Course Information: Center for Advanced Technology

The new Center for Advanced Technology @ Mohonasen will offer innovative academic programs and career training in laboratories and classrooms that mirror today’s evolving high-tech, high-demand workplace. Through hands-on learning, students will gain skills and knowledge to meet the growing workforce demands of the regional economy. Information about some of the programs offered can be found below.

Course Offerings

Electrical Technology

Explore and build skills to shape the future in electricity and cutting edge, 21st century green technologies. Coursework includes residential
wiring, solar energy and wind technology, Smart Grid energy saving solutions, robotics, advanced, automated production, and mechatronics.

Machining & Manufacturing

Learn how products are taken from concept to consumer using the latest technologies in machining and manufacturing. Gain skills that enable you to compete in a global marketplace.

Media Art

Develop skills for careers related to communications, graphic design and/or theater arts. A state-of-the-art black box theater provides
flexible space for student learning and productions.


Acquire a variety of skills and techniques in high demand within today’s job market. Coursework
includes: operation of welding machinery, blueprint reading, cleanroom environments and more.

Health Professions

Train in medical science coursework—including physical therapy, athletic training and sterile technology, among others—and be prepared to help meet the growing demand for educated and experienced health-care professionals.

Materials Technology

From hands-on building to computer-assisted design projects, prepare to enter the construction field upon graduation or continue on to college. Courses range from fundamentals of production
and construction to civil engineering and architecture (CEA).


Explore the underlying principles of nanotechnology by working with materials at the molecular level. Gain knowledge of nanoscale science and technology in the Center’s simulated “clean room.”


Learn how to create video games, digital art, computer graphics, animations and other applications. Working with both PCs and Macs, create a variety of projects and prepare to take Adobe Certified Associate exams for Photoshop
and Flash.


Center for Advanced Technology
400 Warrior Way
Schenectady, NY 12303
Phone: 518.356.8461
Bill Vacca, Assistant Principal, CAT
K-12 Instructional Technology Admin.