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CDL-A Spring 2024
with Maryann Cupero, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative
Instruction is based on State Laws, Industry Regulations and Equipment Maintenance required for licensing. State of Maine standards for classroom and driving instruction are adhered to during the course. Students spend a good part of their instructional time operating trucks through a combination of on the range practice and road time. There will be a pre-employment drug test, and DOT physical (included with tuition costs). For more information or to enroll, please contact PVAEC Academic Coordinator, Eve Salley at 207-564-5884 or email email@example.com. Start Date: Spring 2024 TBA
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Interest List
with To be determined AE, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education
We are not currently offering this program, however Gray New-Gloucester Adult and Community Education may be. For more information, please visit www.gngadulted.org or call Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education at (207) 657-9612.
140 Classroom Hours w/ a Clinical Externship
For students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program trains students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Includes hands-on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140-hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. Note: Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.
*By "signing up" for this class you will be put on our interest list. Currently there is no CCMA course scheduled at Lake Region and Fryeburg Area Adult Ed. Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education may already have a class scheduled and we encourage you to reach out to them.
CNA and Health Care Careers
Do you enjoy helping others? Are you looking for a career with many rewards? If so, then CNA training may be for you. Call teh Adult Education office at 207-474-7553 to learn about upcoming trainings.
RSU 54 Adult Education partners with area providers to provide these training opportunities, typically once or twice a year.
Please call our office, 207-474-7553, for more details.
CNA Interest List
Adult Ed programs in Hancock County offer Certified Nursing Assistant courses that meet the State requirement of 180 hours (110 hours of classroom/lab and 70 hours of clinical experience) and, if needed, six hours of CPR instruction. Clinicals are held at area healthcare facilities. Upon successful completion of this course, passing the State CNA exam and successful acceptance to the State Registry, you will be a state-certified CNA. The class cost tends to be about $1500 though some classes are 'free'. If you are interested in learning when and where the next class is, please register on this "INTEREST ONLY" list.
CNA-M (Med Tech)--Hybrid Zoom & In-person
with Brenda Duggan, RSU 24 Adult Education
By registering, you're letting us know you are interested in receiving more information about the CNA-M training offered by RSU 24 Adult Education. A student advisor will contact you to give you more details, answer any questions you may have and discuss financial assistance that's available. Or you may call us directly at 207-422-4794 FMI. The cost of the course does not include the clinical component for those outside of our area.
Class will be scheduled once we have enough students who have submitted the required paperwork and completed the assessments.
This programs trains CNAs to administer selected non-injectable medications to patients who are 4 years of age and older. The course consists 120 hours of training, labs and clinicals; class training will be via Zoom and labs and clinicals will be scheduled in-person.
In order to qualify to take this class the Certified Nursing Assistant must:
- be active and in good standing on the Maine State CNA Registry with no disqualifying annotations
- have completed 1200 hours as a CNA in the last 2 years
- achieve a 10th grade level on a reading assessment
For more information, please call Jean at 207-422-4794.
Creativity & Innovation Toolkit
with MindEdge Instructor, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education
Creativity and innovation are not one and the same. Creativity is the generation of new ideas by individuals and teams. Innovation is the process of converting those ideas into new products, business practices, and strategies that create value.
It's a meaningful distinction because creativity needs to be translated into something concrete for it to generate value. Protecting and nurturing new ideas, and bringing them to fruition, is the basis of innovation. That innovation takes place in and through organizations making it more complex.
Leaders of organizations of all sizes and types hope to encourage creativity in their employees. Eliciting creative and innovative ideas within a group, team, or organization has become a crucial skill. The ability of leaders to nurture and protect new ideas is vital to the health of the organization.
Included with your course is a one (1) year complimentary subscription to Fast Company ($19.99 value). Your subscription will start with the current issue. Fast Company publishes 8 issues a year.
For more information click on this link.
Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in the Diverse Classroom
with Dion Felix and Julie Coates, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education
Educators and psychologists know that learning is significantly affected by factors such as stress, anxiety, self-image, cultural expectations and societal expectations. The increasing number of students diverse backgrounds in today’s classrooms introduces a tremendous diversity of lived experience which influences how students learn.
In today’s public schools, the majority of teachers, 80% are white, and the majority of learners are students of color. This fact alone suggests a strong potential for a cultural and communication gap between teachers and their students. Research findings confirm that black students face significant challenges to their learning as a result of unconscious bias and lack of cultural awareness on the part of teachers. It is well documented that black students, particularly boys, are more likely to be on the receiving end of disciplinary action, more likely to be suspended from school, and are at greater risk of failing than are other students. It is also well documented that black children are perceived to be older than white children of the same age and are more likely, as a result, to have expectations for behavior that are developmentally inappropriate. These factors, along with micro-aggressions that are common, and sometimes racially motivated aggression by peers render the learning environment for black students fraught with challenges that may be unseen or unrecognized by educators.
In this course, we will examine the factors that come together to create unique challenges to black students in the classroom and explore ways in which teachers can minimize those challenges and support school success for all students.
Length (in hours): 16