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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education



Personal Enrichment

Diploma Completion: HiSET

Free

with Timothy McKim

If you didn't finish high school, you know that your job choices can be limited. Even with talent and drive, the lack of a high school diploma can limit your opportunities. Increase your lifelong earnings by earning your high school credential.

The HiSET® exam has replaced the GED as Maine’s High School equivalency assessment. If you are an adult without a high school diploma, the HiSET® could be your route to improved career prospects, a college education, and increased earnings potential. To earn a HiSET® credential, you are required to successfully pass five exams in the areas of Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies, and Science. HiSET®exam preparation and testing are free to Maine residents.

Please call our office for your first informational appointment. 288-4703. Rolling admissions, year round.

Estate Planning Basics: What You Should Know to Put Your Affairs In Order

Free

with Tim Stanley

Calendar Oct 3, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Estate planning is the process by which we consider the transfer of wealth or other assets in order to meet a specific goal. Some common estate planning goals include protection of a spouse or disabled child, tax savings, disability planning and business succession planning, among others. Part of the planning process is assembling the appropriate documents that can help you to achieve your goals. This class will explore some of the issues and goals that commonly lead people to think about estate planning, as well as the probate process, trusts, wills, and other strategies that can be used to achieve estate planning goals. 

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Healthy at Home Info Session

Free

with Heather Lewis

Calendar Oct 1, 2019 at 6 pm

Taking care of an elderly parent or spouse? Recovering at home from surgery or illness? Need to borrow medical equipment? Mount Desert Nursing Association (MDNA) invites you to attend a free informational session. Come learn about what their services are and how you can use or share them with your loved ones, friends or neighbors.  Through their direct services, MDNA’s goal is to help residents achieve and or maintain the best possible health, stay in their homes for as long as possible and support the best quality of life possible for each person. As MDI’s only local home health agency, they have information to share!

This session is repeated on 11/12.

Healthy at Home Info Session

Free

with Heather Lewis

Calendar Nov 12, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Taking care of an elderly parent or spouse? Recovering at home from surgery or illness? Need to borrow medical equipment? Mount Desert Nursing Association (MDNA) invites you to attend a free informational session. Come learn about what their services are and how you can use or share them with your loved ones, friends or neighbors.  Through their direct services, MDNA’s goal is to help residents achieve and or maintain the best possible health, stay in their homes for as long as possible and support the best quality of life possible for each person. As MDI’s only local home health agency, they have information to share!

This session contains the same material as the October 1 session.

Heartsaver CPR/AED

$41

with Lisa Parkin

Calendar Oct 21, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

The Heartsaver CPR AED course combines basic CPR skills training with instruction and practice in using an AED.This is an American Heart Association Course and is intended for:·  Individuals who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job requirements.·  Lay rescuers who may need to respond to an emergency in the workplace·  Family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death. This course covers: Adult CPR AED with and without a mask·   Adult choking·   Child CPR/AED (optional module)·   Infant CPR (optional module)·   Child and infant choking.Students must pass a skills test to qualify for a Heartsaver CPR AED Course Completion Card.Instructor Information:LisaParkin, BSN, RN- is an RN in the Education Department at MDI Hospital and is the AHA Training Center Coordinator for the MDI/Blue Hill Training Center.She has an extensive background in providing emergency care in the hospital setting and basic first aid and CPR/AED care for various organizations.

Please note that this class will be held at the Lisa Stewart Women's Health Center, 330 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME

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Heartsaver First Aid

$41

with Lisa Parkin

Calendar Oct 22, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

The Heartsaver First Aid Course provides first responders with training in basic first aid procedures-Including the first aid skills recommended by OSHA- in a format that can be delivered in a single day This course is intended for:·         Security and airline personnel·         Camp counselors·         Police and firefighters·         Teachers and day-care workers·         Aerobics teachers / physical trainers·         Anyone who has a duty to respond to a first aid emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements·         Other individuals who want or need first aid training. This course covers:·         First aid basics·         Medical emergencies·         Injury emergencies·         Environmental emergencies Students must pass a skills test to qualify for a Heartsaver First Aid Course Completion Card. Lisa Parkin, BSN, RN- is an RN in the Education Department at MDI Hospital and is the AHA Training Center Coordinator for the MDI/Blue Hill Training Center.She has an extensive background in providing emergency care in the hospital setting and basic first aid and CPR/AED care for various organizations.

Please note that this class will be held at the Lisa Stewart Women's Health Center, 330 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME.

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Introduction to Computers and Internet Safety

$65

with Patty Kelly

Calendar Oct 1, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 6 weeks

If you are new to computers or want to update your skills, this is the course for you! Please plan to bring your fully charged laptop.

Lifeguard Training

$235

with Mark Schoon

Calendar Oct 12, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

The American Red Cross Lifeguard course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing, cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Successful completion of the course will result in a nationally recognized certification valid for two-years and could lead to employment opportunities. This is physically challenging, and you do need to be a strong swimmer (a swim test is required and will be conducted on the first day). There is also an online component that must be completed before certification and preferably before the first day.

This blended learning class consists of 7 hours online and 24 hrs. in person at the MDI YMCA in Bar Harbor.

Must be 16 years old or older. Bring a swimsuit.





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