• Adult Education: Course Offerings

    The Adult and Continuing Education Office at BOCES Administration Building in Liberty is open Tuesday through Thursday ~ 9:00am - 3:00pm 

      If you are looking for a course that is not offered, please contact us at (845) 295-4915 to discuss the possibilities of offering the course.


Career Building Courses

  • Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA)

    This program provides students with the necessary training to meet the requirements for the New York State Nurse’s Assistant Certification. Upon successful completion of the required course hours and clinical experience and the passing of the NYS Department of Health Certificate Exam, students will be qualified to work in hospitals, nursing homes, and residential health care facilities. 

    Students will need a High School Equivalency Diploma to gain employment with this certification. If you do not have your High School Diploma, please tell the Adult Education Counselor so that we can better accommodate your career goals.    A 7th-grade reading level is required for admission.  The course consists of 100 classroom hours and 30-clinical hours. 


    1. HS Diploma/High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma.  Those actively working on HSE and have a 7th grade reading level will be considered for enrollment. 
    2. An interview is required prior to the start of class.
    3. A reading assessment is required prior to enrollment.  The assessment will be scheduled by your Adult Education Counselor.* For CWD participants, a reading and math assessment is required prior to enrollment.
    4. A physical exam is required, including PPD and proof of vaccinations or titers (rubella/rubeola/ mumps/varicella)

    Day/Date: TBA
    Time: TBA
    Tuition: $ 1,800 plus fees for registration and drug screen   * Tuition includes: Books, scrubs, and CPR certification
    Testing Fee:  $ 115

    Location: TBA 

    This class is NYSED ACCES approved for current HSE and ESOL students.


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  • Clinical Medical Assistant Program with a Clinical Externship

    This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare.  This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office.  Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle.  Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements,  professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare.  This program includes 140-hours of classroom instruction and hands-on labs and a 160-hours clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider’s office.  To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140-hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.  Note: Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination (fee payable to certifying entity).  The course consists of 140 classroom hours lecture and 160 clinical hours.

    Day/Date: T/Th  TBA (NHA exams TBA)
    Time:     6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Tuition: $2,399 + Certification Fee (textbooks included)
    Location: TBA


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  • EKG Technician Certification Program

    This comprehensive 50-hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the ASPT – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification Exams (fee payable to certifying entity). This course includes important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing.  Students practice with EKG equipment and perform hands-on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement, and other clinical practices.           


    Day/Date: Mon./Wed., TBA (NHA exam Dec. 11)
    Time: 6:00 - 9:30 PM
    Tuition: $999 + Certification Fee (textbooks included)
    Location: TBA


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  • Medical Administrative Assistant Program

    This 50-hour course prepares students to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the health care industry. Medical Administrative Assistants, Medical Secretary, and Medical Records Clerks are all positions in great demand. This program covers important background information on the medical assisting profession and interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and management of practice finances. This program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration so that a student can gain the necessary skills required to obtain a medical administrative assistant position in the health care field.  This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) - Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam (fee payable to certifying entity).

    Day/Date: M/W, TBA   (NHA exam Dec. 11)
    Time:     6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Tuition: $999 + Certification Fee (textbooks included)
    Location: TBA


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  • Medical Billing and Coding Program 

    This combined 80-hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10 manuals), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures.  The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation, and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology, and laboratory), ICD-10 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third-party reimbursements.  Students learn how to find the service and codes using manuals (CPT, ICD-10, and HCPCS).  Note: After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) - Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams (fee payable to certifying entity).

    Day/Date: M/W, TBA
    Time:     6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Tuition: $1,899 + Certification Fee (textbooks included)
    Location: TBA


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  • Pharmacy Technician Program with a Clinical Externship

    This comprehensive 50-hour program prepares students to work as pharmacy technicians in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam (fee payable to certifying entity).  Course content includes pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names.  Through classroom lecture and hands-on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parenteral nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, and billing and reimbursement.  Upon successful completion of this Pharmacy Technician

    The program, students are eligible to participate in a 40-hour clinical externship with a local retail pharmacy.  Participants must submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. The course consists of 50 classroom hours and 40 clinical hours.

