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
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.
|2013-2014 EVENING SCHOOL CALENDAR|
2 Labor Day (Closed)
3 & 4 Evening In-person Registration – 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
5 Rosh Hashanah (Closed)
9 – 12 Evening In-person Registration – 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
16 – 19 Evening In-person Registration – 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
19 Evening Classes Cancelled at Paramus and
23 – 26 Evening In-person Registration – 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
1 Recess (Closed, NO Registration, NO classes )
2 Evening In-person Registration – 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
6 – 9 Evening In-person Registration – 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
9 Evening Classes Cancelled at Paramus Campus ONLY
13 – 16 Evening In-person Registration – 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday (Closed, NO classes )
21 – 23 Evening In-person Registration – 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
27 - 30 Evening In-person Registration – 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
3 Evening Classes Cancelled at Hackensack Campus ONLY
16 Evening Classes Cancelled at Teterboro Campus ONLY
23 Evening Classes Cancelled at Paramus Campus ONLY
29 Evening Classes Cancelled at Teterboro Campus ONLY
7 & 8 NJEA Convention (Closed, NO classes )
14 Evening Classes Cancelled at Paramus and
20 Evening Classes Cancelled at Teterboro Campus
28 – 30 Thanksgiving Recess (Closed, NO classes )
14 – 19 Spring Recess (Closed, NO classes )
24 Memorial Day weekend (Closed, no classes )
26 Memorial Day (Closed, no classes )
2 Early Spring Registration Begins
21 – 31 Recess (Closed, NO registration, no classes )
|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.
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.
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.
FULL TIME, ADULT DAY ADMISSIONS PROCESS
1. Attend an Information Session. Information sessions are scheduled on Wednesdays at 1:00pm, and include a school/program overview, tour of the shops/classrooms and an opportunity to meet instructors. Note: Be sure to complete the sign-in sheet, with all necessary information
2. Submit a Completed Application. Complete the School’s application and return it to the Admissions Office, with a tuition deposit of $100 made by Check or Money Order payable toBergen County Technical Schools, Adult Day Division. Cash, Visa and MasterCard are also accepted. (If agency sponsored, the $100 deposit does not apply.)
3. Submit Documentation. The following documentation Is Required: ❏ High School, GED or College Diploma ❏ Mantoux (TB) results from Doctor or Local Health Department May be required: ❏ TABE testing results ❏ Transcripts ❏ One-Stop Career Center (white) ID Card
4. Schedule an Appointment with the Financial Aid Office A meeting with the district’s Financial Aid Officer (Shakeena Grice, ext 2048) is necessary for all students enrolling in a program over 600 hours. Prior to meeting with Financial Aid Office a) Obtain a PIN number. Prior to completing Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a PIN number is required and can be obtained at www.pin.ed.gov b) Prepare Document. To complete the FAFSA form, obtain the form labeled “Before Beginning a FAFSA - Documents Needed” from the admissions office c) Complete FAFSA Worksheet. FAFSA worksheet can be obtained online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or upon enrolling at BCTS.
Register online for the NJ database at www.ged123.org, print out the “Proof of Registration” sheet.
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
Initial testing- Money order in the amount of $50
Re-testing- $10 per subject
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
GED Testing Center is wheelchair accessible. Tests are also available in AUDIO, BRAILLE, and LARGE PRINT format.
Initial Test (two-day) Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am-2:30pm (must arrive by 9:30am) (7 ½ hr test)
Retesters- Alternate Mondays (time determined by subject)
11 Carol Court Building, 200 Hackensack Avenue
(PAL entrance - close to Rte. 4 )
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
201-343-6000 ext. 2293