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Heartsaver CPR Adult/Child/Infant (May)

$60

with Sonia Groesbeck

Calendar May 3, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This course certifies the student in cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills for adults, infants, and children as well as choking protocols. It also teaches competency in both Automated External Defibrillator use and Narcan.  This is an in-person class. 

When you bundle this this Heartsaver CPR & First Aid class with Basic First Aid (scheduled on the same day for your convenience), you pay a total of $85 (a savings of $35). To register for the bundled option, look for Basic First Aid and Heartsaver CPR Adult/Child/Infant Bundle in this catalog.  

 

Full Course

Carry Naloxone to Save a Life (May)

Free

with Nick St. Louis

Calendar May 6, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is drug that blocks the absorption of opioids in the brain at the receptor-level. Opioids effect 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 those who want it, and an increasing number of other public health organizations and health providers are doing the same.  Join this training to receive a kit and learn more about it.  This is an in-person class. 

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 and provide them with appropriate resources and referrals. He supports these folks by developing trusting relationships that open a continued dialogue that will, hopefully, end with the person entering recovery, however that looks for them.  He also educates the public on harm reduction, trains folks about Narcan and how to use it, and 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 that they can enter recovery when they’re ready. Dead people cannot recover.”  Contact Nick by email at nstlouis@amhc.org

Will run

Healthy Homemade Soups on a Budget-Chowders

$20

with Annie Sargent

Calendar May 9, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Soups made with love can be a nourishing, flavorful and inexpensive way to feed your family. 

In this series, we will share techniques, tools, ingredients and tips learned through years of cooking for family and friends.  You’ll learn techniques about preparing ingredients, bringing them all together and tips on storage and serving.  A focus of the workshops will be the use of affordable and locally available ingredients, and adapting recipes to a variety of tastes and dietary requirements. Handouts, recipes and a small container of soup for your family to try will be provided.

Nothing speaks New England like a creamy chowder!  You can make a seafood chowder for a special event or a corn chowder for a quick weeknight meal that delights.  We'll make a simple fish chowder together.  This is an in-person class.

AMP Pharmacy Technician (May)
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AMP Pharmacy Technician (May)

$2,850

with Academy of Medical Professions

Calendar May 30, 2024 at 7 pm, runs for 14 weeks

This is an all-inclusive 14-week Pharmacy Technician program.  This program has two options: entirely online, or our new live via ZOOM class that meets weekly. 

Pharmacy Technician is one of the fastest growing jobs in healthcare 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, including proper names, spelling and pronunciation, drug class, generic and trade names, route of administration, dosage and more for 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.  All materials are included in the fee, as well as the National Certification (CPhT) Exam fee.  Payment plans available.  This is a live online course meeting once a week.  This course is also available on demand online. 

Please download this information package about the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program, stop by our office 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 adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org to schedule a phone, ZOOM or in-person appointment.

Carry Naloxone to Save a Life (Jun)

Free

with Nick St. Louis

Calendar Jun 3, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is drug that blocks the absorption of opioids in the brain at the receptor-level. Opioids effect 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 those who want it, and an increasing number of other public health organizations and health providers are doing the same.  Join this training to receive a kit and learn more about it.  This is an in-person class. 

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 and provide them with appropriate resources and referrals. He supports these folks by developing trusting relationships that open a continued dialogue that will, hopefully, end with the person entering recovery, however that looks for them.  He also educates the public on harm reduction, trains folks about Narcan and how to use it, and 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 that they can enter recovery when they’re ready. Dead people cannot recover.”  Contact Nick by email at nstlouis@amhc.org.

AMP Dental Assisting (June)
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AMP Dental Assisting (June)

$3,200

with Academy of Medical Professions

Calendar Jun 10, 2024 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 adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org to schedule a phone, ZOOM or in-person appointment.

AMP Clinical Medical Assisting (June)
Online Registration Unavailable

AMP Clinical Medical Assisting (June)

$3,500

with Academy of Medical Professions

Calendar Jun 18, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 16 weeks

This is an all-inclusive 16-week program that includes in-person skills labs and live via Zoom class meetings that prepare you to pass the National Certification.

Upon completion of the program, you will sit for your CCMA (Clinical Certified Medical Assistant) national certification exam through NHA. The fee for the class includes national certification, 6 practice exams, online study guide materials, books, resume assistance, and all other associated fees.  Externships may be available in your area.  Payment plans are available. The classroom hours are live online.  Additional clinical hours are in-person as locally as feasible. Certification tests are offered locally.

Please download this information package about the Academy of Medical Professions Clinical Medical Assisting 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 adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org to schedule a phone, ZOOM or in-person appointment.

AMP Phlebotomy (Jun)
Online Registration Unavailable

AMP Phlebotomy (Jun)

$3,200

with Academy of Medical Professions

Calendar Jun 18, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Become Nationally Certified in 10 weeks as a Phlebotomy Technician. Our course is all-inclusive and prepares you for national certification with live classes via ZOOM and in-person skills labs.  You will be able to perform basic phlebotomy procedures, evaluate patients for their ability to withstand venipuncture, explain the procedure and answer the patient questions, perform basic point of care testing, such as blood glucose levels on patients, prepare blood, urine, and other body fluid specimens for testing according to established standards. 

The fee includes Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) national certification through NHA, books, resume and job assistance.  Payment plans available.   The classroom hours are live online.  Additional clinical hours are in-person as locally as feasible. Certification tests are offered locally.

Please download this information package about the Academy of Medical Professions Phlebotomy, 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 adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org to schedule a phone, ZOOM or in-person appointment.





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