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Career & Tech. Ed / Visual Arts



PATHWAY PROGRAMS AT NFA MAIN AND NFA NORTH



Notes on choosing your Pathway Program
The Newburgh Free Academy Career Pathway program’s emphasis is on developing workplace skills and academic rigor that enables our students to become better qualified to compete for a career of their choosing. Our career courses allow students to discover their talents, skills, and abilities and then chart an appropriate path toward career choices to produce a more informed, satisfied, and productive workforce.

Students will be required by 10th grade to lock in their Pathway course of study. Each Pathway program is a course of study that leads to a special designation on the diploma upon graduation. Additionally, the description of the courses listed for each Pathway must be taken sequentially as they are specific to the New York State approved national CTE assessment.

Visual Communications & Design: Students will work in a rigorous technical studio environment to gain creative and practical skills in graphic design. Courses emphasize first and foremost the need to think like a designer, utilization of the creative process, effective learning, collaboration, and technological expertise. Projects consistently reinforce the role of the designer and implementation of the creative process as students take on engaging design projects. These include, but are not limited to print ads, magazine covers, branding (logo design), brochures, package design and marketing presentations.

Illustration & Painting and Drawing: The skills learned in these courses are integral to all disciplines of art and design. Students will learn the methods, and practice of being a freelance illustrator. The will develop strong skills and craftsmanship with art materials and techniques in drawing and painting. This includes portfolio preparation for the fine arts school as well as other art and design majors.

Ceramics: This program is designed for students who have an interest in the ceramic arts. Students will experience working in a fully functional studio setting where they will learn the process of design and the techniques used in the production of utilitarian and sculptural ceramics. The cultural and historical significance of this art form is explored along with its place in contemporary art and modern high-tech uses of this material.

Art Design and Visual Communications & Design: The high school, Visual Arts classes, offer a rigorous, professionally led standards-based curriculum to all students, providing meaningful and significant experiences that foster critical thinking, inspire creative self-expression, and develop a lifelong appreciation of the arts.

Digital Arts: In these classes, students will study a variety of media and art, students use image editing, animation, and digital drawing to put into practice the art principles discussed in the program. They explore career opportunities in the design, production, display and presentation of digital artwork.


Visual Communications Art Students and Projects

Multiple Pathways
Pathway 1
 FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH
English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12
US History Global I Global II Government/Economics
Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra II Physical Education
Liv. Env. or Earth Science (Lab) Liv. Env. Or Earth Sci (Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci. Lab)
Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Chemistry (or Sci. Elective)
Foreign Language Health
Studio Art 601
Visual Communications I 631m
Digital Studio Art 6011m
Visual Communications II 632m
Illustrations 630
Painting and Drawing I 621
Ceramics I 602
Cyber Communication 699m
Visual Communications III 673m
Painting and Drawing II
Ceramics II 603
Painting and Drawing III 622
AP Studio 608M
Ceramics III 604

Pathway 2

 FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH
English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12
US History Global I Global II Government/Economics
Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra II Physical Education
Liv. Env. or Earth Science (Lab) Liv. Env. Or Earth Sci (Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci. Lab)
Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Chemistry (or Sci. Elective)
Foreign Language Health
Studio Art 601
Visual Communications I 631m
Digital Studio Art 6011m
Media Tech 419m/Web App 418m
Digital Media 637m
Cyber Communication 699m
3D Computer Graphics 685m
Digital Storytelling 635m
AP Studio 608m
Automotive Technology and Automotive Body Repair: Students have the opportunity to gain technical and practical experience to become well-qualified apprentice technicians and auto body technicians upon graduation. In automotive technology, the students are instructed in the principles and theory of the internal combustion engine, automotive electricity, fuel injection, transmissions, switches, brakes, tune-up, and troubleshooting. The automotive body student will learn to estimate the cost of repairs, remove dents, replace fenders, file, grind, smooth and paint vehicles. The programs are currently obtaining the National Automotive Training and Education Foundation (NATEF) certification, an arm of the Automotive Service of Excellence (ASE). Students will have the opportunity to obtain their basic ASE certification. The training and certification are essential to obtaining employment as an automotive technician.

The curriculum and courses are geared for college preparation, career opportunities, internships, mentoring, and industry certification.

