Adult Career Education Programs

Career & Occupational Education

More than 500 adults attend our career education classes each year. The majority of these classes are designed so that, upon completion, students are able to take certification or licensure exams in their chosen profession. Some examples of these programs include:

  • Air Conditioning Technician
  • Cosmetology
  • Electrical Apprentice
  • Health & Medical
  • HVAC
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Oil Heat Technician
  • Renewable Energy
  • Security Guard
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Trades
  • Welding/Metal Fabrication
  • Workforce Development


Literacy Programs


  • I-Best: Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training
  • High School Equivalency
  • English as a Second Language
  • GRASP: Giving Ready Adults A Study Program


Continuing Education

More than 300 short-term, inexpensive, fun, and useful classes are offered throughout the year. These classes are well-attended and cover a broad range of topics, such as:

  • Arts
  • Chef du Jour
  • Computer Training
  • Driving Programs
  • Finance & Money
  • Fitness & Health
  • Language Arts
  • Personal Growth
  • ServSafe Certification
  • Weekend Warrior
Adult welding, healthcare, and manufacturing students

Contact Adult Education

Eugene Knudsen
Director of Adult and Community Education
Phone: 845.331.5050

Elizabeth Mastro
Manager, Adult Career Education Center
Phone: 845.331.5050 x2229

Coleen Macaluso
Adult Literacy Coordinator
Phone: 845.331.5050 x2821

Laurie Heckler
Senior Typist
Phone: 845.331.5050 x3200

Route 9W
Port Ewen, NY 12466
Fax:  845.339.8797


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