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Ellsworth Adult Education

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American Red Cross Adult First Aid & CPR/AED Online Certification
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American Red Cross Adult First Aid & CPR/AED Online Certification


with American Red Cross

While Ellsworth Adult Education is unable to offer in person First Aid & CPR courses during the pandemic, we are committed to sharing courses offered by our partners and other organizations.   If you need any help connecting or preparing for this workshop, we are happy to support you!

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of emergencies.  If you're taking this course to meet OSHA requirements, please check with your workplace to determine if this online-only course is acceptable.  The course features award-winning simulation learning, an interactive experience where you will respond to real-world emergencies in a virtual setting to help prepare you to recognize and respond to first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults.

This course requires a PC or tablet with a high speed internet connection, does not work with Internet Explorer, and is not supported on smartphones.  Allow approximately 2 hours 10 minutes to complete the course.

Certification: Red Cross courses offer Digital Certification - an online version of a Red Cross certificate, which provides anytime, anywhere access to student training history and course certificates. Digital certificates can be viewed, printed or shared online and can be accessed anytime through your Red Cross Account.  Each certificate includes a unique ID and a QR code which meets employment requirements and allows employers to easily confirm your certificate is valid.  There is no need to carry your printed certificate around anymore!

Continuing Education: Nurses, social workers, teachers and daycare providers and other professionals who need continuing education units to maintain licensure or certification can obtain CEUs through American Red Cross Training Services.

To learn more or to register for this workshop, go to the Red Cross Website.

AMP Certified Group Exercise & Personal Trainer
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AMP Certified Group Exercise & Personal Trainer

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with Academy of Medical Professions

Looking for a new career?  Interested in changing lives of those around you? How about a part-time career or to get paid to work out?  This program is designed to teach you everything you need to know to enter the health and fitness field as a group fitness instructor and/or personal trainer.  Our trainers are highly recognized in this field, with more than 20 years' experience, and will provide you with hands-on training to pass the national tests through AFAA.  The program is all-inclusive. You may choose to complete both Group Fitness and Personal Training, or take one or the other.  Lectures are once a week for 10 or 20 weeks. The cost is $1,500 for one or $3,000 for both.  All materials are included in the fee, including National Certification Exams.  Online Course/Open Enrollment.

To register and for more information, including payment plans, call the Academy of Medical Professions at 866.516.8274 or 207.721.0714, or email Please let them know you found out about the course from us. 

AMP Medical Transcription Certificate Program
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AMP Medical Transcription Certificate Program


with Academy of Medical Professions

Medical transcription is a desired field for most people trying to work at home. Strong typing, computer, and English grammar skills are essential. Medical terminology, formats, rules and regulations, jobs, calculation of pay, confidentiality, FTP, and tricks of the trade, all equipment, reference books, and course books are provided with the course fee. Classes are once a week for 16-weeks with a completion of 16 weeks to 6 month options. This is a State Certified Program and you will receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation upon graduation, resumes and how to obtain a job are also covered in this program. Course includes medical terminology, Anatomy; physiology and transcription. The cost of the course is $2650, and includes everything for the course and the field.  Online Course/Open Enrollment.

To register and for more information, including payment plans, please contact the Academy of Medical Professions by telephone at 866.516.8274 or 207.721.0714, or by email at   Please let them know you found out about the course from us!

AMP Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program with PTCB National Certification
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AMP Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program with PTCB National Certification


with Academy of Medical Professions

This is an all inclusive 14 week program. Work one-on-one with a Pharmacy Technician Trainer and entirely online with support from a Pharmacy Technician and Trainer.  Pharmacy Technician is one of the fastest growing jobs in health care today. In this course, you will learn everything from the role of the technician in the pharmacy setting, to the basic sciences at the core of pharmacy practice, to preparing for the PTCB exam. You will learn complete drug information that includes proper name, spelling and pronunciation, drug class, generic and trade name, route of administration, dosage and more of hundreds of drugs. You will be able to identify pills on sight with pill photos, gain a better understanding of how certain drugs work within the body with a concise review of relevant anatomy and physiology, and stay up to date with cutting-edge pharmacy practice with the latest information on new drugs, regulations, HIPAA guidelines and safety procedures. You will be ready to pass your PTCB national certification, which is included in the cost.  The fee for the course is $2050.  Online Course/Open Enrollment.

To register and for more information, including payment plans, please contact the Academy of Medical Professions by telephone at 866.516.8274 or 207.721.0714, or by email at   Please let them know you found out about the course from us!

