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(Anticiplated) Certified Nurse Assistant (C.N.A.) W18
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(Anticiplated) Certified Nurse Assistant (C.N.A.) W18

$1,500
Calendar Jan 22, 2018 at 4 pm, runs for 15 weeks
This Maine State Certified course includes 120 hours of classroom instruction plus 80 hours of clinical practice at local health care facilities. Requirements include a reading test, background check, interview session, physical within the last year, immunization records, and dedication to a 15 week commitment as well as 3-4 orientation-to-employment workshops preceding the CNA class. For more information call Anne Patterson at the adult education office 288-4703 or email apatterson@mdirss.org.

$100 non-refundable deposit, background check, high school credential or plans to take the HiSET ***Schedule to be determined but tentatively, classes will be in the evening and clinicals will be on Saturdays, all day. Registration Deadline: January 5

Acadia National Park: How to Get a Job! F17
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Acadia National Park: How to Get a Job! F17

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with Heather Cooney

Calendar Oct 24, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula offers many exciting employment opportunities each year through the summer season. Seasonal employees in the Maintenance Division support the park in diverse ways. We maintain the paved roads and carriage roads, maintain and rehabilitate 156 miles of trails, clean, maintain and repair all buildings and facilities, run an automotive repair shop, and respond to equipment and utility service calls throughout the park. The Maintenance Division is always looking for new people to bring their skills and enthusiasm to the program. Join us for an informational meeting about when and how to apply for these exciting opportunities.

Accounting Fundamentals (online) F17
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Accounting Fundamentals (online) F17

$149

with ed2go Online

Calendar Sep 13, 2017 at 12 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Demand for accounting professionals currently exceeds supply. If you're interested in increasing your financial awareness while also gaining a marketable skill, this course is for you. You'll learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions. You'll get hands-on experience with handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities. We'll cover all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Whether you're a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or for personal use, this course will give you a solid foundation in financial matters.

Computer or Tablet with Internet A calculator or adding machine, and a printer. ed2go classes last 6 weeks. Please go to this website to see details and to register through ed2go: http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=9lBXVAVsW3sofferid=347188.10000391&type=3&subid=0 New sessions start Sept 13th, Oct. 18th, and Nov. 8. Pick the session that is convenient for you!

Adult High School Diploma F17 TM
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Adult High School Diploma F17 TM

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with Timothy McKim

Calendar Sep 11, 2017 , runs for 16 weeks
Need only a few credits to complete your high school diploma? Through an online learning program you can work at your own pace through step-by-step lessons while working with a teacher on a weekly basis to earn those lingering credits. Special focus and attention will be on your college and career interests. We might even have a survey course you can take to explore a career option! Rolling admissions. Call for an intake appointment anytime.

Computer or Tablet with Internet Commit to 10-20 hours of online study per week Commit to 1-2 in-person meetings weekly with an instructor for workshops and progress checks

Book Group 17-18
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Book Group 17-18

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with June Sokol

Calendar Sep 13, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 40 weeks
This group is open to all readers! Join them the 2nd Wednesday of the month to discuss the book of the month!

Budgeting Basics F17

Free

with Sarah Chaples

Calendar Oct 20, 2017 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week
Anyone and everyone can benefit from a class like this one. New Ventures Maine offers this workshop to explore tools and tips for better money management and to create a written budget that works for you and your family. Take advantage of this free class while learning how you can save even more $$! People who take this class love it!

Cha-Cha for Beginners F17

$43

with Sharen Kean

Calendar Sep 19, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
The Cha Cha is a flirty ballroom dance of Cuban origin, with small steps, swaying hips and shuffle movements with a quick three-step pattern of shuffles, performed to a Latin American rhythm.

About the instructor: An accomplished, prize-winning competitive ballroom dancer, producer and choreographer, Sheri has a special gift in teaching dancers with her relaxed and positive attitude bringing out their natural abilities and joy of movement. It is her honest desire to share this "joyful art" with all who love it. Along teaching ballroom and line dance, Sheri was the first to introduce Celtic Line Dance at MDI Adult Education.

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Clinical Medical Assistant Program - 140 Classroom Hours with a Clinical Externship F17
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Clinical Medical Assistant Program - 140 Classroom Hours with a Clinical Externship F17

$2,599
Calendar Oct 3, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 15 weeks
This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. Note: Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.

Course Contact Hours: 140 hours + Clinical Externship Student Tuition: $2,599 (Textbooks included) Clinical Externship Hours: 160 hours No Classes will be held the week of Thanksgiving or Christmas





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