Educated Workforce

Rockland's public and private colleges offer a wealth of courses, customized training programs, and career development services that ensure a pool of qualified candidates to meet the employment needs of county businesses. 

Rockland Community College (RCC)

145 College Road

Suffern, NY 10901

(845) 574-4000 | (TTY) 711 | Website

A State University of New York, Rockland Community College strives to offer a safe, affordable learning environment for students with diverse backgrounds. Their award-winning faculty works to ensure the success of their students and meet their educational goals.

RCC Automotive Technology Center

Herbert Kurz Automotive Technology Center

37 Ramland Road

Orangeburg, NY 10962

(845) 359-6011 | (TTY) 711 | Website

The automotive technology program offers life-long learning opportunities to continually increase skills in the automotive industry and utilize the latest tools and equipment. This learning experience provides the highest level of marketable skills in the automotive industry.

RCC Hospitality & Culinary Arts Center

70 Main Street

Nyack, New York 10960

(845) 875-7571 | (TTY) 711 | Website

The Rockland Community College Hospitality & Culinary Arts Center offers credit and non-credit degree programs in hospitality and culinary arts. Students learn in a state-of-the-industry teaching kitchen with restaurant-quality equipment, receive instruction from talented professionals, and experience the business operations of the Center first-hand. Located in Downtown Nyack.

Winner of Hudson Valley Magazine's "Best of Hudson Valley 2022" - Best Cooking Classes

St. Thomas Aquinas College Hospitality Management Program

125 Route 340

Sparkill, NY 10976

Phone: 845-398-4100 | (TTY) 711 | Website

The Hospitality Management Program offered through St. Thomas Aquinas College’s School of Business provides students with knowledge and experience beyond the classroom. The program is designed to prepare students for real-world experiences, allowing them to support and assist in the development of a company’s business objectives.

STAC’s location also allows for a widespread hospitality network in Rockland County, New York City and beyond, providing students with limitless opportunities and resources to showcase and strengthen newfound skills at world-class hotels, conference centers, restaurants, and corporations.

Rockland BOCES Culinary Arts Program

Career & Technical Education Center

65 Parrott Road, Building #3

West Nyack, NY 10994

(845) 627-4770 | Website

Students in the Culinary Arts program work toward earning ProStart certification. They learn how to skillfully prepare and serve meals that look as good as they taste. Working alongside experts in the field, these chefs-in-training develop a variety of highly sought-after culinary skills and techniques through hands-on training and daily work experiences. Equally important is students’ increased knowledge of food science, diet and nutrition.

Rockland Adult & Community Education (RACE)

Rockland BOCES 

131 N. Midland Avenue

Nyack, NY 10960

(845) 348-3500 ext. 3591 | (TTY) 711 | Website

Rockland BOCES prepares diverse learners with academic, vocational and technological competencies for the 21st century global workforce. RACE focuses on expanding adult career pathways providing students multiple opportunities, from entry-level, noncredit courses to mid-skill level certificate degree programs. Coursework is aligned with in-demand occupations in the Lower Hudson Valley region in response to the needs of local business and industry.


Skilled Workforce

On-the Job Training