Adult Education Catalog

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 us at 607-739-7905.

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

60 Hour Commercial Drivers License (CDL)

Prerequisite-Must be 21 years of age for class A or 18 years of age for class B, have a valid driver’s license, and must have passed the DOT physical exam and have CDL Permit prior to the first day of class. Experience driving standard shift recommended.

The student will complete a 60-hour course, which includes 20 hours of classroom and range training. There will be 40 hours of highway and city driving instruction. You will learn about Safety Rules, Air Brakes, Tractors/Trailers, Coupling/Uncoupling, Driving Techniques, Vehicle Inspection, The Log Book and Hazardous Materials. This course provides full preparation for the Department of Motor Vehicle road test, which will be taken with GST BOCES tractor-trailer.

  • Class begins 9/17/20 with a mandatory online meeting at 6 PM. A link will be sent on 9/17/20.
  • Class will be held online from 4 to 8 PM on 9/21/20-9/24/20.
  • Then 1:1 drive time for 40 hours scheduled with the instructor.
  • Must have DOT physical and permit before the start of class.

Please call 739-7905 for more information or to register.

Interested in a Career in Skin Care?

Check out this new video on our Esthetics program! If you're interested in a career in skincare, call us at 739-4296 for more information!

Interested in a Nursing Career?

We offer an affordable, comprehensive program that can prepare you for a new a career. Check out this video on our Practical Nursing program.

Our full-time classes begin in August, with pre-enrollment testing beginning in January. Contact us at 607-739-8170 now for more information about class availability and how you can enroll!


GST BOCES' accreditation from COE has been reaffirmed!

The Council on Occupational Education (COE) took formal action to continue its accreditation of GST BOCES on June 4,2020. The next site visit will be completed in 2024.

"Reaffirmation denotes that an institution has maintained quality programs, again undergone an extensive self-study and team review process, and has continued to meet the Commission's Standards and Conditions for Accreditation. Accreditation is granted annually with subsequent reaffirmation scheduled for two to six years. Each institution must substantiate its accreditation each year through an annual report which reflects the current status of the institution."

The council offers quality assurance service to postsecondary workforce education providers across the country.

COE accreditation allows participating BOCES programs to be eligible to receive Title IV Financial Aid.

Persons wishing to make comments should write to the Executive Director of the Commission, Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Bld. 300 Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350.

Persons making comments must provide their name and mailing address.


Important Dates:

August 2021

   16 -Practical Nurse Program (LPN1000CFT22) begins
   16 -Practical Nurse Program (LPN1000EFT22) begins
   17 -Construction Equipment Operation (BSH-6281SU21) begins
   24 -Notary Public Preparation (BSH-6351SU22) begins

September 2021

   13 -Esthetics Program (BSH-9800-F22) begins
   13 -Welding (BSH-6461-F22) begins
   20 -Practical Nurse Program (LPN6022EPT22) begins
   27 -Dental Assisting (BSH-9100-F22) begins

October 2021

   26 -Notary Public Preparation (BSH-6351-F22) begins

December 2021

   14 -Notary Public Preparation (BSH-6351-W22) begins