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The Essex County Schools of Technology 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.

The Essex County Schools of Technology Board of Education affirms its responsibility to ensure all adults enrolled in the school district equal educational opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, social or economic status or condition of handicap.

Emergency Closing

In the event of weather or other emergency situations, school closing announcements will be listed on our website and made periodically on the following radio stations: WOR – 7:10 AM, WCBS – 8:80 AM, and WINS – 10:10 AM, and the following television stations: WNYW – Fox 5, WNBC – 4, News 12 New Jersey. Or call Essex County Schools of Technology at 973-412-2050 for information about evening school classes. Evening classes are ALWAYS CANCELLED when the Essex County Schools of Technology are closed. Please do not contact the Police Department for snow and/or emergency closings.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:  There are no specific educational requirements for admission; however, all HSE preparatory and ESL applicants will be counseled and tested prior to entry into the program in order to ensure successful educational level placement within the program. Courses listed in this bulletin are available to individuals 17 years of age and older who may gain valuable educational experience from such training. Persons applying for admission cannot be admitted while enrolled in a High School daytime program.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If a course is cancelled for any reason, tuition and material fees will be reimbursed. In the event of insufficient enrollment, a course will be withdrawn and all fees will be credited/refunded by the Essex County Schools of Technology’s Business Office. No fees will be reimbursed after the first week.

CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS: Trade extension diplomas will specify hours of training in a trade area. Trade preparatory diplomas will be given for the successful achievement of the entry-level skill status of all be given for the trade area.

DISMISSAL FROM PROGRAM: Inappropriate behavior of any type will not be tolerated. Dismissal for cause can result following a review of facts by the Adult Evening School Supervisor and the Director of Adult and Vocational – Technical Education (or his designee).

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: In several courses, units are provided in sequence. To enter one of these units, students must meet the prerequisites or prove to the satisfaction of the instructor that they have equivalent training. In many courses, however, there are not such requirements.

METHODS OF PAYMENT: Only money orders and certified checks will be accepted. Cash or personal checks will not be accepted. Tuition will be refunded in accordance with the Student Withdrawal information below. All tuition, lab fees, and material fees must be paid in full at registration in order to be admitted to class.

STUDENT WITHDRAWAL: In the event that a student must withdraw from a course, fees will be reimbursed in the following manner: Prior to the course beginning: 100% before the first session, 50% during the 1st week, no refunds afterwards.

TUITION: There is no tuition for the ABE and HSE courses for Essex County Residents. There is a fee for Essex County Residents and Out of County Residents for the Skilled Trades courses or Certification programs. Tuition for courses is per semester.  The course fee shall be reduced by Ten Dollars ($10.00) for Senior Citizens who reside in Essex County.

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