also qualify in their senior for the York College Bridge to Medicine Program.
Those who select this program will follow a sequence that is centered on the theory and Laboratory practice of electricity, electronics and computer circuitry. In the sophomore year, students study DC and AC electricity including the analysis of circuits containing containing resistors, capacitors and inductors. The junior year continues with electronic devices such as diodes and transistors and their application in power supply and amplifier circuits. In addition, students will have one term of Principles of Robotics. The senior year focuses on the circuitry of computers. Areas include Boolean algebra, number systems, combinational and sequential circuits. Extensive hands on laboratory activities and integrated throughout the program including computer labs utilizing Electronics Workbench and Office 2000 software. Senior Robotics students will prepare for national robotics competitions.
Students enter this program in the fall term of the junior year after taking two terms of DC electricity. They begin with the elements of drafting using drawing boards and instruments. The junior year is the study of machine design, an Introduction of Computer Aided Design (CAD), utilizing the industry standard AutoCAD software. The senior year continues with advanced CAD topics as well as courses in Architecture and Principles of Engineering. This latter course is centered on a series of projects wherein student work in teams.
The sequence of courses introduces and builds on fundamental networking concepts and technologies. Students are taught skills necessary to plan, implement, manage and troubleshoot computer-based networks across a range of applications. Students will also learn how to setup and secure wireless networks using Linksys routers and equipment. Upon completion of the programs, students qualify to take the Cisco Certified network Associate (CCNA) industry recognized certification exam.
This course teaches the fundamentals, concepts and technologies of computers (Desktops/Laptops), printers (Inkjet/Laser Printer), and networking. Students learn how to assemble and configure computers and printers. Students also learn how to maintain and troubleshoot computers and to diagnose printer faults. Furthermore, students will be educated with the knowledge of network topologies (types of network designs), network cabling/connector types and how to set-up a Network (LAN and Wireless/PC or Laptop). Upon completion of the program, students qualify to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam.
This program is designed to provide instruction in the four major applications in the Microsoft Office 2007 suite of programs, which includes Microsoft Word 2007, Microsoft Excel 2007, Microsoft Access 2007 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. Students who successfully master the course will have the opportunity to achieve certification on the above four applications. In addition, students who achieve certifications in all the applications as well as meet all other Regents requirements will earn an Advanced Regents Diploma as a Microsoft Certifies Application Specialist. Furthermore, students who enroll in college will have the opportunity to submit the Microsoft Certifications for elective college credit.
Students learn the fundamentals of commercial art including creative thinking, typography, and product design. They use traditional art media and non-traditional 2D and 3D media, including the computer. They are introduced to several Adobe programs, including Illustrator and Photoshop. In the junior year students split their time between the art classroom and the computer lab. Students also create portfolios for college admission, scholarship applications, and job interviews. The course culminates in the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) exam in Advertising Art.
Students learn the fundamentals of graphic arts including typography, desktop publishing; Digital Photography, B/W Photography; Advertising Design; Package Design, Xerox digital printing, Adobe Creative Suite CS4, and Quark Xpress 8. During the 11th and 12th grades, students will concentrate on Graphic Design by using the Adobe Creative Suite programs to emphasize photo retouching, photo manipulation and design using Adobe Photoshop, Layout Design using InDesign/Quark Xpress 8, drawing techniques and logo design using Illustrator, a Vector Art program, B/W and digital photography. Students are also offered in-house internships as well as internships through the Center for Arts in various design companies. Students also have the opportunity to enter may design competitions where prizes and recognition are given. Upon completion of the program students may obtain certificates in Adobe Certified Associate.
This course of study proceeds from the wiring of simple circuits, low voltage circuits to the study of sophisticated control systems. Devices studied and used run the gamut from signal systems, burglar alarms and other low voltage systems to computer-controlled motors, operations and robotics. The electrical and electronics theory is taught over a three-year span. This program prepares students with the skills necessary to enter industry directly or to enter college to pursue other electrical careers, such as electrical engineering.
This program covers a three-year sequence during which student are given a number of options and course selections. in the first year of the program, students are assigned to alternating programs in automobile engine and auto electric shops. Major components of the modern automobile, including brakes, transmissions, front-ends, as well as computers, fuel injection and exhaust emission systems are analyzed with an emphasis placed on practical experience gained through a hands-on approach. Automobile chassis and engine performance and tune-up are studied in the junior year. During the senior year, students may select a concentration in either the live repair shop or our automotive body repair and paint shop. Those students who opt for live shop gain valuable hands-on experience through actual repair of on-road automobiles. This work includes engine swaps, brake reconditioning, engine tune-ups and all phases of general automobile mechanical repair.
Students who opt for the Auto Body concentration learn all phases of exterior and interior refinishing. The selection and matching of paints is a major part of this instruction. Customizing and detailing are done when necessary. The course also covers all aspects of metal and body repair. Welding and brazing procedures such as oxyacetylene, MIG and arc welding are an important part of the program. Estimating the cost of repairs and the purchasing of parts is also included. A hands-on approach is utilizing along with theory to maximize practical experience and exposure to the automobile industry.