Full - Time Day Program
We offer the latest specialized, professional training for high-wage, high-demand occupations. Whether you are looking to upgrade your present skills, change your career, or are just starting out, our highly-qualified, industry-certified instructors can provide you with a practical, hands-on approach to training in fields where skilled employees are needed.
For a fraction of the cost of a private training institution, our school offers career counseling, job placement assistance, and access to state-of-the-art equipment to enable you to master marketable job skills.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify (subject to federal regulations). The Bergen County Technical School District’s reputation and connections with local industry enhance our students’ opportunities for excellent job placement.
The BCTS Adult & Continuing Education Full -Time Day Program (Electrician, Heating Air conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance (HVACR), Management Information Systems, General (MIS) and Plumbing Technology/Plumber are accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.
The (COE) is a national association that provides accreditation services to postsecondary occupational education institutions. Accreditation is a status granted to an educational institution or program that has been found to meet or exceed stated criteria of educational quality and student achievement.
Council On Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road
Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, Georgia 30350
(770)396-3898 or (800)917-2081Fax: 770-396-3790
The Adult Division cannot guarantee employment. However, BCTS maintains an excellent reputation and has enabled a very high percentage of the program graduates to attain positions in their chosen fields. Students should consult the Adult JOB Opportunity board for job openings (located at The Bergen One-Stop Career Center, 60 State Street, Hackensack) or the following website: www.wnjpin.org
The current student handbook will provide you with information about the school, Admissions, Financial Aid and Information, Assesment and General Policies and Procedures. You will need to download the (free) Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the guide.
Licensure Requirements for Electrical, Plumbing & HVAC-R Trades in NJ
The above occupations require licensure in the State of NJ to work as contractors. Students who attend training programs in these areas may work as an Apprentice. Once they complete their apprenticeship they are called Journeyman. Apprentices and journeymen are allowed to work under the supervision of a licensed Electrical, Plumbing or HVAC-R Contractor. Journeymen have the opportunity to sit for their licenses after a period of five (5) years (10,000 hours) on the job experience and 576 hours of Related Technical Instruction (classroom coursework), and achieving a passing score on the appropriate NJ licensure exam. Students completing the program and wishing to work without licensure may continue to do so indefinitely as Apprentices or Journeymen, as long as they are working under the direct supervision and authority of a licensed contractor specific to their trade.
The Adult & Continuing Education Program has on staff, Apprenticeship coordinator, for the County of Bergen. Additional and specific information pertaining to licensure requirements or apprenticeship training opportunities can be obtained by contacting the apprenticeship coordinator, Dr. James Karpowich at (201) 343-6000 ext.4603 or email, email@example.com