We are starting this pilot program with our 10th-year students to participate in a College and Career Prep Workshop. This course is a 30-hour course that will explain the purpose of attending college, assist students with overcoming obstacles to achieve goals, assist with college applications, and provide methods on how to thrive in college by focusing on time management and study skills. The course will be held at Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High school after school and will run until the end of January. Meeting times and dates will soon be announced once the program is finalized.


Please note that this is a prerequisite for future CUNY college courses. If you are interested in this program and can commit to attending all 30 hours total after school, please register for this program using the link that was sent to your family’s email account. If you did not receive any registration email, please email [email protected]. We will reply with the registration link. Please indicate the student’s name and OSIS number in the email.


*If you are ready to enroll, please click on the corresponding link below based on your current grade level.




If you need more information, please read the descriptions of each College Course Offering listed below. 


FUTURE READY: Education Track


  • 11th Grade: EDUC 10 and EN 101
  • 12th Grade: Psychology 101 and SP211 Speech Communications


EDUC-101 Contemporary Education: Principles and Practices

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 4 class hours

Credits: 4

Pre-requisites (if any): (or Co-requisite:) Students must complete any developmental requirements in English (see Proficiency in Math and English) prior to taking this course or enroll in ENGL-101 and BE-102 at the same time as this course. To be eligible, students must have a 75 or better on the English common core or 85 or better in English after the completion of 4 semesters of high school English

This course will examine the historical, philosophical and sociological foundations of American education. Students will study the evolution of educational theory and research-based practices that promote social, emotional, and cognitive development and enhance learning. Attention will be paid to a comparative analysis of past and contemporary political, philosophical, and sociological factors that influence and shape education decision-making.

The course introduces students to the reflective decision-making model through readings, in-class activities and discussions, and intensive writing exercises. Students will directly observe the teaching and learning process through the experience of a required internship in a public or private educational institution with field hours to be arranged. Students will also be introduced to the applications of technology in the classroom.


EN101  English Composition 3 credits, 3 class hours, 1 recitation hour per week

Eligibility: 75 or greater on the English Regents or a minimum GPA of 85 after four semesters of high school English of the Regents have not yet been taken

Development of a process for producing intelligent essays that are clearly and effectively written: library work, 6,000 words of writing, both formal themes written for evaluation and in informal writing such as the keeping of a journal. During the recitation hour, students review grammar and syntax, sentence structure, paragraph development and organization, and the formulation of thesis statements.  


PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits, 3 hours per week

Eligibility: 75 or greater on the ELA Regents or a minimum GPA of 85 after four semesters of high school English if the English Regents have not been taken.

This course is an introduction to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Topics include research methods, biological basis of brain and mind, sensation-perception, sleep and states of consciousness, learning-memory, development, cognition-intelligence, motivation-emotion, personality, abnormal psychology-therapy and social psychology. Research findings and principles related to everyday life. 


SP211 Speech Communications  3 class hours, 3 credits

Eligibility: High school recommendation/minimum score of 65+ ELA Regents, or if the Regents have not yet been taken, a passing high school average. 

Study of oral communication and its role in contemporary society. Emphasis on listening, interpersonal communication, small group decision making and public speaking.Informative and persuasive speaking.


FUTURE READY: IT Data Analytics Track


  • 11th Grade: ET  501 and ET 502
  • 12th Grade: ET 710 and ET 718 


ET 501 Computer Applications

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 laboratory hours

Credits: 1

Pre-requisites (if any): None

Co-requisites (if any): None

A practical course for the technically oriented student to provide an understanding of how to use the computer as an engineering tool. Topics include: computer operation, word processing to enhance lab reports, input/output devices, graphics software, technical use of spreadsheets, use of application programs, telecommunications and information accessing, and computer sound. Provides hands-on experience in the Department's computer center with applications specific to Engineering Technology.


ET 502 Introduction to Computer Programming

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 laboratory hours

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): TECH 100 or Departmental Permission

This course introduces to Visual Basic, which is designed for students with no prior computer programming experience. The course follows a problem-solving strategy from the beginning, allowing students to fully develop their logic and reasoning. A broad range of real-world examples, exercises, case studies and programming projects gives students real hands-on experience.


ET 710 - Front-End UI/UX Web Development: 2 class hours, 2 laboratory hours

Credits: 3

This course focuses on students developing competency in coding the user experience and user interaction (UI/UX) for front-end, browser-based web applications using HTML, CSS, Frameworks and industry tooling. The student will publish static websites to the internet using traditional web servers and modern object storage while learning current best practices and design patterns for UI/UX website implementation. Topics include: the HTML & CSS languages, Frameworks, responsive web design, source code/version control, an introduction to routing, application programing interfaces (API), API query languages and the fundamentals of cloud computing. Hands-on lab activities and projects complement lecture topics.


ET 718 Database Technology Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 2 class hours, 2 laboratory hours

Credits: 3

This course focuses on backend development for data-driven websites. Students will create data-driven websites. Topics include: SQL, NOSQL, industry standard web frameworks, responsive web design, server side data input & validation, source and revision control.