Health Occupations

Prepare for a new career in the health industry.  CABOCES provides education for the following areas: 

Dental Assisting – One-year, part-time class (Tuesday and Thursday evenings; every other Saturday) begins February 2, 2021 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 – Six-week classes begin May 3, 2021, July 12, 2021, October 4, 2021, January 10, 2022, March 21, 2022 and May 2, 2022 at the CTE Center at Olean.  (142 hours)

Medical Insurance & Billing – A nineteen-week class (Wednesday evenings) begins on September 8, 2021 at the CTE Center at Olean (57 hours)

Medical Office Assisting – A seventeen-week class (Tuesday and Thursday evenings) begins September 7, 2021 at the CTE Center at Olean . (105 hours)

Phlebotomy – Thirteen-week class (Monday and Wednesday evenings) begins September 13, 2021 at the CTE Center at Olean.  Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to apply for certification through the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA).  (98 hours)

Practical Nursing – Two-year, part-time programs begin August 25, 2021  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.  opens in a new windowAdditional requirements for Pennsylvania Licensure.opens PDF file

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2021 BOCES Practical Nursing Graduates

2021 BOCES Practical Nursing Graduates

Front row – Miranda R. Drake, Belmont, NY; Joselyn A. Lentola, Wellsville, NY; Amy M. Kenyon, Belfast, NY; Kathleen V. Baynum, Olean, NY; Katelin R. Young, Belfast, NY; Alyssa K. Cliff, Gifford, PA; Emily M. Bialaszewski, Cuba, NY; Sarah P. Tsepelis, Custer City, PA

Back row – Cynthia R. Wahl, Andover, NY; Chelsea M. Perry, Richburg, NY; Kimberly A. Hatch, Rushford, NY; Ivy D. Woodruff, Gifford, PA; Jordan P. Ihrig, Lewis Run, PA; Tiffany M. Ott, Bradford, PA

2021 Practical Nursing Graduation Ceremony