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Dutchess BOCES Adult Learning Institute (ALI) is OPEN.

                           Register Online HERE

Registration is open for Adult Ed programs

 Register Online HERE  

The Adult Learning Institute (ALI) has announced the latest classes for spring.  Offerings are both in person and online.  There are many opportunities to move onto the next step in many different career paths, including health occupations, law enforcement & public safety, and architecture & construction.

Classes for English as a second language and high school equivalency are also open for registration.

If you are looking for a fun way to enhance your abilities in art, dance, or bartending, there are classes scheduled on different days for your convenience.  To learn more, click on the course numbers to link to more details and registration forms. See the Spring 2022 ALI Catalog and if you have any questions, please call ALI at 845-483-3640.



New sessions will be starting soon. Nursing Assistants call Judith Lopez  at 845-483-3640 ext. 6131. North River Academy call Laura Melville at 845-483-3640 ext.6122.

Face coverings are suggested as per the NYS and Dutchess County Department of Health. We recommend  individuals who are not fully vaccinated war masks for their health and safety. In addition, we practice Social Distancing as much as possible.


Preparation for High School Equivalency (HSE) programs are available at many locations and across the county.

  • Fishkill 
  • City of Poughkeepsie
  • Dutchess BOCES

The North River Academy for Adults, our ESL/Nursing Assistant program is currently completing our students who were paused. A new class will be formed. If you have questions please call Laura Melville at 845-483-3640 ext. 6122

We are working diligently to maintain your health and the health of all the staff here – Thank you for your patience.


Adult Learning Institute Divisions: Register Online HERE  

The main goal is to serve community needs. The focus of our program is to encourage individuals to “unlock their potential” through lifelong learning. 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.

Our traditional continuing education classes are offered at the Career & Technical Institute (CTI) on 5 Boces Road. HSE and ESL classes are available in various locations around the county. Our approved GED testing center is located in the Salt Point Center Building on 5 Boces Road. 



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.


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.