MORRIS COUNTY –The Morris County Vocational School District in partnership with County College of Morris (CCM) is offering two new Share Time programs, Culinary Arts & Hospitality, and Horticulture & Landscape Design, for Morris County high school students. These programs will provide students the opportunity to prepare for careers in these fields of study.
Culinary Arts & Hospitality is designed for students with an interest in the hospitality industry and in the preparation, cooking and presentation of food, usually in the form of meals. Students will learn through college-level work and hand-on activities. The courses will provide a solid foundation of knowledge for the Restaurant and Culinary industries and a good understanding of management principles that will lead to a more successful career. These studies may eventually take students into diverse fields such as hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, amusement parks, destination marketing, convention centers, country clubs, travel, tourism, event planning and other related industries that practice hospitality principles on a regular basis.
Horticulture & Landscape Design is a program for students interested in the green industry. This program has a strong foundation in plant and soil science partnered with rigorous hands-on training in landscape design, construction, maintenance and greenhouse production techniques. Students will complete projects using the greenhouses on CCM’s campus, the plant preparation laboratory, the landscape design studio, the computer laboratory and the horticultural shop. Studies will prepare students for many opportunities for rewarding and high-paying careers, such as a Landscape Designer, Landscape Contractor, Greenhouse and Nursery Manager, Sports Field Manager, Golf Course Superintendent, among others.
“Utilizing cutting edge technologies, in state-of-the-art facilities at CCM, students will be prepared for careers in growing industries, said Shari Castelli, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at the Morris County Vocational School District.
Upon completion of the two-year program, students will earn over 30 credits from CCM and may also earn Certificates within the programs. Students may then enroll for CCM’s Associates Degree, pursue workforce placement or transfer with advanced standing to a four-year college or university.
“We’re delighted to offer Morris County high school students these fast-track programs to prepare them for careers in the rapidly expanding fields of Culinary Arts and Hospitality and Horticulture and Landscape Design,” said Dr. Anthony J. Iacono, President of CCM..
Students in tenth grade may apply via online application by clicking here, click Share Time Programs. The application deadline is March 29.
Share Time programs are half-day sessions providing juniors and seniors in high school the opportunity to receive daily career and technical education training as part of their school program. Horticulture & Landscape Design is currently planned for the morning session and Culinary Arts & Hospitality will be during the afternoon session. Both programs will be held at CCM in Randolph.
For additional information, call the Morris County School of Technology at (973) 627-4600 ext. 277.