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General: Adult programs are open to persons 18 years and over, who can profit from training, are capable of performing the course work, meet prerequisite requirements, and can pay the applicable fees.
High School Students: High School students ages 16 and 17 years may enroll in Adult Education classes if they secure written permission from a parent or guardian and high school guidance counselor prior to registration.
Older Adults: Persons 60 years of age or older may attend any Adult Education class at a 50% tuition discount and pay applicable book, out-of-county or other fees.
County of Bergen Employees: Employees of the “County of Bergen” who enroll in part-time classes related to their employment will receive a tuition discount of 25% and pay applicable book, out-of-county or other fees. The employee must present a letter from the County of Bergen at the time of registration stating that the course is directly related tohis/her job. Class placement is subject to space availability provided that tuition-paying students constitute the minimum number of students required to run a course.
Out-of County Residents: Out-of County residents will be accepted. An additional fee of $25 will be charged at thetime of registration for each and all courses.
Late Registration Fee: An additional fee of $25 will be charged for those who register on or after the start date for each and all courses. Apprenticeship students will be charged $50 for late fall registration, and $25 for late spring registration.
Refund & Cancellation Policy
When the school cancels a course, 100% of course fees will be refunded. The school reserves the right to cancel classes due insufficient enrollment. Registrants will be notified by phone when a class is cancelled. Please provide a daytime AND evening telephone number. A student wishing to withdraw from class must do so in writing. Please address your letter to Principal, Adult & Continuing Education, BCTS, 200 Hackensack Avenue, Adult Education Building, Hackensack, NJ 07601 Failure to attend class does not constitute an official withdrawal from class. NO refunds will be given to students who have attended one full class session. Refund requests MUST be received no later than two weeks after the start date of the class.
Class Size, Placement, & Schedules
A minimum of 12 students is required to begin most courses. Every attempt will be made to maintain the class schedule and locations as printed. The school, however, reserves the right to make changes. The program and requirements are subject to change without notice at any time, at the discretion of the school. The school expects that each student read and comply with regulations set in the catalog, other school publications and announcements. All students will be scheduled into classes based on availability and discretion of the administration.
The purchase of textbooks and materials may be required for certain classes and is the responsibility of the student. On the first night of class, your instructor will inform you where you can purchase the necessary text and/or materials. The Adult Education Office will not be purchasing books for direct sale to students.
Safety, Accidents & School Insurance
All students must comply with safety regulations. Safety instruction is an integral part of all laboratory and shop classes. According to Board Policy, the individual accepts responsibility for his/her own safety. The Board does not accept liability for accidents that occur due to human error or negligence. For protection and safety, some courses may require students to purchase safety equipment such as glasses, helmets, and gloves. Students in all shops are required to wear OSHA-approved safety glasses. All accidents must be reported immediately to the Adult Education office. The Bergen County Technical Schools' Board of Education does not pay any medical or hospital bills incurred as a result of an accident.
Emergency School Closings
In the event of weather or other emergency situations, school closing announcements will be made periodically on the following radio stations: WWDJ - 970 AM, WINS - 1010 AM. Or call Bergen County Technical Schools at 201-343-6000, ext. 2052 or 2289. Evening classes are ALWAYS CANCELLED when the Bergen County Technical Schools are closed. Please do not contact the Police Department for snow and/or emergency closings.
Smoking is prohibited in all buildings and on all grounds of the Bergen County Technical Schools. The use of alcohol or drugs is strictly prohibited on school property. Violators lose their rights to training. The Bergen County Police will be notified immediately. Proper conduct is required of adult students at all times. The Principal reserves the right to dismiss any student who does not comply with school rules and regulations.
Parking in a designated Fire Lane or other prohibited areas is strictly prohibited. Violators may be ticketed by the Bergen County Police. Please lock your car - the District is not responsible for theft or damage to your vehicle on school property. 200 Hackensack Avenue campus: Parking is not available to students in the upper South parking lot, which is reserved for faculty.