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High School Completion
Individualized for your specific needs. HS Diploma credit classes HiSET® Preparation & Testing
College Transitions programming College Classes -
NMCC Off-Campus Center University College online
Basic Skills Review
Classroom, online, & learning labs. Learn to Read Improve Reading. Writing, &
Language & Citizenship
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Lifelong learning & discovery Wellness & Exercise Basic Computer & Technology Cooking, Crafts, Special Interest
Begin, improve or advance your career Technical & Trade Certificates Customized Business Training Over 300 online courses
“[Going back to school] has made me more confident in getting my high school diploma! I believe I can do it now!” Brenda Smith Diploma Student
Veterans & Eligible Dependents...
Please note - $$$ May Be Available For You!
If your benefit period has not expired, you may be eligible for monthly payments of up to $1075 while preparing for a new career. To inquire about your eligibility call the Veterans Administration at 1-888-442-4551. To learn about available training programs contact your Adult Education Center or the State Approving Agency for Veterans
FKHS GICC MES
Fort Kent High School Grand Isle Community Center Madawaska Elementary School
MHS SJVTC UMFK TBA
Madawaska High School St. John Valley Tech. Center University of ME at Fort Kent To Be Announced
$$ NON-Resident Fees $$ A non-resident fee will be assessed to learners who reside outside the Madawaska & Grand Isle School Departments. This applies to ALL classes and will vary in amount according to the cost of each class.
Table of Contents
Career Preparation Workforce Development College Transitions Northern ME Community College Academics & Basic Skills Family Literacy (BLT) HiSET® Exam Prep (Formerly GED) Computers and Technology Hobbies & Crafts Personal Growth/Fitness Senior Fun & Fitness Online Courses Registration Form Registration Info/Cancellations
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Register early to avoid disappointment -
classes will be cancelled if pre-registration enrollments are not met.
Madawaska Adult Education reserves the right to make any necessary changes in course
offerings, dates, times, & locations as needed.
What are your interests, values, and skills? Do they match up with your “Dream Job”? What is the outlook for your “Dream Job”?
Madawaska Adult & Community Education
can help you find answers . . .
Career Exploration workshops Individual learning plans with a college/career focus Group & Individual career prep activities
Contact us for an appointment
Career Exploration Workshop
Discover personal strengths and skills Research “Dream Jobs”, career
trends, Maine Dept. of Labor outlooks, “green” occupations, etc. What is most in demand today? What skills are required?
Instructor: Nancy Dionne
What are average salaries? Take advantage of self-inventories, group discussions, computer resources, shared personal experiences, and helpful handouts as you explore possible careers for your future
(2 sessions) MMHS - 215 NO Cost TH / F 1/12 & 1/13 9 - 1 PM
Career Planning: Online Course
Prepare for your next career or job with a plan that is right for you. In this class you will: explore your work values, interests; find job opportunities; identify skills, education, or training needed to launch a new career; and create a step-by-step career plan.
Whether you are unemployed, underemployed, or considering a career change, this class will help you achieve employment success for today and tomorrow. 2017 graduates are eligible to apply for the U of ME Augusta GEN Scholarship,
to be used at any UMA location. Online Class, 1/18 – 3/1 Register by January 11 FMI: contact Suzanne @ 207-768-9635
St. John Valley Adult Ed. / UMFK Workforce De-
Multi-Media Marketing on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost On-Line Tools
Know you could be using the internet to
grow your business but don't quite trust
Essential Supervision Skills for
those spam e-mails and marketing calls
Managers & Team Leaders
from anonymous vendors promising to help? Interested in what other
businesses like yours have done to Supervisors face any number of challenges
increase revenue, save time, and serve on a daily basis. The way in which these
customers better? This is a half-day challenges are managed effects teamwork,
seminar of social media marketing, e-mail rapport, and performance outcomes. This
marketing, and other free or low cost half-day session will examine and discuss
marketing methods and tools you can use common circumstances supervisors face
to grow your business without breaking the and focus on strategies for dealing with
bank to do it. You will be treated to real them productively. Specific topics include:
world examples and have time for establishing the boundaries necessary to
questions and answers. This informative supervise friends while maintaining
workshop will be tailored to participants performance and productivity; effective
needs with the option to purchase a digital techniques to employ with older,
pass to resources and a recording of the experienced employees and younger,
program for review afterward. Click this inexperienced staff; employing effective
link to hear from the session facilitator: listening to your advantage; building a
positive work environment and dealing with
negative attitudes; knowing when and how
Wednesday, April 12 8 AM - Noon to take disciplinary action.
