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Fall '14 Classes


Full-time Programs

Western Suffolk BOCES offers full-time courses at Wilson Tech campuses in Northport and Farmingdale. These programs will help adults prepare for the following:

  • NYS Cosmetology license
  • NYS Esthetics license
  • NATEF Automotive Technician certification
  • FAA Airframe license
  • FAA Powerplant license
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography certificate for registry exam
  • Medical Assisting certification
  • NYS Nursing Assisting certification
  • NYS Practical Nursing license
  • Surgical Technology certification

Start working now to earn the credentials you need!

 

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    Cosmetology *

     Diagnostic Medical Sonography *

    Esthetics *

     Medical Assisting

Automotive Technician Training *

     Nursing Assisting

Aviation maintenance Technology *

     Practical Nursing *

     Surgical Technology *

 

* These seven programs qualify for Title IV funding. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Call (631) 261-3600 x214.

 

Gainful Employment Information (based on 2012-13 data)

To help prospective students make informed choices about the full-time programs Western Suffolk BOCES offers, details about graduation and employment rates are available as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

 


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COSMETOLOGY

631-261-3600 x204

The Cosmetology program through Western Suffolk BOCES at Wilson Tech's Northport campus is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences.

Students who successfully complete the BOCES Cosmetology School are eligible to take the NYS Cosmetology exam for a cosmetology license.

For a detailed brochure, click here.

For those with artistic flair, cosmetology offers a wide variety of opportunities. Learn care of the skin, hair, scalp, and nails in this 1,000-hour program as you prepare for NYS licensing. Students enjoy practicing on mannequins and fellow classmates as they study hairstyling, coloring, perms and relaxers, make-up application and manicures.Many graduates combine their beauty skills with their business training to open their own businesses. The field offers much flexibility for those who need to work variant schedules.

 

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Convenient monthly payment plans are also available.

 

New students can begin on the first school day of every module with approval of the counselor and instructor. Schedule an appointment with a counselor before admission. Call 631/261-3600, x204.

 

Program Handbook

 

Gainful Emploment Information for Cosmetology (based on 2012-13 data)

 

Satisfactory Academic Performance

 

ESTHETICS

631-261-3600 x204

The Esthetics program through Western Suffolk BOCES at Wilson Tech's Northport campus is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences.

Students who successfully complete the BOCES Esthetics School are eligible to take the NYS Esthetics exam for an esthetics license.

For a detailed brochure, click here.

Esthetics, the field of skin care and make-up, is now a specialty requiring a separate NYS license in Esthetics. This 600-hour course will cover anatomy and physiology, bacteriology, sterilization, structure and function of the skin, facial procedures, use of various machines, waxing, basic make-up techniques, and business practices. Salons throughout the country offer flexible employment opportunities to licensed estheticians. Major retailers, department stores and manufacturers also hire estheticians who can earn high commissions with demonstrated sales records. Many graduates combine their beauty skills with their business training to open their own businesses.

 

Financial aid is available to students who qualify. Convenient monthly payment plans are also available.

 

New students can begin on the first school day of every module with approval of the counselor and instructor. Schedule an appointment with a counselor before admission. Call 631/261-3600, x204.

 

Program Handbook

 

Gainful Emploment Information for Esthetics (based on 2012-13 data)

 

Satisfactory Academic Performance

 

 


Automotive Technology

631-667-6000, ext. 320

For a detailed brochure, click here.

Vehicles are far more sophisticated today than in previous decades and require technicians with more advanced technical training and computer skills. Wilson Tech, accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), is equipped to teach you the skills that will help you advance in this field. Upon successful completion you will be prepared to sit for the corresponding certification exams which stress knowledge of job-related skills and lead to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification.

 

Automotive Technician, Full-time Days

Learn the theory and skills to diagnose, service and repair cars, SUV's and light duty trucks. You will use up-to-date electronic and hydraulic equipment to precisely diagnose today's sophisticated vehicle. Prerequisite: Students must attend a 4-hour safety orientation workshop. Textbooks included. Uniform required. New students may begin on the first day of most modules.

