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Adult Education

Orange-Ulster BOCES
Adult Education  
The campuses at Arden Hill, the Career & Technical Education Center in Goshen and 1 Washington Center on the SUNY Orange campus in Newburgh  provide career and technical education programs that are affordable, short-term and convenient for the adult learner. Course curriculum is industry-specific and emphasizes practical application of key concepts and skills in well equipped labs providing real world experiences. Many programs offer payment plans and for eligible people funding may be available.  Investigate possible funding opportunities available at one of the mandatory  orientations. 
Adult Literacy
  • High School Equivalency - Adults:  Free academic classes are available to individuals 21 years of age or older who are without a high school diploma and who need to prepare for the TASC(TM) exam.  Career counseling, transition to career and technical education or college and the skills to successfully gain employment are embedded in each class.
  • High School Equivalency - (Under 21 years of age).  The Second Chances Youth Program provides a  comprehensive service to students ages 16-21 who are not attending high school and need a Second Chance to successfully achieve their High School Equivalency, enter a training program (either career training or college) and get a job.
English as a Second Language 
Free classes are available for those foreign language students who need help speaking and writing English or just need to improve their skills. ESL students have access to all of the support services available, such as job search, financial literacy classes, health and wellness classes and a wide array of cultural activities to help students acclimate to the American experience.
Support Services
Orange-Ulster BOCES employs career counselors and case managers to assist
students pursuing personal, educational and employment goals. Staff meet with
employers regularly to ensure that services offered match with local employment
needs. Support staff will work with students who need financial counselling.
OU BOCES has many programs which may help students with tuition.
So what are you waiting for?  Our staff is ready to help!  Call 845.781.6715 extension 2 to get started.