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Math Essentials

Free

with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Jan 3, 2022 at 11 am

One of the challenges of math is that many of us don’t use it every day, so it’s hard to remember what we’ve been taught.  This course will cover basic math that we use when we are shopping, doing projects around the house, balancing our checkbooks, or preparing meals.  We will use a hands-on approach to learning match concepts so you can confidently use it in your daily life.  This class is offered live online or in person; ongoing enrollment.

 

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English Essentials

Free

with Emily Nash

Calendar Jan 10, 2022 at 10 am

If you want to practice strategies for reading and writing in a safe, friendly environment, this is the course for you. 

Reading and writing are complex.  The teacher will share the skills necessary to understand what you read, and to build your vocabulary and your confidence with writing.  Using articles, books, vocabulary exercises and online computer applications, increase your ability to read, write, remember, and feel confident in the world.  This class runs January through May.  People can register at any time. This is an in-person class.  

If this class time isn't a good time for you, there may be a volunteer that can meet you at a better time for you. 

If you're interested in learning more about this offering, register here and we will call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors.

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Computer Cafe (Evening)
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Computer Cafe (Evening)

$65

with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Jan 27, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 12 weeks

This class is a computer lab designed to offer a space for people to access computer support from an experienced teacher, compassionate volunteers and fellow participants. You will be given instruction, as well as support, in accessing information for learning new skills on your own. This is an open enrollment lab and you purchase a punch card for 6 sessions. Punch cards can be renewed. Students enrolled in our academic programs receive a fee waiver for this lab. BYOC (bring your own coffee)!  When you register for this class, you’ll receive a follow-up contact from our advisor to access your skills, goals, and interests.  This is an in-person lab; ongoing enrollment. 

No class 02/24/22 or 04/21/22.

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.

Algebra (online)

Free

with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Feb 16, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 15 weeks

This course is perfect for adults who need to prepare for success on college entrance or licensure exams, including the Accuplacer, HESI, and PRAXIS, and/or earn a high school credit in the subject. The classroom atmosphere is fun and relaxed, and includes direct instruction, hands-on activities, and online learning. Registrants should be somewhat confident in operations with arithmetic.  Please register for Math for Life & Work beforehand, which is open enrollment, to brush-up on those skills.  Alternatively, a score of 240 or higher on the Arithmetic Accuplacer is highly recommended.  To enroll in this class, call 664.7110 to make an appointment with our student advisor so we can tailor math support to   meet your needs!  This is an in-person and live online class using ZOOM. 

No class 02/23/22 or 04/20/22; Makeup class, if needed, 06/01/22. 

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.

AMP Medical Office Specialist with Billing Certification
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AMP Medical Office Specialist with Billing Certification

Free

with Academy of Medical Professions

Calendar Feb 23, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 16 weeks

By clicking "Register", you are submitting your information for us to get in touch with you to go over the program details and set you up for this training offered by the Academy of Medical Professions.  One of Ellsworth Adult Education's student advisors will discuss financial assistance that's available and how we can help you succeed in the training program. 

This 16-week Academy of Medical Professions certification course provides practical, real-world skills essential for success in the healthcare field.  This all-inclusive course consists of Medical Terminology, Medical Front Office Skills, Electronic Medical Records for the Medical Office, and Medical Billing. 

In addition, upon completion of all courses, you will sit for your CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant) and Billing Specialist National Certification exams through the National Healthcare Association.  The cost of the class is $3200, and includes national certifications, books, and fees.  This is an online course; open enrollment.

 Please feel free to download this information sheet about the  Academy of Medical Professions Medical Office Specialist Programs.  You will discuss this at the information session. 

English Language Learning - Intermediate/Advanced (Spring)

Free

with Robin Lovrien

Calendar May 3, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

English language learners can further improve their vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, fluency, listening, and speaking, and work on reading skills in real world situations. 

You may choose from the following topics: reading, writing, and communication skills for college or the workplace; computer skills (basic computer skills, internet, email, Word, Excel,etc.); resume-writing, job search/applications, and citizenship test prep.  This is an in-person class; ongoing enrollment. 

No class on 5/30/2022; make-up day, if needed, 6/14/2022

If this schedule does not work for you, tutors are available to work with you during daytime and evening hours. 

If you're interested in learning more about this offering, register here and we will call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors.

English Language Conversation for Beginners (Spring)

Free

with Robin Lovrien

Calendar May 3, 2022 at 7:15 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This class is for English language learners who want to improve basic speaking and listening skills.  We will work on vocabulary, pronunciation, comprehension, and conversation.  Classes will include field trips to practice English in community settings.  This is an in-person class; ongoing enrollment. 

 

If this schedule does not work for you, tutors are available to work with you during daytime and evening hours. 

If you're interested in learning more about this offering, register here and we will call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors.

Downeast Coastal Maine Lighthouse Photography Workshop and Cruise

$95

with Steve McGrath

Calendar Jun 3, 2022 , runs for 3 weeks

This workshop starts with an instructional live online session using ZOOM, followed by a field session on a Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company 3-hour Puffin & Lighthouse Tour, followed by a final live online review and critique session on ZOOM. 

In the first live online class, we'll start by learning camera settings, aperture, shutter, ISO, white balance and other compositional techniques critical to lighthouse photography.  The following Saturday, we’ll meet in Bar Harbor at Bar Harbor Whale Watch at 8:30a for a 9:30a departure. During the tour, we’ll focus on photographing the puffins and  lighthouses, sharing techniques and approaches. Finally, we’ll meet online the following Friday to share, learn and critique our images. The registration fee for this workshop includes the cost of the cruise.  Limited to 15 students.  This workshop is for beginner and intermediate photographers.

Schedule:

Friday 06/03/22, 7:00p-8:30p-Live online class using ZOOM 

Saturday  06/11/22,  8:30a-1:00p-In-person Puffin & Lighthouse Cruise Session, Bar Harbor Whale Watch, Bar Harbor, Maine. 

Friday 06/17/22, 7:00p-8:30p-Live online class using ZOOM

Steve McGrath is a professional freelance photographer and photography teacher who has been creating images for 20 years. Steve first began by shooting sports photography for local high schools, then weddings, and stock agencies. Then his love of the outdoors led him to focusing more on his true passion. Steve was an active member of the Gateway Camera Club for many years, and has won many ribbons and awards at fairs and competitions through the group and on his own. Many of his images have been published in school text books.

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