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Title

Email

Extension

Room

Paul Castiglia

Principal

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X2274

Main Office

Tarla Broadnax

Adult Education

Secretary

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X2288

Main Office

Silvia Carmichael

HSE/ESL

Secretary

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x4639

Main Office

Debbie Curatola

Bursar

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x2408

Main Office

Gloria D’Arminio

HSE/ESL

Instructor

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Main Office

Elaine Esskuchen

Night School

Secretary

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X2289

Main Office

Shakeena Grice

Financial Aid

Officer

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X2288

Main Office

Kelly Hackett

HSE/ESL

Secretary

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X4647

Main Office

Anthony Mongilia

 

Admissions

Counselor

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X2047

Main Office

Ghazala Nomani

 

HSE/ESL

Program Manager

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X4638

Main Office

Margaret Poellot

 

HSE/ESL

Instructor

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X4602

Classroom #119

Degoria White-Stevenson

HSE/ESL

Instructor

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X4604

Classroom #120

Lisa Alessandrino

Counselor

/Placement

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X5503

Office #125

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Robert Aleman

Plumbing Instructor

Plumbing Shop

Dan DeSena

Electrical Instructor

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X227

Electrical Shop

Debra Lawrence-Sells

Business Administration Instructor

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X4637

Classroom #111

Awa Uma

HVAC/R Instructor

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X2268

HVAC/R

Shop

 

Displaced Homemakers Center at the Bergen One-Stop

Displaced Homemakers Center at the Bergen One-Stop Program provides a variety of professional services to assist women who are separated, divorced, widowed, or spouse disabled, to make appropriate career decisions. Many of the programs and services offered are supported by state and federal grants and contracts. Every year, this unique program helps thousands of women to achieve self-sufficiency, learn English, improve basic literacy skills, and make improvements in their lives. Classes are available day and evening to meet your individual needs.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Program Office for a schedule of workshops, educational programs and additional services.

REGISTRATION: Contact the Program Office
OFFICE LOCATION: 60 State Street, 2nd floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6637
OFFICE HOURS: Open 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. 
TELEPHONE: 201-329-9600, ext. 5533 or 5635 

SERVICES

  • Computer literacy classes
  • Resume writing
  • Professional career counseling (by appointment only)
  • Testing including vocational interest inventories, aptitude, personality 
  • Advocacy and referral


WORKSHOPS
Career Exploration for Women in Transition: For women who are either entering the job market for the first time or re-entering after a prolonged absence, this intensive career exploration/life skills workshop is designed to assist women to successfully transition to the contemporary workplace.

Support groups for Women: Designed for women in transition (divorce, separation, and death of spouse) who need assistance to weather the financial, social and/or emotional storm.

Computer Literacy Classes:  Designed for beginners who need assistance with the basics: using a mouse, setting up an e-mail account, doing research  on the internet and creating a Word document.

Activities For Women’s History Month:  Designed to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of all women during the month of March. Workshops focus on health, fitness, nutrition and self-care.

 

Bergen County Technical Schools – Adult & Continuing Education

200 Hackensack Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Office Location: Adult Education Building

Paul Castiglia, Principal

Information, catalog requests and registration:

Call 201-343-6000 ext. 2288 or 2289

Visit us online at www.bergen.org

CAMPUS LOCATIONS – Travel Directions
Hackensack Campus (200 Hackensack Avenue, Hackensack): Route 4 East to Hackensack Avenue South.
Campus is located directly south of Route 4 on Hackensack Avenue, next to Boston Market.
Teterboro Campus
(Route 46 West & Central Avenue, Teterboro): Route 46 toward Teterboro Airport.
Campusis located directly across from airport on Route 46 West.
Paramus Campus (E. 285 Pascack Road, Paramus): Ridgewood Avenue to Pascack Road. Campus is located onPascack Road, directly across from Bergen Regional Hospital.
   Calendar
NOTE: Evening Division Students -
All weekday classes listed in this catalog are held in the evening hours.
All Saturday classes listed in this catalog are held in the morning hours.  

 

 

 

Checklist

 

Full Time Adult Day Program

The Adult Day Division offers the latest specialized, professional training for high-wage, high-demand occupations. Whether you are looking to upgrade your present skills, change your career, or are just starting out, our highly-qualified,
industry-certified instructors can provide you with a practical, hands-on approach to training in fields where skilled employees are needed. For a fraction of the cost of a private training institution, the Adult Day Division offers career
counseling, job placement assistance, and access to state-of-the-art equipment to enable you to master marketable job skills. Financial aid is available for those who qualify (subject to federal regulations). The Bergen County Technical School
District’s reputation and connections with local industry enhance our students’ opportunities for excellent job placement.

Employment

The Adult Division cannot guarantee employment. However, BCTS maintains an excellent reputation and has enabled a very high percentage of the program graduates to attain positions in their chosen fields. Students should consult the Adult JOB Opportunity board for job openings (located at The Bergen One-Stop Career Center, 60 State Street, Hackensack) or the following website: www.wnjpin.org

The current student handbook will provide you with information about the school, Admissions, Financial Aid and Information, Assesment and General Policies and Procedures. You will need to download the (free)  Adobe Acrobat Reader  to view and print the guide.

