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Ellsworth Adult and Community Education

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AMP Dental Assisting (Sep)
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AMP Dental Assisting (Sep)


with Academy of Medical Professions

Calendar Sep 18, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

This is a 12-week Certificate program in Dental Assisting, one of the most high-demand careers.  The program is designed to teach all aspects of dental assisting and provide you with the skills you need to work in this field and pass a national certificate exam.  This program is taught by a dentist and includes Dental Assisting Certification, and includes an opportunity for internships.  We now offer an option for lab days, please ask for more details! 

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 are available. The classroom hours are live online with options for lab days in a dental office based on student's location and availability. This course is also available asynchronosly online and you can start anytime. 

Please feel free to download this information sheet about the Academy of Medical Professions Medical Dental Assistant Program, stop by our center in Ellsworth to pick one up, or request that one be mailed to you.  It will answer many questions you might have.  Don't hesitate to reach out to the Academy of Medical Professions directly after reviewing the information package linked above.  Please go to their website for their phone number and to explore all their course offerings. 

Ellsworth Adult & Community Education is here to ensure your readiness and success by providing logistical, academic, and social emotional support during this online and in-person experience. We will help you through the enrollment process, provide local support during the course and offer the certification exam locally. Our services are available at no cost to you.  If you'd like to schedule an individual appointment with one of our career advisors to learn more, please call 207.664.7110 or email to schedule a phone, ZOOM or in-person appointment.

College Prep English
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College Prep English


with Emily Nash

College Prep English helps you improve your reading, writing, editing, proofreading, and revising skills, to prepare for college entrance exams and the general expectations of college English.

You will learn the basics of grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, paragraph development, and will eventually write effective essays with clear ideas, smooth transitions, and logical support.  You will practice planning, research, prewriting, and organizing your writing.  Additionally, you’ll learn to write different types of essays, to properly format them, and to cite sources. Learning to proofread for punctuation, usage, content, and support will be emphasized. This course is an in-person class with weekly assignments that will utilize 21st century learning environments, so comfort with digital and online navigation is a requirement.  This class meets on Mondays with Wednesday office and lab hours, and is an in-person class with ongoing enrollment.

No class 11/22/23.  Makeup class, if needed, 12/20/23.

Emily Nash brings many years of experience teaching adult education and has strong skills in designing curriculum to meet the real needs of students. She’s respectful and sensitive to the needs of adult learners and is always a good listening ear. She loves to read, and between stints as an adult education teacher, she is a seasonal professional landscaper. Emily is a student advisor, and teaches English, HiSET prep and Multilingual Learners. 

Please call 664.7110 or email to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors to enroll you in the program and schedule necessary assessments to ensure a smooth transition for your path to college! 

Zumba Gold is Bold!


with Lisa Elliot

Calendar Oct 23, 2023 at 5:45 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Zumba Gold is Bold! is designed for all ages - those new to Zumba, those who have had an injury, and those who love Zumba but would like a modified version. 

Zumba Gold is a 45 minute class, where Zumba runs for an hour.  There is verbal cuing as well as non-verbal cues, and the music is the same great, fun, upbeat music.  You will sweat and receive the many benefits of dancing.  The only change is the movements will be less stressful on your joints and your body.  It’s a class where you are exercising, and having fun doing it!!  This is an in-person class. 

Lisa Elliot has been a licensed Zumba and Zumba Gold instructor since 2015.  Her specialty is Zumba Gold. She thoroughly enjoys getting to know those who come to her classes, seeing them have fun and getting the health benefits of dancing!

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Mobility & Stability for 50+: Building Strength & Independence (Dec)


with Crossfit Breakwater

Calendar Dec 4, 2023 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Overall health and independence are important for everyone of all ages.  In this class, we focus on three main components: 

  1. Increasing your MOBILITY;
  2. Improving your STABILITY; and
  3. Gaining STRENGTH, 

all while learning functional movements that enrich everyday life.  Be challenged and have fun in a peer-supported environment with an excellent, seasoned coaching staff. 

Everything you need to know for each class is taught, discussed and practiced under the watchful eye of your coaches.  Join your peers at CrossFit Breakwater!  This is an in-person class held at CrossFit Breakwater.  *Please note price change from print catalog.  

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Carry Naloxone to Save a Life (Dec)


with Nick St. Louis

Calendar Dec 4, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a drug that blocks the absorption of opioids in the brain at the receptor level. Opioids affect our respiration which is why someone suffering from an overdose may stop breathing. By blocking opioid absorption, naloxone pauses its effects in the body.

AMHC OPTIONS provides free Narcan (Naloxone) kits and training to anyone who wants it.  An increasing number of other public health organizations and health providers are doing the same.  Join this in-person training to learn more and to receive a free Narcan kit.

Nick St. Louis of AMHC and the OPTIONS Initiative, works with local law enforcement and EMS agencies to support folks who are still using drugs.  Nick provides them with appropriate resources and referrals, and supports them by developing a trusting relationship that opens a continued dialogue that hopefully ends with the person entering recovery.  He also educates the public on harm reduction, trains people on how to use Narcan, and educates them about Maine’s Good Samaritan Law. 

Nick is in long-term recovery himself and is a strong advocate for the use of MOUD and harm reduction methods. “We need to keep people alive so they can enter recovery when they’re ready. Dead people cannot recover.”  Please feel free to contact Nick by email (

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Drawing Level 2: Everyone Can Learn to Draw (Dec/In-person)


with Mary Laury

Calendar Dec 5, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

Take your basic drawing up a level! Move beyond basic copying!  Let’s work on still lives, lights and darks, and more.

This is an in-person class.  A makeup class will be arranged, if needed. 

To see the supply list, click here

​Mary Laury served as the founding Executive Director of Schoodic Arts for All, an award winning non-profit organization celebrating the arts and culture in Downeast Maine for over 20 years. The botanical subjects and dynamic nature of Maine are Mary's passions. An experienced teacher, she has taught painting and drawing in classrooms and in the field for many programs throughout her career.

Google Calendar


with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Dec 5, 2023 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

Google Calendar is a versatile and shareable calendar that is used by many public and private employers.  It's also very useful for busy families who are juggling lots of activities. This is an in-person class.

You’ll need a Gmail account for this workshop, and will need to know your account username and password.  It’s ideal if you access your Gmail on the web vs. a computer-based program.  If you’re not sure what this means, please contact us and we’ll be glad to assist you!  Google applications are free and are a practical way to learn programs without investing in software.

Vanessa loves working with adult learners. She is really easy to be around and makes people extremely comfortable; she even makes learning math and computers fun! She is committed to helping adults discover their strengths, build their confidence, and realize they can accomplish their goals. In her free time, she loves to travel and explore the outdoors. Vanessa teaches math, science, technology, and provides college and career advising.

Maine Driving Dynamics (Dec) 65+


with Donald Saunders

Calendar Dec 5, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This section is for students 65+ years of age; if you are under 65 years of age, please register for the other section of this class. 

A Bureau of Highway Safety course aimed at improving a student's defensive driving awareness and abilities. The five-hour course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine's highways.

The course format engages participants with a mixture of lectures, videos, and class discussion and participation.  Upon completion, students will receive a three-point credit on their driving record.  Some insurance companies give discounts after completing this course, so check with your company for details.  This is an in-person class; students should bring their driver's license to class.

Class meets on Tuesday and Thursday.  Makeup class, if needed, Tuesday 12/12/23.


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