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A+ Computer Certification


with CareerStep Inst

Calendar Jan 2, 2019 at 12 pm, runs for 10000 weeks

A new year could also mean the start of a new career!

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.

Becoming a Notary Public


with Michael Thomas Foley

Calendar Jan 31, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

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

Michael Foley, an appointed ME Notary & Dedimus Justice for 10+ years, has notarized countless documents including basic forms to real estate closings along with performing marriage ceremonies. He has been serving his community for over 15 years in various elected & appointed positions.

Beginner American Sign Language


with Samantha Greenwood

Calendar Jan 17, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

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 2/21.

Required: Signing Illustrated Expanded by Mickey Flodin ISBN-13: 978-0399530418 or ISBN-10: 039953041X (approx. $15, Amazon).

Samantha Greenwood, born hard of hearing, received a Cochlear Implant at seven. She attended the Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf and received her Human Services degree from CMCC in 2017. She works at the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as an Ed Tech III.

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Certified Residential Medication Aid Certificate Program


with Jennifer Courtois, RN, DNS

Calendar Feb 2, 2019 at 8:30 am, runs for 5 weeks

CRMAs are in high demand!

This course provides standardized training for professionals working in state-certified residential care homes. State of Maine regulations, standard residential facility policies and basic anatomy and physiology are covered. Discuss common medications, their many uses, common side effects, and client response to side effects. Learn safe administration procedures, practice taking vital signs, transcribing physician orders, and documenting procedures on the Medication Administration Record in accordance with Maine’s regulations governing residential facilities. Students are required to complete a Clinical Medication Administration of three medication passes for three different residents with 100% accuracy. Full certification and medication pass awarded on successful completion with 40 hours attendance, no exceptions. Course fee is nonrefundable. No class 2/23.

Note: Participants must be 18 or older. No high school credential or background check required. Payment plans available for qualified applicants. $100 fee, for medication pass, is payable to the instructor at the time of your scheduled test.

Required: The PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Pills Book ISBN# 9780553593563 (approx. $10, Amazon or Nonesuch Books), a highlighter and a 1 to 1 1/2-inch 3-ring binder.

Jennifer Courtois, RN, has 40 years of nursing experience in hospital, home health, diabetes & community education and 10+ years teaching CNA, PSS & CRMA in both the classroom & clinical areas.

Computer Basics: Email & MS Word


with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Jan 15, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Email, surf the Internet, download and attach documents. Write and edit in Microsoft Office using all the techniques to create the perfect document. Cut and paste images and text from the Internet and create your own web email account. This is a basic beginners class packed with great information. Students should have access to a computer outside of the classroom and be familiar with the keyboard and mouse.

Jeanne Cassidy, MA, CPCM, PMP, has worked with computers for 30+ years in the military and aerospace industry. She enjoys sharing her extensive experience with people who want to become more familiar with existing technology.

Crime Scene Investigation


with Saco PD Detectives

Calendar Feb 7, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Reality vs. TV

Get a taste of what really goes on during a crime scene investigation with topics such as: investigation of a crime scene, types of evidence, seven S’s of CSI, evidence collection, latent prints, gunshot patterns, crime scene photography and more. Case scenarios are provided to help students understand the complexities of a crime scene, along with practical exercises to analyze simulated crime scene evidence. Registration is required and accepted through OOB/Saco Adult Education only.

Detectives from the Saco Police Department will present this class. The detectives have more than 30 years of collective experience in investigating a wide variety of crime scenes.

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Etsy 101


with Meleena Erikson

Calendar Mar 7, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Selling your crafts online

Set up a FREE Etsy store and PayPal account, learn basic terminology and branding strategies, list items, decode the mystery of quality packing and shipping. Cover the basics of branding, picture taking, description writing and pricing.

Prerequisite: Basic computer, Internet and email skills.

Meleena Erikson, in the marketing field nearly 20 years, has worked with small businesses and nonprofits utilizing social media to help grow their business and communicate with their customers. She is a college professor in Marketing at SNHU and owns a marketing firm.

Excel Spreadsheet Basics


with David A Chandler-Smith

Calendar Mar 6, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Excel is a powerful tool for performing calculations, developing budgets, analyzing and managing data. Master the essentials of creating and modifying a spreadsheet including: text and number formatting, sorting and filtering data, basic formulas and charts.

Prerequisite: Completion of a Computer Basics course, Microsoft Word or equivalent familiarity creating documents, formatting text, navigating menus/toolbars in software programs.

Dave Chandler-Smith has 20+ years of IT Development on mainframe and midrange computer systems. As a lifelong learner, working in IT allows him to further his expertise by being exposed to the many software needs of various industries.

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