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Adult Education at the Capital Region Career & Technical School


"I love the program. The work is interesting and the teacher is just great!
You couldn't find a better teacher." 

- Adult HVAC/R student Stephen Zwack

"There is no other program like this.
It's hands-on so it helps me overcome my challenges."

- Casey Washington, an
adult Alternative Energy Program student

Whether you're interested in launching a new career or learning English as a second language, the Adult Education program at the Capital Region Career & Technical School is tailored to meet your occupational and educational needs.

Programs range from certified welder and heating, ventilation and air conditioning/refrigeration training to English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Capital Region BOCES is even available to provide training for local employers and organizations and to develop grant-funded courses.

While most programs are geared toward adults age 21 and older, such as the High School Equivalency Diploma (HSE) classes, others are open to younger adults, including a secondary school HSE program for students ages 18-21. English as a New Language (ENL), previously known as English for Speakers of Other Languages,  is another popular course offered for free to adult students.

Course Descriptions

Below is a list of courses offered through the adult education program:


For an application for an adult education class, click here.

For an application for the ENL or HSE program, click here

Please fill out the applications completely and return them to Capital Region BOCES by either email to or fax to 518-862-4740. They can also be mailed to 1015 Watervliet-Shaker Road Building A , Albany NY 12205. A staff member will call to set up an appointment and an assessment after we receive the application.

For more information on ENL or HSE classes, please call (518) 862-4707.

For other Adult Ed inquiries, contact:

Nancy Jones, program manager for Adult Education
1015 Watervliet-Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 862-4791  Fax (518) 862-4791

Capital Region Career & Technical School
Schoharie Campus
174 State Route 30A
Schoharie, NY 12157
(518) 295-3019  Fax (518) 295-3075

*Please take note that while there may be some financial aid available for certain individuals for adult programs at Capital Region BOCES, none of the courses or programs are covered under Gov. Cuomo's free college tuition program (The Excelsior Scholarship/Program).* 

Looking for information on careers in the health career field? Click here.

Video: view our adult education video clip



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