• 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./Wed., October 21 - November 25, 2019
    Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
    Tuition: $500  
    Location: Welding Shop at RPEC

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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 - 11:15 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