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Welding - STICK Intro
with TBD TBD, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education
This 18 hour (SMAW) course provides a basic foundation in welding techniques. Topics will include shop safety, striking an arc and welding flat and horizontal positions.
Substitute Teacher Training
with Paul Deagle, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education
Learn the ins and outs of substitute teaching in RSU #54. This course is for those who have never substituted as well as for those who have some experience and want to learn a few more tricks of the trade. Review best practices as outlined in the RSU #54 Substitute Teacher Handbook and learn more about the importance of FERPA, mandatory reporting, and other state/local policies. You will also leave with the tools to make your own collection of activities that should prove useful at all grade levels.
Note: Potential substitutes need to complete an application/background check to be considered for hire.
Outboard Marine Engine Repair
with Lincoln Davis, MSAD #40 Adult Education
This class is designed for the boater or enthusiastwho is looking to maintain or learn about outboard engines. Noprior experience is required. Take the journey from theory ofoperation to hands-on repair, maintenance, tuning, winterizingand diagnostics. Topics covered include 2-stroke/4-strokecomponents, fuel delivery systems, lubrication, cooling, lowerunit, trim and tilt, starting, charging and ignition systems.This is a hands-on class reinforced with classroom theoryand flexibility to meet the needs of your product or interest.LIMITED ENROLLMENT.
Outboard Marine Engine Repair
with Lincoln Davis, Central Lincoln County Adult Education
This class is designed for the boater or enthusiast who is looking to maintain or learn about outboard engines. No prior experience is required. Take the journey from theory of operation to hands-on repair, maintenance, tuning, winterizing and diagnostics. Topics covered include 2-stroke/4-stroke components, fuel delivery systems, lubrication, cooling, lower unit, trim and tilt, starting, charging and ignition systems. This is a hands-on class reinforced with classroom theory and flexibility to meet the needs of your product or interest. LIMITED ENROLLMENT.
Lincoln Davis is the owner of Stetson and Pinkham Inc., Waldoboro. He has been an instructor for Mercury Outboard and is an outboard master mechanic.
Bee Keeping for Beginners
with Mark Reifschneider, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education
This class will educate those interested in getting involved with bees. Lessons will include assembling bee keeping equipment, installing a “nuc” (nucleus colony), controlling swarming, and dealing with varroa mites. Other topics—such as how and when to harvest honey, how to split hives, and how to winterize—will be covered.
On the first night of class, the instructor will collect $50 from each participant to cover the cost of the textbook and for a donation to the local beekeepers’ association.
Introduction to American Sign Language
with Stephanie Ward, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education
Students will learn basic ASL communication. Course includes sign vocabulary, grammatical structures, fingerspelling, numbers and expressive and receptive signing activities.
Students will learn the history of ASL and become knowledgeable about aspects of Deaf Culture, which is an integral part of meaningful language use.
No textbook required.
with Tom Vannah, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education
This 10-week course will give you a basic understanding of your automobile as well as provide a launching pad to careers or further study at a community college level. We will cover the following topics, aligned to ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) standards: Foundation and Safety, Basic Engine and Auto Transmission Fundamentals/Service, Steering System and Suspension, and Brakes. By completion of class, the student will have a solid understanding of lubrication, fluids, tires, vehicle maintenance, and how systems work. Safety is covered in the first two sessions and students will be assigned online safety modules to study at home. This is not a bring-in-your-own-vehicle repair class; applied learning will occur in the shop on a demo vehicle.
Introduction to Photography
with Arend Thibodeau, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education
What is the rule of thirds? Why are my images boring? Why does my friend take the same picture as I do and her picture looks better? Bring your camera to class and learn how to make a great image rather than simply take a photograph. We will focus on what constitutes a great image and how to think about composition, lighting and subject matter. We will compare and contrast work by contemporary artists in order to understand how to develop our own unique statements as photographers.
Bring your digital camera or portable device with camera to this workshop.