Capital District Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)
a division of Hudson Valley Community College
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Programs

Programs at the EOC are designed to prepare its graduates for the skills necessary for today’s work environment. Many include state and national certifications.


 

Academic Enrichment

The Academic Enrichment program assists students with improving their reading, language and/or math skills to levels needed for entrance into other EOC academic programs and may be the first step to the goal of earning a High School Equivalency (HSE) or enrolling in college.

Reading comprehension, word identification, critical thinking skills, vocabulary acquisition, writing improvement, math computation and problem solving, calculator application, computer literacy and interaction, and the study skills of note-taking, test-taking, and concentration techniques are the main instructional areas.

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Building Trades

The Building Trades program prepares students in the skills necessary for entry-level positions in the building construction field.

Skill areas include shop safety, electrical wiring, plumbing, dry wall, carpentry, painting and proper use of tools and machinery. Green applications, energy efficiency and special projects are incorporated into all aspects of this program as well as the practical experience for internal and external projects.

Technical Math is a component of the program. The Hudson Valley Community College Building Science online course is offered as an elective during the Building Trades program.

Successful completion of this program provides graduates with the opportunity to earn the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) construction-safety certification.

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College Preparation

The College Preparation program assists students in gaining the prerequisite skills necessary for college entrance and success.

Courses available are reading, writing and algebra. The student will enhance and improve vocabulary, reading rate, critical reflection in reading, paragraph and essay writing, grammar consistency, computer usage and advanced study skills.

Students will receive instruction and support to assist with a smooth college transition.

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Cosmetology

The Cosmetology program provides instruction involving a minimum of 1,000 hours of Cosmetology theory, practical application and simulated skill training in preparation to pass the New York State Cosmetology License Exam.

Instructional theory includes anatomy, chemistry, skin and scalp disorders and diseases, bacteriology, salon safety, and health standards. Through demonstration, hands-on practice, instructional videos, computer training software and workbook activities, the students will learn cosmetology theory, hair cutting, coloring, permanents, waving, relaxers, styling, manicures, pedicures, facial massage, salon safety, health standards and salon management. Students also receive computer training in personalized styling and salon management software.

Clinic services to the community, state board simulations, study skills, and customer service enhancement are regular components offered in the program.

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Cosmetology State Board Exam Preparation

The Cosmetology State Board Exam Preparation program is designed to provide review and practice two-to-three weeks prior to students taking the New York State Cosmetology License Exam.

Only students who have already completed 1,000 documented hours in the state-required competencies from a certified cosmetology instructor and training facility are eligible.

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Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts program provides a course of study for those interested in entry-level positions in the food service industry. Students enrolled in the Culinary Arts program will have experience in all rotations in the kitchen laboratory, including providing lunch for EOC students and staff and executing wait staff techniques.

The training includes theory and practice of hot and cold food production, desserts, entrees, catering, methods and procedures of stocks and sauces, knife skills, mis en place, weights, measures and mixing methods, cooking techniques, breads, kitchen equipment utilization and lite fare cuisine. Culinary Math is a component of the program.

Successful completion of this program provides graduates with the opportunity to earn the globally recognized National Restaurant Association ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification.

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English as a Second Language (ESL)

The English as a Second Language programs allow students with limited English proficiency the opportunity to master speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English.

Students receive basic instruction in computer operation and have access to numerous software programs available to help them achieve their language goals.

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High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation

The High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation Program provides instruction in preparation for its graduates to take the New York HSE Exam. Students receive instruction in English grammar and usage, essay writing, social studies, science, literature and the arts, math, study skills and test-taking techniques.

Students are also provided with the opportunity to interact with various HSE computer-based programs.

The Official Practice Test is administered to students in order to help determine their readiness to sit for the HSE exam.

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Medical Office Administration (MOA)

The Medical Office Administration (MOA) program is designed to provide instruction in a variety of clerical support skills necessary for successful employment within a health care setting.

Students receive instruction in medical filing; medical terminology and anatomy; records management; medical-legal guidelines; insurance; scheduling and appointment monitoring; and database and enhanced keyboarding skills.

The program also provides graduates with the opportunity to earn globally recognized Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)and Medical Billing and Coding certifications.

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National Work Readiness Credential Exam Preparation

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The National Work Readiness Credential Exam Preparation prepares individuals with the skills needed to prepare to pass the National Work Readiness Credential (WRC) exam.

Skills developed in program include the following: listening actively, speaking so others can understand, cooperating with others, solving problems, interpreting graphs and data, making decisions, observing critically, using math to solve problems and reading with understanding, all for use within a workplace environment.

Individuals who successfully complete all four tests of the exam receive a nationally recognized certification that demonstrates to prospective employers that they have the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful entry-level worker. The WRC exam is given on-site at the EOC.

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Nursing Assistant

The Nursing Assistant program prepares students to take the written and practical skill exam to obtain the New York State Nursing Home Nurse Aide Certification.

The program is divided between a minimum of ninety (90) hours of formal class lectures, video presentations, demonstration, and skill training and thirty (30) hours of supervised clinical experience at a long-term health care facility.

The New York State mandated curriculum objectives include special needs of the elderly, basic nursing care, various anatomical systems, bed making, and reporting and documenting in a long-term healthcare facility.

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Security Guard Training

The Security Guard Training program offers 24 hours of training divided in two sessions: the eight-hour pre-employment certification and the 16-hour post-employment training.

The program is offered in conjunction with Hudson Valley Community College. Classes are offered weeknights and weekends on the Hudson Valley Community College campus.

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Vocational Foundations

The Vocational Foundations program assists students in improving their reading, language, and/or math skills to levels needed for entrance into EOC vocational programs.

The main instructional areas, based in a vocational context, are: reading comprehension, word identification, critical thinking skills, vocabulary acquisition, writing improvement, math computation and problem solving, calculator application, computer literacy and interaction, and the study skills of note-taking, test-taking, and concentration techniques.

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Welding

The Welding program prepares students in both theory and practice for the following types of welding: shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, gas tungsten arc, flux cored arc, pipe welding, stainless steel welding and aluminum welding.

Comprehensive training in flat, overhead and horizontal welding positions is provided. Hands-on instruction is emphasized with additional theory presented in workbook format.

This program prepares graduates for the New York State Department of Transportation 3/8” steel plate certifications and numerous American Welding Society certifications.

Successful completion of this program also provides graduates with the opportunity to earn the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) construction-safety certification.

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Welding Certification Upgrade

This upgrade program is designed to provide EOC welding graduates the opportunity to develop more advanced skills and competencies to obtain gainful employment or job promotion in the welding or construction related field.

Students will learn theory and practice in electric arc welding, gas metal arc welding (Mig), gas tungsten arc welding (Tig), and plasma arc cutting.

EOC graduates who have completed the Welding program and are NYS DOT 1" Steel Plate Certified, will complete the Welding Upgrade program upon passing the New York State 3/8" Steel Plate Certification Exam.

Preparation for earning additional American Welding Society certifications also is provided.

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