Greater Southern Tier BOCES

459 Philo Road, Elmira, NY

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The Greater Southern Tier BOCES (GST BOCES) is a great program for high school students looking to further their education. GST BOCES serves 21 different school districts in the Southern tier of the state of New York.  Their central location is in Painted Post, NY. They have three different campuses to serve their students. Their campuses are Bush Campus, Coopers Campus and Wildwood Campus. 

GST BOCES is an education service organization driven by customer need and a commitment to excellence, whose mission is to ensure the success of our diverse learners, parents, community members, schools and businesses by providing collaboratively inspired, cost-effective, quality programs in an atmosphere that is safe and supportive.

GST BOCES offers Career and Technical Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy and Training, Summer School, Alternative Education and Special Education. 

Career and Technical Education offers a variety of programs for students. Each of their difference campuses offers the following programs:

  • Auto Body Repair
  • Automotive Technology
  • Building Construction
  • CISCO Networking Academy
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Media Arts
  • Welding & Metal Fabrication

There are other programs offered at select campuses only. For example, Aviation Studies and Dental Assisting is only offered at the Bush Campus. 

If you are interested in the adult education program, they offer Business and Industry Training, Career Training, Computer and Software Training, Health Care, Leisure Learning, and Literacy/GED classes. GST BOCES also offers short-term training programs for adults. These programs include Notary Public Preparation Class, Forklift Operators, and Security Guard Training. 

To learn more or to submit an application, click here.

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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Greater Southern Tier BOCES by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Health and Clinical Professions

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $22,600. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $100 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid94%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships82%$4,478
Receiving Student Loans82%$10,071
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Greater Southern Tier BOCES may offer student services like those listed below:

  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
    • Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education) (since 1973)

Other Technical Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Greater Southern Tier BOCES.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

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