CNA & Healthcare Careers Interest list


with Ann Sargent

Ellsworth Adult Education offers Certified Nursing Assistant programs, partners with Academy of Medical Professions to offer online healthcare certifications, and collaborates with other area adult education programs to promote healthcare certification options in Downeast Maine. 

Attend one of these sessions with our advisor, and you will receive more information and take steps to get closer to a satisfying career and making a difference as a healthcare worker.

Register here and you will be contacted by an advisor to set up a time to meet, either face to face online or in person.  Register today! 

Getting Started: Where am I now? Where am I Heading? What are My Next Steps?


with Emily Nash

Ellsworth Adult Education's academic program is focused on people’s goals, strengths, and interests.  The first step is to meet with our student advisor to make a realistic plan that will keep you interested and fit your schedule.  Together, you’ll choose from the menu of assessments below - depending on your goals - and then you’ll meet with the advisor or an instructor to review the results and finalize your plan.

We believe that taking time in advance of your placement in classes and other learning activities makes the most efficient use of your time to reach your goals for continuing your education and finding rewarding work.

eCASAS: a reading, math and listening assessment that gives you a snapshot of your skills when you start with us.  Towards the end of your time with us, you’ll take it again, giving you a snapshot of how we helped you improve your skills.  The time for this test varies significantly but you can plan on about 60 minutes for each test.

Assessment Interview:  gives you a chance to share some of your own insights about your learning and experiences in school. Approx. 20-30 minutes. 

HiSET Official Practice Test:  Educational Testing Service provides official practice tests taken to determine your readiness for the official test in each of the five subjects.  The practice tests provide you with specific information about what you need to study to prepare for the official High School Equivalency Test.  There are five subtests and they vary between 35-80 minutes each.

Writing Prompt: This will give you an opportunity to get feedback on your writing.  Your teacher reviews your writing sample with you to plan your next step, with the aim of improving your writing skills to meet your educational and career goals. Approximately 30-40 minutes.

Accuplacer: evaluates students' skills in reading, writing, and math to assess their preparedness for introductory, credit-bearing college courses.

World of Work Institute (WOWI) Career Assessment: measures interests, achievements and work styles.  Work can give your life meaning.  It often defines who you are, determines who you spend time with, and how you live.  Because the right job can enrich your life, whereas the wrong job can drain you mentally, physically and spiritually, it is critical to avoid mistaken career paths and to find your own unique, satisfying place in the world of work. 

Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment: an on-line assessment of basic computer skills, consisting of ten modules.  The time for each of these modules varies significantly for different people.  You’ll get a sense of how long they will take you after you complete the first module. Approximately 30-40 minutes.

IC3 is an industry-recognized, digital literacy credential which consists of three exams (computer fundamentals, key applications, and living online).  Each exam takes about 50 minutes.  The first step is a practice test and then you prepare for the credential exam using an online learning program called LearnKey.  The official certification exam is available in Bangor.

Please contact us today for an appointment!

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IC3 Digital Literacy Certification Academy


with Vanessa Richards

If you've ever wanted to earn a certification to document your technology skills and knowledge, there's no time like the present.   Thanks to the Maine Department of Education, this certification training and exam are available at no cost until March 2021. 

IC3 (Internet Core Competency Certification) Digital Literacy Certification is a global benchmark for basic computer literacy, including operating systems, hardware, software, and networks. The IC3 certifications test concepts and skills that apply to almost any school or career pathway.  This course prepares you for the IC3 Certification exam using LearnKey curriculum and the support of a veteran adult education instructor. IC3 Certification is the first step toward achieving the COMPTIA A+ Certification which is offered in March 2021.  This course is offered in conjunction with WorkReady. This course will run from November to March.  The class will be designed based on student needs.  It will likely be an online course with regularly scheduled time for individual and group learning.   This is an online course.  Ongoing enrollment.

WorkReady Credential


with Ann Sargent

If you’re looking for a program to certify that you have the ‘soft’ or ‘transferrable’ skills employers value most, this workshop is for you! 

WorkReady is a portable credential endorsed by businesses throughout Maine.  The course is designed around seven standards critical for finding a career that’s a good fit, landing a job and keeping it - the WorkReady curriculum addresses seven basic standards, including personal motivations and challenges to employment, effective communication and interpersonal skills, understanding taxes and benefits, job searching, and resume and portfolio preparation.  This is an online class. Ongoing enrollment.

Register here to find out more about this program!

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