Community Resource

Bergen County Technical Schools - Adult & Continuing Education

(201) 343-6000 ext. 2288/2047
Hackensack

Bergen County Technical Schools - Adult & Continuing Education

FULL-TIME DAY PROGRAM

1)BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT -HYBRID PROGRAM
Program Length:700 Hours/8 Months

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COURSE OF STUDY

  • Introduction to Business
  • Marketing
  • Business Ethics
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Introduction to Computer Programming and App Development
  • Office-Word, Power Point, Excel, Access, and Publisher
  • Google-Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms
  • QuickBooks-Accounting

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Managers/Assistant Managers
  • First-Line Supervisors
  • Entry Level Human Resource Assistants
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Office Support Specialist
  • Bookkeeper

-INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION 

  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • QuickBooks Online
  • IT Fundamentals 

Felician University – BCTS Adult Ed /Dual Enrollment:  Earn Up to 12 College Credits toward Felician's Bachelor Completion, Business Administration program.

2) ELECTRICIAN
Program Length: 1200 Hours /12 Month

COURSE OF STUDY

  • Telecommunications
  • Fire alarms and security systems
  • Blueprint reading
  • New “green” technologies -solar and wind power systems

JOB OPPORTUNITIES 

  • Entry-level technician
  • Electrician
  • Apprentice
  • Security and Fire Alarm System Installer
  • Solar Thermal Installer and Technician

-INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION

  • OSHA
  • NOCTI

3) PLUMBING/TECHNOLOGY PLUMBER
Program Length: 819 Hours/ 8 Months


COURSE OF STUDY

  • Piping techniques
  • Plumbing code
  • Kitchen and bathroom rough-in
  • Hot water and steam heating systems
  • Repairs, drain cleaning and trouble-shooting 

 JOB OPPORTUNITIES 

  • Plumbers 
  • Grounds Maintenance Workers 
  • Pipefitters, and Steamfitters  
  • Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners
  • Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

  • -INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION
  • OSHA
  • NOCTI

4) HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING, VENTILATION & REFRIGERATION  (HVAC/R)
Program Length: 1053 Hours/ 10 Months

COURSE OF STUDY

  • To install, maintain and repair AC, & refrigeration systems
  • Soldering, brazing, and piping
  • Installation and servicing of electrical, refrigeration, comfort cooling,
  • solar thermal and photovoltaic (PV) equipment

  JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • HVAC/R Technician
  • A/C Technician
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • HVAC Installer

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION

  • OSHA
  • EPA

APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING  PROGRAM 

What is Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is learning a skilled trade through on-the-job training and related technical classes. Students are required to take a minimum of 144 hours of classroom instruction per year. Classes provide a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical experience. Bergen County Technical Schools offer approved programs. Apprenticeship training programs can be added with a minimum of 10 students. Customized apprenticeships in fields outside the scope of school programs can be arranged for individual students. Length of training varies from four to six years and is determined by the industry or union. The United States Department of Labor and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development approve apprenticeship programs in New Jersey. 

How can I qualify?

You must be employed full-time in your chosen field of work and your employer or union must be willing to sponsor you. You may be eligible for advanced standing if you have on-the-job experience, vocational school training and/or military background. The Apprenticeship Coordinator will assist you with program placement and registration.

How can I become certified?

Certification is open to all registered apprentices who successfully complete on-the-job and related classroom training requirements. Individual course certificates must be saved to document the apprenticeship program hours you have completed. Apprenticeship Certificates are issued by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.

BERGEN COUNTY APPRENTICESHIP COORDINATOR:

Dr. James M. Karpowich

Phone:  201-343-6000, ext. 4603 

E-mail: [email protected]

EVENING SCHOOL COURSES

*(NEW) Advanced Manufacturing   

Apprenticeship Training

Plumbing Electrical Technology

HVAC

Welding

Carpentry

Collision Repair

Home Maintenance and Repair

Lifestyle

Technical Computer Training

CNC/Cisco Networking

Computer Training (PC)

Office 365 & Microsoft 365 Certification

Makerspace

Firemen-Stationary Engineering

Water & Wastewater Operation

Home Inspection Program

ADULT HSE/ESL PROGRAMS

English for Employment and Training
Offers a more personable study of English to those seeking to improve work environment communication and/or wish to develop language skills in preparation for employment opportunities. 

Integrating classroom study alongside the virtual use of a multimedia lab will enhance individual language learning in writing, reading, listening comprehension, conversational vocabulary and pronunciation accents. 

Students are encouraged to continue EET until their skills are at a level that meets their needs. 

Tuition: $300/20hrs per week (16 days) 

$15.00 non-refundable registration and testing fee 

Schedule 9a.m. to 2:30p.m. M/T/W/Th 

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO 

Dee Stevenson  [email protected]  

Tarla Broadnax  [email protected]                                        

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The New Jersey Department of Labor, Office of One-Stop Programs and Services, funds part-time classes for adults to improve their English language skills or obtain a GED diploma. Classes are free to participants and times and locations vary as classes are held throughout the county. Students may attend two mornings, afternoons or evenings for a total of 4 to 6 hours per week, depending on the class.

FREE HSL Preparation Classes
HSL Preparation is intended for persons who, for any number of reasons, have missed their first opportunity to complete a high school program of instruction. The GED tests can be administered only to persons who are at least 16 years old, have not graduated from an accredited high school or received a high school equivalency certificate or diploma, and are not currently enrolled in a regular high school. Participants take a placement test and are placed in GED or Pre-GED level classes. All students study reading comprehension in the area of Social Studies, Literature and Science, as well as Mathematics and Writing. Anyone who adheres to the school attendance policy and makes progress is encouraged to remain in the GED Prep program until she/he obtains a diploma.

FREE English Literacy and Civics and ESL Classes
English Literacy and Civics and Part-Time ESL Classes enable participants to acquire improved language and citizenship skills and participate in post-secondary education, training, unsubsidized employment or career advancement. Instruction is at the main location in Hackensack and satellite sites in Fort Lee, Garfield, Englewood, East Rutherford, and Leonia. There is usually a waiting list for part-time ESL classes.

For more detailed information or to register for all pre-career programs, call 201-343-6000, extension 4639 or come in person to the ESL / GED office at 190 Hackensack Avenue in the Adult Education Building.

                                     

Eligibility Full-Time Day Program: -High School, GED/HSE or College Diploma, Mantoux (TB) results from a doctor or local health department. -May be required: TABE testing results, Transcripts -Test Scores, New Jersey General Education Statewide High School Assessment results, One-Stop Career Center (white) ID Card.
Age Groups
  • Adults
Community Services
Basic Needs / Assistance
Education
Employment / Training
Payment Options
  • County Funding
  • Free
  • State Funding
  • State-Public Contracted Service

Last Updated: 05/16/24