UMFK, Nadeau Hall Teleconference Rm $35 (includes refreshments) or
$45 (includes refreshments and a ‘digital
Wednesday, Feb 15 8 AM - Noon UMFK, Nadeau Hall Teleconference Rm
$29 (includes refreshments)
pass’ on-line session recording)
CompTIA A+ Certification 901-902 Instructor : Don Cyr, CompTIA A+ Certified Technician Participants will acquire the essential skills and information to prepare for CompTIA A+ 901-902 certification: learn to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware
(Desktop; Laptop), operating systems (Windows; Linux) , and mobile devices (Android; OSI). This program consists of two complementary parts: 1. the Test Out all-inclusive on-line course with simulations, video training, and practice exams, to help prepare for the CompTIA A+ 901-902 exams; and 2. weekly hands-on application-based lab sessions.
Tuesday 2/28-5/30 6:00-9:00 PM SJVTC, Computer Lab $265 (includes $129 on-line course access and $136 lab fee)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Instructors: Jane Rioux, RN
The Personal Support Specialist (Maine) Instructor: Saco River Education
Vicki Voisine, RN Lisa Bouchard, RN This State Of Maine Certificate Course was
Paul Saucier, RN born out of a need to expand the cross
This course prepares the student to give training of direct care staff. This Certificate basic nursing assistance under the super- enables the professional to work in home
vision of a registered nurse. It provides care, assisted livings, adult day centers
learning opportunities for skills that enable and some group homes. The credits can
nursing assistants to maintain a proper physical & emotional patient environment, report & record observations, and assist with personal hygiene, nutrition, elimina-
be applied toward the Certified Nursing Assistant (ME) program. This training prepares students to work in the human ser-
tion, emergency situations, and general vices sector providing personal care and
patient care. The course consists of 188 homemaking services. As little as $175.00
hours: 98 hours classroom instruction, Saco River Education 20 hours of lab, & 70 hours of clinical prac-
tice. T/TH 5:30 - 9:30 PM Didactic M & SAT for Labs & Clinical sessions
207-247-9000 or register online at sacorivereducation.com
2/16 - 5/23 (188 hours)
$800 includes textbook, FA/CPR cert.
SJVTC - Room 157
Winter Ag School 2017
UME Cooperative Extension Service/ ME Department of Conservation
Tuesdays MMHS Library FREE
The following classes are free and open to the public, please call UMaine Cooperative Extension at 834-3905 or 1-800-287-1421 to register:
1/31 – Maine Moose Herd Health 6—8 pm
Come find out more about the Maine moose from our leading state moose
Biologist of the Maine DACF.
2/7 – Veterinary Feed Directives, Scrapie Tagging Rules, & other Regulations that may
affect you. 6—8 pm
Justin Bergeron, BVMS
If you sell livestock for human consumption or even sell honey from beehives, plan
on attending this presentation to learn about new rules and regulations regarding
2/14 – Maine Invasive Pests 6 – 8 p.m.
Invasive pests affect or have the potential to affect a large part of our natural
resource economy. Join Karen Coluzzi, Entomologist, Maine DACF, to learn about
what maybe affecting you in the future and how to prepare for it. (2 pesticide
credits applied for)
2/28 – Apple Management 6 – 8 p.m.