    Day/Date: T/Th, TBA
    Time:     6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Tuition: $999  (textbooks included)
    Location: TBA


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  • Phlebotomy Technician Certification Program with Clinical Externship

    This 90-hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis.  Students become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom and lab work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, specimen hands-on practice, and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods.   This program includes a clinical externship rotation for all students.  To be eligible for the 40-hour clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 90-hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.  Students who complete this program will have the opportunity to pursue the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician Exam (fee payable to certifying entity). The course consists of 90 classroom hours and 40 clinical hours.

    Day/Date: T/Th, TBA  (NHA exam Jan. 23, 2020)
    Time:     6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Tuition: $1,599 + Certification Fee (textbooks included)
    Location: TBA


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Certificate Courses

  • Pistol Permit Pre-Licensing Course

    This 4-hour non-shooting course introduces the pistol permit applicant to the basic skills necessary for the safe storage and handling of firearms and ammunition. You will learn the basic rules of safe firearms handling, the primary causes of firearms accidents, basic firearms nomenclature, safe unloading and loading procedures, common ammunition types and components, basic care and cleaning, and ways to safely store firearms in the home. Gain advice on what to look for when purchasing a handgun. The course provides a brief overview of New York State laws that cover firearms and use of force. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of training to present with your pistol permit application. 

    The instructor is a 20-year veteran law enforcement officer who has ten years in SWAT. He is a New York State Certified Firearms Instructor, FBI Certified Firearms Instructor, and NRA Certified Instructor. He has taught numerous firearm classes to law enforcement, SWAT, and civilians.

    Important: This class is not applicable to you if you are applying for an Orange County pistol permit. You must take the course from an instructor on the Orange County list.

    Day/Date: Sat. September 7, 2019
    Day/Date: Sat. November 16, 2019
    Day/Date: Sat. January 4, 2020

    Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Tuition: $85 
    Location: Kauneonga Lake Fire Hall

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High School Equivalency Courses

  • NYS High School Equivalency HSE/TASCTM Prep Course

    Earning a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma is one of your most important steps in the pathway toward a career, further education, lifelong well-being and success.  A High School Equivalency Diploma (formerly known as the GED Diploma), opens the doors for employment, and other opportunities for advancement in life.

    Improve your basic skills in mathematics, reading, social studies, science, and writing.  Instruction is geared to individual levels; so, whether you’ve been out of school for one month or twenty years, a High School Equivalency Diploma is within your reach. 

    You may enter these FREE classes at any time. Enrollment requires an intake and orientation session.
    Free Tutoring  & Calculator Training available.

    These classes are Distance Learning Home Study Programs that can provide up to 3-hrs of tutoring when the instructor is at the specified location.

    Community Locations:

    Livingston Manor Library: Every other Mon.  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro: Every other Mon.  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Ethelbert B. Crawford Library, Monticello: Every other Tues.   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Daniel Pierce Library, Grahamsville: Every other Tues.  4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Liberty Library: Every other Tues.  4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Western Sullivan Public Library: 
    Jeffersonville:  Every other Wed. 11:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Callicoon:  Every other Sat.  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Fallsburg Library: Every other Sun.   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages

    The Adult Program offers classes to benefit Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced skills.

    Students can enroll at any time, but students must Pre-Register before attending classes!
    To register, please call our Adult Education Counselor at (845) 295-4906

    Classes are offered at the following locations:

    Liberty High School: Liberty HS Library Media Center Classroom

    • Wednesdays & Fridays from 8:15 am - 12:15 am
    • Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Please enter through the gymnasium doors
    Address:  115 Buckley Street, Liberty NY 12754

    Fallsburg Firehouse: 

    • Mondays & Wednesdays from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

     Address: 10 Railroad Plaza, South Fallsburg, NY 12779

    Monticello RJK Middle School: Classroom #4

    • Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Please enter through the main entrance
    Address: 45 Breakey Avenue, Monticello, NY 12701