  • Electrical/Electronic systems
  • Automatic Transmission & Transaxle
  • Engine Performance
  • Engine Repair
  • Suspension and Steering Systems
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Brakes
  • Manual Drive Train & Axles
Call (631) 261-3600, x204 for an appointment before entering program and for information about the pre-entrance requirements and financial help that is available to those who qualify.
 

Gainful Emploment Information for Automotive Technology (based on 2012-13 data)

 

Satisfactory Academic Performance

   
   

 

 

 

 


Aviation maintenance Technology
for FAA Airframe & FAA Powerplant Licenses

This program is an approved Federal Aviation Regulation School (FAR147) and is endorsed by the Federal Aviation Administration.

7200 Republic Airport

Farmingdale , NY

Debra Montaruli, Principal

Barry Schaefer, Program Liaison

631-752-1957

 

 

For a detailed brochure, click here.

With three major metropolitan airports, six regional airports and numerous power stations on Long Island, opportunities for career growth are tremendous for well-trained aviation maintenance technicians. Certified technicians with FAA Airframe and FAA Powerplant licences will find good salaries, excellent benefits and personal satisfaction in this exciting field.

 

For more than 30 years, the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at Western Suffolk BOCES has prepared students to become certified FAA Airframe and FAA Powerplant technicians. The BOCES' program at the Republic Airport campus offers small classes, state-of-the-art equipment and highly skilled and experienced instructors.

 

Program Handbook

Visit our AMT website

 

Gainful Emploment Information for Aviation Maintenance Technology (based on 2012-13 data)

 

Satisfactory Academic Performance

 

 

 


Health

Health Careers Office

BOCES’s North Shore Campus

152 Laurel Hill Road

Northport, NY

Kathi Baker, Principal

631-261-3721

kbaker@wsboces.org

 

Western Suffolk BOCES offers the following full-time courses that will help adults develop the skills for a satisfying career in the ever-expanding health care field. Start working now to earn the credentials you need.

 

National Center for Competency testing

The NCCT recognizes the curricula used in the adult health career programs of Western Suffolk BOCES. Students completing a sequence of courses are eligible to sit for the national examinations for certification. Fees for each exam are to be made payable to the NCCT. Information will be provided in each health-related course, or call our Health Careers Office at 631-261-3727.

 

Pre-Entrance Exams and Prep Courses

To enter our Practical Nursing (PN), Surgical Technology or Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs, you must first pass a pre-entrance exam. Call the Health Careers Office at 631-261-3727 for specific details.

 

 

 

 

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

631-261-3721

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

 

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

1361 Park St.

Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350
(www.caahep.org)
upon the
recommendation of the
Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

For a detailed brochure,
click here.

Learn the fascinating field of sonography. This 24-month program integrates basic sciences, medical sciences and instruction in Diagnostic Sonography with supervised clinical experience in hospitals and doctor's offices from Manhattan to Southampton. Students gain valuable hands-on experience in several three-month clinical rotations. Successful completion of the program leads to a certificate that qualifies you to sit for any of the five registry exams for Diagnostic Medical Sonography immediately upon graduation.

 

Prerequisites: high school diploma or equivalent; a minimum grade of "C" in college level credit bearing courses in general physics, anatomy and physiology I and II, algebra, and English; and a satisfactory score on the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills). The test covers reading comprehension, basic math, science, and English and language skills. If you meet the above requirements and score in the 50th percentile or higher, you will receive an invitation to apply. Graduates from other health programs are welcome to apply. Classroom instruction is at BOCES' Northport campus. Courses begin in July and have vacation during holiday periods. (2,800 hrs, 280 CEU)

              

Financial aid, grants and loans available.

 

Gainful Emploment Information for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (based on 2012-13 data)

 

Start your application process here:

 

 

Medical AssistingMedical Assisting 2013-2014

631-261-3721

 

For a detailed brochure,
click here

Become one of the most versatile members of the health care team as you prepare to work as a medical assistant in physicians’ offices, hospitals and clinics. Duties include running the front office, receptionist functions, bookkeeping, and filing. Assist the physician with examinations and treatments, medications, perform EKG’s and simple laboratory procedures.

 

Study topics including hematology, urinalysis, phlebotomy, basic blood banking, and routinely performed chemistry tests. Daytime cinical experience provided in local medical offices and clinics. Those who successfully complete this program are eligible to sit for two national certification exams--Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy.