Fertilization, pest management, planting, pruning, and other topics will be dis-
cussed. (2 pesticide credits applied for)
Instructor: Peter Saucier
This skills based welding
instruction & practice for state
certification. Main focus: oxyfuel,
bronzing, cutting & safety cylinder
handling, and an intro to SMAW
stick welding. *NOTE: Participants
must furnish work gloves, welding
gloves, safety glasses, steel toe
boots, & a welding helmet.
W 6-9 PM 1/18 - 3/29 SJVTC Room 140
(10 weeks) $225, includes lab fee
PLATO Courseware® is a standards-based, online program grounded in research & innovation.
Rigorous courses increase achievement
Wide range of subjects
Career & Technical Education
(CTE) courses help learners pre-
pare for post-secondary education
or careers covering all 16 Career
* See More on p. 9
ServSafe: Applied Food Service Sanitation
Instructor: Diane Charette This course offers thorough preparation for the ServSafe Food Protection Certification Exams for managers & food handlers. This training in safe food handling and preparation is designed for independent restaurant owners, industry and academic trainers, students, sanitarians, health officials, and food service employees. Tutoring Available upon request
$125/130 for 1 day class, book, Review, & exam
MMHS - 215
Classes will be scheduled as soon as the minimum (8) is met.
Madawaska Adult Education is an official ServSafe certification & re-certification testing site. Call for more information on the next exam date.
Phlebotomy Technician Program The Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares students to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects of blood collection and will review the skills needed to perform venipunctures safely. Includes terminology, blood collection procedures, order of draw and other engaging topics. Program also includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider.
$1,299 student tuition Register Now at: www.madawaska.maineadulted.org or call 728-6314.
Certificates of Completion . . .
. . . are automatically available for all Academic and Trade classes. Certificates of Completion are also available for enrichment classes upon learner request.
Have you ever said “I will go to college . . . Someday?” Is now the time?
FREE College Transitions Program Includes:
COLLEGE APPLICATION & SUCCESS BUILDING WORKSHOPS BASIC MATH, PRE-ALGEBRA OR ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA COLLEGE READY ENGLISH PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE PLACEMENT EXAMS
(ACCUPLACER TESTING) SUPPORT & MENTORING DURING THE 1ST SEMESTER OF COLLEGE
Call for an appointment prior to orientation on January 5
If you have a high school diploma or HS Equivalency and would like assistance on your ROAD TO COLLEGE, Call Stacey Cyr @ 728-6314 for an appointment.
* College Transitions Pre-Screening Required *
MS Office Basics-
College Ready Planning
Computer Skills for Work & College
Instructor: Nancy Dionne
Instructor: Vince Sirois
This comprehensive college planning Virtually every college & worksite today
program is an ideal review of grammar requires computer knowledge. This
& writing skills, basic math & algebra course will actively involve learners in
skills, and computer skills to prepare navigating computer technology with
for College-level programming. It is the latest MS software. Topics
designed for students considering post covered will include the basic use of
College MS Word 2013 and Microsoft Excel
workshops present college success 2013:
creating & formatting
strategies, structured lectures & writing documents, spreadsheets, charts &
sessions. Learners have computer graphs, & file management as well as
access and are encouraged and Google Docs. 3 separate classes: MS
expected to use them for assignment Word, MS Excel, & Google Docs.
completion. This programming is incorporated into the Adult Learning Lab sessions (see p. 10).
* NO COST for College Transitions
or Diploma Learners
These classes in Microsoft Word,
Microsoft Excel, and Google Docs
will be provided AS NEEDED for
academic students upon request.
Microsoft 2013 Office Basics Fees are waived for College Transitions Students or Diploma/ HiSET® students.
