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Health Occupations Programs


DENTAL ASSISTING - One-year, part-time class (Tuesday and Thursday evenings; every other Saturday) begins March 5, 2019 at the CTE Center at Olean. A 200-hour internship is held at local dental offices. (620 hours). Private loan eligibility is available.

NURSE AIDE/HOME HEALTH AIDE - Five-week classes begin October 10, 2017, January 16, 2018, March 26, 2018, May 14, 2018 and July 16, 2018 at the CTE Center at Olean.  Please note that clinicals will be held at The Pines in Machias for the July 2018 class.  (142 hours)

MEDICAL INSURANCE AND BILLING - A nineteen-week class begins on April 11, 2018 on Wednesday evenings at the CTE Center at Olean (57 hours)  

MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTING - Seventeen-week class (Tuesday and Thursday evenings) begins April 10, 2018 at the CTE Center at Olean . (102 hours)

PHLEBOTOMY - Fifteen-week class (Monday and Wednesday evenings) begins March 5, 2018 at the CTE Center at Olean . Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to apply for certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology. (160 hours)

PRACTICAL NURSING - Two-year, part-time programs begin August 29, 2018 at the CTE Center at Olean and CTE Center at Belmont.  Pre-entrance testing required. The Practical Nursing program offers the opportunity for adult students to practice patient-centered nursing care of all age groups.  Nursing theory and patient care lab skills taught in the classroom are combined with a supervised clinical experience to develop a knowledgeable competent nurse.  Courses included in this program are Fundamental Skills, Structure and Function of the Human Body, Pharmacology, Growth and Development, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Pediatric and Maternity Nursing. The program is registered by the New York State Education Department for 1,300 hours of combined academic and clinical instruction. The program prepares the student for admission to the state licensing examination.  Additional requirements for Pennsylvania Licensure. 


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2017 BOCES Practical Nursing Graduates

BOCES graduates pictured left to right in front row:    Ryan J. Feehan, Ischua, NY; Cassandra L. Roeske, Cuba, NY; Elizabeth R. Rettger, Duke Center, PA; Sunny D. Chilson, Bradford, PA; Victoria A. Cunningham, Almond, NY; Bobbi Jo Perry, Scio, NY; Kiersten E. Kio, Eldred, PA; Alexa J. Schultz, Olean, NY; Jessica L. Tomac, Coudersport, PA; Shannon P. Kochendarfer, Wellsville, NY; Kaitlynne M. Darts, Salamanca, NY

Pictured left to right in second row:    Holly M. Washburn, Fillmore, NY; Taylor R. Johnson, Wellsville, NY; Megan E. Hogand, Bradford, PA; Karen A. Swanson, Bolivar, NY; Ronda L. Green, Crosby, PA; Brieanne M. Jordan, Cuba, NY; Brittney L. Sherlock, Olean, NY; Melissa C. Johnson, Bradford, PA; Carena A. DeJonge, Wellsville, NY