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Posted by Heidi Michaud  on August 27, 2015

2015 Fall Orientation [Monmouth/Winthrop Adult & Community Education]

Are you ready to earn your High School Diploma or prepare for HiSET testing? Are you ready to enter college and need help with applications, Accuplacer testing or financial aid? Are you interested in college prep courses such as Algebra, Reading, or Writing? If you said yes to any of these questions, call 377-2265 to register for Academic Orientation. Wednesday, September 9, 5:30 - 8pm at Winthrop Adult Ed.

Meet the staff and other students, learn about our programs, take assessments to determine what your educational needs are, and then we will work together to meet those needs. By the end of orientation you will know what the next steps will be toward achieving your educational goals.



Posted by Wendy Shoppe  on August 27, 2015 | Read more in: News

Policies and Procedures [Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education]


Office Location:

Our adult education office and learning center is located at the Mt. Desert Island High School in the portable building just beyond the high school's Main Entrance. Look for door #15. Parking is available in the back lot.

How to Register for Classes:

1. Online on our website.

2. Mail-in Registration to MDI Adult Ed 1081 Eagle Lake Rd. Bar Harbor ME 04609

3. Walk-in Registration at Adult Education Office

4. Call-in with payment at 288-4703

Registration Confirmation

If you register for a class online, you will be sent an email to the address you use when registering. (Check spam folder!) We do not confirm mail-in registrations, although you may call to check on the status of your registration.

Registration Deadline

Courses may be cancled due to insufficient enrollment up to two working days prior to the start date. Be sure to register early. Some classes fill very quickly.  We reserve the right to change the start date.


Students canceling their participation in a class seven (7) days or less before the start of the first class will not receive a refund. Students cancelling at least one week prior to the first class will receive a refund (minus a $5 processing fee). If a course is canceled by MDI Adult Ed, students will automatically receive a 100% refund. If a student is dissatisfied with a course after it begins and wishes a refund, please submit a letter of explanation to Anne Patterson, Director. We strive for 100% satisfaction and depend on your feedback.

Holidays and Vacations

We follow the school schedule unless otherwise noted.

Weather/Emergency Related Cancelations

When MDI High School is closed, daytime and eveningMDI Adult Education classes held at the high school will be canceled. Period. Even if the sun is shining and the roads are cleared by 4pm, classes will NOT be held if the high school was closed. We do still hold classes on Early Release or Teacher Workshop Days unless otherwise noted.

In case of a storm/emergency, please check our website and Facebook
page current information. (This assumes we and you have internet connection.) We will also have notices on WLBZ, WABI, and WNSX when possible. If the weather deteriorates during the day, a decision for the evening classes will be made by 3pm. Students taking classes off-site will be notified in the event of a cancelation. Instructors will schedule make-up sessions as needed.

Course, lab, materials, and book fees are listed in each description and must be paid with registration.

Age Policy

Unless otherwise noted in the course description, all courses are open to individuals 17 years and older who are not enrolled in day school. In some cases, special permission can be granted in writing by the Director.

Gift Certificates are available for purchase at the MDI Adult Education Office.


Posted by Anne Patterson  on August 24, 2015

PVAEC and ED2GO Now Offering Career Training Programs! [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]


PVAEC now offers over a hundred Online Career Training Programs

PVAEC has a program that makes it easy for you to take high-quality, affordable Online Career Training Programs to prepare you to launch a new career or advance in an existing one, no matter where you’re located. This partnership between PVAEC and ed2go allows you to develop new skills and knowledge in order to stand out in today's competitive job market.

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and instructor and peer interaction, you will gain valuable knowledge at a time and place that is convenient for you. These programs provide the flexibility of studying at your own pace and enough structure and support to complete the course. They can be accessed 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

The Online Career Training Programs are available to start anytime and range from three to six months, with many offering an extension period if necessary. Many programs include an industry certification exam, and internship and externship opportunities are available for select programs. They are entirely Web-based, but expert instructors provide office hours and quick responses to any student questions.

PVAEC is pleased to offer this catalog of topics, which provides the most convenient, affordable, and accessible Career Training Programs available anywhere.
To learn more, call PVAEC at 207-564-6525 or visit our Career Training website at


Posted by Hilda Roberts  on August 24, 2015 | Read more in: News

Enrollment Open for Fall High School Diploma and HiSET courses [Ellsworth Adult Education]

Ellsworth Adult Education kicks off it's Fall term September 1, 2015.   Until September 11th students will be meeting with advisors, choosing classes, setting up programs and starting some tutoring.   This year we have 6 five week learning blocks.    Ellsworth Adult Education staff understands that it's difficult for some adult learners to make a long-term commitment to education as they are juggling other roles and responsibilities.   These blocks allow for students to commit to 5 weeks at a time.   Goals will be reached as motivation, schedule and commitments allow.  

It takes a few hours to  complete the enrollment activities so learners planning to start a Learning Module will need to start the enrollment process at least one week in advance of the start date of the Block.

