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.

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

Important Dates:

May 2017

   1 -Aerobic Fun in the Water (ODM-2803-P17) begins
   1 -Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide Training (BSH-5541P17A) begins
   3 -Security Guard (CEC-7987-P17) begins
   4 -Aerobic Fun in the Water (ODM-2804-P17) begins
   9 -Aqua Aerobics (WAT-2802-P17) begins
   15 -Intro to Windows / Computers for Seniors (BSH-7321-P17) begins
   17 -Local History Presentation-The Chemung Canal (TAE-5030-P17) begins
   22 -Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) (BSH-9603-P17) begins
   24 -Notary Public Preparation (BSH-6352-P17) begins
   25 -Excel-Level I (BSH-7012-P17) begins
   31 -Computer Aided Drafting & Design (BSH-9602-P17) begins

June 2017

   5 -Basic Computer Skills for Seniors (BSH-6870-U17) begins
   14 -Forklift Operations (BSH-7801P17A) begins

REFUND POLICY per 9 NYCRR Part 6028.7: (differs from GST BOCES policy. Students are entitled to a 100% refund at any time prior to the start of any instruction. If an 8 hour course is divided between two 4 hour days, student will be entitled to a 50% refund if the student cancels after the start of instruction, but before start of second 4 hour block.

ATTENDANCE POLICY: 100% attendance required.

COMPLAINT PROCEDURE: Please contact Timothy J. Driscoll, Administrator of Adult Education at 607-739-7905 or NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services: 518-457-2667.

Once you have completed your 8 Hour Pre-assignment course please visit the NYS Department of State, Division of Licensing Services to take the next steps in becoming a licensed security guard.

">Security Guard (WEC-7988-P17) begins
   26 -Notary Public Preparation (WEC-6352-P17) begins

July 2017

   12 -Notary Public Preparation (BSH-6353-U17) begins
   17 -Intro to Windows / Computers for Seniors (BSH-7321-U18) begins
   19 -OSHA 10 General Industry (BSH-7008-U18) begins


Featured Class:

Excel-Level I

BSH-7012-P17 - Prerequisite-Proficient in Windows. This class will teach you the meaning of “number crunching.” You will create Microsoft Excel spreadsheets that organize numbers and format them in ways that make numbers meaningful to your audience. Enter and edit your numbers with ease! You’ll see how simple it can be to write a formula or to have Excel submit a formula for you. Then, it’s a snap to create charts or just save and print the data.
Instructor:  Simmons
Time:8:30 - 3:30
Location:Bush Campus Bldg 8 Seneca Rm
Register Early to keep you class running!

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