Automotive Technology Students  

 FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH
English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12
US History Global I Global II Government/Economics
Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra II Physical Education
Liv. Env. or Earth Science (Lab) Liv. Env. Or Earth Sci (Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci. Lab)
Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Chemistry (or Sci. Elective)
Foreign Language Health
Studio Art 

Fund. Auto Technology 721m Or
Basic Auto Body 722M
Auto Technology I 700m Or
Auto Body I 702m
Auto Technology I Lab
Or Auto Body I
Auto Technology II 701m Or Auto Body II 703m
Auto Technology II Lab
Construction/ Architecture & Engineering:This program allows the students to explore and gain a foundation in all aspects of the construction related fields, or they can begin architecture, engineering, construction and facilities management, as well as providing a solid academic base for college. The instructional program is supported by a new stand-alone, state-of-the-art facility which houses specialized laboratories for computer-aided design, mechanical drafting, technical drawing, model building and construction technology. The curriculum and courses are geared for college preparation, career opportunities, internships, mentoring, industry certification, and post-secondary apprenticeship opportunities.

Construction Academy Students  


 FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH
English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12
US History Global I Global II Government/Economics
Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra II Physical Education
Liv. Env. or Earth Science (Lab) Liv. Env. Or Earth Sci (Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci. Lab)
Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Chemistry (or Sci. Elective)
Foreign Language Health
Studio Art

Intro. To Carpentry 735m or Design & Drawing 660M Carpentry I 740m or Engineering Design 662M
Carpentry I or Engineering Design Lab
Carpentry II 741M
Architecture Design 664M
Carpentry II/Architecture Design Lab
Cosmetology and Barbering:Students that enter these programs must complete the hours required to sit for the state licensing exam. In both programs the students will master the art of cutting hair, hair coloring, and chemical texture techniques. The New York State Board Requirements for Barbering and Cosmetology are practiced and mastered in both programs. Graduating students from these classes will have the knowledge and skills needed to pass the state boards. Integrated into the course curriculums is the mandatory hands-on application of skills and theory in both Barbering and Cosmetology so that students can meet the state hours of practice before taking the state exams. The student will have all skills necessary to pass a state examination. The programs will help prepare students for preparation for college and career opportunities within the field of aesthetics. 

Cosmetology and Barbering Students  

 FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH
English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12
US History Global I Global II Government/Economics
Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra II Physical Education
Liv. Env. or Earth Science (Lab) Liv. Env. Or Earth Sci (Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci. Lab)
Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Chemistry (or Sci. Elective)
Foreign Language Health
Studio Art 

Into to Cosmetology 794M Cosmetology I 704m or Barbering I 795m
Cosmetology I
Barbering I Lab
Cosmetology I Lab
Cosmetology II 705m or Barbering II 796m
Cosmetology II
Barbering II Lab
Cosmetology II Lab
Criminal Justice & Security and Law: Students will explore the law and its practice in FOUR areas; Law Enforcement, Corrections, Courts, and Security. Students will receive training and instruction in real life practical skills, and prepare students for college and career opportunities within the field.

Students will participate in a mentoring program, with law enforcement and security professionals.

Students who complete the Criminal Justice Pathway will receive a New York State Security Guard certification.

Criminal Justice Students

 FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH
English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12
US History Global I Global II Government/Economics
Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra II Physical Education
Liv. Env. or Earth Science (Lab) Liv. Env. Or Earth Sci (Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci. Lab)
Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Chemistry (or Sci. Elective)
Foreign Language Health
Studio Art Intro. to Criminal Justice 714n Criminal Procedure 716n Co-op Work Criminal Justice 763n
Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management: This pathway begins with students learning the hospitality and restaurant management end of the industry. Students will receive safety and sanitation instruction and learn to the proper use and maintenance of equipment found in most industrial kitchen facility. Students will learn recipe development and analysis, nutrition, cooking of soups, sauces, meats, starches, vegetables and salads. Baking from yeast dough to quick bread, all types of cakes including decorating, pastries and the art of presentation. The classes will all be taught under actual restaurant conditions. The curriculum and courses geared for college preparation, career opportunities, internships, mentoring and program certification.

