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Dutchess BOCES Adult Learning Institute (ALI) is OPEN.

         Register Online HERE                                  


Registration is open for Adult Ed programs


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.



Heating Ventilation & Air Continuing (HVAC) classes that were put on hold in March are back in session. New sessions will be starting soon. Call us at 845-483-3640 ext. 6108. Next CNA Class will be held in April 2022.

If you have a scheduled class or appointment at ALI, please plan to arrive no sooner than 10 minutes early as, there is no longer a seated waiting area.

Face coverings are required when entering and throughout the time you are in class. In addition, we practice Social Distancing.


Ongoing preparation for High School Equivalency is available through our online format. Please call Chris Thomas – 845-483-3640, to register into a class. Chris also assists individuals with the registration for the TASC test, the New York State Department of Education approved test to obtain a High School Equivalency diploma. She will be able to walk you through the process.

In classroom offerings will slowly become available again, please check back for updates.

Current ESL class are currently being offered in person at our location at 5 BOCES Road, Poughkeepsie. Questions? - please call 845-483-3640.

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.



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.

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. 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. Courses include classes in most of the trade areas: automotive, welding, carpentry and many others.