Career & Technical Education options for out-of-state students

Rockland BOCES Career & Technical Education programs are open to 11th- and 12th-grade students. Programs are also be available to 9th- and 10th-grade students with special needs.

All programs are half-day and carry high school credit; most offer students the opportunity to earn college credits and/or professional certification, as well.

Career & Technical Education Programs

For general education students in grades 11 and 12

Career Services Programs (CSP)

For students with special needs in grades 9 through 12

  • Automotive Services
  • Building & Landscaping Services
  • Business Services
  • Career Awareness
  • Food & Hospitality Services
  • Health & Human Services

Questions and answers

Who is eligible for Rockland BOCES CTE courses?

Students in grades 11 and 12 who reside in Rockland and neighboring New York and New Jersey counties are eligible to participate.

How long is each course?

CTE programs follow the BOCES school calendar and CTE classes meet 5 days a week, in either the morning session (8:00 am – 10:25 am) or afternoon session (11:30 am – 2:15 pm).

How do students get to CTE programs?

Round-trip bus transportation to Rockland BOCES’ West Nyack campus is provided by the student’s home school. Students can also drive their own car with permission from their parent/guardian and home school guidance counselor and/or principal.

Can students earn high school credits while taking a CTE Course?

Yes! Students can earn up to 4 credits per year.

Can students earn college credits while taking a CTE course?

College articulation agreements are available in many programs, so, yes, students who have successfully completed a program of study may be eligible to receive college credits.

Can CTE students benefit from scholarships?

In 2014-15, students who completed CTE programs earned $1 million in scholarships and awards to help them continue their education.

Are there any fees or expenses?

Tuition is paid by either the student’s home school district or parents. However, certain courses do require the student to purchase individual equipment proper attire.