FREE College Workshops
Participants must be enrolled in the College Transitions Program
Instructor: Suzanne Jandreau, NVME
Participants will learn steps to exploring careers and making decisions about new ca-
reers, and will have an opportunity to complete self assessment interest inventories that
will help in evaluating careers that best fit their interests, job values and skills.
W 12:30 - 3:30 PM
1/11 MMHS - 215
Essentials of College Planning/Financial Aid Instructor: Patrick Blanchette, MEOC
This interactive workshop touches on the steps in the college process: career skills, admissions, and financial aid. Review college options, college search and the application structure, transcript requests, prerequisites and financial aid basics including the completion of the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Discussions will review the federal, private, school based, and state funding sources. Participants should bring their last years income details to the workshop.
W 12:30 - 3:30 PM
1/25 MMHS - 215
Instructor: Patrick Blanchette, MEOC
Financial aid can be completed for both years if possible as well as help with anyone still
needing to get their applications in.
W 12:30 - 3:30 PM
2/8 MMHS - 215
Instructor: Patrick Blanchette, MEOC
Participants learn to develop useful study skills and habits in the areas of effective listen-
ing, note taking, test taking, and time management—all of which will help contribute to
success in college. Explore how to plan your time, prioritize tasks, keep a schedule that
works, and how to balance family with work and/or school.
W 12:30 - 3:30 PM
3/8 MMHS - 215
FREE Accuplacer Testing for College Placement Almost half Maine students must take at least one remedial class in order to be accepted into a local community college because of low Accuplacer scores. Students are then charged tuition for these classes which do not equal college level credits.
Our College Transitions program includes: free Accuplacer testing NO cost instruction to help increase scores & avoid costs of unnecessary courses.
today for help on your road to college!
“I came to Madawaska Adult Education when my place of employment was closing their doors. I enrolled in College Transitions . . . They helped us [with math and writing classes], complete college applications and financial aid, and study skills. I have high praises for the program and enjoyed my experience with them. I was accepted into NMCC.”
For Registration of NMCC Off-Campus Center classes, Please call Madawaska Adult Education 728-6314
English Composition (ENG 111) Instructor: Seanna Catron Basic writing course intended to strengthen the student’s ability to think logically & to write clearly. The course will cover grammar, paragraph organization, the essay and the research paper with a strong emphasis on revision. (3 credits)
W 6–9 PM 1/11-5/3 $276+ text/fees MMHS - ATM Poly/Tandberg Site
apply these 3
credits toward a
NMCC Certificate Programs
Spring Semester: January 9-May 15
NMCC offers a variety of certificate programs for specific studies to be completed in two or three semesters, allowing students the flexibility to explore
The following programs offer level curriculum: Auto Collision Repair
basic skills in their area of interest & Computer & Network Technology
providing the basic skill set upon Entrepreneurship
completion to enter continue their studies degree and beyond.
workforce or an Associates
Medical Coding Office Assistant, and more.
Blended Learning Opportunities Available!
Blended Learning opportunities involve the award winning web-based learning platform, PLATO®, an effective, easy to access technology-assisted delivery system. Online access is available in our learning labs with live teacher/tutor support as well as at home for your convenience.
Courses include options for: Home-school diploma credits Adult Education Diploma Credits HiSET® Equivalency Diploma preparation College preparation and entrance exams (Accuplacer, SAT, ACT) Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses for preparation in a specific career or area of study in one of 16 career clusters ASVAB preparation for entering the military TABE preparation for hire at the local paper mill
Regardless of your training needs, we have the courses available for you and the classroom supports to help you succeed. Call us TODAY to enroll in our
blended learning opportunities @ 728-6314 or stop by our office located
at the Madawaska High School.
cademics / Basic Skills
* NO Resident Fees for these Basic Skills Classes
The following multi-purpose sessions accommodate a variety of learner needs. Students can sign up for multiple sessions per week as needed.
Academic Adult Learning Labs
Instructors: Nancy Dionne
These sessions will help you build a strong foundation for your future academic needs, offering a variety of academic programming individualized to your specific goals.
