Programs

ADULT PROGRAM

Adult training programs will provide market driven training that prepare adults for employment. BrockwayCAT will work to impart discipline, focus, and personal responsibility for adults who seek to improve their lives and to help to build a stronger community. Programs will be offered to adults at no cost, but they must demonstrate a personal commitment to make a change in their lives by completing the center's multiple- step registration process and adhering to program rules of attendance, behavior, and course completion. BrockwayCAT will continue to work with local organizations and employers to design and implement relatively short and efficient training programs that can quickly move adults into meaningful employment with the skills necessary to be successful.

BCAT Courses

Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant Program is designed to fulfill the market demand for trained medical assistants. The focus of the program is the preparation of students to assist in the medical environment in patient procedures and administrative duties, with special emphasis on acquiring proficiency in the use of the electronic health record systems needed for today's technologically-advanced health care environment. Clinical skills and phlebotomy skills are included.

Graduates of the program will have the skills necessary to fill entry-level positions as Medical Assistants. Medical Assistants play a key role in physicians' offices but also in a variety of health care settings, including urgent care centers, clinics, and ambulatory care facilities.

11 Steps Towards Acceptance
  • Applicant must have a High School Diploma or GED with no criminal record to apply.

  • Complete the formal application found HERE

  • Upon review of the application, if eligible you will be contacted for a personal tour of the facility.

  • Complete placement test. This test is given on site. You must have a 12th grade reading and math level for this course. Passing this test will allow you to move on in the application process. Passing this test does not guarantee entrance.

  • Personal interview with Chairman or Chairwoman of the Department.

  • Completion of Essay.

  • Personal interview with Mrs. Deborah Heigel. (Executive Director of BCAT).

  • Sign a Contract: You must make a commitment to a volunteer section for social responsibility. You will be required to complete a specific amount of service hours.

  • Sign an enrollment agreement.

  • Completion and passing of drug test.

  • Completion of a physical and a criminal background check

Pharmacy Technician

As consumer demand for pharmaceuticals increases, the need for pharmacy technicians will grow rapidly over the next several years, making this an exciting career. Students will learn to assist pharmacists by helping collect, organize, and evaluate information for direct patient care, medication use review, and departmental management. You will learn to screen prescriptions and medication orders and verify measurements, preparation, and packaging. Students will learn the math, science, and pharmacological skills you need to step into this expanding field.

The Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program will prepare students for work in pharmacies, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, insurance companies, and government agencies

11 Steps Towards Acceptance

 

  • Applicant must have a High School Diploma or GED with no criminal record to apply.

  • Complete the formal application found HERE

  • Upon review of the application, if eligible you will be contacted for a personal tour of the facility.

  • Complete placement test. This test is given on site. You must have a 12th grade reading and math level for this course. Passing this test will allow you to move on in the application process. Passing this test does not guarantee entrance.

  • Personal interview with Chairman or Chairwoman of the Department.

  • Completion of Essay.

  • Personal interview with Mrs. Deborah Heigel. (Executive Director of BCAT).

  • Sign a Contract: You must make a commitment to a volunteer section for social responsibility. You will be required to complete a specific amount of service hours.

  • Sign an enrollment agreement.

  • Completion and passing of drug test.

  • Completion of a physical and a criminal background check

Youth & Arts

Apprenticeship Training Program

Our Apprenticeship Training Program (ATP) is a FREE after-school fine arts program for high school students designed to educate and inspire any young person who has an interest in the arts and creative self-expression. Learning through the arts at BCAT connects students with a world of ideas and aspirations for life, higher education and careers. BCAT artists help students get a better understanding of the creative problem solving process. The staff works with students to set individual artistic goals and then guides each student through the making process.

At this time the Apprenticeship Training Program includes courses in our state-of-the-art Ceramic Arts studio and our Metal Arts studio. BCAT's after-school program is offered at no cost to students.

Who can participate?
Students in grades 9-12 from throughout the region are welcome to come create alongside professional artists.

When is ATP?
ATP is scheduled to run Monday-Friday from 2:30–5:30 p.m. throughout the school year, with a few special events on weekends. Special events include college visits, visiting artist workshops, and exhibition receptions.

How can you get involved in ATP?
ATP has an open enrollment. Students may sign up for the program at any point in the school year. The after-school program is designed to be flexible and open for busy high school students. ATP does not have a maximum or minimum requirement of work hours for participation.

 

Resident Artist

Resident Artist Program

Resident Artist Program is for developing professional artists. Residencies last a minimum of six months and a maximum of one year. BCAT provides housing and studio access to artists in exchange for 25 hours of work each week assisting the Youth and Arts programs. Artists are also given a solo exhibition in BCAT's gallery. Artist must have completed their MFA or equivalent experience to apply.

If you would like to learn more about our Resident Artist Program and/or apply to the program please contact us.

 

Deborah R. Heigel

Executive Director
debbie.heigel@brockwaycat.org

Nicole Snyder

Student Services/Enrollment Coordinator, Assistant to the Executive Director      

                    nicole.snyder@brockwaycat.org

Francey Gelfand

Program Development Coordinator of Health Care & Center Events

                    frangelf265@yahoo.com

Claira Heitzenrater

Youth, Arts and Events Coordinator/Painting Studio Coordinator 

claira.hetizenrater@brockwaycat.org

Liana Agnew

Teaching Artist & Studio Coordinator: Ceramics

                    liana.agnew@gmail.com

Coming Soon!

Teaching Artist & Studio Coordinator: Metals

Derek Hanson

Teaching Pharmacist
dwth29@gmail.com

Peter Varischetti

Board of Directors
President

Daniel Hawkins

Board of Directors
Vice President

Susie Snelick

Board of Directors
Secretary

John Sutika

Board of Directors
Treasurer

Bill Strickland

Board of Directors

Founder of Manchester Craftsman's 

                   Guild/Manchester Bidwell

Ray Calhoun

Board of Directors

Duane Vicini

Board of Directors

John Blasdell

Board of Directors

Office Hours

General Business (M-F) 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

ATP After School (M-F) 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Art After Dark (select days) 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Open Studios/Art After Dark (F) 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday CLOSED

Sunday CLOSED

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