New Vision Specialized Careers

  • The New Vision Specialized Careers program is designed for high school seniors who have a strong interest in pursuing a specific career. Students will participate in classroom instruction, along with real-life career related experiences observed during rotations that are specifically tailored to their career interests (e.g, teaching, business and finance, law enforcement, public relations and marketing, etc.)

    These rotation sites will give students an overview of typical occupational experiences. The classroom setting is held on the SUNY Oswego campus, giving students a firsthand experience as college students.

    Additional Program Notes: The admission process requires an application, recommendations, a writing sample and an interview. This program is housed on the SUNY Oswego campus. Students participate in supervised rotations that may require health records, immunizations, and/or background checks.


    About this program:


    • Candidate Criteria:

    •Be in grade 12, planning to graduate the same year enrolled in the New Vision program

    •Have achieved an attendance rate of 90 percent or better

    •Possess an 85 percent (3.0) or better overall average

    •Be willing to adhere to school and work site codes of conduct

    •Have a focused career interest

    •Students may be required to submit medical history forms prior to being placed in rotation sites


    • Career Opportunities: Engineer, Business/Finance Professional, Case Manager, Social Manager, Social Worker, Teacher, Law Enforcement Officer or Attorney.


    • Program Length: One year (seniors only)


    • Industry Alignment: Learning Standards for Career Development and Occupational Studies


    • Integrated Academic Coursework: Participation in Government (½ credit); Economics (½ credit); English 12 (1 credit)


    • 4+1 Pathway Option: CDOS Pathway


    Opportunities through this program:


    • College Credit Opportunities: SUNY Oswego English 102; English 150; Psychology 100; GST 101 Professional Skills Preparatory


    • Credential Opportunities: American Heart Association - First Aid: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation  (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) - Adult, Child and Infant Standards


    • Industry Assessments: American Heart Association – First Aid, CPR and AED Certifications
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  • “I am receiving hands on experience in my desired career field (veterinarian) that many students my age are not able to receive.” - Lillian Bray, G. Ray Bodley High School

    “With the amazing opportunity I have out on my rotation, I have begun to make connections with a variety of different people who can help me further my career goals and schooling.” - Mattison Peet, Mexico High School

    “New Vision offers college credits on top of all of the advanced placement classes that I am currently enrolled in at my school. This will help me outstandingly in my venture to becoming an attorney at law.” - Cade Reed, John C. Birdlebough High School