Learn basic mathematic, reading & writing skill concepts to help you succeed at home and at work, applying these building blocks towards: passing your HiSET® exam; earning your Maine high school diploma; improving skills for the workplace; passing Accuplacer college entrance exams; and succeeding in college level math classes.
Individual learner needs are established with the Adult Education Director, the student, & the instructor. Call for your appointment TODAY!
Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays
8:30-11:30 AM; & Noon - 3:00 PM 8:30-11:30 AM; & 5:00-8:00 PM 8:30-11:30 AM
1/9 - 5/10 (16 wks)
* Classes are located at MMHS in room 215 *
Wondering HOW READY you are or HOW LONG it will take
to earn your High School Equivalency Diploma?
The HiSET® exam is the new test series for Maine’s High School Equivalency Diploma.
FREE Information & pre-testing by appointment.
Accommodations available for disabilities
Make an appointment TODAY to set up a schedule that fits YOUR needs
Call Stacey Cyr @ 728 - 6314
New Books New Readers is a monthly book discussion program sponsored by Madawaska Adult Education and the Maine Humanities Council that opens the world of books and ideas using literature that is accessible, thoughtprovoking, and encourages reading as a lifelong personal activity. Participants engage in facilitated discussions that relate themes to their own lives. Everyone gets a free copy of every book in the series to keep.
NO COST. Mondays 1/23, 2/27, 3/20, 4/24
Family Literacy - Building Learning Teams
Want to get your HS Diploma or HS Equivalency Diploma but have a child at home?
Building Learning Teams (BLT) w/Families can help.
Learning plans & schedules prepared for your individual needs. Classes offered in Madawaska, with at-home tutoring available. Parent & Child activities in partnership w/ ACAP Headstart. This program is provided at NO cost; FREE children’s books
For more information, call Stacey Cyr @ 728-6314
Partnerships at work!
* NO COST for College Transitions learners Instructor: Vincent Sirois MMHS - 215
MS Office Basics-Computer Skills for Work & College
Virtually every college/worksite requires computer knowledge. Get actively involved in navigating computer technology with the latest MS & Google software. Topics covered will include the basic use of MS Word 2013 and Microsoft Excel 2013: creating & formatting documents, basic spreadsheets, & charts & graphs as well as translating documents in the Google format.
3 separate classes:
These classes will be provided AS NEEDED upon request:
$23/33 6 hours
Microsoft Excel, and
$23/33 6 hours
$23/33 6 hours
omputer / Technology Skills
Computers with Vince
Instructor: Vince Sirois
Come learn with an experienced technology guru. These workshop sessions involve question-and-answer time & demonstrations of common technology queries. Let us know when you sign up what topics you would like covered; we can accommodate common group needs.
Pick the sessions you want $10/13 each or sign up for the series $35/45 Thursdays 3-5 PM GICC
Android Tablets: 3/2
Learn how to make the most of your hand-held Android devices, using basic settings, making calls, setting voice mail, using the browser, and more.
IPad, IPod, IPhone, Oh my! : 3/9
Learn essential skills that will make using your apple device more enjoyable and more efficient.
Computer Basics-Let’s Get Started : 3/16
This slow-paced class is designed for the beginning computer user but can also offer some refresher tips to users with some experience.
Beyond Basics-Where Do We Go From Here? :
This class is intended for users with some knowledge. Hands-on activities will al
low additional practice for today’s essential computer skills.
EBAY for Beginners Instructor: Vince Sirois Have you heard about online auction sites, but it all seems so confusing? Whether you’re looking for a good deal, or are simply interested in learning to make some extra cash, EBAY for Beginners will take you through the process of buying and selling on one of the world’s most popular online auction websites. The instructor will teach you everything from creating an account to how to handle disputes. Learn to search for items, to compare deals, to list items and to understand the shipping process in this hands on class.
