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.

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.


Accelerated Machinist Partnership (AMP) Program Graduates

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.


Important Dates:

September 2020

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