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 career that does not fall under our other New Vision programs. Students will participate in classroom instruction, along with real-life career-related experiences observed during rotations that are specifically tailored to their career interests. For example, an engineering student may go to Fulton Boiler Works for a rotation, while a veterinary student may go to the Fulton Animal Hospital. These rotation sites will give students an overview of typical occupational experiences. The classroom setting is held on the SUNY Oswego campus, giving students their first experience as college students. Admission to this program is granted through an application and interview process.

    Program Length

    1 year (seniors only)

    Industry Alignment

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

    Credential Opportunities

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

    Additional Program Notes

    The admission process requires an application, recommendations, an on-demand writing sample and an interview.

    Candidate Criteria

    • Be in grade 12 planning to graduate the same year enrolled in 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; and
    • Have a focused career interest

New Vision Course Offerings

  • High School Credit

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

    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)

    Online courses as needed.

Lillian Bray NV Specialized Careers Vet student holds kitten.


  • “I am receiving hands on experience in my desired career field (veterinarian) that many students my age are not able to receive.” - Lillian Bray, Class of 2018, 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, Class of 2018, Mexico High School

    “I have an opportunity to go to a real fashion show in NYC through my rotation to get a feel for what my career looks like through New Vision." - Celeste Raponi, Class of 2018, G. Ray Bodley High School