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Adult Education announces an exciting array of programs for the new school year

 A man putting a blood pressure collar on a woman’s arm
Nassau BOCES Adult Education Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) students (from left) Jazmine Morales and Gudiel Suazo Claros, learn to take blood pressure readings in this hands-on course.

The Adult Education program announces the launch of its dynamic programs for the upcoming school year. With a focus on equipping adults with the skills needed for successful careers, the program is introducing new and improved offerings that cater to the evolving needs of today's job market.

Join us for an Open House on Wednesday, August 30, 7-9 p.m. at Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career and Technical Education Center, 1196 Prospect Avenue in Westbury. Learn about these hot careers from the instructors who teach the courses and get a first-hand look at our unique classrooms.

Some courses to note include:

Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA): Empowering Future Healthcare Professionals: In response to the growing demand for healthcare professionals, this comprehensive program offers participants with a unique opportunity to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in a medical setting. Through a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on training, and practical experience, students will develop expertise in medical procedures, patient care, and administrative tasks. Graduates of this program will be well-prepared to pursue rewarding careers as vital members of the healthcare team.

Pet Grooming: A Passionate Pursuit for Animal Lovers: For those with a deep love for animals the Pet Grooming program is for you. This program provides participants with the practical skills and theoretical foundation to succeed in the thriving pet grooming industry. Through expert guidance and hands-on training, participants will learn the art of pet grooming, including bathing, clipping, and styling techniques. In addition, students will gain knowledge in pet health, behavior, and customer service. Upon completion, graduates will be equipped to embark on a fulfilling career working with beloved pets and their owners.

Veterinary Assistant: Comprehensive Training for Animal Care Specialists: In recognition of the expanding field of veterinary care this revamped course is a 50-class program designed to provide students with a holistic education in animal care. Through a blend of theoretical instruction, practical exercises, and hands-on experience, students will develop a deep understanding of animal health, anatomy, medical procedures, and laboratory techniques. Graduates of this program will possess the skills necessary to thrive as valuable members of veterinary teams, aiding in the care and well-being of animals.

"We are excited to introduce these exceptional programs for the upcoming school year," said Brad Slepian, Assistant Principal, Nassau BOCES Adult Education. “We are committed to offering relevant and high-quality education that prepares our students for rewarding careers. We believe our programs will empower our students to make a positive impact in their chosen fields."

Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open. Visit for a complete listing of courses. Limited seats are available, so prospective students are urged to apply early.