Workforce Development Programs and Classes
Programs and classes for adults fall into two major categories: part-time and full-time. Part-time classes usually meet one or two nights per week and are geared toward adults interested in upgrading skills to improve chances of promotion or increase job flexibility. Full-Time programs run during the day usually, Monday-Thursdays starting at 9:00 am. and are geared toward adults seeking a solid foundation in a skill trade pathway.
Additionally, many adults take these courses to gain experience and knowledge for their own personal growth. Courses are offered in: Electricity, Welding, HVAC, Pipefitting, Auto Mechanics, Rigging, Schematics and Blueprint reading and other industry specific related areas.
Adult education also offers Health Science Related (HSR) programs: Nursing Assistant, Practical Nursing, and Phlebotomy. For health science related programs, please contact Diana Petrizzo at 716.731.6800 Ext.4446 or Email
- Practical Nursing
- Nursing Assistant
- CNA to Home Health Aide
Enrollment for adults 17 years of age or older; students currently enrolled in high school must present written authorization from a home school official and parent/guardian to register for an adult education program or class. Adult Education classes do not provide credit for high school diplomas, or credit hours for completion of a college degree program.
Fall 2020 Skill Trade Programs and Classes begin in September 14, 2020. However, there a variety of start dates for offerings, please refer to the course schedule.
ONB Adult Continuing Education Catalog 2020
Adult/Continuing Education Fall 2021 Course Schedule
(Textbooks and some related materials are included in all classes and programs. )
Adult Education Facilities-Orleans Niagara BOCES Adult Workforce & Continuing Education courses and programs are offered at a few different locations across Niagara County.
Niagara Falls - All adult programs, courses and services are delivered at our 606 6th Street location on the corner of 6th St. and Walnut Avenue. The Literacy Zone and other adult literacy support services are available there each day Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Students can gather information on courses and programs as well as registration and application details.
Lockport – All adult programs, courses and services are delivered at our 50 Main Street location on the corner of Pine St. and Main St.. The Literacy Zone and other adult literacy support services are available there each day Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Students can gather information on courses and programs as well as registration and application details.
Harrison Place – At 210 Walnut St. in Lockport, we also teach adult courses and programs at our new instructional labs located in spaces 65 & 69 on the 2nd Floor in the Harrison facility. Review the schedule for courses or programs that are taught in this location.
How to Pay
Credit Card: We accept VISA, Mastercard, and Discover as a method of payment. You can automatically pay your bill using the Xenegrade system.
Check or Money Order:
1. You must click the Purchase Order (PO) and use the default PO# 4142.
2. If you are being sponsored by an employer or organization, you must type their name in the Purchase Order box instead of yours.
3. Xenegrade will automatically email you an registration notification. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we will NOT be accepting cash at this time, therefore, you must print the registration notification and mail with your check or money order to:
ATTN: Lori Gill/Account Clerk
Continuing Education/Bldg. B
4124 Saunders Settlement Road
Sanborn, NY 14132
Or you can also contact Lori at:
716-731-6800 ext. 3007
NOTE: All payments are due one week before classes begin.
For more information please contact:
(716) 731- 6800 ext. 3001