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
We offer a number of courses. If you are looking for a course that is not listed in our course catalog,
please contact us at (845) 295-4915 to discuss the possibilities of offering the course.
Register by calling (845) 295-4915Certified Home Health Aide (HHA)Start Date: Call for InformationThe Certified Home Health Aide (HHA) course provides training in health related tasks, such as measuring blood pressure, pulse, temperature and respiration. In addition, students learn to provide direct personal care and assist clients in home management skills. A clinical placement is included in this program which is completed in an adult care center or assisted living setting. HHA course consists of 65 Classroom hours and 30 clinical hours.Day/Date: Call for informationTime: TBATuition: $1,325Location: Sullivan BOCES Health Occupations Suite at CRMC____________________________________________________________________Certified Personal Care Aide (PCA)Start Date: Call for InformationThe Certified Personal Care Aide (PCA) course trains students to assist patients, under professional supervision, with nutrition and environmental support, personal hygiene, dressing, feeding and household tasks essential to patient health. PCA course consists of 40 Classroom hours.Day/Date: Call for informationTime: TBATuition: $600Location: Sullivan BOCES Health Occupations Suite at CRMC____________________________________________________________________Certified Nurse's AideStart Date: Call for InformationThis program provides students the necessary training to meet the requirements for the New York State Nurse’s Assistant Certification. Upon successful completion of the required course hours, clinical experience and the NYS Department of Health Certificate Exam, students are qualified to work in hospitals, nursing homes and residential health care facilities. Students need a high school or equivalency diploma to gain employment with this certification. If you do not have your high school diploma, please inform the Adult Education Counselor. All students are tested and interviewed. A 7th grade reading level is required for admission. The course consists of 100 classroom hours and 30 clinical hours.Prerequisites:
Day/Date: Call for informationTime: TBATuition: $1,800 * State Test Fee: $115Location: Sullivan BOCES Health Occupations Suite at CRMC* Tuition includes: Books, scrubs, and CPR certificationThis class is NYSED ACCES approved for current HSE and ESOL students.____________________________________________________________________Dialysis Technician ProgramStart Date: March 26 - May 14This 50 hour Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of Dialysis Technicians. Under the supervision of physicians an registered nurses, Dialysis Technicians operate kidney dialysis machines, prepare dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems as well as maintain and repair equipment. Furthermore, technicians work with patents during dialysis procedures an monitor and record vital signs as well as administer local anesthetics and drugs as needed. additionally, they may also be involved in the training of patients for at home dialysis treatment. Note: this program does not include a national or state certification as part of its overall objectives. Additionally, there is no student internship of clinical rotation offered as part of this program.Day/Date: T/Th Mar. 26 - May 14Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PMTuition: $999 (textbooks included)Location: Sullivan BOCES Health Occupations Suite at CRMC________________________________________________________________________________Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician Certification ProgramStart Date: March 26 - May 21This 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. This course will include 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. additionally, students will 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.NHA Exam - May 21Day/Date: T/Th Mar. 26 - May 21Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PMTuition: $999 + Certification Fee (textbooks included)Location: Sullivan BOCES Health Occupations Suite at CRMC________________________________________________________________________________Phlebotomy Technician Certification Program with Clinical ExternshipStart Date: March 26 - June 27This 90 hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipuncture 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. The 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. This course consists of 90 hours lecture and 40 hours clinical.NHA Exam - Jun. 27ay/Date: T/Th Mar. 26 - Jun. 27Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PMTuition: $1,599 + Certification Fee (textbooks included)Location: Sullivan BOCES Health Occupations Suite at CRMC________________________________________________________________________________Pharmacy Technician Certification Program with Clinical ExternshipStart Date: March 26 - May 14This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practices 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", by generic and brand names, 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. In addition to classroom lecture and labs, this program includes a clinical externship through a local pharmacy. To be eligible for a 40 hour clinical externship, student must successfully complete the 50 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. This course consists of 50 hours lecture and 40 hours clinical.Day/Date: T/Th Mar. 26 - May 14Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PMTuition: $999 (textbooks included)Location: Sullivan BOCES Health Occupations Suite at CRMC___________________________________________________________________________Medical Administrative Assistant ProgramStart Date: March 26 - May 21This 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 students 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.NHA Exam - May 21Day/Date: T/Th Mar. 26 - May 21Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PMTuition: $999 + Certification Fee (textbooks included)Location: Sullivan BOCES Health Occupations Suite at CRMC________________________________________________________________________________Medical Billing & Coding ProgramStart Date: March 26 - June 13This combined 80 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to file claims (using CPT and ICD-10 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following area: 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 will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-10, 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.Day/Date: T/Th Mar. 26 - Jun. 13Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PMTuition: $1,899 + Certification Fee (textbooks included)Location: Sullivan BOCES Health Occupations Suite at CRMC_____________________________________________________________________Medical Assistant Career Track with Clinical ExternshipStart Date: March 26 - Jan. 7, 2020Today's dynamic medical practices needs health care professionals who possess both administrative and clinical skills. Healthcare professionals who can process incoming patients, manage medical billing processes, code ongoing medical procedures for third party insurance reimbursement, draw blood and read EKG results are a diverse and invaluable resource to the medical practice. In response to the growing need for healthcare professionals with multiple skills, this course is designed to give students a full and comprehensive suite of administrative and clinical skills. The program includes:
- A HS Diploma/High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma. Those actively working on HSE and have a 7th grade reading level will be considered for enrollment.
