Rockland Adult and Community Education (RACE) – Learning For Life
Rockland BOCES prepares diverse learners with academic, vocational and technological competencies for the 21st century global workforce.
Recognizing that adult learning patterns and needs must be addressed in sensitive and responsible manners, RACE programs are designed to be comprehensive, supportive and flexible. RACE instructors and support staff are dedicated to meeting each individual student’s academic and vocational needs and to the development of self-worth through continuing education.
RACE focuses on expanding adult career pathways providing students multiple opportunities, from entry-level, noncredit courses to mid-skill level certificate degree programs. Coursework is aligned with in-demand occupations in the Lower Hudson Valley region in response to the needs of local business and industry.
Whether you seek career training, professional development, adult literacy classes, youth programs, leisure learning opportunities or personal growth courses, RACE makes it convenient and affordable for all students to reach their educational, training, career and personal goals.
Since 1960, Rockland BOCES has developed skilled workers, strong families and successful communities by offering opportunities to learn at every stage of life.
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Adult Education and Business Services provide a comprehensive array of courses and programs that each year help more than 5,500 adult learners expand their employment opportunities and improve their English language and academic skills.
Part-Time Vocational Courses
Interested in changing careers or re-entering the workforce? Part-Time Vocational courses can help you meet your goal.
Adult Career & Technical Education
Adult Career & Technical Education programs are accredited by the Council on Occupational Education and offer exciting training opportunities matched to industry standards and local job market demands.
A 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 achievement
- 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.
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.