GST BOCES Adult Education and Career Services serves adult students in the Southern Tier of New York State and the surrounding region. Whether you're interested in training for a new career, earning your high school diploma or looking for a new hobby, we have a course that will meet your needs. We also offer computer training and on-site, customized courses to meet the needs of local business and industry.

We have three convenient locations: the Bush Campus in Elmira, the Coopers Campus in Painted Post and the Wildwood Campus in Hornell.

Browse our course catalog, search the site for a course that meets your needs or call our toll-free number at 1-877-ADULTED.

Any prospective student is welcome to visit the institution prior to registering for any program.

Important Dates:

August 2017

   24 -OSHA 10 Construction (BSH-7006-U18) begins

September 2017

   5 -Industrial Maintenance (BSH-9801-F18) begins
   11 -Computer Technician (BSH-9564-F18) begins
   11 -Construction Equipment Operation with Industry Credentials: Forklift/Flagger/OSHA 10 (WEC-6283-F18) begins
   11 -Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide Training (BSH-5541-F18) begins
   11 -Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide Training (BTH-5541-F18) begins
   11 -OSHA 10 Construction (WEC-7006-F18) begins
   11 -Phlebotomy Technician Certification Preparation Program (BSH-5411-F18) begins
   11 -Precision Machining (BSH-9600-F18) begins
   11 -Welding for the Hobbyist (WEC-6463-F18) begins
   12 -Adult Cosmetology Program (BSH-5640-F18) begins
   12 -Aqua Aerobics (WAT-2801-F18) begins
   12 -Construction Equipment Operation with Industry Credentials: Forklift/Flagger/OSHA 10 (BSH-6283-F18) begins
   12 -Italian Conversation & Grammar (EHS-3131-F18) begins
   13 -Spanish I (BSH-3000-F18) begins
   13 -Word - Novice to Intermediate (BSH-7428-U18) begins
   15 -Personal Care Aide II (BSH-7843-F18) begins


Featured Class:

Computer Technician

BSH-9564-F18 - Pre-requisite: Must complete entrance assessment. No prior computer knowledge/experience is necessary. During this 120-hour course, you will gain knowledge in all aspects of computer functions, including hardware and software. Hardware components include CPU, peripherals, input/output, storage and networking devices. Software will include Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux and their networking capabilities. This course will encompass both classroom and lab activities as you are guided through building a computer “from the ground up”! In addition, this class will prepare you for CompTIA’s A+ certification. Fundamentals of networking will also be taught; topics will include the model of networking hardware concepts, cabling protocols, remote connectivity, network protection, servers and support. A large portion of the class will deal with TCP/IP networking and the Internet. The CompTIA A+ exam is not included with this course tuition.
Instructor:  Stanley
Cost:$3250* supply fee included
Location:BSH/2 Rm200A/B
Prerequisite: Must meet pre-admission requirements (TABE) *Class times: M/Th 5:30-8:30pm, Sat 8:30-3:00pm (1/2hr lunch break) Tuition Includes: Books and COMPUTER! Students can be 18 and over to register for this program. REGISTER EARLY TO KEEP YOUR CLASS RUNNING! NEXT CLASS WILL BE SCHEDULED IN THE FALL

Community Partners:

Broome-Tioga Workforce

HomeTown Careers

PA Career Link

Smart Option Student Loans

Tompkins County Workforce



WorkForce New York



Cameron Manufacturing

Hilliard Corporation

Howell Packaging

Horizon Solutions

Kennedy Valve

Progressive Machine & Design

Rockwell Automation

SMC Corporation of America

Wilkins RV Sales

WorkForce New York

Attention High School Students:

If you don't plan to attend college right after high school for any reason, GST BOCES Adult Education and Career Services can help. We offer reasonably-priced, short-term training programs that give you job-ready skills. In a few months, you can learn a marketable skill, get a job and start reaching your goals!

Reach your goals

GST BOCES Adult Education and Career Services offers specialized career training programs designed specifically to meet the needs of local employers. The following programs are just a few examples of career pathways you can begin after high school graduation:

    Commercial Driver's License (Class A or B)
    Healthcare Career Pathway
    Nail Technology
    Office Support Specialist
    Practical Nursing
    Precision Machining

All trainings will include job readiness skills such as resume building, job search support and employment preparation.

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To learn more about these courses and our other career training options, please call 739-7905 and ask to speak with one of our vocational specialists. Get started today!

Click here for a copy of our Post Secondary program brochure.