Adult Learning Institute


CALL (845) 483-3640 or go to the REGISTRATION page to see NEW START DATES!!


In addition, newly established 6-9 PM High School Prep classes are now available in both Red Hook and Beacon Locations! Home Study is also available. Ask to learn more.


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Dutchess BOCES Adult Learning Institute will be viewed as the premier educational and support services provider for our community, public and private agencies and employers.


Offer the best life-long learning opportunities and services to our community to enhance personal and professional development leading to improved quality of life.

Dutchess BOCES has one of the most diverse and comprehensive educational programs of any BOCES in New York State. The Adult Learning Institute is a major component of BOCES, serving residents in Dutchess County, and throughout the Mid-Hudson Region.

Adult Learning Institute Divisions:

The main goal is to serve community needs. The focus of our program is to encourage individuals to “UNLOCK THEIR POTENTIAL” through lifelong learning. Classes are offered during the day, evenings and on weekends. Courses offered assist community members to upgrade current job skills, prepare for new careers and grow personally and professionally. Our offerings range from courses providing highly technical skills to classes promoting general interest and self-development.

Career & Technical Institute (CTI)

Our traditional continuing education classes are offered at the Career & Technical Institute (CTI) on Salt Point Turnpike. Courses include classes in most of the trade areas: automotive, bartending, welding, carpentry and many others. Our Defensive Driving Program is a recognized leader in the field, and special classes can be developed for groups or business at reduced rates.