Culinary Arts Students

 FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH
English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12
US History Global I Global II Government/Economics
Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra II Physical Education
Liv. Env. or Earth Science (Lab) Liv. Env. Or Earth Sci (Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci. Lab)
Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Chemistry (or Sci. Elective)
Foreign Language Health
Studio Art

Intro to Food Service 780M Culinary Career Choice 778M
Culinary Career Choice Lab
Advanced Culinary Arts 733M
Advanced Culinary Arts Lab
Residential Electronics: This program gives our students an opportunity to explore the world of residential electronics. They will have access to industry standard tools and materials. They will learn how to problem solve and design electrical circuits and apply their ideas in real life situations. They will gain valuable experience that will get them ready for a career in residential wiring or starting their college career. The curriculum and courses are geared for college preparation, career opportunities, internships, mentoring, industry certification, post-secondary apprenticeship opportunities.

Computer Repair: The more technology changes and grows, the more demand there is for trained professionals to create and maintain it. This program will give you the cutting-edge electronics and computer technology skills and talents to enter a field in which the new career growth rate is exceeding the national average. Students will gain valuable experience as they problem solve real life situations and apply this knowledge to hands-on activities. The curriculum and courses geared for college preparation, career opportunities, internships, mentoring, industry certification, and post-secondary apprenticeship opportunities

Electronics Students

 FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH
English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12
US History Global I Global II Government/Economics
Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra II Physical Education
Liv. Env. or Earth Science (Lab) Liv. Env. Or Earth Sci (Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci. Lab)
Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Chemistry (or Sci. Elective)
Foreign Language Health
Studio Art  Computer Repair 746m Electronics I 706m Electronics 707m
Fashion Design: This Pathway is designed for students who have an interest in designing and making clothes. The student is required to create original fashionable designs. An emphasis is placed on cutting, assembling, fitting and finishing a professional garment from the basic pattern to the finished product. Students receive instruction in hand sewing, machine sewing, pattern layout, draping, and tailoring to make garments. Students will present clothing lines at the end of the year in a district-wide fashion show. The curriculum and courses are geared for college preparation within this field of study. If a student starts with Clothing and Textile and Interior Design, they will have time to continue fashion through an independent study in the student's senior year.

Fashion Design Students

 FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH
English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12
US History Global I Global II Government/Economics
Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra II Physical Education
Liv. Env. or Earth Science (Lab) Liv. Env. Or Earth Sci (Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci. Lab)
Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Chemistry (or Sci. Elective)
Foreign Language Health
Studio Art or
Clothing Textile/Inter. Design 790M
Clothing Textile/Inter. Design 790M Clothing Construction 614m
Clothing Construction Lab
Advanced Clothing Construction 613m
Advanced Clothing Construction Lab
Graphic Communication: This program will produce students who are both technically and artistically competent graphics professionals, well-rounded and fundamentally prepared for jobs in the graphic communication marketplace. The program provides sound theoretical and practical exposure to computer graphics hardware and software technology. Students are immersed in key graphics software applications, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustration, Adobe In-Design, various aspects of marketing, desktop publisher and electronic media. The program will help prepare students for college and career opportunities within the field.

Graphic Arts Students

 FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH
English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12
US History Global I Global II Government/Economics
Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra II Physical Education
Liv. Env. or Earth Science (Lab) Liv. Env. Or Earth Sci (Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci. Lab)
Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Chemistry (or Sci. Elective)
Foreign Language Health
Studio Art Basic Graphics 725m Graphics Arts I Graphic Arts II
Fitness Foundations: This Pathway will provide students with a foundational background, on anatomy, physiology, coaching, recreation management and nutrition. Throughout the program, students will explore and analyze a variety of fitness-based programs that will allow them to apply the content area in many of the fields surrounding fitness. The courses survey of scientific principles, methodologies, and research as applied to exercise and physical fitness, with emphasis on physiological responses and adaptations to exercise. The curriculum and courses are geared for college preparation, career opportunities, internships, and mentoring. Students will have the option to leave with the American Council on Exercise (ASE) of Personal Trainer Certification.

Health Occupations Photo Collage


 FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH
English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12
US History Global I Global II Government/Economics
Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra II Physical Education
Liv. Env. or Earth Science (Lab) Liv. Env. Or Earth Sci (Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci. Lab)
Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Chemistry (or Sci. Elective)
Foreign Language Health
Studio Art  Advanced Personal Fitness 7051n Health & Fitness Foundations I 7502n Health & Fitness Foundations II 7503n
Photography: Designed for beginning and advanced students, this program is a rigorous combination of technical, aesthetic and historical presentations, digital and darkroom work, critical group discussions and written responses to readings, lectures, and gallery visits. In addition to digital photographic concepts, students will be introduced to film photography, darkroom printing and the scanning of film images for manipulation in the digital darkroom. Students will learn about digital printing and preparation of work for display. Photography students will have created a portfolio of work that can be used to present for post-high school studies and career opportunities.

