New Adult Practical Nursing Students Pursue An In-Demand Career

Learners fresh out of high school, as well as adults looking to launch a new career are among the 100+ students to enter our Adult Practical Nursing program this fall. The New York state-approved Adult Practical Nursing (APN) program encompasses 1,100 hours of classroom and clinical study and practice, and prepares students to take the …

Sterile Processing Grad “Cleans Up” With New Career

Rosa Friere, who had been working as a certified nurse assistant, decided to take our Sterile Processing Technician program because she was looking “for a change” “I had no idea that sterile processing existed,” said Friere during a recent interview. “Once I learned about it, I thought it would be pretty cool to work on …

New Adult Education Offerings for Fall 2020

New classes offer adult learners a chance to launch new careers or re-imagine their futures. Three new adult education classes will be offered throughout the Capital Region this fall, including one on our Schoharie Campus and another in downtown Albany. The Telecommunications & Network Cabling (to be held at the Capital South Campus),  Residential Electrical …

Adult Nursing Students Celebrated as they Prepare to Launch their Careers

More than 100 adults from across the Capital Region and beyond were celebrated on Wednesday after they concluded their training to become Licensed Practical Nurses. The students in the Adult Practical Nursing program completed course work and testing on Tuesday an were celebrated on Wednesday with a “reverse parade” where they drove through the campus, …

Remote Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam Testing Process

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam is now being administered remotely Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3 – 7 p.m. To sign up for this exam: Call the Health Careers office at 518-862-4709 Payment for the TEAS exam is being accepted in person, weekly …

Virtual Career Fairs Match Students With Area Healthcare Providers

Next virtual career fair for Capital Region BOCES Adult Nursing students is June 2. During our first-ever virtual career fair, more than 130 of our Adult Practical Nursing students who are scheduled to graduate and enter the workforce this June got to meet with area healthcare providers and learn about job prospects.  This new format …

COVID-19/Adult Education Updates

Updated May 1, 2020 Ongoing public health concerns related to COVID-19/Coronavirus have led to the closure of schools throughout New York state through the end of the school year. This includes our BOCES programs and schools. When it comes to our adult education programming, we have taken a variety of approaches: Much like colleges and …

BOCES Joins Area First Responders To Combat COVID-19

Capital Region BOCES has partnered with school districts across the region to provide much-needed supplies to those working to combat COVID-19. Personal protective equipment and supplies—gloves, N-95 masks, gowns, thermometers, face shields, surgical masks, gowns, disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer—were  gathered from our Adult Practical Nursing, Auto Body, Cosmetology and Two-Year Sequence of Health Careers …

As Schools Close, Learning Goes Online For Adult Practical Nursing Students

As schools closed across the nation closed due to the COVID-19/coronoavirus pandemic, the faculty and staff of our Adult Health Careers program scrambled to develop a solution that would allow the full- and part-time Adult Practical Nursing students to complete their studies and achieve their dreams of becoming licensed practical nurses. “We were able to …

Partnership Expands Opportunities For High-Tech Learning

A high-tech training lab, launched in early March at the Capital South Campus Center in Albany, and a new telecommunications and networking cabling program are expanding the opportunities available to young people and adult learners interested in careers in the booming tech industry. “This partnership with Aspire Technology Partners is the most recent example of …

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