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A+ Computer Certification
with Tyson Mehloff
Developed by a Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) education partner, this program is specifically designed to prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification exams. Learn about hardware, operating systems, networking, security, troubleshooting, and specialized topics such as mobile devices, laptops, and printers. In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors throughout the course and access to personalized graduate support after graduation, students receive ebooks, two quick-reference exam study guides, a computer repair toolkit, a power supply tester, a USB drive, and two CompTIA A+ certification exam vouchers.
Career Step is an online school offering career-focused education designed to help students quickly enter the workforce. The school is committed to providing the best education with interactive learning tools; one-on-one instructor support by phone, email, and chat; and comprehensive graduate resources to help students transition from education to employment.
Acupressure for Stress & Anxiety
with Meret Bainbridge
Acupressure -- finger pressure on acupuncture points -- is a simple, safe, easy to learn, on-the-go tool for self care. Acupressure can help calm the busy monkey mind, increase mental focus and relaxation, and help you get a good nightís sleep. Learn effective pressure points for relaxation and stress relief and the common acupressure points by giving yourself a mini treatment. Wear comfortable clothing.
Meret Bainbridge, LAc, MAcOM, owner of Acupuncture by Meret in Portland and Saco, has been practicing acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine since 1997. She is a licensed acupuncturist and a registered practitioner of Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure.
with Russel Whitten
Get new ideas and build upon the techniques you have already established. Learn to draw with watercolor, understand positive and negative space, and refine color mixing and matching techniques. Work on slightly more complex still life subjects, with step-by-step demonstrations and explanations on execution. No class February 21st.
Prerequisite: Watercolor Basics
Required: 1 sm tube ea: Cadmium Yellow (light), Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow (medium), Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Red (medium), Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine (or French Ultramarine), Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna (Cotman or Grumbacher watercolor hues are OK); 1 Round #12 watercolor brush; 1 drawing pencil #3B; 1 eraser; 1 light board or piece of cardboard; one sheet of Arches watercolor paper, 140 lb. cold press; and a water jar (approx. $40-$50). Portlandís Art Mart or Artisan Craftsman recommended.
Russel Whitten, a local artist/teacher, studied at The Art Students League of New York and Heartwood College of Art. He is a member of The Ogunquit Art Association/Barn Gallery. Students love his easy, supportive teaching style.
AHA Basic Life Support
with Frank Lee
for the Healthcare Provider. This instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and basic life support skills for application in both pre-hospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics. Cards are good for two years after successful completion of the course and in-class written exam. Tuition includes card processing fees.
Frank Lee is a full-time firefighter/paramedic. He has been involved with technology instruction and security since 1996 and is currently involved with technology integration in the fire and EMS fields. Frank has also been a Maine notary public since 2006.
Algebra - F17
Designed for students who wish to improve their math skills, with a focus on the problem-solving demands of todays consumer world. This class helps students improve their skills for employment and prepare for the HISET test and for college.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-3 PM, September 6th through December 20th. No class October 9th & November 22nd.
Missed the start date? No problem! This class has ongoing enrollment as studies are tailored to students needs.
Registration by appointment only, please call our Saco Learning Center at 207-282-3846 or the OOB/Saco Adult Ed office at 207-934-7922 to set up a meeting with our Student Services Coordinator, Liis Nigol.
See our Academic page for more information.
All About Balance
with Jason Ardour
Tune up your balance and improve your confidence on your feet. There are 17 evidence-based items that contribute to difficulty with balance and fall risk; we will tackle the top six factors. We will have a weekly theme to discuss the balance system we will be working on, then complete exercises to address this system, and provide handouts with tips to further tune up these contributing systems. All levels are welcome. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and sneakers.
Jason Adour, PT, DPT, received his doctorate in physical therapy from the Institute of Health Professions in Boston. He is the owner of the Maine Strong Balance Center in Scarborough, an outpatient physical therapy practice where he specializes in balance and walking rehabilitation.
American Sign Language
with Clayton Marr III
This interactive program will enable you to learn basic ASL vocabulary, facial expressions, the deaf culture and issues affecting the deaf. There will be interactive games and communication practices to enhance the learning process. Learn how to use everyday conversational skills effectively as you become more confident in the use of sign language. No class February 21st.
Required: Signing Illustrated Expanded by Mickey Flodin ISBN-13: 978-0399530418 or ISBN-10: 039953041X (approx. $15, Amazon).
Clayton Marr III was born into a large deaf family. He attended deaf schools K-12 and graduated from RIT with a degree in mechanical engineering. He currently works at the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing as a teacherís assistant and plans to become an ASL teacher.
with Dawn Schmidt
Learn the Skill of Telepathy
Yes, you can learn what animals are thinking. Animals have many lessons to teach us. They have soul contracts with us and are here to help us learn important lessons in our own lives. Learn how to tune into what animals are thinking and feeling, and understand their perspective, helping you both live happy, balanced lives.
Dawn Schmidt is a self-taught animal communicator who also studied and trained under professionals Dawn Allen and Danielle MacKinnon.