Pathway for Business and Professional Studies

Learn the skills required for an immediate career or seamless transfer into our Business & Professional Studies School.

The Bureau of Labor projects the occupational outlook for barbers, hair stylists and cosmetologists to grow 19% from 2020-2030. Our Barber Operator program provides the theory and practical training needed to enable a graduate to meet the requirements to take the New York State Barber Operator Exam. Students who pass the examination will receive a Master Barber License, which permits them to operate their own Barber Shop. This program offers a specialization in Entrepreneurship, providing graduates with the building blocks to start their own enterprise.

The average salary reported is $41,200.

Prerequisite: Be at least 17 years old

Dates: March 28 – August 26, 2022
Days: Monday – Friday
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $2,997

The Class A Truck Driver curriculum trains students to inspect and operate tractor-trailers, and assume responsibility on the road and at pickup/delivery points. Emphasis is placed on vehicle inspections, defensive driving, range maneuvers, motor carrier safety regulations (DOT 380 -397 and a certificate for entry-level drivers), trip planning, cargo handlings, size/weight laws, general maintenance procedures, hours of service, and accident prevention. The program prepares students for the Class A Tractor Trailer Certification, and includes assistance with resume writing, interview preparation, and job placement.

The average salary for CDL Professionals is $55,300.


  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • NY State Driver’s License

Weekday Programs

Dates: January 18 – February 10, 2022; February 14 – March 10, 2022; March 14 – April 7, 2022; April 11 – May 5, 2022; May 9 – June 3, 2022; June 6 – June 30, 2022
Days: Monday – Thursday
Time: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
Cost: $5,500

Weekend Programs

Dates: March 19 – May 8, 2022; May 14 – July 3, 2022; July 9 – August 28, 2022
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
Cost: $5,500