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.  
Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, religious practice, national origin, ethnic group, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation,  age, marital  status,  veteran status, disability, weight, predisposoing  genetic characteristic, domestic violence victim status, or any other basis prohibited by New York State and/or federal non-discrimination laws in its programs  and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy  Scouts and other designated youth groups. 


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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
  • 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) 
  • Course fee: $65 



DATES/TIMES: February 25, 2020 through April 21, 2020; classes on Tuesdays from 5:45 - 6:45 pm; NO CLASS on March 3, 2020

  • Class activities and pace are geared specifically for the learning ability of puppies
  • Includes handkling and desensitizing exercises to make your puppy a more confident canine
  • Puppy Obedience Class is for puppies ages 3 to 10 months of age



DATES/TIMES: February 26, 2020 through April 22, 2020; classes on  Wednesdays from 5:45 - 6:45 pm;  NO CLASS ON MARCH 4,  2020

  • Learn safe  and effective handing, training theories,  and  techniques in easy-to-learn steps
  • Introduce your  dog to basic commands  including sit, down, stay, release, auto-sit, heel, and recall
  • Basic Dog Obedience Class is  for dogs 10  months of age and older



DATES/TIMES: February 26, 2020 through April 22, 2020; classes on Wednesdays from 6:45 - 7:45 pm 

  • Fine tune basic skills and introduce new ones: finish, place, stand, object commands such as "leave it"
  • Test your dog's abilities with the use of distractions and working from a distance 
  • Beyond the Basics Class is  open  to all Basic and Puppy Obedience graduates or at the discretion of the instructor



Call for more information or to pay by credit card: (607) 335-1210

Email: [email protected] 

Downloadable registration form 

Downloadable Dog Obedience Class flier 

DCMO BOCES Adult Education, 6678 County  Road 32, Norwich, NY 13815





2020-2021 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 cancelled. 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
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