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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education

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Certified Nursing Assistant: Interest List

Calendar Jul 1, 2022

Adult Ed programs in Hancock County offer  Certified Nursing Assistant courses that meet the State requirement of 180 hours (110 hours of classroom/lab and 70 hours of clinical experience) and, if needed, six hours of CPR instruction. Clinicals are held at area healthcare facilities. Upon successful completion of this course, passing the State CNA exam and successful acceptance to the State Registry, you will be a state-certified CNA. The class cost tends to be about $1500. If you are interested in learning when and where the next class is, please register on this "INTEREST ONLY" list. We hope to start a class in October 2021.

Behavior Health Professional Certification Training


with Woodfords Family Services

Calendar Aug 1, 2022

Rolling Admissions:

Our community is looking for individuals who want to make a difference in a child’s life.

Children’s Behavioral Health Services are vital to Maine’s children with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health Disorders and their families. And the need in our area is great!

As an integral part of the child’s treatment team, a Certified Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) has the opportunity to make an immediate impact while helping a child grow and develop to their full potential.

We are excited to connect our community to this wonderful ONLINE training program. The online training will equip you to help children who are receiving Behavior Health services. The training will prepare you for employment through local social services agencies. The program can be started at any time and finished at your own pace.

You will complete 12 online modules then 3 4-hour live sessions, including the new ethics and boundaries training. Once the modules are completed, you will receive free online blood borne pathogen training and virtual First Aid & CPR training if you do not already possess those certifications. The entire training requirements will take about 45 hours. Registration is ongoing till June 30, 2023.

Any individual who will be 18 years of age or older upon completion of the course may register.

Sign up here to get started!


See Blended Learning Curriculum at Woodfords Family Service for more information.



High School Completion


with Michelle Brzezowski

Calendar Aug 1, 2022

Rolling admissions!

We have two high school completion options for students in the Mt. Desert Island region:

Option One: Students who only need a handful of credits to complete their diploma as can do so through MDI Adult Education. Credits can be earned remotely though an intake and pre-assessment are required. Contact us!


Option Two: Students who successfully complete the HiSET® (think: GED®) will be awarded a High School Equivalency Diploma which affords the student the same rights and privileges as a credit-bearing diploma. A preparation plan can be done remotely under teacher guidance though an intake, pre-assessments, and practice tests are required. Contact us!

Please note that you should live within our area of Mt. Desert Island so that you can attend in-person sessions when required or desired.

This program is self-paced and will continue throughout the school year, though summer hours, especially in July, are reduced.

Open Enrollment


Will run

Sewing Lessons for Beginners Section 2


with Ruth Davis

Calendar Dec 3, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks

Learn how to sew by working on a beginner sewing project picked by instructor Ruth Davis. Please indicate which section you want. If you are mailing in your registration (vs online registration), please call first to ensure there is space: 288-4703. We plan to run an intermediate class during the winter semester. Class sizes are limited to 4.

Classes are located at the store at 11 Seal Cove Rd, Southwest Harbor.

Full Course



with Duncan Perry

Calendar Dec 7, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 2 weeks

This is an online, ZOOM class.

It is never too late to learn to play a musical instrument -- and, besides, it's good for you! And whatfun it is to pick up a ukulele and knock out a tune for your grandchildren, or better yet, play along with them. Or how about the thrill of playing for friends and with others? Here's where thatjourney begins! Join us for our easy-paced, no-pressure, fun-filled ukulele class! Our seasoned andpopular ukulele instructor, Duncan Perry, himself a senior, loves sharing his knowledge of themighty ukulele and will start you out slowly. He will teach you a handful of chords and some basicstrumming patterns and you will leave the class knowing how to play songs you grew up with! Noexperience playing an instrument is necessary and you don’t have to know how to read music. Butyou do have to promise to practice regularly! Of course, you will need a playable ukulele and atuner or tuner app. If you don’t have one available, please contact us for helpful information aboutbuying one. So grab a uke, sign up, tune up, show up and bloom on Zoom! (We can help you getacclimated to Zoom too, but you will need a computer or tablet capable of receiving Zoom). 2 sessions $39

Basic computer classes at local libaries
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Basic computer classes at local libaries


MDI Adult Ed offers some of the many classes offered by the National Digital Equity Center (NDEC) which are listed individually under Digital Literacy. If none of these classes meet your needs, please contact one of these local libraries to see what they are offering:  244-7605 244-3798 288-4245

Finally, all the the NDEC classes are available for you to take home on ZOOM for free. Please call MDI Adult Ed at 288-4703 or one of the libraries for help if you need it.


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