News & Announcements

  • Meet new Nursing Program Coordinator Bridget Ciliberto

    Veteran nurse and classroom instructor Bridget Ciliberto found her calling at SWBOCES and has been named Practical Nursing Program Coordinator.

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  • Students Create Eye-Catching Signage

    Walk through Building B at our Center for Career Services and you'll see the incredible work of our Commercial Art students, whose creativity can be seen in the form of vinyl wraps currently on display in various areas of the building.

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  • Join our Cisco Academy Networking Program information sessions!

    Learn about our Cisco Academy Networking Program on Monday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m., in Building B on our Career Services campus, 65 Grasslands Road, Valhalla. Register here! 

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  • Students at Tappan Hill School "Lend a Helping Hand"

    Tappan Hill students learned the value of lending a hand around their school during the month of January, a reflection on the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • Southern Westchester BOCES Congratulates Region's Reward Schools

    Southern Westchester BOCES congratulates region's newly identified Reward Schools.  

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  • Mother of 2 thanks SWBOCES for helping her set example for kids

    Lisa Wilson-Patrick, a 40-year-old mother of two, is thankful to SWBOCES for allowing her to set a positive example for her children, ages 6 and 15.

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  • Second Quarter Breakfast Celebrates Students' Achievements

    At the Center for Career Services' second-quarter breakfast, several students received awards for their high academic performance. 

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  • Students Get Ready for SkillsUSA Competition

    Students in Christine Ireland's Architecture/Interior Design/3D Art class were practicing the steps necessary to compete successfully in the upcoming SkillsUSA competition, to take place in March. The activity was being done in conjunction with SkillsUSA Day 2018. 

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  • Students Avail of Work-Based Learning Hours Through Collaboration with YWCA

    Students in our Cosmetology Program at the Center for Career Services are getting valuable work-based learning hours through a special collaboration with the YWCA in White Plains. 

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  • Students Learn from Visit to Automotive Technology Center

    A class visit to the Herbert Kurz Automotive Technology Center at Rockland Community Center gave BOCES auto students a peek into the school's well-respected associate's degree program in automotive technology. 

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  • Sound Production Students Will Learn from New Digital Drum Set

    Students in the BOCES Sound Production Program at the Center for Career Services will benefit from a digital drum set that was purchased recently. 

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  • Auto Students Bring Back Coveted Prizes

    Two teams of automotive technology students did their teachers proud after they competed and won a fifth and sixth place at the Westchester/Rockland Regional Automotive Technology Competition in early January. 

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  • Auto Students Work Toward Careers in the Industry

    Making a career for themselves in the auto industry is on the minds of our students as they sit for the ASE exam. 

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  • Drum Performance Helps Students Get Creative

    Architectural students had some help getting creative, thanks to a drum performance held in their class Jan. 29. 

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  • SWBOCES, Questar collaborate on future assessments

    Southern Westchester BOCES was chosen to host educators from throughout the region to collaborate with Questar Assessment on a three-day item-writing workshop.

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Cisco Academy Program

Center for Adult & Community Services Offers Cisco Training in Computer Networking

Center for Adult & Community Services Offers Cisco Training in Computer Networking

The SWBOCES Center for Adult & Community Services, in partnership with the Cisco Networking Academy, is offering a two-part certification program designed to train students for entry-level network engineer, helpdesk technician and network support technician jobs, as well as supporting and managing corporate networks.

The program, which will take place in a newly created state-of-the-art classroom at the BOCES Center for Career Services in Valhalla, is set to begin in January.

A special information session has been scheduled for Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. in Building B of the Career Services campus.

Students who take Section 1 of the program will be eligible to sit for the CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician) exam. Students will learn to install, operate and configure Local Area Network (LAN) switches, wide area networks (WAN), TCP/IP communications and the building blocks of networking systems.

Those who take Section 2 will be eligible to take the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) exam. Some of the topics of this course will include learning about the devices and services used to support communication in data works and the Internet, building simple Ethernet networks using routers and switches, cybersecurity, and more.

Classes for Section 1 begin on Jan. 15 and run through April 19, and will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Classes for Section 2 begin on April 14 and run through Aug. 25, and will take place on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Building B, where the information session is being held, is the first building on the left and is approximately a half mile from the entrance to the Center, which is located at65 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, N.Y. 10595. Free parking is available on campus. For more information, call 914-761-3400.