M 6:00- 8:00 PM 3/13 & 3/20 (2 weeks)
$20/30 MMHS - 208
Windows 10-How Does it Work?
Instructor: Vince Sirois
This course is designed to give everyday users a look into the new Windows 10 operating system. It will teach students the new features and capabilities, enable them to both leverage these new features and successfully navigate the new user interface, and provide the knowledge and experience necessary to personalize their devices to best suit their needs.
TH 6 - 9 PM 2/9 $20/$30
obbies & Crafts
Art & Painting
Instructor: Gert Thibodeau
Designed for beginners learning how to draw & paint, this course is also for advanced painters to refine style & expand talent. Guidance on drawing & sketching, characteristics of paints, step-by-step demonstrations in all media, technical recipes & general picture making or other art options offered. Oil painting is the ideal medium for the novice, but acrylic, charcoal, pastel, water-color & drawing are also options. Join us in a relaxed, heart healthy art therapy as you discover “a new world of colors.” *Additional Supplies may be required.
M 1 - 4 PM 1/9 - 3/27 $65/75 MMHS - Art Rm, Madawaska
Country Heat Live
Instructor: Cindy Landry
Country Heat Live is a cardio workout inspired by Country Music! Fast beat, bass punching, and popular tunes mixed for a fun workout. Come experience a cardio fitness class like no other. It's a fun and energetic workout that will be sure to fire up your metabolism and scorch those calories! Certified Country Heat Live Instructor .
$45/month or $114/3-months or $10 pass or $20 pass punch cards available.
Contact Cindy Landry to register @ 316-0539 *call or text anytime
Like my page or message me at Cindy Landry Fitness
M, W, & Th 6:30—7:30pm 1/4—3/31 MMHS Cafe
Soap-Making for Beginners
Instructor: Julie Rayder
A beginning level soap making class designed to teach students how to make soap by hand at home. Students will also learn about different oils used in soaps, and the benefits of using different oils in specific ratios; they will also learn about different natural herbs and spices used in soaps and the healthy skin benefits of using them. The basic processes of making body butters, lip balms, and tooth powder will be taught as well. Products made in the class will be divided so that students can take home the results!
Class: SAT 4/22 9AM-12PM $30/40 (supplies included) MMHS -Rm 212
“Pick-Up” MON 4/24 6PM MMHS– Rm 212
ersonal Growth & Fitness
Becoming a U.S. Citizen
Instructor: Nancy Dionne
Participants will learn the steps to the naturalization process and prepare for the Naturalization Interview and Exam. Schedule created based on individual needs
NO Cost Call 728-6314
Cooking with Mike - A Trip Around the World! Instructor: Mike Corbin
Come learn with a “seasoned” local master in the art of Acadian cuisine. A demonstration class that will leave you wanting more!
Pick the sessions you want $12/17each or sign up for the series $40/50 Mondays 6-8 PM Madawaska Safety Complex Kitchen
Our first stop is the Hawaiian Islands. Let's go to Maui where we will create
our own luau!
Grecian Dinner Party :
Let's fly to Greece for dinner at the Acropolis. Let’s create a
dinner of Mediterranean cuisine.
Dinner with Spanish Royalty :
We're off to Spain to The Royal Palace in Madrid. Where
they await our visit.
Irish Pub Style :
To finish off our tour we head to Ireland. To try our luck of the
Irish at O'Donoghue's Pub in Dublin.
We'll go through each of the nine main report types—their formatting requirements, the components of each one, and how they are used in the clinical setting. We'll review grammar points in every lesson, pointing out important elements that will make your reports perfect. You'll also gain important clinical knowledge of major disease processes that are essential to enhance your skill as a medical documentation specialist.
Course Cost: $90 Register at: www.madawaska.maineadulted.org or call 728-6314.
Have an idea for a class? Do you have a talent you’d like to share & teach?
Call us today with your ideas!! 728-6314