BOCES Career & Technical Education Programs

The Onondaga-Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services (B.O.C.E.S.) has a career and technical program at Thompson  Road. Most students who take any of the variety of programs offered will attend F-M for half the school day and the career and technical program  for the other half. First year (Level I) courses are taught in the afternoon and second year (Level II) courses in the morning. School bus  transportation is provided. Many students continue their education in two- and four-year colleges after completing these programs.

In career and technical education, students: 1) learn on state-of-the-art equipment in a simulated work environment; 2) may receive up to four credits per year if they complete a regular program and an additional  course in math or science; 3) may earn their required health credit; 4) may take a one-year program to satisfy the requirement for a three 3-unit
sequence and a two-year program to satisfy the requirement for a five 5-unit sequence; and 5) may receive remedial support, if needed.

The location of the campus is: Henry Campus, 6820 Thompson Rd., Syracuse, NY 13221. Phone: 315-433-2635.

2019-2020 Courses

Career and Technical Programs

  • Auto Collision Technology I & II
  • Auto Technology I & II
  • Construction Technology I & II
  • Computer Technology I & II
  • Cosmetology I & II
  • Culinary Arts I & II
  • Early Childhood I & II
  • Health Occupations I & II
  • Laboratory Technology I & II
  • Welding I & II


These are two-year programs for highly motivated junior and senior students. Students need to fill out an application and be accepted based on attendance and academics.

*Students receive credits in English 12 and science.

  • Physical Therapy: Located off-site at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Students can receive 13 Onondaga Community College credits.
  • Media Marketing Communications: Located off-site at WCNY. Students can receive 21 Onondaga Community College credits.
  • Automotive Technology: Located off-site at Driver’s Village.


New Visions programs are interdisciplinary and are oriented toward highly motivated students. Each program has a distinct outline which includes immersion experiences in the specific field. Each program is one year in length and is structured in a college preparatory model. Students who successfully complete a program typically go on to pursue two-year or four-year degrees. (Seniors only.)

*Credits include English 12; PIG/Economics; and 3 CTE credits.

Currently the following programs are offered:

  • Criminal Justice at Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office
  • Medical Professions at SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Engineering at Lockheed Martin