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Academy of Medical Professions: Group and Personal Fitness (Online Anytime)
with Academy of Medical Professions, Region 9 Adult Education
This 10 week Group Fitness and/or 10 week Personal Training Certification will provide you national certifications through AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America). This program is designed to teach you the skills you need to successfully enter these professions on a full-time or part-time basis. We will help you to change the lives of others while you make money doing what you love.
As a Group Fitness Instructor, you will be able to effectively lead any type of group exercise program. This program, which also includes CPR and First Aid certifications, is the first level of certification you will need order to start your new career. You can work in any type of fitness facility including: Assisted living and colleges, even working with children or working with kids involved with sports. Some types of group fitness include: Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, boot camp, interval training, step aerobics, water aerobics, Spinning, and more. As a Personal Trainer, you n choose to work independently with clients for yourself or choose to work at a fitness facility where they provide you the clientele. If you are looking to change one life at a time and work closely with a client, this is a great career. Most group exercise instructors are also personal trainers and do a little bit of both to supplement their income.
Some of the skills you will need include: Excellent communication skills, creativity, knowledge of nutrition and fitness do’s and don’ts which are taught in programs like ours. This is a career that is constantly changing, so continued education will be essential, which can be accomplished by attending conferences, online resources, health and nutrition materials such as magazines, reports, and books. You will be required to keep up with credits towards your certifications every year.
This program will provide you all the skills necessary to start teaching and training, passing the certifications, preparing your resume, and finding work. Choose to take Personal Training Certification or Group Fitness, or both.
If you complete the course with a satisfactory grade, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, a Letter of recommendation, a list of companies in the field with web site addresses and phone numbers, and we would be happy to provide personal references. Our instructors are professionals in the industry and can offer you the benefit of their knowledge and experience.
Academy of Medical Professions: Pharmacy Technician (Online Anytime)
with Academy of Medical Professions, Region 9 Adult Education
This 14-week program prepares you to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam. You will also receive a Certificate of Completion through the Academy of Medical Professions. This program is active for ONE YEAR from date the of the Student’s activation, this allows our Students the time to successfully complete the program and to review up until the day they sit for the National Certification Exam.
As a Pharmacy Technician, you will be helping the Licensed Pharmacist with all the necessary day-to-day services that the Pharmacy provides. Everything from preparing medications to answering phones, receiving and verifying prescriptions, counting tablets, taking requests for refilling of medications, and much more. You are an assistant to the pharmacist.
Talk about job security!! This is a growing field with high demand and great salaries. You can work for places such as: Pharmacies at Hospitals, Independent Pharmacies, and retail chains like Rite Aid and Wal-Mart and Walgreens. There are so many possibilities.
Excellent communication skills and customer service are essential in this field. You must have the ability to learn and retain procedural processes and apply them quickly and accurately. Most places do require flexibility of hours some might ask for: nights, weekends, or holidays depending on where you work and for whom you work.
You will be working one-on-one with a Pharmacy Technician instructor as you go through your weekly assignments. She is always available and is in constant contact with you as you progress through the program.
Career Exploration and Planning
with Rhonda Jacobson, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education
Thinking about changing careers or advancing in your current career, but don't know which steps to take? Our Career Pathways advisor is available to assist students with identifying and achieving career goals and can offer guidance with career exploration and career readiness.
Create your personal career plan through self-exploration, occupational exploration and career and educational planning.
Call 627-4291 for more information
Certified Group Fitness and Personal Trainer
with Academy of Medical Professions, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education
Looking for a new career? Interested in changing lives of those around you? How about a part-time career or to get paid to work out? This program is designed to teach you everything you need to know to enter the health and fitness field as a group fitness instructor and/or personal trainer. Our trainers are highly recognized in this field, with more than 20 years experience, and will provide you hands-on training to pass the national tests through AFAA. The program is all-inclusive and will include AED, First Aid and CPR certifications as well. You may choose to complete both group fitness and personal training, or take one or the other. Lectures are once a week for 10 or 20 weeks. $1,500 or $3,000 for both. All materials included in fee including National Certification Exams. TO REGISTER OR PAYMENT PLANS CALL The Academy of Medical Professions. 866-516-8274 or 207-721-0714 or www.academyofmedicalprofessions.com
Certified Nursing Assistant Spring 2019
with Sue Duplisea, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative
Our CNA Start Date has been pushed back to Monday, July 8, 2019. It's not too early to sign up though, to lock in your seat in the class. Space is limited.
Class will run on Monday and Wednesday evenings with some clinicals being held on Saturdays and Sundays.
CNAs are caregivers who provide patients assistance with activities of daily living and basic needs. They also help patients feel safe and comfortable throughout their hospital stay. These direct caregivers spend most of their time assisting patients and listening to their concerns. The State of Maine approved CNA course includes classroom work, skills labs, and clinical experience. This is an Integrated Education Training (IET) course which means that a certain number of hours will be spent on improving key health care soft skills: job searching, mock interviews, communication, customer focus, medical math, technology, and more. Candidates must present either a high school diploma, or HiSET/GED. Enrollment is limited to 10. The admission process includes enrollment into our Career Readiness Program, a criminal background check, placement testing, and a series of meetings with PVAEC staff. A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required. The cost of the class is $1,150, which includes tuition, textbook, background check, and state exam.
Payment plans and financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. For more information, or to enroll in this program, please contact PVAEC Academic Advisor, Eve Salley at 564-5884.
Clinical Medical Assistant SUMMER
Assist physicians in providing excellent patient care. Short-term training in a professional work environment offering excellent career opportunities and a great salary! This course includes ALL textbooks and national certification! (inquire about funding from the CareerCenter or VA).
TUES/THURS 7/9-10/31 5-8pm
For more information...please call: 721-0714 or 225-1010
Computer Lab with Leah
with Leah Gomes, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative
Have questions about your new laptop or device? Want to learn how to organize files and photos? Has social media got the best of you? Are you overwhelmed by the world of online job applications? Don't even know where to begin???
Schedule a 1/2 hour appointment with our Technology Instructor, Leah Gomes. Contact Leah to discuss your questions and what device(s) you are using, and she will schedule an appointment with you. Appointments are required. Schedule yours by calling Leah at 207-564-5883, email LGomes@pvaec.org, or find her on Facebook.
Appointments are required. Contact Leah to register. Appointments are generally scheduled on Mondays in Dover-Foxcroft.
Computer Training for Small Business
with Cathy VanDyke, RSU #13 Adult and Community Education
Your business is unique, so are your training needs. Our staff consultant works with you to assess your needs and to customize computer-based or business training for you and/or your staff. Workshops are offered at the McLain School computer lab classroom in all topics covered in our array of computer, business and workforce courses. From Business Ethics and Customer Service to Cloud Computing and managing company Excel spreadsheets, we will work to design and deliver training for your own unique business needs. One-On-One Training & Consulting, $45/hour plus planning time Small Group Training (up to 8 participants), $50/hour plus planning time. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Cathy VanDyke at email@example.com or call 594-9764.
Refunds: Course cost will be refunded, less a $5 processing fee, if you withdraw one week prior to the first class. If you withdraw prior to the second class, you will be refunded 50%.