• 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

  • Welding to Fit Your Needs

    Regardless of your ability and background, this comprehensive class is designed to instruct you in welding safety and welding techniques utilizing the processes of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and plasma cutting. Hands-on time in the shop focuses mainly on flat and horizontal position welding processes. With experience, you can advance to vertical and overhead positions. This course will allow you to focus on your specific needs and areas of interest. The instructor will provide equipment recommendations in the first session of class. For an additional fee of approximately $300, you will have the option to take the American Welding Society (AWS) Exam to become certified; the teacher will provide more information after the class begins.

    Day/Date: Mon./Tues., April 20 - May 19, 2020
    Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
    Tuition: $500  
    Location: Welding Shop at RPEC


     

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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  Mar. 31 - Aug. 25 (NHA exams Aug. 25)
    Time:     6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Tuition: $2,399 + Certification Fee (textbooks included)
    Location: Sullivan BOCES Health Occupations Suite at Catskill Regional Medical Center


     

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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, Mar. 30 - Jun. 1   (NHA exam Jun. 1)
    Time:     6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Tuition: $999 + Certification Fee (textbooks included)
    Location: Sullivan BOCES Health Occupations Suite at Catskill Regional Medical Center


     

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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, Mar.31 - Jul. 9  (NHA exam Jul. 9)
    Time:     6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Tuition: $1,599 + Certification Fee (textbooks included)
    Location: Sullivan BOCES Health Occupations Suite at Catskill Regional Medical Center


     

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Certificate Courses

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.  10:30 AM - 1:30 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

     


    HSE/TASCTM  Fast Track Preparation - Math Component

    This is a fast-track 8-week plus course designed to help prepare students who need to pass the math sub-test on the TASCTM exam. 
    Instruction is geared to individual levels; whether you’ve been out of school for one month or twenty years, a High School Equivalency Diploma is within your reach. 
    No Pre or Post-Test Required

    Get this must-have document with guidance from experienced TASCTM teachers. 
    Don’t let Math Challenges Delay your Future!

    Mondays : 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Tuesdays:  5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    Location:    Literacy Center - 63 North Street, Monticello

     

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