C A T: Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen
Science, technology, engineering, and math—or STEM, as it is known in education circles—are rapidly growing fields of study. The Center for Advanced Technology is a new, state-of-the-art building that is home to a variety of modern, high-tech labs and classrooms that offer learning experiences in “real world” work environments. Through a unique partnership between Mohonasen, Capital Region BOCES and local community colleges, classes will be offered to high school, college and workforce development students. The center will house Mohonasen’s Mo-Tech and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs as well as some Capital Region BOCES CTE programs that will bring in high school students from across the region. The facility will also be used for both credit-bearing and workforce development/adult education programs through local institutions of higher education.
Courses offered at the Center:
- Principles in Engineering
- Engineering Design and Development
- Aerospace Engineering
- Computer Integrated Manufacturing
- Manufacturing Systems I and II
- Construction and Production System I and II
- Basic Electricity
- Nanotechnology and Nanotechnology II
- Alternative Energy
- Computer Science
- Foundation in Medicine, Health and Wellness
- Theater I and II
- Grade 10-12 Technology Courses
- HVCC Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate (including two classes, Emergency Medical Technician and Anatomy/Physiology)
- Several core English classes will also be held at the CAT building this year, including English 9 Honors and English 11, as well as multiple music electives.
C T E: Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education
Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) offers an opportunity for students to learn, build experience and explore a career before entering college, a technical school, the military or the workforce. The school is located on Watervliet-Shaker Road in Colonie and offers courses and career pathways that complement and expand on those offered at Mohonasen.
With the addition of the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen (CAT), several CTE programs are now offered right here on the Mohonasen campus. Courses offered at CAT include: Game Design and Implementation I and II, Multimedia & Web Design; Welding & Metal Fabrication; Advanced Alternative Energy I and II; Manufacturing & Machining Tech I and II; Sterile Processing Tech; and, Theater and Film Production Technology
CTE courses prepare students for careers in:
- Business Law
- Construction & Fabrication
- Service Industry
- Criminal Justice
Other programs include:
- Career Studies programs for students with individualized education plans
- Adult Education programs
For a full list of courses, visit www.capregboces.org
“I was able to access Advanced Placement classes not available in my home school and better prepare myself for college,” 2016 New Visions: Law & Government graduate Alex Wilgocki of Mohonasen told an aid for Sen. George Amedore during legislative meetings last spring.
“Attending CTE gave me a goal, a drive to push myself. Before I came here to CTE I was kind of a slacker,” said 2012 Mohonasen graduate Brandon Day, a culinary specialist in the U.S. Navy. “At CTE I learned skills that I felt comfortable doing and enjoy. … I have more knowledge and skills from CTE than I get to use in the Navy, but I do have opportunities to experiment.”