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Breath Series: High Altitude Vacationing

$37

with Carole Freeman, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 30, 2022

If you are planning a mountain vacation in 4-6 weeks, TAKE THIS CLASS NOW

High Altitude Vacationing is for people who are planning to vacation in a mountain region. The higher altitude reduces the amount of oxygen that will reach the body’s tissue, including the brain. You may have heard of people going to Denver, and other high-altitude locations, to train for elite sports. But we won’t need an elaborate training center. You’ll progress through 10 exercises, over 4 to 6 weeks, that will help your body begin to adapt to the higher altitude while still at home at sea level. Changes in your body will include an increase in Red Blood Cells, giving your blood more oxygen carrying capacity prior to your vacation. You will learn a more functional breathing pattern that gives greater tissue oxygenation and less shortness of breath. Using the new, more optimal breathing pattern, will allow you to maintain a higher oxygen level and ease of breathing while on vacation.

A little bit about our instructor:

Carole’s background has been equal portions of respiratory therapy, exercise physiology, and massage therapy.  Her career as a respiratory therapist began at Loma Linda University Medical Center where she discovered that most adult patients were in the hospital because of poor lifestyle choices. That inspired her to attend graduate school at LLUMC, majoring in Health Sciences. She now focuses her work in a relatively new field of pulmonary medicine - recognizing and treating breathing disorders.  She has personally benefitted from improved breathing patterns, “I have found that each day I was mindful of my breathing pattern, I gained more energy, and my breathing became easier. It felt like I was turning the clock back as I continued to gain strength and endurance.”

Breath-Taking Online is a school that encompasses the entire field of this branch of medicine. Carole’s mission is to share this information, along with personal experience and background, to help others breathe easier and feel healthier, too.

Breath Series: Rebuilding Energy and Endurance at any age

$37

with Carole Freeman, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 30, 2022

Yes, it’s true, can, literally, breathe new life into our body

Every cell in your body is dependent on oxygen to create energy. And the amount of oxygen available to every cell in your body and brain is dependent on the breath. To be even more specific, dependent on the quality of your breathing pattern and function. This class will train you, and your entire respiratory system, to be more efficient at delivering blood, oxygen, glucose, and nutrients to all those cells. Whether you’re an athlete or not, the secret to greater strength and endurance starts and ends with the strength of your respiratory system. No matter how long you train, or how hard you work out, when your breathing gives out - your body follows.

The class is presented as if the student will give themselves at least 3-6 weeks to implement the exercises & techniques.

A little bit about our instructor:

Carole’s background has been equal portions of respiratory therapy, exercise physiology, and massage therapy.  Her career as a respiratory therapist began at Loma Linda University Medical Center where she discovered that most adult patients were in the hospital because of poor lifestyle choices. That inspired her to attend graduate school at LLUMC, majoring in Health Sciences. She now focuses her work in a relatively new field of pulmonary medicine - recognizing and treating breathing disorders.  She has personally benefitted from improved breathing patterns, “I have found that each day I was mindful of my breathing pattern, I gained more energy, and my breathing became easier. It felt like I was turning the clock back as I continued to gain strength and endurance.”

Breath-Taking Online is a school that encompasses the entire field of this branch of medicine. Carole’s mission is to share this information, along with personal experience and background, to help others breathe easier and feel healthier, too.

Breath Series: Student's Guide to Building Brain Power

$29

with Carole Freeman, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 30, 2022

Give yourself an advantage with greater brain power

School is hard. Let's face it, you will never get more out of school than you are able to put into it. Getting a good education takes your best effort, physically and mentally. This course is not about learning memory tricks, it's about changing the chemistry and physiology of your brain and its capability for learning by improving blood flow, oxygenation, and nutrient delivery. It will cover how your Autonomic Nervous System can be balanced with your Respiratory System to allow you to feel calmer and more focused under pressure with improved concentration.

A little bit about our instructor:

Carole’s background has been equal portions of respiratory therapy, exercise physiology, and massage therapy.  Her career as a respiratory therapist began at Loma Linda University Medical Center where she discovered that most adult patients were in the hospital because of poor lifestyle choices. That inspired her to attend graduate school at LLUMC, majoring in Health Sciences. She now focuses her work in a relatively new field of pulmonary medicine - recognizing and treating breathing disorders.  She has personally benefitted from improved breathing patterns, “I have found that each day I was mindful of my breathing pattern, I gained more energy, and my breathing became easier. It felt like I was turning the clock back as I continued to gain strength and endurance.”

