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Adult Education & Business Services

Our Mission:
To assure
that Rockland County adult learners acquire the skills, knowledge and
abilities necessary to become productive workers, effective parents
and contributing members of their communities through up-to-date
education programs and relevant and effective
post-secondary programs of occupational education.

Adult Education and Business Services
provide a comprehensive array of
courses and programs that each year
help 4,000 adult learners expand their
employment opportunities and
their English language and academic skills.

  • Adult Career and Technical
  • The Practical Nursing Program prepares students for the New York State
    NCLEX examination.
  • Professional and Continuing Education

    are a great way to learn something new, gain a new skill or get additional training.
  • ESOL classes help adult students learn to
    speak, listen, read, write and understand English.
  • TASC
    (Test Assessing Secondary Completion)
    classes help
    students prep for the new high school equivalency exam.
  • Programs for young adults,
    including the Work Readiness Assistance Program and
    Youth Connections, help students develop skills they need to move on to
    employment, vocational education and training or higher education.
  • Business/Industry Training
    programs provide employers with customized, results-oriented
    training delivered by knowledgeable instructors with relevant
    industry experience.
  • The Vocational Assessment Program provides comprehensive
    career planning, diagnostic
    vocational evaluations and screening to people interested in
    starting or changing careers, enrolling in an educational or job
    training program, or determining vocational aptitudes and interests.

Financial assistance

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA).

tuition payment plan is available for all students, as well as limited scholarships for adults who qualify. For more information, call an Adult Education
counselor at
(845) 348-3500.

No- or low-cost courses

No- or low-cost courses are offered for adults who are at least 21 years old
and who do not have an U.S. high school diploma. Instruction is
offered in:

  • Academic Basic Skills to improve reading, writing, and math
  • Examination Preparation for TASC Diploma
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)


Adult Education & Business Services programs are located at the
BOCES Educational Resource Center (BERC) in Nyack, with additional
programs in Spring Valley, Haverstraw, Suffern and West Nyack.