New Vision Specialized Careers

  • Program Description

    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 (ex. event planning, business administration, vet tech, 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 first-hand experience as college students. 

    Program Length

    One year (seniors only)

    Industry Alignment

    American Red Cross: First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defi brillator (AED) - Adult, Child and Infant Standards

    Integrated Academic Coursework

    • Participation in Government (1/2 credit)

    • Economics (1/2 credit)

    • English 12 (1 credit)

    4+1 Pathway Option

    No Pathway exam available

    College Credit Opportunities

    SUNY Oswego: English 102, English 150, Psychology 100, General Studies 101

    Credential Opportunities

    American Red Cross - First Aid, CPR and AED Adult Certifications

    Additional Program Notes

    The admission process requires an application, recommendations, a writing sample and an interview.

    Candidate Criteria

    • Be in grade 12 and scheduled to graduate in the school year he/she will be enrolled in the New Vision program
    • Have achieved an attendance rate of 90% or better for the 1st semester of 11th grade
    • Possess an 85% weighted GPA or better for 9th through the 1st semester of 11th grade
    • Have positive behavioral history
    • Prepared essay
    • Personal interview

New Vision Course Offerings

  • High School Credit

    • (1 )High school credit for English 12
    • (1) High school credit for Social Studies 12 (1/2 credit Participation in Government, 1/2 Economics)
    • Two Career and Technical Education credits

    SUNY Oswego College Course Offerings

    • ENG 102 Composition II - A composition course designed to instruct the student in rhetorical modes and the basic techniques of expository prose, in critical reading, and in research methods. (3 credits)
    • ENG 150 Principles of Literary Representation - This course presents conceptions, methodologies, and materials fundamental to the discipline of literary study by focusing on the nature of representation in literary art. (3 credits)
    • PSY 100-Introduction to Psychology - Psychology is the science that studies behavior and mental processes, and studies the profession that applies that science. (3 credits)
    • GST 101 Professional Studies - This course will prepare, involve and connect students in the fundamental aspects of career planning through self-assessment, market analysis, professional etiquette and networking, personal budgeting, and career application through to the interview process. It will produce informed and engaged citizens who think clearly and deeply, express themselves effectively, and pride themselves on being lifelong learners who are able to adapt and flourish in any setting. (3 credits)
NV Specialized Careers Vet student holds animal.


  • “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