Kenneth R. Burr, Executive Director
(631) 425-9050 ext.260
Wilson Technological Center is the Career and Technical Education Division of Western Suffolk BOCES. For 50 years, Wilson Tech has helped teenagers and adults enter the labor force with skills for satisfying and successful careers. Programs at all Wilson Technological Centers also provide a foundation for post secondary education.
Adults can upgrade their skills or develop new ones by registering for a Tech course today! If you are uncertain about a career direction, our career counselors can help you find the path that fits your talents and interests.
Committees representing the Long Island business community help insure that Tech programs are compatible with employment opportunities and current technology. Wilson Tech's Job Placement Office offers lifetime assistance to those who successfully complete a Tech program.
Secondary Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Kenneth R. Burr, 631/425-9050 ext.260
CTE students spend half day in their home high school and half day at Wilson Tech. Tech's main sites are located in Dix Hills, Republic Airport Farmingdale, Northport and Huntington. In addition, there is one specialized satellite location at the Equestrian Center at Thomas School of Horsemanship, Melville. Academic subjects for credit and academic intervention programs are provided at district request at no additional cost. Credit-bearing courses in English Language Arts and Mathematics, Science, Health, Physical Education, and a variety of academic electives are among the academic services available to help students meet scheduling and diploma requirements. Almost 60% of Tech program completers in 2010 are pursuing further education, many with advanced standing.
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Wilson Tech students can earn the prestigious technical endorsement on their Regents diplomas when they successfully complete one of Tech's eligible programs, pass Career & Financial Management and pass nationally accredited exams.
Students enrolled in Tech programs can also:
Earn up to four academic credits (one each in Math, Science, ELA and Social Studies)
Participate in a work-based experience
Develop a detailed employability profile identifying the skills they have mastered
631/261-3600, ext. 201
One way to help high school students achieve commencement level Career Development and Occupational Studies ( CDOS) Learning Standards is to provide supervised Career Education work experience and internships. This work-based learning program helps connect what students learn in school with a real work experience. Students attend their high school for related instruction and are placed and supervised in local businesses and industries. Students can earn a CTE sequence or additional credits towards a sequence.
631/425-9050, ext. 260
Smaller class size programs help prepare classified students, ages 16-21, for potential employment upon graduation or for entry into advanced programs with support in Secondary Career and Technical Education (program #101). Students, referred to the program by their local school districts, spend one-half day at their home high school and one-half day at a Tech campus.
Our Career Assessment center, located at Wilson Tech's Manor Plains campus, evaluates students' career and academic strengths and weaknesses and uses this information to match the students with appropriate career choices. Interest inventories, aptitude tests and a comprehensive career assessment system- Career Scope- provide a complete level 2 assessment.
Smaller class size programs are available in:
Building & Grounds Maint.
Design and Production Tech.
(use Program #419.200 for all)
631/667-6000, ext. 304
Located at Wilson Tech's Dix Hills campus, the center offers programming for "at risk" students who can also participate in career and technical education programs or work experience.
631/667-6000, ext. 304
Provides 16 to 18 year old students an opportunity to achieve a high school equivalency (GED) diploma. This program serves eligible students who cannot earn the number of credits necessary to receive a diploma, or who have been out of school (grade 9 or above) for at least one year. Students attend classes at least 14 hours per week.
631/667-6000, ext. 304
Courses are taught in Spanish to prepare students age 16 to 21 to take the equivalency exam in Spanish. English instruction is offered to help prepare these students for the English proficiency exam. Basic skills instruction is also available to help raise a student's academic standing.
631/667-6000, ext. 304
Students in grades 10-12 can complete their high school education and earn a diploma granted by their home school district. Those with attendance or social adjustment problems or those in need of supportive services not available at their home school may find this program helpful. Students may remain in the program for as long as necessary to meet the requirements for a high school diploma. Flexible hours along with web-based instruction are available to address the individual needs of each student.
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Students entering the ninth grade for the first time and at risk of academic failure are candidates for this one-year program. This specially designed, self-contained program aims to prepare students to return as a 10th grader to a regular classroom schedule at the home school.
631/667-6000, ext. 650
With a connection to the internet, high school students can now complete or supplement their high school education at their own pace. Wilson Tech offers online courses ranging from credit recovery to Advanced Placement. With Tech's online learning program, your students can:
o Choose when and where to study.
o Make-up missed credits to graduate on time.
o Solve scheduling conflicts.
o Accelerate to complete high school early.
o Review for SAT and AP exams.
o Take AP or other courses not offered.
o Study while on medical leave.