- An interview is required prior to the start of class.
- 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.
- A physical exam is required, including PPD and proof of vaccinations or titers (rubella/rubeola/mumps/varicella)
After successful completion of the program, you will possess the skills required to perform multiple tasks in a complex and dynamic healthcare environment. The combined course provides the foundation for a highly marketable healthcare professional and qualifies students to take multiple national certification exams including the National Healthcareer Association Exam(NHA) and specific national certification exams related to the fields covered in this course, such as AAPC, CPC/CPC-H Apprentice, AHIMA, CCA, CMAA and more. Total Career Track Contact Hours: 260 hours + Clinical Externship: 80 hoursDay/Date: T/Th Mar. 26 – Jan. 7, 2020 (including four NHA exams at respective intervals)Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PMTuition: $5,299 (textbooks included)Location: Sullivan BOCES Health Occupations Suite at CRMC_______________________________________________________________________________Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Program with Clinical ExternshipStart Date: April 2 - Aug. 22This 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 among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedure, 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, including proper lead placements, professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a 160 hour clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. 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 would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer association (NHA) certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. This course consists of 140 hours lecture and 160 hours clinical.NHA Exam - Aug. 22Day/Date: T/Th Apr. 2 - Aug. 22Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PMTuition: $2,399 + Certification Fee (textbooks included)Location: Sullivan BOCES Health Occupations Suite at CRMC_______________________________________________________________________________Welding to Fit Your NeedsStart Date: March 11This comprehensive class is designed to instruct studnets of all abilities 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, horizontal position welding processes. With experience, you can advance to vertical and overhead positions. This course is designed to allow participants to focus on the specific needs and areas of interest. The instructor will provide equipment recommendations in the first session of class.For an additional fee, class participants have the option to take the American Welding Society (AWS) Exam to become certified.Day/Date: M/W March 11 - CANCELLEDTime: 6-9:00 pmDay/Date: M/W May 6 - June 10Time: 6-9:00 pmTution: $500Location: RPEC Welding Shop________________________________________________________________________________Pistol Permit Pre-Licensing CourseStart Date: March 23This 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 for this course is a 22 year veteran of law enforcement a New York State Certified Firearms Instructor, Police Academy Use of Force Instructor, NRA Certified Instructor and retired United States Marine.This course will also be given on the following dates:
- EKG Technician-50 hours
- Medical Asst./Administrative Asst.- 50 hours
- Medical Terminology- 20 hours
- Phlebotomy Technician- 90 hours
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pmTuition: $85Location: Kauneonga Lake Fire Hall________________________________________________________________________________Become a New York State Licensed CosmetologistStart Date: Call for informationPrepare for the NYS Cosmetology exam in this 1000-hour class. With approximately a year's investment, students will possess the theory and practical skills needed for success on the written and practical NYS exams. If you are a Sullivan BOCES CTE Cosmetology student who needs additional hours, this class is for you as well.M-Th - Call for informationTime: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PMTuition: $10,000 (including supplies)Location: RPEC Cosmetology Salon________________________________________________________________________________Dog ObedienceStart Date: April 16Work with your dog in class and at home. Dogs must be over 4 months and have proof of rabies and canine distemper. Please do not bring your dog to the first class, 2 hours (6-8:00 pm), which will include a demonstration. After the first session, you will be required to purchase a suitable training collar and lease appropriate for your dog. Please list dog's name, breed and age at time of your registration.Day/Date: T April 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4, 11, 18Time: 6-7:00 pmTution: $135Location: RPEC Parking Lot
- March 23
- May 18