Workforce Development

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

Nurse Aide

Five-week classes, at the CTE Center at Olean. Schedule TBD,  (132 hours)

Medical Insurance & Billing

A nineteen-week class (Wednesday evenings) begins on September 6, 2023 at the CTE Center at Olean (57 hours)

Medical Office Assisting

A seventeen-week class (Tuesday and Thursday evenings) begins September 5, 2023 at the CTE Center at Olean . (105 hours)


Thirteen-week class (Monday and Wednesday evenings) begins Fall 2023 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 Fall 2023  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 Click here for the Practical Nursing Enrollment Information
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2022 BOCES Practical Nursing Graduates



Front Row: Crystal Fenti, Bolivar; Keegan Rowland, Hinsdale; Amy Rogers, Delevan; Erica Haggard, Cyclone, PA.

Back row – Kara McCutcheon, Olean; Tammera Boudreaux-Knowlton, Bolivar; Brianna Gonzalez, Salamanca; Madison Burdick, Cuba; Susette Hamer, Belfast.