Career & Technical Education
Baldwin High School@Shubert offers three CTE classes: Barbering, Medical Administrative Assistant, and Police Science. These are two-year programs in which students engage in active learning and acquire the knowledge, skills, and requisite hours required to take licensing exams in their areas of study.
The Barbering course combines classroom instruction and laboratory opportunities in order to develop academic knowledge, professional knowledge, and job-acquisition skills. The curriculum is designed to give an overview of the barbering industry as a whole, including licensing, customer service, current trends, and professional growth opportunities. The program emphasizes training in safety, sanitation, shaving, haircutting, marketing, reception, sales, and opportunity for small business ownership.
Students who successfully complete this 500-hour course and are at least 17 years old will be eligible to sit for the New York State Licensing Examination. Upon completion of the course and examination, students will be qualified to seek entry-level positions in the personal care and barbering industries, and will be prepared for continued personal, academic, and professional growth.
Medical Administrative Assistant
In the Medical Administrative Assistant course, students will learn extensive medical office procedure, medical terminology, medical coding and billing, Microsoft Office Suite software applications, and research and reporting methods on various medical topics. Students will be prepared to participate in work-based learning opportunities, including internships and job shadowing, which will prepare them for a wide variety of jobs in the medical and clerical fields, and will gain the requisite skills to successfully work in a variety of office environments.
The Police Science course introduces students to the laws, practices, and techniques necessary to work in police organizations and private security. Students will learn through a variety of hands-on and real-world activities such as mock trials, work-based learning internships and job shadowing, demonstrations, police patrol functions, field trips, and guest speakers. Some relevant jobs in this field include security officer, store detective, police officer, investigator, probation officer, or social worker. Students can be certified through either the 8-hour or 16-hour New York State Security Guard course.