Do students have to “qualify” to participate in CTE programs?
Students should exhibit positive school attendance and conduct at their home schools, while maintaining good academic standing. Some CTE programs may have additional application criteria. Please discuss details for enrollment with your home school guidance counselor.
Can students earn a Regents diploma while attending CTE programs?
Yes, students attending CTE programs are eligible to earn a Regents diploma, an Advanced Regents diploma and all certifications under New York State regulations. Students participating in CTE programs earn 3.5 high school credits per year (7 credits total for 2 years).
Can students earn college credit while enrolled in a CTC program?
Yes, CTE programs have over 45 articulation agreements with more than 20 different colleges, universities and technical schools. Students may earn college credits tuition-free, provided they successfully meet the established criteria and matriculate in the colleges with whom HFM has the agreements.
Can a student enrolled in a CTE program participate in activities at their home school?
Yes, students attending HFM are eligible to participate at their home school in extra-curricular activities, including athletics, clubs/organizations, and band/chorus.
What is CTE?
HFM Career & Technical Education offers students an avenue for career exploration and enrichment through practical learning applications. Juniors and seniors from HFM BOCES component school districts who are interested in pursuing career training as part of their high school experience are eligible to attend.
Students enrolled in CTE programs are provided the knowledge, skills and credentials needed to succeed in college and the workplace. We welcome students of all academic and experiential abilities to explore our program opportunities.
How does CTE prepare students for the future?
Helping students make career choices is what Career and Technical Education is all about. Whether students graduate from high school and go to college or directly to work, they benefit from exploring different careers and learning marketable skills.
CTE helps students understand how academic skills in social studies, math and language arts are integrated into our technical program. We offer a variety of programs to support students, including academic credited courses, counseling services, physical education and academic intervention services.
While attending HFM, students earn confidence and competence in developing their skills in specific career fields.
This page contains information for guidance counselors and others who would like to know more about our Career and Technical Education programs. There are also important links for enrollment, calendars and forms to add or drop classes, apply for driving permits and more.