All students should consider enrolling in other related digital offerings to reinforce knowledge and aesthetic concepts they are studying in Photography.

Photography Students Artwork

 FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH
English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12
US History Global I Global II Government/Economics
Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra II Physical Education
Liv. Env. or Earth Science (Lab) Liv. Env. Or Earth Sci (Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci. Lab)
Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Chemistry (or Sci. Elective)
Foreign Language Health
Digital Studio Art 6011m Photography 671M Advanced Photography 672m AP Studio 608M
Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC): The Air Force Junior Reserve Training Corps. Pathway program is designed to build citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community. Because the U.S. Air Force governs the program, the citizenship training is conducted under the framework of an aerospace science program designed for high school students. Specifically, AFJROTC will acquaint students with the Air Force and aerospace environment, promote leadership skills, develop communications skills and encourage physical fitness. The curriculum is divided into a four-year program, with students earning one academic credit for each year of JROTC they complete. There is no minimum number of years a student must remain in JROTC, but motivated students gain rank and increased responsibility with each additional year, so the students that remain the longest typically get the most benefit. Enrollment is open to students in grades 9-12 who are United States citizens or aliens admitted to the United States for permanent residence. Under certain conditions, provision may also be made for handicapped, special needs or foreign students. (Note: AFJROTC is not a military recruitment program and there is no military obligation for participating. However, wear of the Air Force uniform, one day per week, is a mandatory part of the program.)

JROTC Students  


 FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH
English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12
US History Global I Global II Government/Economics
Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra II Physical Education
Liv. Env. or Earth Science (Lab) Liv. Env. Or Earth Sci (Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci. Lab)
Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Chemistry (or Sci. Elective)
Foreign Language Studio Art Health
Aerospace Education 1 940 Aerospace Education 2 941 Aerospace Education 3 942 Aerospace Education 4 943
Video Production Pathway Our award-winning video production program is a hands-on, project-driven course. It is designed to spark the imagination and creative potential of its students. The required projects, activities, and lessons will introduce students to many of the processes commonly found within the communications industry. Lessons, demonstrations, and required projects are completed and aired on our television system (GBTV) and district website. Course content includes scriptwriting, storyboards, camera operation, editing, special effects, adding sound and music, and live event production.

Video Production Studio and Students  


 FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH
English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12
US History Global I Global II Government/Economics
Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra II Physical Education
Liv. Env. or Earth Science (Lab) Liv. Env. Or Earth Sci (Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci. Lab)
Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Chemistry (or Sci. Elective)
Foreign Language Health
Studio Art  Video Production 686 Advanced Video Production 687 Co-op Work Video Production
Welding The Welding Technology Program is designed to provide students with a fundamental background in the major aspects of arc welding, plasma arc cutting, oxyacetylene, MIG welding and TIG welding, along with an opportunity to develop successful welding and fabricating techniques. Students will perform a wide range of welding processes using advanced welding techniques, assemble and fabricate specialized metal products and practice welds needed for weld certification. In addition, students will use modern power tools/equipment, and interpret fabrication blueprints, prepare for professional welding technology careers, immediate employment, or further education.

A Student Welding

 FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH
English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12
US History Global I Global II Government/Economics
Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra II Physical Education
Liv. Env. or Earth Science (Lab) Liv. Env. Or Earth Sci (Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci. Lab)
Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Physical Education (opposite Sci Lab) Chemistry (or Sci. Elective)
Foreign Language Health
Studio Art 

Basic Welding 729m Welding I 712m
Welding I Lab
Welding II 713m
Welding II Lab

Department Vision

The Newburgh Free Academy Career Pathway programs will prepare all students to be life-long learners who can adapt to a changing world. Our graduates will be ready to transition to a career or college.

Department Mission

The mission of the Visual Arts and Career and Technical Education program is to cultivate the potential in our students by integrating rigorous classroom instruction with relevant, work-based experiences that inspire, guide and empower them for post-secondary college and careers. Our CTE program will bridge the academic, employability and technical skills that prepare our students for leadership roles in the working world.

 



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