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Adult Education 
James DelViscio, Ph.D. , Director
Newburgh Adult Learning Center
1 Washington Center
Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 781-6715
General Information
Further information regarding BOCES programs may be obtained by calling the BOCES Office of Adult Educational Services at (845) 781-6715 Ext 2, between the hours of 9 AM & 3 PM, Monday- Friday.
Refund Policy (Also see Special Fees)
Courses must be dropped through the Adult Education Office prior to the first day of class.  Thereafter there will be no refund.
  • For Certified Courses, and courses that are 99 hours and above, a drop fee of $100 will be retained from your refund.
  • For Non-Certified Courses, a drop fee of $10 will be retained from your refund.
  • Refunds for checks and money orders will take approximately 3-4 weeks.
  • Refunds are for tuition only and will not include book(s) or supply fees.
No Children
Children may not accompany students to class. 
Special Fees
  • Returned check fee: $25.00
  • Duplicate document fee: $5.00*
  • *Students who request duplicate receipts, transcripts or Certificates of Completion are required to pay a $5.00 fee for each request.
Cost of Evening Courses and Books
Includes tuition.  Textbooks and supplies are not included in tuition costs. These additional fees are paid at time of registration.  Classroom supplies may include such items as welding gloves, food culinary classes and floral design materials.  Many courses require approved eye protection.  The course instructor will explain specific requirements. 
Ordering Books
Go to and click on the orange Adult Education tab.  In the left margin choose order your books, and follow directions.
Course Completion Certificate
Adult Education Services will award a completion certificate to students who successfully complete class requirements and maintain 95% attendance.  *For programs offering National certification (NCCER, NHA, etc.) students will need to maintain a 95% attendance rate to receive an OUBOCES certificate of completion as well as to sit for National Certification exams.  Computer labs and courses less than 10 hours do not qualify for certificates.  Print your name on the registration form as you wish it to appear on the certificate; later changes in spelling will result in a $5.00 fee.  
We retain our instructors to teach in their areas of expertise.  In our opinion, there are no better instructors to be found.  Our instructors are not permitted to use the classroom for personal gain nor to solicit clients or customers.  Therefore, we are not responsible for any advice or consultation given beyond classroom settings and course curriculum materials.
Course Cancellation
The offering of all courses is at the determination of Orange-Ulster BOCES, which reserves the right to cancel courses at any time.
Prerequisite Requirements
Some courses have prerequisite requirements.  A student planning to register for an advanced course without having taken the basic course(s) should first inquire at the BOCES Office of Adult Educational Services for advisement.
Damage to or Loss of Personal Property or Injury on Premises of Off-Site
We do not assume any responsibility, real or imposed, for the loss of personal property or injury of any student.
Persons with Disabilities
Our facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities.  Please notify us at the time of registration to discuss your individual requirements. 
Emergency Closings and Delays
School closings will be announced on the OU BOCES website, local radio stations or call (845) 781-6715 extension 9  for closing announcements.