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.

Learn more

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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.

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.

Important Dates:

February 2017

   27 -Aerobic Fun in the Water (ODM-2801-W17) begins

March 2017

   2 -Aerobic Fun in the Water (ODM-2802-W17) begins
   6 -Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide Training (BSH-5541-P17) begins
   6 -Phlebotomy Technician Certification Preparation Program (WEC-5411-P17) begins
   6 -ServSafe® Food Handler Program (WEC-9803-P17) begins
   10 -Smart Phone 101 (BSH-7328-W17) begins
   13 -Computer Technician (BSH-9564-P17) begins
   13 -Notary Public Preparation (BSH-6351-P17) begins
   14 -Construction Equipment Operation with Industry Credentials: Forklift/Flagger/OSHA 10 (BSH-6283-P17) begins
   15 -Security Guard (WEC-7987-P17) begins
   16 -Electricity Program (BSH-5701-P17) begins
   20 -Basic Clerical Procedures and Technology (WEC-9549-P17) begins
   20 -Basic Computer Skills for Seniors (BSH-6870-P17) begins
   20 -Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) (BSH-9604-P17) begins
   21 -Aqua Aerobics (WAT-2801-W17) begins
   21 -Rewiring an Old House (BSH-5702-P17) begins
   25 -HVAC: ICE Exam (BSH-5919-P17) begins


Featured Class:


BSH-5919-P17 - Prerequisite: None. Industry Competency Exam (ICE) measures industry-agreed standards of basic competency. There are 3 ICE exams: Residential A/C and Heating, Light Commercial A/C and Heating and Commercial Refrigeration. Exam is open to the public. *Must bring valid, government issued ID card for admittance to test
Instructor:  Dahlhaus/Examiner
Time:8:30 am
Location:Bush Campus Bldg 8 Seneca Rm
*Includes test fee..... To avoid additional shipping/handling fees, please register for exams by 3/3/17...... Registration day of exam is 8:30am - test starts promptly at 9:00am.

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