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Lewiston Adult Education's Fall '14 Semester is now posted! [Lewiston Adult Education]

We have over 100 classes this Fall to help you reach your goals- whether you want to further your education, build a new skill for work, learn a new hobby, get published, or just meet some new people!

We've got dozens of new and returning Art, Jewelry-making, and Craft classes for those looking to get creative with their hands.

We'll also be offering several new Cooking classes, including "Thai Cooking: Vegetarian," "Easy & Delicious Gluten-Free Cooking," and "Cake Decorating."

In addition to our regular Ballroom classes, we've added a few new Dance & Performance classes, including "Improvisation: The Basics" and a no-partner-required "West Coast Swing."

You'll find several different seminars on Personal Finance, including a new workshop on "The A's, B's, C's, and D's of Medicare."

We have over a dozen Health & Wellness classes to help keep you feeling your best- from the the start of the school year right up through the holidays!

Home & Garden classes will also be offered: Learn to reduce household toxins before you close up your home for the winter in "Sustainable Housekeeping," build some new handy-man (or woman!) skills in "Woodworking," or get your snowblower ready for winter in "Small Engine Repair."

As always, we've included a few Just for Fun classes for folks who want to get out in the community and learn something new!

For those looking to build computer skills for work or for fun, we have over a dozen computer classes, from "Computer Basics for Seniors" to "Business Computing," "Mail Merge" to MS Office skills (Excel, Access, etc.), Facebook to Pinterest, and much more.

Workforce Training Certificate classes will be offered for our Clerical, Accounting Assistant, and Medical Office Certificate programs. We'll also be offering a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class.

You'll also find info on our High School Diploma program, HiSET (formerly GED) prep classes, and English for Speakers of Other Languages at our website,

For adults interested in pursuing a college degree, we'll again be offering classroom and blended/online sessions of our free College Transition Program.

To simply browse all our Fall '14 courses at once, click here.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me by email (, or give us a call at 795-4141. We hope to see you in the fall! Enjoy these last few weeks of summer!



Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on August 20, 2014 | Read more in: News

Are you interested in becoming a CNA? [Augusta Adult and Community Education]

Our Fall 2014 Certified Nursing Assistant course begins with the orientation on Friday, September 12th. Classes will run for twelve weeks beginning September 18th. If you are looking for a career change or are interested in the Healthcare field, this course may be for you. Please call us at 626-2470 to set up an appointment for the free CASAS reading assessment and to complete the application packet. We will be conducting interviews the first week in September. For more information please go to: or give us a call!


Posted by Helen Emery  on August 20, 2014

Updates Fall 2014 Brochure [Monmouth/Winthrop Adult & Community Education]

We've had a few changes to class locations this semester. They are as follows:

Acoustic Guitar ~ Classes will be held at Winthrop High School Room 104

Coupons! ~ Classes will be held at Winthrop High School Library

Linda's Laptop Lab ~ Classes will be held at Winthrop High School Library

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us at 377-2265.


Posted by Wendy Shoppe  on August 20, 2014 | Read more in: News

Next Driver Ed Class begins September 9, 2014 at Winthrop High School [Monmouth/Winthrop Adult & Community Education]

Class begins September 9, 2014 6-9 pm at Winthrop High School.

Area Driving School provides driver education classes that consists of 30 hours classroom instruction and 10 hours of behind the wheel instruction. All of the instuctors are licensed by the State of Maine and certified in First-Aid.  The vehicles are fully insured and inspected by the bureau of Motor Vehicles. Students must be 15 years of age by the first class. You'll need to bring your birth certificate, social security card, corrective lenses (glasses or contacts), blue or black ink pen and paper.

To register for class or for more information, please contact Area Driving school at 207-933-2034 or email


Posted by Wendy Shoppe  on August 20, 2014 | Read more in: News

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 - Registration begins for our fall courses! [United Technologies Center]

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 - Registration begins for our fall courses!

Check out UTC, MVR #4 Adult Education's Course Catalog: 2014-15UTCAE.CourseCatalog.magazine2.pdf

Check online for our Course Schedules.


