As the cool fall breeze spurs parents to think about sending their children back to school, and television commercials annoy us to purchase clothes, pencils and backpacks, some adults may be wondering if they, too, should go back to school.
You may be thinking:
The prospect of going back to school after being out for so many years may be daunting, but school doesn’t have to mean taking the GMATs and sitting in a lecture hall. Preparing for a new career doesn’t necessarily require a two- or four-year commitment and large student loans. Adults today have more options, and those options may come from an unlikely source.
Many people know BOCES provides education from preschool to grade 12, but did you know that adults can take classes through BOCES as well? Our forte is skilled trades and hands-on, experiential learning. We have all sorts of equipment and tools that high school students learn with during the daytime, but adults can also access these resources to learn a new trade or upgrade their skills. Our instructors have industry experience and connections and can teach you what you need to know in order to be successful in a new career.
Would a BOCES program be a good fit for you?
We try really hard to accommodate the lives and schedules of real people. As a result, we have multiple options for adults who would like to retrain for a new career. These include daytime Career and Technical Education programs for adults, afternoon/evening/night classes for adults, an adult-only program for Practical Nursing, and even some online classes in the healthcare field. For specific details, please click here.
Here is the lineup of classes that are starting in September and October:
September 10 – Electrical Grounding
September 16 – The Office: Procedures and Technology
September 16 & 18 – Microsoft Word Level 1 (Section A)
September 17 – CDL-Test Prep
September 24 – Welding II
September 26 & 27 – Microsoft Word Level 1 (Section B)
September 30 – Medical Billing and Coding
September 30 & October 1 – Microsoft Word Level 2 (Section A)
October 1 – Clinical Medical Assistant
October 2 – Trade Math I
October 2 – Microsoft Word Level 2 (Section B)
October 7 – Welding I
October 7 – Certified Nurse Assistant (Fall Session)
October 8 – Phlebotomy Technician
October 8 & 10 – Basic First Aid, Adult CPR with AED
October 8 & 9 – Microsoft Excel Level 1 (Section A)
October 9 & 10 – Certified Security Guard: 8-Hour Pre-Assignment Course
October 15 – Commercial Wiring I
October 16 & 17 – Microsoft Excel Level 2 (Section A)
October 21 & 22 – Microsoft Excel Level 1 (Section B)
October 22 – Medical Administrative Assistant
October 24 & 25 – Microsoft PowerPoint
October 28 & 30 – Microsoft Excel Level 2 (Section B)
October 29 – CDL-Test Prep
Driver Education is also available for Class A and B License Preparation and the mandatory NYS 5-Hour Pre-licensing Course for new drivers.
BOCES also offers enrichment courses for adults:
September 16 – DanceENERGY!
September 16– Women’s Volleyball
October 1 – K9 Body Language
October 10 – Good Manners (for Dogs)
All of our courses for adults, and registration forms, can be found here.