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Adult Education

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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.

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English Classes

Classes and literacy programs help students build self-confidence, explore career potential and develop job-readiness skills.

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Career Training

Expand your career pathways in a variety of ways from entry-level, noncredit courses to mid-skill level certificate degree programs. 

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Looking to earn a high school equivalency diploma? Rockland BOCES offers preparation classes for the General Educational Development Test (GED® Test) at no cost.*

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Community Education

Whether you are looking for professional development or personal enrichment, these courses are the perfect way to learn a new skill or enhance your existing ones.

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Educators: Looking for professional development opportunities at Rockland BOCES? Visit our Professional Development page. 

Employers: Looking for professional development opportunities for your staff ? Learn more about our Business and industry Employee training. 

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.

*Preparation classes are free to students ages 21 and older who have not earned a U.S. high school diploma or equivalency. 

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BOCES Educational Resource Center (BERC)
131 N. Midland Avenue
Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 348-3500
Fax: (845) 348-3559

Katherine Mistele
Program Administrator

Natasha Lafontant
Adult Education Literacy Coordinator

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Classes are now open for Spring-Summer 2024. Download the catalog below for course details.

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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.