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Maine Adult Education

Gorham Adult Education

Gorham, ME


Gorham Adult Education Classes

Crochet Pillow Series - Session II (Virtual Class)


with Shila Cook, Gorham Adult Education

Calendar Oct 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

 Are you looking for a new way to spice up your seasonal decor, or looking to create gifts for your loved ones, or just want to try a new project? Then the Crochet Pillow Series might be just the thing! Come join me for one or more session as we create seasonal and festive crocheted pillows with completely original patterns by yours truly.  Worried you might not be a strong enough crocheter to master these patterns? Don’t you worry! With each session comes the pattern as well as three one hour virtual meetings for participants to ask questions or simply visit. Materials Needed: Size 5mm Crochet hook (size H), the yarn that the pattern will list. *It is recommended that participants have a basic understanding of crochet. If you’re unsure if you qualify please email the instructor! Instructor: Shila Cook

*Class links and any additional materials will be emailed prior to the start of class. 

Session II: Spooky Surprise Tuesday, 3 classes, Tuesdays, 10/6 - 10/20, 6:30 – 7:30 PM  Location: Online/Virtual 

Planning a Great Vegetable Garden


with Joel Leak, Gorham Adult Education

Calendar Oct 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Let’s get ready to plan your next vegetable garden. This class will cover site selection and preparation, crop selection and rotation, composting, starting plants indoors from seed, garden pests and diseases, succession planting, harvesting and tips and tricks for all kinds of vegetables. Joel Leak has been gardening for more than 40 years and started with a small vegetable garden when he was young. He graduated from the Cumberland County Master Gardener program in 2001. He has over 40 fruit trees, 10 grape vines, many berry bushes, and a large vegetable garden.

2 classes – Tuesdays, 10/6 & 10/13, 6:30pm-8:30pm, GMS, $30

Beautiful You Color and Clothing


with Candace Sanborn, Gorham Adult Education

Calendar Oct 7, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever noticed when you are wearing certain colors people compliment you on how good you look? Learn how to replicate that in all of your clothes by dressing for your eye, hair and skin coloring as well as for your face shape. Students will be draped in shades of different colors to demonstrate how choosing the right and wrong shades impact their appearance. Students will also determine their face shape and learn about the most flattering glasses, hairstyles and necklines for their features. Candace Sanborn is owner of Radiant Image and has 30 years of branding and marketing experience working with a variety of organizations throughout northern New England. Her mission is to apply her wealth of experience to people, particularly women, to increase their self-confidence by helping them feel great about their appearance and their ability to connect effectively with others.

Wednesday, 10/7, 5:30pm-8:30pm, GMS, $36

Watercolor for All Levels - Session 2 (Virtual Class)


with Maddie Lou Chaplin, Gorham Adult Education

Calendar Oct 8, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks

PLEASE NOTE: This is a virtual class. The class link and any additional materials will be emailed prior to the start of class.

Boost your skills to new heights with step-by-step instruction and the support and encouragement of your teacher and fellow students from the comfort of your own home. Each week a new theme is introduced and a specific technique is demonstrated. A list of materials will be mailed upon registration. Maddie Lou Chaplin is a full-time professional artist who works with watercolors, acrylics, and oils. Her art has received widespread recognition and numerous awards. 

 3 classes, Thursdays, 10/8-10/22, 10:00am-11:30am, virtual, $77

Additional sessions may be added, call or check our website for more information.

Walking in Wonder Nature Hikes


with Martin Gagnon, Gorham Adult Education

Calendar Oct 10, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 3 weeks

Nature has an amazing ability to energize us. Luckily, for us the area is filled with a wide variety of easy walking trails. From wooded trails to hidden ponds, come experience nature without the crowds. All participants receive a free memo size Field Book to record their observations. The hikes are for all levels and abilities. Join avid nature lover and founder of Mellow Mainer Meditation, Martin Gagnon, for weekly nature hikes in a variety of settings throughout the area. Martin is a certified Meditation and Mindfulness instructor. His organization combines the elements of one on one meditation coaching and guided nature excursions to heal and reenergize clients.

4 classes, Saturdays, 10/10-10/31, 9:00am, location for each hike will be emailed midweek, $49

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Clinical Medical Assistant
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Clinical Medical Assistant


with Academy of Medical Professions, Gorham Adult Education

Calendar Oct 13, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 16 weeks

Medical Assistants are responsible for a variety of medical office tasks from administrative to technical and scientific duties and must have quality human relations skills.   Some of the job duties include cleaning and dressing wounds, taking blood samples, administering medications, taking vitals, preparing a patient for EKGs, obtaining a patient’s history, and assisting physicians during examinations.  Our program provides virtual reality style classroom work as well as traditional style teaching for a blended learning experience.  Practicals are performed during the program to ensure that the student has proper techniques and will be ready to pass the National Certification.  Upon completion of the program, you will sit for your CCMA (Clinical Certified Medical Assistant) national certification exams through NHA .  $3200 includes national certification, 6 practice exams, online study guide materials, books, resume assistance, and all other associated fees.  Externships may be available in your area.   Payment plans are available.

FMI call Academy of Medical Professioins toll free 866-516-8274 or 207-721-0714 or email

Dental Assistant
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Dental Assistant


with Academy of Medical Professions, Gorham Adult Education

Calendar Oct 13, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

10 week Certificate program in Dental Assisting for one of the most high-demand careers.  This program is designed to teach all aspects of dental assisting and provide you the skills you need to work in this field and pass a national certificate exam. This program is taught by a Dentist and includes an opportunity for internships. The price of the course includes all books, exam preparation materials and fees for the DANB RHS® certificate program. Upon passing the DANB RHS®, you will receive a certificate of knowledge based on competency for that component from DANB. Payment plans available.  $2500

FMI call Academy of Medical Professions toll free 866-516-8274 or 207-721-0714 or email

 CDA, RHS are registered trademarks of the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB).  This course is not reviewed or endorsed by DANB.

Phlebotomy with CPT certification
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Phlebotomy with CPT certification


with Academy of Medical Professions, Gorham Adult Education

Calendar Oct 13, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Become Nationally Certified in 10 weeks as a Phlebotomy Technician by professionals in the industry.  Our course is all-inclusive, and in-depth, you will be able to Perform basic phlebotomy procedures, Evaluate patients for ability to withstand venipuncture procedure, Explain the venipuncture procedure and answer patient questions, Perform basic point of care testing, such as blood glucose levels on patients, Prepare blood, urine, and other body fluid specimens for testing according to established standards.  $2,400 includes national certification, books, resume and job assistance.  Payment plans available. 

Call Academy of Medical Professions toll free 866-516-8274 or           207-721-0714 or email 

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