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Certified Nurses Assistant - CNA Interest List
If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding career in the medical field, this course will provide you with the skills and experiences to be Maine State Certified as a Nursing Assistant. This regional collaboration has allowed us to offer this course at a reduced cost! Skills will be taught in an interactive classroom setting, and a two-week clinical experience will follow. The course will focus on nursing theory and application, including basic anatomy, physiology, and clinical performance. The course will also introduce you to several employers within our region. Prerequisites: students must successfully pass the CASAS testing and interview screening in order to be admitted to the program. Applicants are encouraged to job shadow a CNA before interviewing. Documentation of a recent medical physical, conducted and signed by a physician, is required before clinical. Students must produce evidence of the following vaccinations: Hep B1, MMR, Tetanus, Chicken Pox, TB and flu shot. Fee for background check is non-refundable. New classes begin frequently!
For more information about our Certified Nursing Assistant Program, please register here and we will contact you!
CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL MEDICATION AIDE (CRMA)
This is a 40 hour course with 5 training sessions. Participants will learn safe medication administration procedures, vital signs, transcribing physicians’ orders, and how to document on a MAR (Medication Administration Record). Upon completion of this 40 hour medication course, participants will be able to administer medications in accordance with Maine’s regulations. Under the guidance of an RN Educator, each participant will be required to complete a clinical MAR in a licensed facility on 3 different residents to be eligible for certification.
*Recertification is required every 2 years
Call Franklin County Adult Education if you are interested, at 207-778-3460
College and Career Readiness
with Holly Thayer, Bangor Adult & Community Education
Are you considering going back to school to earn a post-secondary degree? We can help you make the transition! We offer advising services, college and career exploration, and placement testing. Please call 207.941.6315 to schedule an appointment.
Computer Basics - Introduction
with Ann Sargent, Ellsworth Adult Education
In collaboration with Northstar Digital Literacy, we offer a comprehensive assessment that will let you know if you have the computer skills needed to be successful in school, work and at home. After testing, if you need to improve your skills, we can help you design a learning plan, either with a class or with personalized online lessons you can do from your own home! Face to face online and in person options available. Ongoing enrollment.
When you register for this class, you will receive a phone call so we can schedule a meeting.
Creating WordPress Websites
with Richard Mansfield, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education
Learn how to create attractive, sophisticated blogs and websites—without any coding! WordPress is the world's most popular content management system, powering more than 34 percent of all sites on the Internet. WordPress is an easy-to-use solution that will help you put your site on the web in far less time than by coding, and at a much lower cost than hiring a professional.
In these lessons, you'll get hands-on experience with this powerful tool as you create your own WordPress.org site and blog. You'll find out how to use WordPress to create pages and posts, add images and videos, change a site's look and feel, and include user-friendly features. You'll discover the ease of using WordPress design themes to express your creativity, and you'll see how much fun it is to be part of the vibrant WordPress online community.
In addition to mastering the technical elements of WordPress, you'll learn how to organize a blog or website, create appealing content, keep your site secure, and achieve better positions on search engine results pages. By the end of this course, you'll be able to confidently use WordPress to create a blog or a personal, business, or organizational website.
The WordPress.org version covered in this class is the platform the pros use. While it normally requires a paid hosting account, this course includes a free SiteGround hosting account for three months, along with a private place on the web for practice.
This course has rolling start dates. Click here to view dates, read the syllabus and instructor information, and register.
with Ed2go Instructor, MSAD#44 Adult & Continuing Ed
ed2go online learning can help you get the job, the raise, or the promotion in a wide range of careers.
These expert-developed courses offer a flexible way to learn. Open enrollments let you start any time. And with up to 18 months access, you can learn when it's convenient to you. Each course also comes with a dedicated Student Advisor, so you're supported throughout your learning journey.
Two ways to learn! In our instructor-led courses, you study and interact with a cohort over a six-week schedule. Courses start monthly with twice-weekly lesson plans. For the independent learner, our self-paced courses provide access to all lessons immediately with up to three months to complete.
To register go to: www.ed2go.com
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT)
with Carol Pillsbury, Franklin County Adult Education
The Emergency Medical Technician program provides students with necessary skills to respond to emergency calls, to provide efficient and immediate care to critically injured persons, and to transport patients to a medical facility. Students receive instruction in anatomy and physiology and patient assessment. Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to take the National Registry Exam for Emergency Medical Technicians. The course includes a 12-hour clinical rotation in an emergency department and a 12-hour ride-along with an ambulance service.
If you are interested please contact the Franklin County Adult Education at 207-778-3460.
Explore a Career in Medical Writing ONLINE
with _ed2go _ed2go, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative
Take your first step toward a lucrative and rewarding career as a medical writer; no specialized or advanced degrees required! In this course, you'll learn about the different types of medical writing that you can do, how to break into and succeed in this industry, and how to write effectively on medical topics, whether you're writing for healthcare providers, patients, or regulatory organizations like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
We'll examine the various types of writing that you can do, from producing technical pieces like abstracts and regulatory documentation to writing breezier items like medical news stories and patient education materials. You'll gain insights about what goes into putting together a solid and compelling article, regardless of what you're writing about or who you're writing for. Along the way, we'll review how to consider your audience and construct an outline that addresses your audience's informational needs. You'll also learn how to keep your writing free of medical jargon and common grammatical errors, while ensuring the scientific integrity of your work.
Throughout the lessons, you'll discover lots of invaluable tools and technologies that can make your life as a medical writer easier. We'll examine informational resources, productivity tools, marketing resources, devices, and software, and we'll review how to use them optimally to achieve your goals. You'll also discover numerous tips and tricks that can help set you apart from others in the field and enable you to keep your career momentum going. And of course, you'll master key medical and statistical terms that you'll need to know.
The knowledge you'll gain in this course will give you the foundation and confidence you need to work for almost anyone as a medical writer, whether your goal is to find permanent employment with a company or to work as a freelancer from the comfort of your own home.