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The Center for Adult & Community Services at Southern Westchester BOCES offers a range of career training opportunities, including the programs detailed below, that may not fit neatly within our main categories of training programs. Browse the listings in our course registration system for current offerings.

food service workerServ-Safe Food Handler Certification

New York State requires food safety training for food service workers. Learn what is necessary to have a clean, safe kitchen, gain an understanding of such problems as salmonella and e-coli, and learn techniques for the safe handling, cooking, and storage of uncooked and prepared foods. Restaurant professionals and home cooks will benefit from this course covering the information needed to pass certification examinations. The National Restaurant Examination will be administered as part of the course.
Industry Certification Eligibility: National Restaurant Association Certification


 woman having makeup appliedCosmetology

This program prepares students for a career in the creative field of Cosmetology and fulfills the New York State 1,000 hour requirement necessary to qualify for the New York State Licensing Examination. Modules of instruction consist of all phases of Cosmetology including a salon clinic as well as State Board preparation. Textbooks and kits are includedAny additional fees, such as additional supplies and the NYS licensing exam fee (paid directly to NYS), are the students' responsibility. Anticipated costs for 2021-2022 is $17,500.


NYS TEACHING ASSISTANT EXAM PREP

Begin a career in education as a teaching assistant in a local school district. This course will prepare students in reading, writing, math and instructional support, the four categories on the New York State Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills. Those seeking certification are required to achieve a qualifying score on the ATAS exam. The certifying exam is not included as part of the course or course fees.
Industry Certification Eligibility: New York State Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills (NYS ATAS)


security guard from backSECURITY GUARD: 8-Hour Pre-Assignment Training

New York State requires this course as the first step in acquiring a Security Guard registration card from the Department of State. Students will receive a basic overview of the duties and responsibilities of a security guard. Successful completion of the course includes a passing exam score. Fingerprinting and other fees for license are included in tuition.
Industry Certification Eligibility: NYS Licensed Security Guard Exam

SECURITY GUARD: 16-Hour Training

This course can also be taken before employment. This course provides the student with detailed information on the duties and responsibilities of a security guard. Successful completion of the course includes a passing exam score.
Industry Certification Eligibility: NYS Licensed Security Guard Exam

SECURITY GUARD: 8-Hour Annual In-Service

This course must be completed within 12 months of completing the 16-hour on-the-job training course for security guard and annually thereafter.