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Career & Technical Education (CTE) and New Vision Programs
Career & Technical Education (CTE) and New Vision classes at the Thompson Road (Syracuse) and Cortlandville (Cortland) education campuses are designed for students who are on a college track or planning an immediate entry into the workforce. Please watch our overview videos or browse our specific programs from the links below to learn more. You can also download our CTE & New Vision Programs brochure here.
Video Overview - All OCM BOCES CTE Programs      Video Overview: Onondaga-area BOCES Only / Cortland-area BOCES Only
 Career & Technical Education Programs New Vision Programs
   Health Occupations
   Heavy Equipment Repair, Operation & Diesel Technology (Syracuse)
   Laboratory Technology (Syracuse) 
   Media Marketing Communications (Syracuse)
   Physical Therapy Professions (Cortland)
   Physical Therapy Professions (Syracuse)
   Welding Technology

      Interested in learning about our business-embedded CTE programs? Click here to learn more.

State-approved CTE programs in all NYS districts
The Career Development Program is a half-day academic and experiential learning program for students in grades 9-12. This program is designed to introduce students to the world of work and assist them in satisfying the CDOS (Career Development Occupational Studies) credential requirements, as well as help them earn high school credits. The curriculum is built around 21st century leadership skills, which include communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. Students will learn about customer service and use these skills during work-based learning experiences.

Key concepts are emphasized in the program’s two subject areas: Retail and Foodservice Industry and Facilities and Grounds Maintenance. Applied Science, Consumer Mathematics, Health, Nutrition and Wellness and Career and Financial Management are also offered. Throughout the year, each career development student will have the opportunity to learn how to solve problems in everyday life and in their anticipated career.

The Career Development program is offered at our Thompson Road Campus (Syracuse). Please click here to download a program brochure or contact Joe Colligan at for more information.
The OCM BOCES Career and Technical Education Alumni Hall of Fame was established in 2011 to honor individuals who have graduated from our Career and Technical Education programs and who demonstrate leadership in their field. Each year, nominations are solicited and reviewed by a subcommittee made up from our OCM BOCES Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee. The committee reviews the nominations for the following qualifications:
  1. OCM BOCES Career and Technical Education Graduate;
  2. Engagement in an occupation related to the program completed at OCM BOCES;
  3. Demonstrate leadership in his/her field;
  4. Exercise civic responsibility.
The winners of the award will have a commemorative plaque placed in the "Hall of Fame" in their respective campus of graduation.

PLEASE CLICK HERE for more information and nomination forms.


Eric Comtois
Director of CTE & Innovative Education
P: (315) 431-8407


84% of our New Vision Grads go on to
study in the medical fields of their choice, including radiology, nursing,
and pediatrics.