 

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY (TASC) TEST:

Call 201-343-6000 ext 2293 to schedule a date to test and register at our Center.

Must show two IDs:

Government issued photo ID

Proof of NJ residency

PAYMENT FOR THE TASC TEST:

The complete test costs $92 (money order) but may be paid by the subjects taken at a cost of $20.40 per subject.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Must be a resident of New Jersey

Have not graduated from an accredited high school or received a high school equivalency certificate or diploma

Must be at least 16 years old and officially withdrawn from school (16 & 17 must have a Consent to Participate form signed by parent or guardian). Official forms are available at our Center or your school

BCTS Testing Center is wheelchair accessible. Tests are also available in SPANISH, AUDIO, BRAILLE, and LARGE PRINT format.

HOW LONG IS THE TEST

Complete test (two-day) Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9:30am-2:30pm (must arrive by 9:00am) (7 ½ hr test)

Retesters- Alternate Mondays (time determined by subject)

Office Location:
11 Carol Court Building, 200 Hackensack Avenue
(PAL entrance - close to Rte. 4 )
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Telephone:
201-343-6000 ext. 2293  



 

Successful businesses maximize profits and productivity by expanding and upgrading the skills of their largest resource, their employees. BCTS with over 50 years of experience in the education of adults, is one of the area's richest training resources available to companies in the metropolitan area, from the fully equipped, cutting-edge training facilities to expert instructors. BCTS can deliver customized, innovative training programs and assist companies in the realization of their goals. To learn more about developing programs specific to your company's needs, please call 201-343-6000 ext. 2047 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Benefits of BCTS Customized Training Program

  • Training is offered where and when you need it-at your facility or our state-of-the-art training facilities conveniently located throughout Bergen County.
  • A team of qualified professionals will develop an in-depth assessment and action plan making  recommendations specific to your company's needs.
  • Industry certification is available in most areas of instruction.
  • Your company may qualify for funding as part of the New Jersey Department of Labor's Customized Training Grants.

Customized Training Available for:  

Construction Trades

  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Heating
  • High & Low Pressure License
  • AC & Refrigeration
  • CFC/R-410A Certification
  • Blue Print Reading
  • OSHA Safety Certification

Basic Skills

  • English Proficiency
  • High School Equivalency/GED
  • Computer, MS Office
  • Internet & Email
  • Trades or Business Math
  • Reading & Writing

Computer Technology

  • Cisco Regional Center
  • DELL Academy
  • Adobe
  • Apple Academy East
  • AutoDesk Training Center
  • Bridgeport EZ-Cam
  • Comptia A+ Certification
  • Panduit Voice & Data
 

Preparation for Vocational Training - HSE / ESL

Bergen county Technical School offers pre-career and training preparation in English language instruction and GED preparation,. Pre-career preparation is necessary for applicants whose skills or credentials do not enable them to be successful in training programs.

English for Employment and Training

An intensive program enabling participants to improve language skills for further educational training and/or better employment preparation. In addition to improving language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, students are exposed to American culture and customs. They become familiar with job search techniques and acquire basic computer literacy. All students have access to our state of the art computer lab. Students are encouraged to continue EET until their skills are at a level that meets their goals.

$270 per 80 hours (16 days)
Textbooks $25
Schedule 9:00 to 2:00 Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday

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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 200 Hackensack Avenue in the Adult Education Building.

Office Location:

Office Hours:
Telephone:

200 Hackensack Avenue
Adult Education Building, Hackensack, NJ 07601
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
201-343-6000 ext. 4639
 

For a full school day closing, an announcement for the "Bergen County Technical Schools" is broadcast on the following radio and television stations: 

WOR 710       (AM radio)                 
 
WINS 1010     (AM radio)
 
WVNJ 1160     (AM radio)                 
 
NEWS 12 NEW JERSEY    (TV station)
 

You may also call the school at 201-343-6000 to listen to a recorded message beginning at 6:30 am, or contact the Adult & Continuing Education Division at ext. 2052 or 2289. Evening classes are ALWAYS CANCELLED when the Bergen County Technical Schools are closed.

Information will also be posted on our website at http://bcts.bergen.org

Please do not contact the Police Department for snow and/or emergency closings.  

 

MAIL-IN REGISTRATION - Not Available for Aprenticeship Registration

MAIL TO:

BERGEN COUNTY TECHNICAL SCHOOL
ADULT EDUCATION EVENING DIVISION
200 HACKENSACK AVENUE
HACKENSACK, NJ 07601

MAIL-IN REGISTRATION MUST BE RECEIVED AT LEAST 1 WEEK PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE.      REGISTRATIONS received on or after course start date wil be charged a $25 late fee.  MAIL-IN REGISTRATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED FOR THE APPRENTICESHIP COURSES.

APPRENTICESHIP REGISTRATION -
MUST BE DONE IN-PERSON ONLY FOR THESE COURSES. CALL THE APPRENTICESHIP COORDINATOR, JIM CONNORS AT 201-343-6000 EXT. 8454 or e-mail him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. FOR APPRENTICESHIP REGISTRATION HOURS.

ONLINE REGISTRATION - NOT AVAILABLE FOR APPRENTICESHIP REGISTRATION HERE