The Center for Adult & Community Services at Southern Westchester BOCES offers a range of career training opportunities, including the programs detailed below:
- Serv-Safe Food Handler Certification
- NYS Teaching Assistant Exam Preparation
- Professional Project Management
Serv-Safe Food Handler Certification
New York State requires food safety training for food service workers. Learn what is necessary to have a clean, safe kitchen, gain an understanding of such problems as salmonella and e-coli, and learn techniques for the safe handling, cooking, and storage of uncooked and prepared foods. Restaurant professionals and home cooks will benefit from this course covering the information needed to pass certification examinations. The National Restaurant Examination will be administered as part of the course.
Industry Certification Eligibility: National Restaurant Association Certification
New York State Teaching Assistant Exam Preparation
Begin a career in education as a teaching assistant in a local school district. This course will prepare students in reading, writing, math and instructional support, the four categories on the New York State Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills. Those seeking certification are required to achieve a qualifying score on the ATAS exam. The certifying exam is not included as part of the course or course fees.
Industry Certification Eligibility: New York State Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills (NYS ATAS)
Professional Project Management
Are you responsible for managing major projects in IT, Engineering, Construction or other professional careers? Do you want to step up to a management position? The Project Management Institute (PMI) has established standards and guidelines for the successful professional project manager. Investigate the nine Project Management Knowledge Areas including scope, time, cost and quality management. Understand the concepts, practices and procedures for human resources, communications, risk and procurement management used by the successful project manager throughout a wide scope of industries. Effective project management ... the proven formula for success.
Expanded on the principles taught in the Professional Project Management I (introductory) course, students will explore in depth, many Project Management subjects, providing them with a deeper understanding of the practice of Project Management. It is recommended that students take Professional Project Management I prior.