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Exploring Careers in Eldercare


with Kathryn Desrosiers, York Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you wondering if the medical field is right for you? Could a career in the world of eldercare be just the right ft? Do you know the difference between PSS, CNA, or CRMA? Come join Kathryn as she describes the different duties and certifications, rewards and difficulties, and the career ladder in eldercare. Kathryn is passionate about serving the aging with grace and dignity and wants to share that with the community.

CPR/AED/ Standard First Aid - Recertification


with Andrew Eckman, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 31, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This is a refresher/recertification course for the CPR/AED/Standard First Aid program. Prior to class, participants MUST present a valid certification from one of the following entities: American Heart Association (AHA) American Red Cross (ARC) American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) – includes MEDIC First Aid Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) EMS Safety Services (EMSS) National Safety Council (NSC)

Intro to Medical Terminology


with Kathleen Tenczar, Marshwood Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 1, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This course will help you spell, pronounce and define medical terms. The majority of medical terms are made up of interchangeable word parts that are used over and over again in different combinations. You will discover connections and relationships among word roots, prefixes and suffixes.

Soon you will be able to define a medical term simply by recognizing its individual parts.

Course Requirements This course does not require any previous medical background.

Course Goals

-Recognize basic medical terms.

- Define vital signs. 

- Define word root, prefix, and suffix and know how and where to use them.

-Learn and understand medical terms by breaking them down into their component parts and learning the meaning of the parts.

-Learn to construct medical terms from component parts.

-Pronounce, spell, and define commonly used prefixes and suffixes.

-Define anatomy and physiology

-Recognize and define terms relating to the cardiovascular, respiratory and urinary systems.

Course Materials All course material is made available within this course, there is nothing to purchase.

Careers In Allied Health


with Johnny Kosnow M.A., Central Lincoln County Adult Education

Calendar Apr 2, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Careers possible with a competitive salary. The instructor will go over how to start a job in x-ray, respiratory therapy, MRI and other growing careers.

Johnny Kosnow, M.A. worked for Maine Health for over 30 years. He has a Master’s Degree from the University of Maine in Orono. He is an author, a pilot, a power lifter, and a world traveler.

Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA) April
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Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA) April


with Brenda Duggan, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Apr 4, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

*We expect this class to fill up quickly, so please let us know as soon as possible of your interest by calling the office at 422-4794 or e-mailing Jean Girmscheid at

This state certification course prepares students to administer medications in state-certified residential facilities in Maine. Learn all about medications and their side effects and how to document procedures performed. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will obtain a certificate from the State of Maine and be certified to provide medication administration in the residential setting. Re-certification is required every 2 years. This is an in-demand job and highly recommended for CNAs who work in Assisted Living facilities and/or the PSS.

Class dates & times are as follows:

  1. Saturday, 4/4th = 9am - 4pm
  2. Sunday, 4/5th = 9am - 4pm
  3. Saturday, 4/11th = 9am -4pm
  4. Saturday, 4/18th = 7am -7pm

*Please call our office to register: 422-4794.   


ServSAFE Manager Certification 4/4
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ServSAFE Manager Certification 4/4


with Ken Bakos, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Apr 4, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Comprehensive ServSafe Training & Exam (includes textbook and answer sheet). Classroom instruction, diagnostic test review, p;roctored exam with answer sheet, practice exam.  Please note:  reading textbook before attending is key to your success on the exam.

Limited enrollment; register at

PSS - Personal Support Specialist - April
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PSS - Personal Support Specialist - April


with Vicki Harriman, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Apr 6, 2020 at 8 am, runs for 8 weeks

This 50 hour course prepares participants to work in home health care or residential settings. Personal care, communication skills, observing, reporting and documentation, how to provide care safely and deal with emergencies, consumer rights, aging and illness are among the topics taught. State certification is awarded upon successful completion of skill components and written exam. This is a daytime Monday class.

Call 596-7752 option 3 for an application.

Standard First Aid, CPR, AED


with Andrew Eckman, Central Lincoln County Adult Education

Calendar Apr 6, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Note: This is a two-night course. Students must attend both nights for certification. The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches participants to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as cardiac and respiratory emergencies; head, neck, and back injuries; concussion; shock; choking; stroke; seizures; anaphylactic shock (including use of Epi-Pen); burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, diabetic emergencies, and heat and cold emergencies. This program teaches participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.

Andrew Eckman has been involved in Emergency Services since 1975, and has served as a police officer, firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, emergency manager, and disaster manager. He has been a medical instructor for more than 25 years. 

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