Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who may attend Continuing Education classes?

    Classes are meant for adults who are 18 years old or older.  Those younger may call the Continuing Education Office at 1-716-731-6800, extension: 3001 to learn whether it would be appropriate to enroll. 

    When are Night School classes offered? 

    They are offered two semesters:

    Fall semester - September to November

    Spring semester - February to May

    Summer classes are not offered.

    Full time classes may continue past a semester end depending on the number of hours in the class and the class schedule. 

    How can I find out about what classes are offered?

    Visit the Orleans/Niagara BOCES web site at www.onboces.org - Continuing Education:

    Or you can call the Continuing Education Office at 716-731-6800 at extension: 3001 or 2252 and request a catalog be mailed to you.

    How do I register for classes? 

    For Night classes:

    In Person: Monday through Friday (8:30 AM-3 :30 PM)

    Continuing Education Office - Niagara East (TCC Campus)

    4124 Saunders Settlement Road - Sanborn

    Mail: Send completed registration form and money order, check - payable to Orleans/Niagara BOCES or VISA and MasterCard number to Contiunuing Education Office at 4124 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY 14132. 

    Fax: Completed registration form with VISA or MasterCard number to (716) 731-1373.

    Phone: Registration is accepted when you are charging to VISA or MasterCard to (716) 731-6800, extension: 3001.

    For Full Time classes call Joe Steinmetz at (716) 731-6800 extension: 4447 for an appointment. 

    Will I receive a course certificate? 

    For Night Classes:

    You will receive an "Apprentice Related" certificate if you have attendance of at least 90% and earn a final grade of 75% or better.  You will receive a "General" certificate if you have attended 75 to 89% of your classes and earn a final grade of 75% or better. 

    For Full Time Classes:

    You will receive a certificate of completion when attendance and grade requirements are met.  Information concerning requirements will be discussed in the appointment and during class orientation. 

    Does the tuition cover all fees? 

    Textbooks and specific supplies are not included in the tuition.  Testbooks are sold in the Continuing Education Office during the first weeks of class.  Instructors will inform students of any additional supplies that will be needed/required for the class. 

    How do I drop out of class?  Is there a refund policy?

    REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED IN THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES:

    When a class is canceled by BOCES – a full refund will be issued.

    When a student voluntarily withdraws and notifies Joe Steinmetz, Director of Adult Education, of her/his intent in writing before the start of the second instructional class.  The refund will be less a $10.00 registration fee.  No refunds are given after the start of the second class meeting.

     

    Joe Steinmetz

    Orleans Niagara BOCES

    3181 Saunders Settlement Rd.

    Sanborn, NY 14132

    jsteinmetz@onboces.org

     

    Refunds may take six to eight weeks to process.

    There are no refunds for any textbook, workbook, and/or any supplies purchased for the class.

    NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED IN THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES:

    When a student voluntarily withdraws from class after the start of the second instructional class.

    When a student is dismissed from her/his class by BOCES.


    How do I find out more about the Health Programs? 

    For any questions related to the Health Programs, please contact Sara Pabon at (716) 731-6800, extension: 4445.  Or e-mail her at spabon@onboces.org.