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December 22, 2014
Adult Education at the Capital Region Career & Technical School

Adult Education & Health Careers for Adults at the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School:
Training Tech Valley Today

For an application for any adult education class, click here:

NEW:

Capital Region BOCES to offer an adult machining program

The Capital Region BOCES Adult Education program is offering a new adult machining program. The 50-hour class lasts 10 weeks and prepares students for careers in machining, one of the fastest growing job sectors in the economy. Read more  

For information and to register for TASC or ESOL classes, call (518) 862-4707.

ABOUT:

an adult education electrical studentThe Adult Education program at the Capital Region Career & Technical School is tailored to meet the occupational and educational needs of adults living in the Capital Region. While most programs are geared toward adults age 21 and older, such as our High School Equivalency Diploma (HSE) classes, others are open to younger adults, including a secondary school HSE program for students age 18-21. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is another popular course offered for free to adult students.

Thousands of adult students have advanced their professional and personal lives through our Health Careers Center.

Career-related courses for adult learner also include Welding, HVAC, MSSC Certified Production Technician, and Metal Fabrication & Machining. We also provide training for local employers and organizations and develop grant-funded courses.

High School Equivalency test and English
for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL) information


New York is now offering a new test leading to a NYS High School Equivalency Diploma. The Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) replaces the GED as the only free, state subsidized assessment leading to a New York state High School Equivalency Diploma. Read more

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

ESOL classes offer self-paced, individualized lessons to help students improve English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. The classes are free to students age 21 year or older.

Click here for a list of FREE High School Equivalency Diploma classes [PDF] (updated 12/16/14)

Click here for a list of FREE English for Speakers of Other Languages classes [PDF] (updated 9/04/14)

For information and to register for either class, call (518) 862-4707.

TASC, ESOL and Home-Study Options

GRASP

GRASP is a TASC home study program for the more advanced student who cannot attend a traditional class. Individualized packets of instruction are delivered to the library nearest a student's home every two weeks, for him or her to pick up and complete. GRASP is a free program for students age 21 and older.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Home study program

The ESOL Home Study Program provides an excellent opportunity for non-native English speakers to gain a better understanding of our language and culture. The program, which concentrates on reading comprehension and writing skills, is beneficial for students who have progressed beyond basic levels of ESOL. Individualized packets of instruction are delivered to the library nearest to a student's home every two weeks, for him or her to pick up and complete. The program is free for students age 21 and older.

Video: view our adult education videoclip

 

Adult Education at our Health Careers Center

Adult Practical Nursing Program [Referred to by some as Licensed Practical Nursing]

Adult nursingThe Capital Region Career & Technical School offers a separate Practical Nursing program just for adult students. The program encompasses 1,100 hours of classroom and clinical time, and students are eligible to take the N.Y.S. Practical Nursing Examination upon completion to become Licensed Practical Nurses. All levels of patient care are covered in our program as well as hands-on supervised clinical experiences at local health care facilities. The Practical Nursing program also gives students a solid foundation to pursue advanced college training.

For more information on the Adult PN program, visit the Practical Nursing page or contact: the Health Careers Center at (518) 862-4709 or nancy.mccullough@neric.org.

Adult Nurse Assistant Program [Referred to by some as Certified Nurse Assistant]

The Capital Region Career & Technical School offers a separate Nurse Assistant Program for Adult Students, with schedule and locations suited to their particular needs. The Nurse Assistant curriculum prepares students to test to become New York State Certified Nurse Assistants and be qualified to work in any nursing home in the state.

For more info on Adult PN, Adult NA & Health Careers for Adults contact:

Paula Negri, Health Careers & Services Principal
Capital Region BOCES Health Careers Center
1015 Watervliet-Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 862-4709 Fax 456-4786
paula.negri@neric.org

Career and Technical Education for adult students

To compete in today's highly technical world, more and more adults are going back to school. A technical education provides unlimited opportunities within the job market. Adults can enroll in any of the courses offered by the Career & Technical School or combine them with the GED program to learn a trade while getting a high school diploma.

  • Grant-funded courses

    • From time to time, special grants enable the Adult Education program to offer courses such as the Schoharie Adult Nurse Assistant program, which was made possible in 2009-10 by grant funds from Appalachian Regional Commission. Building Bridges was another grant-funded program that taught adults construction-related skills, and other programs have taught forklift operation, and heating, ventilation air conditioning and refrigeration.

 

HVAC Certification Program for Adult Students

A 450-hour program focusing on Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning - Classes run September through June

Career opportunities abound for certified HVAC technicians in our region and beyond. The Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School's HVAC Certification program provides adult students with the education, training and experience needed to earn valuable national certifications and prepare for rewarding positions and/or career advancement. Located at Career & Tech's Albany campus at 1015 Watervliet Shaker Rd. (Career Path) in Colonie, the HVAC Certification program offers adult students a convenient location and schedule suited to their needs. Read more

Welding for Adult Students

Responding to the need for an expertly trained technical workforce in Tech Valley, the Capital Region BOCES Adult Education program is launched 500-hour Welder Certification Program for Adult Students. Students successfully completing the course will earn national credentials including: American Welding Society (AWS) SENSE Level 1 Welder Certification, National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Phase 1 Welder Endorsement, and federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour Construction Safety Card.

Through technical shop coursework and classroom lessons in weld theory, students will learn GTAW orbital welding, shielded metal arc (stick) welding, gas metal arc (MIG) welding, gas tungsten arc welding (TIG), flux cored arc welding, pipe welding (stick and TIG), and oxy-fuel cutting and plasma cutting.

 

Programs for employers

The Capital Region BOCES Adult Education program can develop programs tailored to the needs of local employers and industries. For example, we have provided instruction in HVAC/R for employees of DeCrescente Distributing Co.; Welding and Computer Aided Manufacturing for engineers from Knolls Atomic Power Lab/Bechtel Corp.; Diesel Electrical Systems (Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Repair) for mechanics and mechanics helpers from CDTA; and facilities and equipment for Automotive instruction for Chrysler and Isuzu technicians. Adult Education has also taken GED classes on the road for local employers including the University at Albany and CSEA.

For more info on Adult Ed contact:

Nancy Jones, Program Manager, Adult Education
1015 Watervliet-Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 862-4707  Fax (518) 862-4798

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

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