Leisure Learning

Health & Fitness Courses


Cake Decorating - A Basket Full of Flowers

BSH-9812-F19 - In this course you will learn how to fill, frost and decorate an 8" cake. We will use different piping techniques for creating a wide variety of flowers to decorate the cake.

Instructor:  Chef Ryan Anderson
Location:Bush Campus Bldg 1 Kitchen


Dog Obedience I

4000 - A well-mannered, obedient dog is a pleasure to be around. In this class, which is designed to fit your dog and his/her age, learn the basic techniques for achieving a controllable pet. Whether going on to AKC events or simply training the perfect companion for at home or in public, this class is a MUST for any dog owner. This class is recommended by local veterinarians.

**Please DO NOT bring dogs the first night of class and BRING proof of required shots.** Dogs must be at least 8-weeks-old. **Register Early! This class fills quickly.**



Instructor:  Mona Shaw
Date:04/08/19 - 06/17/19
Time:6:00pm - 7:00 pm
Location:Bush Campus Bldg 1 / Gym
No Class on: 4/15/19 & 5/6/19 & 5/27/19


Dog Obedience II

4010 - Prerequisite-Dog must have completed Dog Obedience I with Mona Shaw.

This level of dog obedience will fine-tune your dog’s basic obedience skills, along with a few new skills. These skills will make your dog more of a joy to the community, or for the serious trainer, this will prepare your dog for agility training, rally obedience, or novice obedience. Each class will lead up to and prepare your dog for the final class in which the AKC Canine Good Citizen and the AKC Community Canine, AKC Urban, Trick Dog Novice, Intermediate and Advance tests will be offered which are AKC titles and AKC offers a certificate which also includes mixed breeds.



Instructor:  Shaw
Time:7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:Bush Campus Bldg 1 / Gym
No Class on: 4/15/19 & 5/6/19 & 5/27/19


Italian Conversation & Grammar

3131 - Come learn practical Italian for common activities such as shopping, traveling and visiting sites. Learn about Italian culture, customs and history. You’ll feel like you’re in Italy.
Students must purchase: Italian Made Simple ISBN # 0-7679-1539-9 and Easy Italian Step by Step ISBN # 9780071453899 at a local book store.



Instructor:  Mafalda Masia
Time:5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location:Elmira High School Room 114
Students must purchase: Italian Made Simple ISBN # 0-7679-1539-9 and Easy Italian Step by Step ISBN # 9780071453899 at a local book store.


Kitchen Basics

BSH-9811-F19 - Have you ever wanted to know the proper way to peel an onion or get a super fine dice on the garlic you are chopping? In this course, you can learn all the secrets that will allow you to cook just like the pros on TV. You will learn about and make basic lean yeast dough to form beautiful baguettes and knotted rolls. You will learn how to achieve those perfect knife cuts. We will finish the class by making sautéed chicken with a pan sauce.

Instructor:  Chef Ryan Anderson
Location:Bush Campus Bld 1 Kitchen



ED2GO - Are you unable to fit a traditional class into your busy schedule? Taking an online course may be right for you! Interesting, relevant subjects such as grant writing, computer skills, personal enrichment courses and many more topics offered on this website. Most course sessions begin on the third Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks, with two lessons delivered weekly. Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas and more. Most courses are only $100 each. Visit www.ed2go.com/gstboces for the many opportunities available to you!

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Small Engine Tune-Ups and Repair

6021 - Prerequisite- none. Everyone owns at least one small gas engine and many own several. This course is designed for the home-owner, so you can learn to service and repair your own equipment. The technical skills learned here will save you money and give you the enjoyment of repairing your own equipment for years!


Spanish I

3000 - Habla usted español? Come learn the basic of this widely spoken language. This course will include lessons in useful vocabulary, phrases and basic grammar skills. Learn Spanish history, customs and culture.
Students must purchase Book ISBN# at a local book store.


Spanish II

3001 - Prerequisite: Spanish I or equivalent knowledge. Take your Spanish skills to the next level. You will be introduced to verbs and will learn more about reading and phrases.
Book used for level II will be continuation of book used in Level I Spanish


Welding for the Hobbyist

6463 - Pre-requisite: Must complete entrance assessment. Learn the basic welding skills for the hobbyist. You gain a basic knowledge of mig, tig and stick welding and cutting torches. You many bring a small job or project, if you have one. You must provide your own protection gear if not purchasing welding kit.

*welding kit available for additional $175