High School Career and Technical Education

Cohoes students can choose from a variety of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs offered throughout the Capital Region to explore personal interests and advance learning to prepare for college and careers. The Capital Region Career & Technical School offers more than 40 career and technical education programs to high school students in Albany, Schenectady, Schoharie and southern Saratoga counties.

Program offerings

  • Auto Body Refinishing I
  • Auto Body Collision Repair II
  • Auto Maintenance & Light Repair
  • Automotive Trades Technology I & II
  • Automotive College in HS (Tech Prep)
  • Automotive Technician-AYES
  • Building Trades I & II
  • Computer/Network Technician/IT I & II
  • Cosmetology I & II
  • Criminal Justice I & II
  • Culinary Arts & Hospitality I & II
  • Culinary Arts Tech Prep
  • Diesel Tech I & II
  • Electrical Trades I & II
  • Floral Design I & II
  • Global Fashion Studies I & II
  • HVAC/Heating & Refrigeration I & II
  • Internet Applications Design I & II
  • Nurse Assistant I & II
  • Welding I & II

Career Studies/CTE Programs

  • Auto Services/Small Engine
  • Botanical Services
  • Carpentry Services
  • Food Services
  • Patient Care Services
  • Retail & Office Service
  • Vocational Training/Transition

New Visions

The New Visions programs in Health Careers, Law & Government and Multimedia/Digital Communications are college-level courses offered during the first part of the school day, from 8-11:30 a.m. Students in New Visions programs must have a clear vision of their career and college goals along with firsthand knowledge of the day-to-day demands and rewards of various professions. The courses are challenging. Students typically earn 3 college credits (credits vary by program) upon successful completion.


The Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School program develops and supports pathways to higher education leading to careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). High school and college level work is blended in a rigorous and supportive program, compressing time to earn a high school diploma and complete the first two years of college before graduation. Students in the Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School attend classes on campus at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART located in Malta, NY. Students can study: Clean Energy; Computer Science & Information Systems; Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Innovation; and Mechatronics.

Preparing our students for success in tomorrow’s world.

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