FAQs

 What are my Part-Time Options?
For those with a busy schedule our part-time courses for adults are the perfect choice. Classes usually meet twice a week on alternate days (Mon/Wed or Tu/Th) and from three to four hours per evening. Some licensing or certification courses meet more frequently. 

Do I need a High School Diploma?
All students must be at least 18 years of age. A high school diploma, foreign high school diploma or high school equivalency (HSE) is required for all of our health occupation courses. A high electrician school diploma is not required for most other courses. Nassau BOCES Adult Education also offers tuition-free ways to obtain a high school general equivalency diploma. Call the Adult Learning Center at (516) 622 5623 for more information.


Can I obtain a License or Certificate?
Most of our courses will lead to a Barry Tech Certificate after completing the certificate requirements. Some programs such as Certified Nurse Assisting provides a certification from New York State and successfully completing the 1000 hour Cosmetology program and state tests will give a NYS License. Other program certificates will also prepare the student to sit for optional nationally recognized certification exams. Nassau BOCES cannot provide licenses in the construction trades as these are only issued by the townships (please check town licensing requirements). After every course is completed a Letter of Completion will be mailed to the student’s home.
 
Does the Adult Education Job Training Program partner with state and local agencies? The Adult Education Job Training Program partners with state and local agencies to provide career education and training for adult learners, including: New York State Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs, Workforce Investment Boards (Hempstead Works, Town of Oyster Bay/North Hempstead), Long Island Forum for Technology/Connect LI, ACCES, unions, employers, schools, libraries, colleges and technical schools, community-based organizations, county government, and business councils. All of our courses lead to a Adult Education Job Training Certificate after the certificate requirements are met. Additionally, many of our program certificates prepare the student to sit for optional nationally-recognized certification exams. After every course is completed, a report card will be mailed to the student’s home.   
 

How Do I Register for Courses?
 

Does Adult Education Job Training offer financial aid or tuition assistance?
Adult Education Job Training does not provide financial aid or tuition assistance for our adult students. However, grant funds and tuition vouchers obtained by the student from corporations, agencies, and other funding sources are usually acceptable forms of payment. Adult Education Job Training is a certified educational facility with the New York State Department of Labor (for more information call the local NYS office) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at (888) 442-4551, which may provide tuition reimbursement. Nassau BOCES Career Support Services provides individuals with disabilities and out-of-school youth with tuition-free training and support. Call (516) 622-6830 for more information. 

 Are there any additional fees or costs?
Some of our courses have an additional cost for textbooks and/or uniforms. In limited instances students are required to purchase personal protective equipment or personal tools. Check the course description in this catalog to see if there are any additional costs or requirements. Classes that end in an exam from one of our industry partners may require additional test fees.
 

How can I obtain an official transcript?
Students may request an official transcript of their grades by submitting a completed “Request for Transcript” form and a money order  or $10 payable to Nassau BOCES. This form is available on our website at www.adultednassau.org or call the Adult Evening Program office at (516) 622-6950.


How Do I Get to the Joseph M. Barry Career and Technical Education Center
Major roadways and public transportation make Barry Tech easily accessible. Maps are on the inside back cover of our catalog or on this website under "Contact Us/Directions"
 
1.  From NYC, Queens, Brooklyn and Bronx: Take the LIE to exit 40E. At intersection of Rt. 25 (light) head back west and get into left turn lane. Make a hard left onto Cantiague Rock Rd. to the end where it meets Prospect Ave. (West John Street). Building is on the right. Alternate: Take Northern Parkway east to Brush Hollow Rd. exit 34. Make immediate left onto Cedar Rd. to very end and a right onto Cantiague Lane. Building is on the right.

2.  From eastern Nassau and Suffolk: Take LIE to exit 40W to Rt. 25 Jericho Tpk. West. At light make left onto Cantiague Rock Rd. Continue to the end. Just before the intersection of Cantiague Rock Rd. and Prospect (West John St) make a hard right onto Cantiague Lane. Building is on the left.

3. From South Nassau: Take the Wantagh State pkwy north to Exit W2E (Old Country Rd). go two traffic lights and turn left onto Charlotte Avenue; go to the end and make a left onto Charlotte Avenue; go to the end and make a left onto West John St.; at the first traffic light make the second right onto Cantiague La.; Building is on the left.
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