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Latest News from the Career and Technical Center

From forklift operator to electrical basics,
Capital Region BOCES CTE offers shocking, uplifting new adult courses 


Three new courses announced, more coming  

An adult welder practices his skills during a class this JulyCapital Region BOCES is offering multiple new courses during the 2015-16 school year for adult students.

From a Forklift Operator Training to Floral Design and Residential Electrical Training, Capital Region BOCES is offering new courses that appeal to a multitude of interests and needs.

Three new courses are being announced now, several more will be announced in the coming weeks.

The new courses are:

  • Residential Electrical for Adult Students: Students in this class will apply practical skills and increase knowledge of electrical work to learn the basic fundamentals necessary for wiring a home.
  • Floral Design for Adult Students: The new Floral Design class offers students a comprehensive training in basic floral design. Students will learn and apply practical skills and increase knowledge of the floral industry, including care of flowers, designing corsages, arrangements and specialty pieces.
  • Forklift Operator Training: The Forklift Operator Training Course provides adult students with the classroom and hands-on training necessary to earn an Operator Permit Card as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


The floral design and residential electric classes are 100 hours each and are being offered at the Albany campus of the Career and Technical school. The six-hour forklift operator class is being offered at the Schoharie CTE.

For more information on each course, including the cost and course outline, click on the links above.

The new classes are being added to an already popular array of adult education classes that includes welding certification; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and English for speakers of other languages.

For a complete list of adult education offerings, click here.

In the above photo, an adult student welder practices his skills during a class at CTE this July.



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