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A+ Computer Certification

$1,995

with Tyson Mehloff

Calendar Jan 2, 2018 at 7 am

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.

AHA Basic Life Support

$59

with Frank Lee

Calendar Mar 24, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

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.

Becoming a Notary Public

$49

with Frank Lee

Calendar Jan 25, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

A notaryís primary duty is to formally witness transactions involving paper documents and, in Maine, officiate at weddings. Prepare to be commissioned as a notary public, and learn the history of the office, its powers and duties, eligibility, procedures, and record-keeping. Applicants must be residents of Maine. New Hampshire residents who are regularly employed or carry on a trade/business in Maine are also eligible. Leave with all the testing and paperwork completed and ready to submit to the State. License is approx. $50 and is valid for seven years.

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.

Heartsaver CPR & First Aid for Adults & Children

$69

with Frank Lee

Calendar Mar 1, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This instructor-led course teaches the critical skills needed to respond to and manage first aid, choking, or sudden cardiac arrest in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrive. Learn to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies; as well as adult/child/infant CPR and automated external defibrillator use. First Aid and CPR cards are good for two years.

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.

Info Session for Ophthalmic Assistant Program

Free

with CCI Instructors

Calendar Jan 10, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This free session is recommended for all students considering taking our Ophthalmic Assistant Program. Your instructor will discuss prerequisites, any materials needed, costs, and all requirements for program completion and the exam. Please bring your questions and concerns. Meet your teacher, fellow classmates, and get started on your new career path. Registration is required.

Condensed Curriculum instructors are local industry professionals and bring formal teaching and/or field training experience to the classroom. Most have at least seven years of practical work, often times entering the classroom after decades in the field.

Ophthalmic Assistant Certificate Program

$999

with CCI Instructor

Calendar Jan 22, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 15 weeks

Prepares for entry level positions in ophthalmology, one of the fastest growing healthcare segments. Program includes: anatomy and physiology of the eye, general principles of pharmacology, prescriptions, visual acuity, basic tonometry and glaucoma. Review ocular dressing procedures, maintenance of equipment, instruments and other areas. Students who complete this program have the opportunity to gain certified ophthalmic assistant certification, which is the core level of certification from the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology. This is the entry-level pathway for students to begin a career as a certified allied health professional in ophthalmology. To qualify for certification, students must have a high school credential, complete the course with a passing grade and complete 1000 hours with an ophthalmologist within one year of application. CCIs student mentors will walk students through all of the qualification and application requirements for the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) independent study requirement. Tuition includes textbooks. No class February 19th & 21st.

Note: This program does not include a clinical rotation, national or state certification but does meet the requirements of the AAO and its Ophthalmic Medical Assisting Exam -- which students may take after meeting certain work experience requirements.

Condensed Curriculum instructors are local industry professionals and bring formal teaching and/or field training experience to the classroom. Most have at least seven years of practical work, often times entering the classroom after decades in the field.

Real Estate Professional Program

$1,299

with CCI Instructor

Calendar Jan 2, 2018 at 7 am

Real estate refers to a piece of land, the buildings, natural resources on it (crops, water, minerals) and the interests associated with it. Real estate law defines the essentials to the buying/selling of real property. Far from a simple transaction, real estate law governs the procedures surrounding appraisal, finance, title and transfer of real property. Real estate law also governs various substantive issues related to housing discrimination, housing credit discrimination, and community reinvestment. This program will examine the real estate finance transaction from the practitionerís viewpoint and will cover the laws governing and normal documentation utilized in a real estate finance transaction, negotiation skills, title insurance, remedies, and other facets of a real estate secured loan. As an introduction to Real Estate Law, this course offers students: a fundamental understanding of property rights, principles of land ownership, sale, financing and conveyance, contracts, liens, mortgage financing, deeds, mortgages or deeds of trust, settlement concepts, leasing, and other property concepts. Examine real estate principles, learn to draft/prepare listing and sales agreements, documents associated with title, deed, mortgage, closing, lease, arbitration and litigation, foreclosure, as well as how to research and examine real estate issues and ethics. This class will help prepare the student to take the Real Estate Licensing Exam but does not guarantee a certification. Tuition includes textbooks and eBooks.

Required: Computer with Microsoft Office. Condensed Curriculum instructors are local industry professionals and bring formal teaching and/or field training experience to the classroom. Most have at least seven years of practical work, often times entering the classroom after decades in the field.

Substitute Teacher Program

$89

with Inst TBA

Calendar Feb 26, 2018 at 3:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Prepare to be a substitute teacher in Old Orchard Beach and Saco.

Learn the expectations at all levels of education through a series of strategies you can use in your classroom. Upon successful completion you will feel comfortable teaching in a classroom setting and your employment will be guaranteed in the OOB/Saco districts at a higher rate of pay. Certificates awarded and course fee reimbursed upon successful completion of all program requirements. No reimbursements will be issued after March 29th.

Note: If you are already a certified teacher you do not need to take this course to receive the higher rate of pay.

Required: Valid email address, access to a computer, passing grade based on course expectations, including a strategies project; completed fingerprinting and background checks - an additional student expense of $70 - (http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/fingerprinting/). A completed Substitute Application Packet (http://sacoschools.org/human-resource/). All course requirements are due the last day of class.

INST TBA





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