Posted by Jody White  on August 19, 2014 | Read more in: Events and News

New and Exciting Course [Biddeford Adult Education]

Biddeford Adult Education is offering a new course this semester and we are very proud to do it in conjunction with W.I.T.S. and the YMCA of Northern York County.

Personal Trainer National Certification

According to the latest fitness industry salary guide, Personal Trainers are earning on average of $34 an hour.  Employers like 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness and Gold’s Gyms are just a few of the thousands of club employers that seek out our graduates each semester. Whether a career move or for your own personal knowledge, get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer. This challenging course is taught over a 8-week period for better retention and hands on skill competency. The national exams are held on the 9th week. This course is formatted as a 62-hour program and is comprised of 16 hours of lecture, 16 hours of hands on practical training and a 30-hour internship that walks many graduates right into a job!! The course prepares you for success with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, and equipment usage and health assessment. CPR/AED and a 30-hour internship are required to receive the certificate.  W.I.T.S. is the only major certifying body in the country providing comprehensive practical training and internship components.  You will be prepared to work with clients and stand out in any gym as “the expert” in your field.

Date: Sat., Sept 27th - Nov 22nd
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am Lecture
Location: J.F.K. Kindergarten Center/Conf. Room
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm Training
Location: YMCA, 3 Pomerleau Street, Biddeford

Cost: $695


Posted by Anne Beaulieu  on August 18, 2014 | Read more in: News

New Books New Readers Class [Houlton/Hodgdon SAD 29/70 Adult Education]

This class provides an opportunity to participate in interesting conversations (only if you want to) and get great books to add to your home library for free!  Meet four times, read 9 great children’s books around the theme of What It Takes and discuss them in an adult way.

Wednesdays: Oct. 8th & 22nd; Nov. 5th & 19th from 10:30am to Noon in Room 111 at the Houlton Higher Education Center.  Call Bernadette at 521-3100 x5 to register.  

Click the link to view comments about this class from past participants.  New_Books_New_Readers_Fall_2014.pdf





Posted by Tracy Rockwell  on August 14, 2014 | Read more in: Upcoming Classes

Auburn Adult and Community Education (AACE) Fast Stats [Auburn Adult and Community Education]

60 individuals earned a high school credential through AACE in 2014

Over 45 community members became certified nursing assistants in 2014

130 individuals utilized AACE to develop stronger academic skills

Over 1000 community members accessed our programs and school department facilities


Posted by Earlene Fraser  on August 12, 2014

High Speed Broadband Internet [Merrymeeting Adult Education]

Learn About Broadband

Broadband, shorthand for high-speed internet access, is a valuable tool for businesses, organizations, communities, and individuals. The ability to almost instantly access, interact with, and share large amounts of information via your computer or other device is something ConnectME wants to bring to all of Maine, especially those places currently unserved.

Broadband helps companies grow, attracts new businesses to otherwise isolated places, and allows communities and individuals to keep in touch, organize, plan, and prosper. From Isle au Haut to Machias, Rumford to Sanford, and Fort Kent to Jackson, ConnectME is helping communities, businesses, and individuals to live better, work smarter, and get connected with the rest of the state and world.

Merrymeeting Adult Education periodically presents information about high speed broadband internet connectivity.   These presentations inform the audience on what broadband internet is, how to test the speed of their internet service and more.   If you are interested in learning more about these presentations, please contact our office at 207-729-7323 Ext. 4.

This community education program is presented in cooperation with the Maine Department of Education and the ConnectME Authority.  Learn more at


Posted by Carolee Tupper  on August 11, 2014

CDL Class B Commercial Truck Driving starts September 2nd [Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education ]

Start your commercial truck driving career right here.  This 72 hour course includes classroom, range and behind-the-wheel training.  Tuition includes permit fees, instructional materials, classroom, range and road training, and three attempts to pass the road test.  This 7 week course consists of 2 weeks of daily classroom training, followed by numerous 2-3 hour driving appointments.  Stop in for an application or to register by August 22nd. Fee:$2,275


Posted by Adult Education  on August 11, 2014 | Read more in: News