Education and Training Resources

Alfred State College
Part of the State University of New York with campuses in Alfred and Wellsville. Alfred State is a residential college of technology and offers more than 70 majors, with both Associate and Bachelor level degree programs. The college also offers four fully online degree majors, two online certificate programs, and a variety of online credit and non-credit courses. Alfred State also participates in the College-Level Examination Program, or CLEP, which is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, enabling  those with a satisfactory score to earn from three to twelve college credits toward a college degree for each CLEP test.
Alfred State has a variety of continuing education offerings as well, including a collaborative high school program allowing high school students to earn college credit, online courses on a variety of subjects, a Learn2Ride Basic Motorcycle course, and business & industry training in welding, commercial driving, asphalt inspection, alcoholism and substance abuse counseling, and construction materials quality control.

Alfred University
Alfred University is a private university located in Alfred, NY with state sponsored programs in engineering and art & design. Alfred University offers 47 undergraduate majors and 65 minors in business, liberal arts & sciences, engineering, art & design, performing arts, and ceramics.  Additionally, the university offers 27 graduate level programs. Museum & gallery locations around campus feature art exhibitions by both established and student artists, while the performing arts center and theater offer a variety of music, dance, and theatre programming.

Allegany County Government Site
The Allegany County government website offers links to a variety of education and training resources, including information about adult education, area colleges and universities, career exploration assistance and resources, information about partner agencies that provide assistance, and specific resources for veterans and youth.

BOCES Workforce Development & Community Learning (Adult Education)
Whether you are looking for job related training, or are interested in learning a new hobby or skill, Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES has a variety of class offerings that may meet your needs.

BOCES High School Equivalency Diploma Classes
BOCES provides education programs at several locations in Cattaraugus and Allegany County to help adults earn a high school equivalency diploma and/or to improve their reading and writing skills. More information, and contact information for the coordinator can be found at their website. Additionally, they offer a HS Equivalency Program (AHSEPP) for high school students.

Houghton College
Houghton College provides a Christ-centered education in the liberal arts and sciences to students from diverse traditions and economic backgrounds. The college offers more than 70 academic areas of study, students can receive preparation in fields ranging from pre-med to music, business to physics with an emphasis on a broad-based liberal arts education. Students can earn associates, bachelors, or masters level degrees depending on their field of study. Students interested in an Associate in Arts may also choose to attend the satellite campus in Buffalo. Houghton College also provides opportunities for adults in the workforce to complete their bachelor’s degrees in an accelerated format, including four degree offerings available completely online. Online courses are also available for summer studies, and select courses are available online during the fall and spring semesters.

Jamestown Community College
With campuses in Olean and Jamestown, and extension centers in Dunkirk, NY and Warren, PA, JCC is part of the State University of New York.  Programming includes liberal arts transfer degree programs, career programs, community service, developmental education, and business and industry training. JCC offers more than 60 programs of study, certificate programs, and special credit opportunities, with both traditional classroom and online courses offerings.
JCC offers a variety of continuing education courses as well, including pre-Collegiate courses to help strengthen academic skills before starting college coursework, workforce training, small business development, 5-hour pre-licensing and insurance/points reduction courses, technology enrichment courses in topics such as the use of various types of software and web design, Youth programming on a variety of topics from Minecraft Mania to Hogwarts Academy, seashell crafting to robotics, fine arts, and more.

St. Bonaventure University
Located nearby between the city of Olean and village of Allegany, St. Bonaventure is a private Franciscan University. Close to 50 Undergraduate and 20 graduate programs are offered in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, journalism and mass communication, and health professions, and seven graduate degrees are offered in a 100% online format through St. Bonaventure University Online.
Programs are also offered by the University’s Franciscan Institute, which has produced seminal publications and hosted the world’s foremost Franciscan scholars. The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts includes a museum and a 321 seat theater.

Peterson’s Test Prep from Gale
Prepare for standardized tests with Peterson’s Test Prep. This valuable resource includes full-length practice tests for GED, SAT, ACT, AP, PSAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, U.S. citizenship, and more. It offers information on undergraduate and graduate programs and tuition and scholarship assistance, as well as a resume builder and interviewing advice. Whether you’re a student planning for college or a professional embarking on a new career path, Peterson’s Test Prep can help you along the way.

The ACT is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States. It is currently administered by ACT, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. ACT serves millions of students, job seekers, schools, government agencies and employers in the US and around the world with learning resources, assessments, research and credentials designed to help them succeed from elementary school through career. Visit the site for information about the ACT test, test prep, and additional services offered by the organization. 

SAT Test/College Board
Visit the site to learn about SAT & PSAT registration, practice, and scores. Millions of students take the SAT each year as a step on their path to college.

TASC Testing
The five TASC subtests cover subject areas required for a high school diploma in New York State.  New brochures help students prepare for both the Math and Writing subject area tests by providing guidelines as well as tips and strategies for the entire exam.

TASC Brochure (pdf 437 KB)

TASC Brochure Español (pdf 421 KB)