College Profile: Jefferson Lewis BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
The Jefferson-Lewis-Hamilton-Herkimer-Oneida Board of Cooperative Educational Services offers its 18 component school districts high quality services to students, teachers, administrators, parents and community.
These include Career/Technical Education, Programs for Exceptional Students, shared teacher services, staff development, curriculum development, instructional support services, educational communications, non-instructional support services, and assistance with state and federal educational programs.
In the area of Career/Technical Education, the Bohlen Technical Center in Watertown, N.Y. and the Howard G. Sackett Technical Center in Glenfield, N.Y. offer programs preparing students for careers in business, welding, mechanics, building trades, service-related employment, fashion design, nursing, electronics, forestry, computer assisted design/drafting, visual communications and many others.
To prepare students for careers in these fields, B.O.C.E.S. places students in a setting much like the one that awaits them in the world of work. Master craftsmen teach courses that are kept up to date with the help of advisory committees comprised of individuals from local businesses and industry.
On-the-job work experiences prepare students to move successfully from school to earning a living. Job placement assistance from B.O.C.E.S. and articulation agreements with colleges offer qualified students advanced standing.
Programs for Exceptional Students provides services to those with unique educational needs.
Special Education teachers and support staff work together to develop individualized programs. An emphasis is placed on helping students who are challenged reach their greatest degree of self-sufficiency.
Component districts have the opportunity to share general education courses through BOCES in areas such as math and foreign language. This enables them to expand the number of a variety of programs available to their students.
B.O.C.E.S. also offers services to local schools in staff development. Workshops are offered to teachers and principals on strategies for improving student achievement, staff evaluation, teacher effectiveness training and student motivation.
B.O.C.E.S. also assists schools with the process of updating curricula. By utilizing this service school districts are able to keep pace with changing New York State Education Department requirements. Teacher training on the Reading Recovery Program is also available.
Instructional support services also are available. Each year, B.O.C.E.S. operates a high school equivalency program that provides an opportunity for adults to obtain a general education diploma.
3157797-200-7237 (financial aid)
||Public, less-than 2-year|
|Title IV Eligibility
||Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs|
College Student Services Offered
||Academic/career counseling service|
||Employment services for students||Yes
||Placement services for completers|
||On-campus day care for students' children||
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||Distance learning opportunities|
||ROTC: Air Force||
Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Jefferson Lewis BOCES-Practical Nursing Program Website
Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
|Open admission policy
|Admission test scores
||Neither required nor recommended|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
||Neither required nor recommended|
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||Student Body Size||No
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College Levels Offered
||Less than one year certificate||Yes
||One but less than two years certificate|
||Two but less than 4 years certificate|
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