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Ellsworth Adult Education

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Business English


with Emily Nash

Calendar Feb 5, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 8 weeks

Learn and practice writing skills for an office setting. Identify the audience, the purpose, and the key points to convey in your business documents, whether they are memos, emails, or letters. Learn to be clear and concise, and also to be aware of the tone of your documents to send the intended message and get the results you desire. Practice editing for clarity, grammar, and mechanics. This class is part of the Office Skills Model Office course. No class 02/19/19; makeup class (if needed) 04/09/19.

Chemistry with Lab


with Marti Dayton

Calendar Jan 29, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 15 weeks

This course provides students with an introduction to the major theories and concepts in Chemistry. This science will be explored through lectures, lab activities, projects, and research. Math skills needed to perform necessary calculations will also be reviewed. By the end of this course, students will have gained a true understanding of the composition of matter, how matter is categorized, how matter interacts, the Atomic Theory throughout history, the signs and causes of chemical reactions, and the properties and structure of matter. Furthermore, this course will allow students to improve upon their problem-solving skills and gain a true and deeper understanding of why they are seeing what they are seeing and just how much chemistry is used in everyday life. Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn one high school diploma credit (a prerequisite for acceptance to several local college programs). No class 02/19/19 or 04/16/19. Makeup class (if needed) 05/26/19.

College Connections Workshop


with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Mar 1, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Entering the college world can be a daunting and overwhelming process. In this low-key, fun-filled workshop, learn about and take the necessary steps in finding and applying to the right school/program of study for you. Enroll at anytime, even after the course has begun, as the topics are broken down into 1-3 week modules. Topics include the following:

  • Career interest inventory and personality profile;
  • Computer and technology skills for college success;
  • Explore Maine and other US colleges via internet and local college visits;
  • College lingo - what do AA, BS, FAFSA & EFC mean?;
  • Test taking, study skills and learning resources;
  • Local college prep and access programs, such as MEOC, adult education academic classes, etc.;
  • College and financial aid applications, including scholarships.

No class 04/19/19. Makeup class (if needed) 06/07/19.

College Prep Algebra


with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Feb 7, 2019 at 4:30 pm, runs for 15 weeks

This course is perfect for adults who need to prepare for success on a college entrance or licensure examination, including the Accuplacer, HESI, and PRAXIS, pass the HiSET math test, and/or earn a high school credential in the subject. The classroom atmosphere is fun and relaxed, and includes direct instruction, hands-on activities, and online learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn one high school diploma credit. No class 02/21/19 or 04/18/19.

Prerequisites:  Confidence in whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages, or Arithmetic Accuplacer score of 50+.  Math for College & Work or Pre-Algebra will provide necessary preparation.  Call for an appointment to find out your next step.

College Success-Online Hybrid


with Emily Nash and Vanessa Richards

Calendar Feb 1, 2019 at 11:30 am, runs for 7 weeks

This is a blended learning class, designed for you to invest in your college readiness. The first and last classes will be “live” (in person) at Ellsworth Adult Education, and the intervening classes will be completed online. You will:increase your readiness by helping you to understand yourself as a learner and the student and community resources important to success; practice the reading, writing, and digital skills necessary to succeed in your early college courses; develop important study strategies to effectively navigate your college classes, and better understand the expectations of college instructors and how to meet these expectations. The requirements will include readings, assessments, videos, online discussions, and essays.

Prerequisites: Computer skills and the ability to work individually.

The course will run from Friday, February 1, 2019 through Friday, March 29, 2019. Class will meet in person at Ellsworth Adult Education on only two Fridays: 02/01/19 & 03/29/19 - 11:30a-2:00p. Makeup class (if needed) 04/05/19. 

If you are interested please call 664-7110 for an appointment and more information.

Customer Service: Making the Best First Impression


with Ann Sargent

Calendar Mar 7, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

Offering consistent, friendly customer service is a key to repeat business and customer loyalty. A big step toward improving customer service is getting your employees to look at their jobs through the eyes of their customers. Ellsworth Adult Education and the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce are offering an opportunity for businesses and individuals to enhance their customer service. Trainers will be area employers with focus on quality customer service. Each session will have handouts that can be added to the student’s personal growth file or shared with others in their workplace. A certificate of completion will be awarded to those who successfully complete all four sessions. Makeup class (if needed) 04/04/19.

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