Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery (HFM) BOCES
HFM-BOCES main campus is adjacent to Fulton-Montgomery Community College (FMCC), its educational partner for several programs and initiatives. This co-location of a BOCES and a community college is the only arrangement of this type in New York State. By co-locating both educational facilities in one location, HFM BOCES and FMCC have developed strong synergies in the field of workforce development and training.
HFM BOCES operates several workforce development and training programs that prepare high school students to enter the local workforce:
HFM Pathways in Technology Early College High School:
PTECH is a six-year program that uses project-based learning and professional skills training to prepare students for college and the workplace.
Depending on their Pathway Cluster, students graduate with a degree from FMCC or SUNY Cobleskilll at no cost to families.
Pathways and Degrees
Business and Advanced Manufacturing | Agriculture | Medical/Health Sciences and Computer Science
Degrees conferred by FMCC:
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Electrical Technology
- Business Accounting
- Business Management
- Business Marketing
- Computer Science
- Media Arts and Digital Technology
- Computer Information Systems
- Computer Networking and Cybersecurity
- Medical/Health Science
- Health Information Records Management
- Health Studies
- Chemical Abuse Counseling
- Radiological Technology
Degrees conferred by SUNY Cobleskill:
- Agricultural Business
- Agricultural Science
- Agricultural Engineering Technology: Power Machinery
- Animal Industry
- Biological Technology
- Environmental Studies
- Fisheries and Wildlife Technologies
- Sustainable Crop Production
- Culinary Arts
HFM PTECH partners with dozens of regional businesses whose representatives serve as mentors for students.
The HFM PTECH program is a valuable source of educated, trained employees for regional businesses.
HFM Career & Technical Education Center:
offers students an avenue for career exploration and enrichment through practical learning applications. Juniors and seniors from HFM BOCES component school districts are eligible to attend.
Students are provided the knowledge, skills and credentials needed to succeed in college and the workplace. One- and two-year programs are available:
- Auto Body Repair
- Auto Technology
- Construction Technology
- Criminal Justice
- Culinary Arts
- Cybersecurity & Computer Technology
- Digital Multimedia
- Engineering Technology
- Environmental Conservation
- Foundations of Food Services
- Medical Assisting
- New Visions Education
- New Visions Health Careers
- Skilled Trades: Electrical, HVAC and Plumbing
- Veterinary and Animal Science
HFM BOCES Adult Literacy Program:
This program provides skill development classes in reading, writing and math skills, High School Equivalency preparation, English as a Second Language, and Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education programs for adult learners.
Job training for English language learners helps students develop language skills that help them succeed on the job, and they develop essential computer and Internet skills needed in today’s workforce.
Students prepare for certification in IC3 Digital Literacy to ensure they are prepared to succeed in a technology-based world. At the same time, they improve conversation, reading and writing skills, along with civics education, to help them succeed in the workplace, increase interaction with their children’s schools and in their neighborhoods.