School districts can add online courses that meet NYS Learning Standards to their own curriculum through an agreement with Western Suffolk BOCES. Take a minute to see how easy it is to navigate our site. At www.onlinehs.org you will find courses that students can use in three ways:
Online courses provide 'anytime and anywhere' learning. Students can complete course material at their own pace in the comfort of their own home, in your school's library, or any remote location. Courses are available 24/7.
Under this option, online courses with quizzes and homework assignments are offered in a classroom setting. Students can also access material from home. Hybrid courses can be utilized in a computer lab environment where a group of students take individualized courses that are proctored by one teacher.
Teachers in a traditional classroom setting can add an online component that incorporates related course material, practice tests and homework assignments.
631/667-6000, ext. 304
This support service provides child care, parenting instruction and support services for pregnant and/or parenting students. Parenting instruction affords each student the necessary support and counseling in caring for his/her child. Home instruction is available for the period before and after the birth of the child.
631/667- 6000, ext. 304
Students with disabilities enrolled in CTE programs or in our Center for Alternative Education may require specific support services to supplement their overall educational program. Related services available include:
o Tech Enrichment
o Special Education consultant teacher
631/667-6000, ext. 300
The program provides GED preparation, academic remediation, ESL, career and technical education, counseling, and support services for out-of-school youth and teen parents under 21 years of age not currently enrolled in school. Students are self-referred, or enrolled at district request. Monthly rosters are sent to district representatives to confirm residency and to report enrollment.
Adult Career Education
631/667-6000, ext 320
There are more than 350 full and part-time career-related programs for adults. This self-supporting program uses tuition, financial aid, and state and federal grant funds. The wide range of course offerings range from Aircraft Mechanics to Computers to Fashion Design to Welding.
667-6000, ext. 320
Careerlearn.org is our online learning portal for adults. While individuals may register for over 250 courses, districts may elect to provide online courses via their own adult programs by purchasing blocks of classes and include online web courses within their roster of adult offerings. Courses offered in Adult Career and Technical Education and careerlearn.org may be adapted for use in staff development for maintenance and operations, or for clerical and computer support personnel.
631/667-6000, ext. 327
The Career Center programs provide support services and literacy programs for adults at no cost to districts. Programs include adult basic education (ABE) for individuals who have limited reading and math skills; high school equivalency classes for those seeking a General Education Diploma (GED); the GRASP/Home Study programs for those who prefer to study for their equivalency exams in the privacy of their own homes; the External Diploma Program (EDP) for those seeking a high school diploma through verifiable life skills; English as a Second Language (ESL) for those with limited English; Citizenship Education for those seeking permanent residency status. Services are offered at BOCES locations and over 25 community sites.
631/261-3600, ext. 219
The full and part-time Health Career programs offered at Wilson Tech's Northport campus help adult students to prepare for many employment opportunities in health care. Programs include Practical Nursing, Surgical Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nurse Assisting, Pharmacy Technician and Medical Laboratory/Medical Assisting. Supervised clinical experience is provided at local hospitals, long-term care facilities, imaging centers and medical offices.
Graduates of the Health Career programs are eligible to sit for state and national examinations which provide successful candidates with a license/certification in the corresponding field of study.
631/667-6000, ext. 320
The Health & Safety program ensures that school districts are in compliance with various health and safety requirements and that districts are aware of available preventive measures to protect employees and students. These health and safety education courses meet the training requirements of applicable federal and state regulatory agencies. Classes are offered to one employee or groups.
Health and Safety courses are provided at one of Wilson Technological Center's conveniently located campuses, or at the district site.
Public Safety & Education
Defensive Driving - NY Safety Program
Commercial Driver Training
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation/AED
American Heart Assocation courses are taught by certified instructors.
CPR certification is valid for two years; first aid certification is for three years.
Adult CPR/AED Training
Standard First Aid
Infant and Child CPR
CPR & AED for Coaches
First Aid for Coaches
Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
Preventing Violence in the Workplace
Basic Forklift Operating Training
Security Guard Training
Security Guard: 8-hour pre-service training
Security Guard: 16-hour on-the-job training
Security Guard: 8-hour in-service training
631/549-4900, ext. 222
The Board of Cooperative Educational Services of western Suffolk County, New York, does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, creed, ethnic origin, marital status, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability or handicap in the educational programs or activities it operates. This policy of non-discrimination includes the recruitment, hiring and advancement of employees; salaries, pay and other benefits; counseling services to students; and student access to course offerings; lawful political activities; educational programs and other activities; and the business activities of the Board. The coordinator of activities relating to compliance with Title IX and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) is Dr. Michael J. Mensch, who may be contacted at 507 Deer Park Rd., Dix Hills, NY 11746 or 631/549-4900, ext. 222.
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