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Short-term Vacation Rental Basics


with Dee Peppe, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Feb 3, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The short-term vacation rental community is growing worldwide and in mid-coast Maine. Are you wondering if your property has the potential for some extra income? Come and explore the possibilities that are available to you. This general information session will help you decide if short-term renting is the right fit for you, your family, and your home. Discussion specifics will be generated by your questions, and the ins-and-outs revealed by a two-year veteran of short-term vacation rental success. Considerations for discussion; lodging taxes, local permits, navigating the websites, security, and expectations. After the class has generated some clarity for you and you decide to jump on this journey, there will be another multi-day course offered mid-winter to help you actually get things up and running. This is a Monday evening class.



with Vanessa Richards, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 15 weeks

This course is perfect for adults who need to (1) prepare for success on college entrance or licensure examinations; including the Accuplacer, HESI, and PRAXIS, and/or (2) earn a high school credit in the subject. The classroom atmosphere is fun and relaxed, and includes direct instruction, hands-on activities, and online learning. Registrants should be somewhat confident in operations with arithmetic before taking this course. Please register for Math for College & Work or tutoring beforehand to brush up on those skills. Alternatively, a score of 240+ on the Arithmetic Accuplacer is required. Upon successful completion, students can earn one high school credit.  No class 02/18/20 or 04/21/20; makeup class (if needed) 06/02/20.

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Microsoft Excel Level I


with Teresa Drag, Oxford Hills/Nezinscot Adult Education

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This class will cover the “introductory” skills needed to be successful in the next class in the series, Level II Advanced, and ultimately to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification test. The following skills will be introduced: capturing data, calculating data by using formulas, managing data ranges, summarizing and analyzing data, formatting worksheet and chart content, and managing macros and user-defined functions.

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Website & Social Media to Support Your Small Business


with Mark Arnold, Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

The digital ecosystem is built up of many parts, a website and social media are all important for a company to build their online presence. Learn how to maintain your website and use social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Yelp, Business My Google) to promote your small business. A website and social media can and should work in tandem, complementing each other to build a stronger online presence for your company. Social media can complement your website – and vice-versa – by linking your social activities back to your business' website. Please bring your charged laptop.

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QuickBooks 2017 Intro


with Dorothy Prescott, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn to navigate one of the most widely used accounting software applications for small businesses. QuickBooks is an enormous aid in paying bills, invoicing, tracking expenses, paying sales tax and creating reports to better manage your small business or company.  This course is for beginning users.

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with Margie Genereux, Sanford Community Adult Education

Your FREE Office Package! Tour Google Drive Suite, and learn how to use Google Slides, Google Sheets, Google Docs & more. 


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Be Captain: Be Stress Free - Feb.


with Branden Densmore, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Feb 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn how to be the captain of your life, navigating the seas of stress like a pro.  Discover methods of organization and balance to reduce worry and anxiety caused by deadlines, paperwork, overload, and job hunting.

Excel 2016 - Basics - Feb.


with Dorothy Prescott, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Feb 5, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Widely used in office settings, knowledge of Excel 2016 will enhance employment possibilities. This course teaches the basic setup and use of spreadsheets to new users, or can be taken by Excel users wishing to refresh their skills. Included are editing and formatting of cells and the use of basic formulas.  Jump in if you have confidence using the computer.

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