Set up a free meeting with an advisor today by contacting or 664-7110 to set up an appointment with an advisor.  

Below is a tentative schedule of the scheduled blocks!

9/1/15 - 9/11/15         Enrollment Block

9/14/15 -10/16/15     Block 1  Learning Module

10/19 -11/20/15        Block 2  Learning Module

11/30 - 12/23/15       Block 3  Enrollment & Catch Up 

1/4 - 2/12/16             Block 4  Learning Module

2/22 - 4/1/16             Block 5  Learning Module

5/16/15 - 6/16/16      Block 6  Learning Module




Posted by Annie Sargent  on August 24, 2015

Ellsworth 9/2/15 CNA Program has Two More Slots [Ellsworth Adult Education]

Ellsworth Adult Education's CNA class that starts next week has two more slots.  The course runs for twelve weeks on Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays during the day.  It starts on Wednesday, September 3, 2015 and ends Friday, November 20th.  The cost for the course is $1,400.

Please contact us with any questions about the admissions process.   


Posted by Annie Sargent  on August 24, 2015

Fall 2015 Catalog anticipated. [Ellsworth Adult Education]

Ellsworth Adult Education colleagues, Marilyn Starling and Annie Sargent have been working with some incredible resources in the Ellsworth and surrounds  to offer a wide range of courses, workshops and presentations for the community this Fall.    These folks are thrilled that so many people are eager to see the print and on-line catalog.  The target date for the on-line catalog is August 31, 2015.    The print catalog will be delivered to the postal patrons of many area towns in early September, 2015. 

If you have any questions about courses, contact us at




Posted by Annie Sargent  on August 24, 2015 | Read more in: News

Academy of Medical Professions Series Certificate Programs & Refresher Courses [York Adult & Community Education]

For more information about any of the courses listed below, including payment plans or to register contact Academy of Medical Professions at 1-866-516-8274 or 207-721-0714 or visit


Pharmacy Technician Certificate with PTCB National Certification
Upon completion you will be ready to pass your PTCB national certification. All materials included in fee including National Certification Exam fee. This is an online course.
Starts anytime online. 16 weeks.
$1850.00 includes exam fee.


Medical Transcription Certificate
This is a State Certified Program and you will receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation upon graduation.
16 weeks (or 6 months option)


Hospital Billing & Coding with CPC-H certification
Basic computer skills are required.
10 weeks (30 hours)


Medical Billing Specialist with CPB certification
Basic computer skills are required.
16 weeks


Certified Dental Assistant
Teaches all aspects of dental assisting.
10 weeks


Certified Group Exercise & Personal Trainer
Take national tests through AFAA. Program includes AED and CPR certifications.
16 weeks
$2400.00 for both, or $1200 for one.


Medical Coding with CPC certification
Basic computer skills are required.
20 weeks





Posted by Andrea Winslow  on August 24, 2015 | Read more in: Events

Online Career Training [York Adult & Community Education]

York Adult Education offers over 200 Career Certifications all from the convenience of your own computer! Individual courses to explore careers in areas such as:

Explore a Career as a Pharmacy Technician
Master the skills that will prepare you for an entry-level position as a pharmacy tech or clerk, and discover the steps you can take to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

Explore a Career as a Paralegal
Find out if a paralegal career is the perfect choice for you, as you explore the fundamentals of U.S. law and legal terminology.

Explore a Career as an Administrative Medical Assistant
Learn all about the in-demand career of medical information management as you explore the job of an administrative medical assistant (AMA) in a doctor’s office—from appointment scheduling and chart creation to medical billing and coding.

Individual Excellence
Master twelve career-enhancing skills including goal setting, time management, personal organization, and creativity.

The Craft of Magazine Writing
If you’re a determined new writer, this class will provide you with the skills you need to get published.

How to Get Started in Game Development
Take steps toward a new career in game development by building a foundation to design games in a wide variety of genres for different audiences and platforms.

Introduction to Interior Design
Explore a career in interior design as you learn how to transform any room into a beautiful and functional space.

Certificate in End of Life Care
(18 contact hours) The Certificate in End-of-Life Care will enhance the knowledge and skills of health care professionals and individuals who work with or care for those experiencing a terminal illness.

Examples of career certifications:

  • Certified Bookkeeper
  • Certified Wedding Planner
  • Entrepreneurship: Start-up and Business Owner Management
  • Microsoft Excel 2013 Certification Training
  • Certified Residential Interior Designer
  • Administrative Dental Assistant
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Video Game Design and Development
  • Web Design Professional

Go to for a
complete list and more information.


Posted by Andrea Winslow  on August 24, 2015 | Read more in: Events

Early Bird Discount [York Adult & Community Education]

Register early for any of our classes and receive a 10% discount off of the regular price using code "EB Fall 15". Registrations must be received 15 days before the class starts in order to receive the discount. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.


Posted by Andrea Winslow  on August 24, 2015 | Read more in: News