Breath-Taking Online is a school that encompasses the entire field of this branch of medicine. Carole’s mission is to share this information, along with personal experience and background, to help others breathe easier and feel healthier, too.

A to Z Grant Writing (self-paced)
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A to Z Grant Writing (self-paced)

$100

with Ed2Go Instructor, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 2, 2022

A to Z Grant Writing will take you through the process of finding and writing a grant application. Using a Theory of Change process to engage stakeholders in framing a grant application, you will prepare a draft of a grant application of your choice step-by-step. In doing so, you will learn what grant funders look for in an application by reviewing pieces of your peers' grant proposals to provide and receive feedback. Additional features include six teachable moments videos and six choose your own adventure branching scenarios.

For more info please click here.

Medical Transcription - Online anytime!
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Medical Transcription - Online anytime!

Free

with Academy of Medical Professions Instructor, Houlton/Hodgdon Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 13, 2022

Academy of Medical Professions (AMP) is in partnership with Houlton/Hodgdon Adult Ed, Houlton Regional Hospital, and Katahdin Valley Health Center.

See Attached Flyer for More Information on 5 Healthcare Programs offered through AMP.

  • FREE if eligible for sponsorship, scholarship, agency assistance, or workforce training funds. 
  • And if you don't qualify, payment plans are available.

This class is an online - anytime class and it runs once a week for 16 weeks. 

For More Information and to Apply:  

Call Adult Ed at 521-3100 ext. 5   

or email patricia.sloat@rsu29.org 

or visit www.rsu29-70.maineadulted.org

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION PROGRAM link to AMP.

WHO IS A MEDIAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST?

As a Medical Transcriptionist, you are responsible for receiving verbal information and typing that information into a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word or Word Perfect.  This information must be transcribed accurately, using the format specified by the provider (SOAP notes, discharge summaries, and other report forms)

 

Accounting Fundamentals
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Accounting Fundamentals

$115

with Ed2Go Instructor, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 23, 2022

In this comprehensive course, you will learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions. You will get hands-on experience with handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities.

Accounting Fundamentals covers 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.

For more info please click here.

Accounting with Excel 2016 Suite
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Accounting with Excel 2016 Suite

$395

with Ed2Go Instructor, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 23, 2022

Do you work with numbers? Then you need to master Microsoft Excel 2016 (now available through Office 365)—and this is the place to do it. In this comprehensive online course, you'll discover dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. You'll learn the secrets behind writing powerful formulas, using functions, sorting and analyzing data, designing custom charts and graphs, creating three-dimensional workbooks, building links, and creating macros and custom toolbar buttons. This informative course covers Quick Analysis, Flash Fill, and powerful charting capabilities available in Excel 2016. By the time you're done, you'll be using Excel like a professional.

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

Take your Excel skills to the next level! In these hands-on lessons, you'll learn how to create informative, eye-catching charts and graphs, and master charting, PivotTables, Slicers, Sparklines, and other advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2016. Harness the power of Excel's data analysis tools and AutoFilter commands, and see how easy it is to create macros that eliminate repetitive tasks. Set yourself apart from the casual Excel user by adding VLOOKUP, INDEX & MATCH, and Excel's other time-saving functions to your repertoire. So get ready for six action-packed weeks that will make you an Excel expert!

Accounting Fundamentals

Demand for accounting professionals currently exceeds supply. If you're interested in increasing your financial awareness and accountability while also gaining a marketable skill, this course is for you. You'll learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, while also learning how to analyze and record financial transactions, as well as prepare various financial reports at the end of the fiscal period. Accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities will be discussed. 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.

Accounting Fundamentals II

While it is true that accounting professionals are scarce, those with corporate accounting experience are even more rare. This course will build on the knowledge you gained in our Accounting Fundamentals course to provide you with a solid understanding of corporate accounting practices. You'll be able to analyze transactions and prepare various corporate financial reports. You'll also gain practical experience working with dividends, plant assets, depreciation, accrued revenue and expenses, retained earnings, stockholders' equity, and more.

Please complete the courses in the bundle two months apart to avoid overlapping. Suite bundles are not eligible for partial drops or refunds. Transfers to other open sessions of the same course are available. Please refer to your school for additional details regarding drops, transfers, and refunds on Suite bundles.

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Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs
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Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs

$129

with MindEdge ., York Adult Education

Calendar Jul 1, 2022

This course provides an introduction to key topics in accounting and finance for those involved in new ventures. It reviews financial accounting basics, including GAAP Principles and financial statements, and also covers key issues in finance, broadly defined as any financial or monetary activity that involves a company. CLICK HERE to register 





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