image for layout
image for layout
masthead bottom rule



Latest News from the Career and Technical Center

Three new adult education courses offered this winter

Classes provide insight into welding, floral design


weldingThree new courses are being launched this winter for adults interested in learning new skills.

The first program, the Eight-week HVAC Class for Adults class, starts Jan. 3. and meets three times a week. The second class, Exploratory Welding Course for Adults, starts Jan. 30 and meets twice a week into the spring while the third program, Floral Design for Adults, starts Feb. 28 and meets twice weekly
for six weeks.

All three programs are designed to not only provide some basic industry skills, but be informational and give students with an overview of the industries and what can be accomplished.

The Eight-week HVAC course to be offered prepares students for a cool career in refrigeration and air conditioning. Students completing the course are eligible to earn U.S. Environmental Protective Agency Refrigerant Certification, permitting them to legally work on refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

Classes will meet Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Albany CTE campus, located at  1015 Watervliet-Shaker Road.

Course topics include basic refrigeration, brazing, evacuation, recovery, system charging and electrical troubleshooting. The cost of the program is $1,100.

The Exploratory Welding Course for Adults class is an 130-hour course that will be taught at Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) at Mohonasenasen. Classes will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m.
to 7 p.m. The CAT is located at 400 Warrior Way in Schenectady (Rotterdam).
 Zeack works on a furnace in the CTE classroom.

The program, which costs $1,395, offers an introduction to various welding techniques and theories, as well as welder safety. Students will also learn about careers in this exciting and in-demand career.

The Floral Design for Adults class teaches floral design techniques and a basic knowledge of the floral industry.

The class will be offered each Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education Albany campus. The cost of the floral design program is $155.

For more information about either class, email Adult Education Program Manager Nancy Jones  or call her at (518) 862-4707.

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


Floral designers















Leaders for Educational Excellence motto graphic
image for layout
image for layout