 

Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and a successful score on TABE test. Note: High school diploma or equivalent is required to sit for national certification exams. Exam will be given after program completion. Testing fees additional.

 

Uniform and physical exam required. Textbook additional. Payment plan available. Classes usually start in January and September. Offered at BOCES' Northport campus. Call 631/261-3721 x 219 for an appointment to discuss preparation for the TABE test. (400 hrs, 40 CEU)

 

 

Nurse Assisting

 631-261-3721Nurse Assistant 2013-2014

Approved by the NYS Education Department.

For a detailed brochure,
click here.

Prepare to begin your nursing career as a nurse assistant. Covers basic procedures in bedside nursing care, theory, medical ethics, and clinical supervision in a local health facility. Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible to take the Nurse Assistant Certification Examination which qualifies students for a listing in the NYS registry.

 

Requirements: Personal interview, satisfactory scores on TABE test and physical examination.

 

Program is 200 hours. Day program takes approximately 2 months to complete. Evening program takes approximately 6 months to complete. Offered at Wilson Tech’s Northport campus.

 

Additional costs for designated uniform, physical exam, textbook and fee for the NYS certification examination. Payment plans, grants and loans available for those who qualify. Call 631-667-6000 x327 to register. (200 hrs., 20 CEU)

 

 

Practical Nursing

 631-261-3727

Approved by the NYS Education Department.

 

For a detailed brochure, click here.

Learn the skills and knowledge necessary to be a valuable member of today’s health care team. BOCES' program helps prepare you for licensing as a practical nurse. The low ratio of students to faculty allows many opportunities for individualized instruction.

              

For those planning to pursue additional training in the field of nursing, BOCES School of Practical Nursing is affiliated with registered nursing programs at Helene Fuld College of Nursing, Nassau Community College, Suffolk Community College, SUNY Farmingdale, Molloy College and Dowling College. Advanced placement is available in the Surgical Technology Program upon graduation.

              

Full-time day programs start in March and take 18 months to complete. Classes meet Mon. - Thurs. 9 am - 1:15 pm and every other Friday 8 am - 3:15 pm.

 

The evening program includes two Saturday classes each month. Classes for the evening program start in September and March, and take 18 months to complete.

 

The part-time day program takes two calendar years to complete. It begins in September and ends in June. Prerequisite: High school diploma or equivalent plus satisfactory score on pre-entrance exam.

              

Tuition includes fees for stethoscope, surgical scissors and nursing pin. Additional costs for textbooks, uniforms, licensing fee, physical exam, liability insurance and CPR certification are required for entering program. Financial aid, payment plans, grants and loans available for those who qualify.

 

Offered at BOCES' Northport campus. (1,350 hrs, 135 CEU).

 

Gainful Emploment Information for Practical Nursing (based on 2012-13 data)

 

Start your application process here:

 

 

 

Surgical Technology

631-261-3721

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

 

 For a detailed brochure,
click here.

 

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

1361 Park St.

Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350

(www.caahep.org)
upon the
recommendation of the
Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

 

Learn to work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists and registered nurses to provide direct patient care throughout surgery. Study setting up the operating room, prepping patients, the disease process and instrumentation. You will be assigned to a local health care facility to work under an experienced health care professional.

              

This program will prepare you for employment in operating rooms, surgical offices, delivery rooms, emergency departments, physician and dentist offices, central supply services, cardiac catheterization clinics, tissue banks and ambulatory surgical care sites. Advanced placement is available in the Practical Nursing Program upon graduation.

 

Prerequisite: High school diploma or equivalent plus satisfactory score on pre-entrance exam.

              

Financial aid, loans, grants and payment plans available to those who qualify. Additional costs include textbooks, malpractice insurance, uniform, CPR certification, and a complete physical examination. (1,200 hrs, 120 CEUs). Offered at BOCES' Northport campus. Classes begin in March and September each year and takes 12 months to complete. Upon completion of the program the graduate will be eligible to apply to the National Board of Surgical Technology & Surgical Assisting to take the National Certification Examination provided all eligibility requirements are met.

 

Gainful Employment Information for Surgical Technololgy (based on 2012-13 data)

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