Morris County Vocational School District Launches Two New Programs For High School Students


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MORRIS COUNTY – The Morris County Professional School District, in partnership with the County College of Morris (CCM), is offering two new time sharing programs, Culinary Arts and Hospitality and Horticulture and Landscaping, for high school students in the Morris County. These programs will provide students with the opportunity to prepare for careers in these fields of study.

Culinary Arts & Hospitality is designed for students who are interested in the hospitality industry and the preparation, cooking and presentation of food, typically in the form of a meal. Students will learn through college-level work and hands-on activities. The courses will provide a solid foundation of knowledge for the restaurant and kitchen industries and a good understanding of management principles that will lead to a more successful career. These studies may eventually take students to various fields such as hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, amusement parks, destination marketing, convention centers, country clubs, travel, tourism, la event planning and other related industries that regularly practice the principles of hospitality.

Horticulture & Landscape Design is a program for students interested in green industry. This program is built on a solid foundation in plant and soil sciences, in partnership with rigorous hands-on training in landscaping, construction, maintenance and greenhouse production techniques. Students will complete projects using the CCM campus greenhouses, plant preparation lab, landscaping studio, computer lab, and horticultural shop. The studies will prepare students for many rewarding and well-paying career opportunities, such as landscaper, landscape contractor, greenhouse and nursery manager, sports field manager, golf course superintendent, among others.

“Using cutting-edge technologies, in state-of-the-art facilities at the CCM, students will be prepared for careers in growing industries,” said Shari Castelli, assistant superintendent of programs and education at the Morris County Vocational School District.

Upon completion of the two-year program, students will earn more than 30 CCM credits and may also earn certificates within the programs. Students can then enroll for the CCM Associate Degree, pursue a job market placement, or transfer with equivalencies to a four-year college or university.

“We are thrilled to offer Morris County high school students these accelerated programs to prepare them for careers in the growing fields of culinary arts and hospitality and horticulture and landscaping.” said Dr. Anthony J. Iacono, President of CCM. ..

Tenth year students can apply through an online application by clicking here, click on Timeshare Programs. The deadline to apply is March 29.

Sharing time programs are half-day sessions offering high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to receive daily vocational and technical training as part of their school program. Horticulture and landscaping are currently scheduled for the morning session and Culinary Arts and Hospitality will be scheduled for the afternoon session. Both programs will take place at the CCM in Randolph.

For more information, call the Morris County School of Technology at (973) 627-4600 ext. 277.

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