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 our toll-free number at 1-877-ADULTED.

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

Students complete Accelerated Machinist Partnership Program

Five adult students recently graduated from the Accelerated Machinist Partnership (AMP) Program at GST BOCES. Graduates were Jacob Hostrander, Avram Liebson, David Houghton, Stanley Jerzak (not pictured) and Andrew Stermer.

AMP was developed by GST BOCES Adult Education and Career Services, CSS Workforce NY and WDI (Workforce Development Institute) at the request of local employers. The program offers an enhanced machining program to adult students in the area that includes 440 hours of classroom instruction at GST BOCES and 280 hours of hands-on experience at local businesses.

For more information on this course, please call 739-4296 or click this link.


Eleven graduate from Adult Cosmetology program

On January 23, 11 students graduated from GST BOCES Adult Cosmetology program. Graduates were Alisia Edwards, Tanner Green, Emalie Harris, Michaela Hyatt, Taylor Nicholas, Destiny Young, Ellen Jones, Stacey Magaw, Denise Coots, Jennifer Manno and Sarah Jordan. Congratulations to these graduates, who completed an intensive 1,000 hour program that prepared them to take the NYS licensing exam.

Important Dates:

April 2019

   1 -Computer Aided Drafting & Design (BSH-9602-P19) begins
   8 -Dog Obedience I (BSH-4002-P19) begins
   8 -Dog Obedience II (BSH-4012-P19) begins
   8 -Nail Technology/Waxing Specialty (BSH-5651-P19) begins
   9 -OSHA 10 Construction (BSH-7006-P19) begins
   10 -Taste of Spring (BSH-9806-P19) begins
   15 -Flagger Training - Work Zone Flagger Training (BSH-9802-P19) begins
   16 -Rough Terrain Forklift Operations (BSH-7802-P19) begins
   23 -Adult Cosmetology Program (BSH-5640-P19) begins
   23 -Italian Conversation & Grammar (EHS-3131-P19) begins
   24 -Forklift Operations (BSH-7801-P19) begins

May 2019

   2 -Aerobic Fun in the Water (ODM-2802-P19) begins
   6 -Aerobic Fun in the Water (ODM-2801-P19) begins
   6 -Nurse Aide Training Program (BTH-5531-P19) begins
   7 -Aqua Aerobics (WAT-2801-P19) begins
   13 -Basic Computer Skills (BSH-6131-P19) begins
   13 -Esthetics Program (BSH-9800-P19) begins
   13 -Phlebotomy Technician Certification Preparation Program (BSH-5411-P19) begins
   15 -Notary Public Preparation (BSH-6352-P19) begins
   20 -Excel-Level I (BSH-7012-P19) begins
   20 -Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide Training (BSH-5541P19A) begins

June 2019

   3 -Excel-Level II (BSH-7014P19A) begins
   18 -HVAC: EPA Certification Exam (BSH-5915-P19) begins
   18 -HVAC: ICE Exam (BSH-5919-P19) begins


Community Partners:

Broome-Tioga Workforce

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