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Ellsworth Adult Education

Business & Skills Training

Basic Computer Skills Certificate Program
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Basic Computer Skills Certificate Program


with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Jan 2, 2018 at 3 pm

Today more and more jobs require computer skills, and some employers require all job seekers to apply for jobs online.  Many jobs require employees to know how to use email, search the internet, creatdocuments, and handle other digital literacy tasks. 

Ellsworth Adult Education has partnered with NorthStar Basic Computer to teach digital literacy skills and document mastery by awarding certificates while also preparing the next steps for your career path. Ongoing Enrollment.

Registration for this class is not available online.  Please contact us at or by telephone at 207.664.7110.


Career Advising
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Career Advising


with Ann Sargent

Calendar Jan 1, 2018

Many people thinking about a change in their lives don’t know where to start.  Veteran career advisor Annie Sargent will share available resources, identify opportunities and assist you in taking concrete steps toward achieving your goals.  Services include academic, employment and technology assessments; producing a resume; preparing for a job interview, and much more.  These individualized sessions will provide you with the support you need to navigate your new life ahead in a sensitive, confidential and informal environment.   

Registration for this class is not available online.  Please contact us at or by telephone at 207.664.7110.


Certified Residential Medical Aide (CRMA)


with Nance Eaton

Calendar Jul 10, 2018 at 8:30 am, runs for 3 weeks

Ellsworth Adult Education is collaborating with veteran nurse Nance Eaton’s Training Program to offer this frequently requested course in our community. This 40-hour course prepares you to pass medications to patients in residential care facilities and is a great complement to Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Personal Support Specialist (PSS). Register for the course through our program, and we’ll send you Nance’s formal application and invoice for $300.00, payable directly to her before the start of the course (an additional $25.00 may be charged for the Skills Test).  

This class meets on Tuesday and Thursday, 7/10, 7/12, 7/17, 7/19, 7/24 and 7/26.

Chemistry with Lab


with Marti Dayton

Calendar Jun 12, 2018 at 5 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This course is a standards-based study of fundamental chemical concepts, such as atomic theory and its relation to chemical behavior, chemical bonding, the mole and stoichiometry, molecular kinetics, energy relationships, solution dynamics, acids, bases, equilibrium, organic and biological chemistry.  Strong pre-algebra skills are recommended.  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 July 3rd or 5th.

All of our academic courses start with a complimentary meeting with the student advisor who will discuss the course, the requirements and assist you in making a decision about whether the course is a good fit for you.  Please call 207.664.7110 to make an appointment.

Customer Service: Making the Best First Impression


with Ann Sargent

Calendar Mar 30, 2018 at 8:30 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 is 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) 05/4/18.


Heartsaverâ„¢ Adult First Aid CPR AED


with Ernest West

Calendar May 4, 2018 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

A classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrive. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.  This course also teaches adult CPR and AED use. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid, CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. Ernie has been teaching CPR/First Aid courses for more than 20 years as well as outdoor recreation safety courses for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Makeup class (if needed) 05/11/18.


iPhone and iPad for the Novice


with Ann Sargent

Calendar Mar 20, 2018 at 5 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Did you receive an iPhone or iPad? Come and learn the basics of how to send and receive iMessages, email, set up your phone contact list, get voicemail, download apps, take a picture, search the internet, and more. Makeup class (if needed) 04/03/18.


Microsoft Office 2013 Word


with Alison Schwamkrug

Calendar May 4, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

This course will review the skills needed to create basic Word documents and the different ways that you can utilize the program. This course will cover navigating the ribbon and tool bar; understanding page layout, fonts, and formatting; how to copy, cut and paste information; understanding how to utilize basic shortcuts; set alignments; create tables in the document; export Word into a different format such as PDF; insert and edit text boxes, shapes, and pictures to create a flyer. Alison is a certified math instructor and brings 15 years of retail management experience to her teaching.

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