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Archive: August 2014

English as a Second Language [Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education]

Do you know someone in the community who is not a native English speaker? Would they like some help to learn how to talk with their child’s teacher, make an appointment with a doctor, or identify some of the things in the grocery store? Contact us at



Posted by Shelley McGowan  on August 28, 2014

Enrichment Classes for Life Long Learning [Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education]

Looking for a new hobby or to meet new friends with like interests?  Our enrichment classesmay be just what you are looking for. 


Posted by Shelley McGowan  on August 28, 2014

College Transitions Program [Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education]

Do you already have a high school credential but are not prepared for college courses?  

Would you benefit from advising, mentoring, and support services that enable adults to successfully transition to college and earn a degree?  

Do you feel that you simply need to brush-up before attending college or need to improve your scores on the ACCUPLACER?

If you answered yes to any of these questions you will find our College Transition Program practical and useful. 

Learn about our College Transitionsprograms.      


Posted by Shelley McGowan  on August 28, 2014

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

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.

Orientation: 2/28
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Location: J.F.K. Kindergarten Center/Conf. Room

Date: Sat., 3/14-5/16
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