Adult Leisure Education

Adult Leisure Education


The Leisure Learning courses are an excellent vehicle to meet others, exchange ideas, and learn something new.  Our instructors are very excited to share with you their talent and their knowledge.  We offer classes at our Chenango Campus located in Norwich, New York, at our Harrold Campus located in Sidney Center, New York and at the Sidney Memorial Library in Sidney, NY.  
Please take a moment to browse our courses and remember that answers to your questions are only a phone call away.  You can contact our team at 607-335-1210.  


Call For More Information 607-335-1208

Dog Obedience Classes are a great way to have fun with your canine companion, improve your dog's ability to respond quickly and reliably to cues, and develop social savviness through interactions with other dogs and people.
  • Open to all  breeds and ages
  • Class sizes are limited to 10
  • The comprehensive study guide included
  • In and out-of-class instructor support
  • Proof of current  rabies and distemper/parvo vaccination required
  • All students must attend the initial handler-only orientation (no dogs) 

5-hour Pre-Licensing Course Schedule

This class is mandated by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. You must take this class prior to making your road test appointment. Class size is limited; registration and prepayment are required, and no walk-ins will be admitted. If the students fails to attend the class registered for without prior notification, tuition will be forfeited.
Students must bring their permit and a pen.  It is suggested that participants also bring a snack and beverage to class. If you are  late to class, you will not be admitted. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of class. Class dates are subject to change due to lack of enrollment, instructor illness, and/or inclement weather.
 $50, pre-registration required
Call 607-335-1210 (for more information, and to pay with a credit card).
Paid registrations are required one week before the class start date. (When materials and supplies are required for an adult education class at DCMO BOCES, they are payable to the instructor on the first day of class.) Classes with low enrollment will be canceled. See our enrollment and cancellation policy on this website page, below.
Class materials are supplied.  Students must bring their permit and a pen to class. It is recommended that you bring a snack and beverage to class.
All classes are from 9 am to 2 pm. 
CHENANGO CAMPUS: 6678 County Rd.  32, Norwich, NY 13815
HARROLD CAMPUS:  270 BOCES Drive, Sidney Center, NY 13839

Registration, Cancellation & Refund Policy

Confirmation of Enrollment
Registration is first-come, first-serve and cannot be held without payment. 

No News is Good News!
You are officially enrolled when we receive your registration and payment. We do not send written confirmations, but if your course is cancelled, you will be contacted and a full refund will be given. Classes may be subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. 

If classes are cancelled, the notice of cancellations will be broadcast on local radio stations as soon as possible. All cancelled classes will be rescheduled. If daytime DCMO BOCES classes are cancelled, no evening classes will be held. 

Age Requirement 
Adult Education evening classes are generally offered to adults, 21 years of age or older. Students under the age of 21 can enroll, however a parent must enroll as a paid registrant with the youth. There will be a number of classes open to youth and they will be advertised as such. 

Senior Citizen Discount 
Senior Citizens 60 years of age or over may attend Adult Education classes at a 10% discounted tuition rate for DCMO BOCES Adult Leisure Learning classes. Any charges for supplies and textbooks must be paid in full by the student.  A 10% discount is also offered to DCMO employees, beginning in February 2018.

Refund Policy 
Because DCMO BOCES Adult & Continuing Education evening classes are self-supporting, we count on registration fees to pay the salaries of our instructors. Accordingly, we will be happy to issue a full refund, minus a $10 processing fee, per person, per class, up to five (5) business days prior to the starting date of the class. No refunds will be given for no-shows to one-day classes and no partial refunds will be made, except for Health Occupations Programs. Health Occupations policies are available upon request and can also be found in the individual Health Occupations Course Handbook. If your course is cancelled by DCMO BOCES, a full refund will be given. 

Class Cancellation and Notification 
Classes will run based on enrollment. If there are not enough people enrolled in a class for the class to run, you should receive notification a week in advance. The instructor will also be notified of the class cancellation. Should the class be cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be refunded your registration fee. 

For Questions Call 607-335-1210

Leisure Education Instructors Wanted For Fall 2022

The DCMO BOCES Leisure Education program is now accepting proposals for short-term workshops.  We are looking for educational experiences that benefit the adult population such as leisure activities, enrichment, fitness, arts, and more.  As an independent provider, you can negotiate the schedule, class size, and content.  We reward your teaching talents with competitive hourly compensation, use of facilities, and promotional services.  
DCMO BOCES has state-of-the-art facilities suitable for many industry learning needs.  If your program links students to a career or technical education opportunity, we can facilitate equipment and resources to help you deliver a value-added educational experience. 
We are looking for passionate artists, craftspeople, historians, health coaches, and talented instructors.  In the past, our students enjoyed painting projects, wood carving, photography, and theater improvisations.  You have the talent to share and all we need is to hear from you about your ideas for a course.
The first step is to email us your concept.  Just develop a short narrative explaining your course and we will contact you to complete an application and submit references.  Please mail your concept page to: [email protected]
We welcome your questions.  Don't hesitate to call  607-335-1210.
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