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.

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 739-8170 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:

December 2021

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

January 2022

   18 -Phlebotomy Technician Certification Preparation Program (CEC-5411-W22) begins
   25 -Phlebotomy Technician Certification Preparation Program (BSH-5411-W22) begins
   25 -Security Guard - 8 Hour Pre-Assignment (CEC-7987-W22) begins

March 2022

   29 -Security Guard - 8 Hour Pre-Assignment (CEC-7987SP22) begins

May 2022

   24 -Security Guard - 8 Hour Pre-Assignment (CEC7987SP22A) begins
   31 -Basic Welding (CEC-6460SU22) begins