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Life Design for Me - NEW!
with Ellen Miller
The goal of this class is to bring people together to explore their future potential. This class will introduce students to design based career and life planning. Structured activities will aid in identification of personal strengths and values, mapping of life aspirations and creation of a five year life plan. Registration fee includes $20 fee for on-line strengths assessment.
Instructor: Ellen Miller
4 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
Begins: Jan 21, 2020
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course -New start date
with Jeremy Damren/ Josh Wheeler
Offered by Atlantic Partners EMS
This course prepares ambulance and rescue personnel, police officers, and fire fighters for administering out-of-hospital emergency medical care. The laboratory component provides practice in patient assessment, airway management, CPR, automatic external defibrillation, oxygen delivery, dressings and hemorrhage control, splinting, spinal immobilization, childbirth, lifting and moving patients, and extrication.
This course includes clinical experience in a hospital emergency department and/or ambulance service. Students who successfully complete this course are eligible to sit for the State EMT-Basic Licensure Exams. 5.5 credit hours, 117 contact hours, 16 clinical hours.
Instructors: Jeremy Damren & Josh Wheeler
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-9:30 pm
February 2 through May 11, 2020
To register, call Cyndie Dougan - 974-4880
with Kelsie French
If you have a favorite old chair or ottoman, don’t discard it. Reupholster it! Under the direction of a skilled instructor, you will learn basic upholstery techniques and complete a small project during this 8 week class. Students purchase fabric on their own. If the piece you select to upholster includes a separate seat cushion and/or skirt, intermediate to advanced sewing skills are required.
Supply fee $15-$25, depending on your project, payable to instructor.
Instructor: Kelsie French, E. W. French Upholstery
8 Thursdays, 6-9 pm
Begins: March 5, 2020
Basic Small Engine Repair
with John Drogosek
This course focuses on the fundamentals of what it takes to get an engine to run. With a combination of classroom and shop time, we will explore various small engine problems and the methods used to make repairs. Projects from home are always welcome!
Instructor: John Drogosek
6 Tuesdays, 6-8:00 pm
Begins: March 10, 2020
with Shawn Wells
This class teaches professional welding skills and technology for those wishing to enter the welding profession or a technical college program. Hobbyists welcomed. No previous welding experience is required. Each class includes approximately 30 minutes of theory and safety training and 2 hours of hands-on welding. Safety glasses, welding gloves, and leather boots required. Book and supply fees are due at registration. If book returned in good condition, rental fee will be reimbursed.
Instructor: Shawn Wells
10 Wednesdays, 6-8:30 pm
Begins: March 11, 2020
Book rental fee $50, Lab fee $50
Total due at registration: $249
CDL Class B: Dump Truck or Bus
with Nancy Frost
Commercial Driving License (CDL) Class B: Dump Truck or Bus
This class prepares you to meet the Maine DMV Class B driving requirements. The course consists of 42 hrs of classroom instruction to prepare you for the state CDL written and skills exam and 30 hours of one-on-one driving instruction to prepare you for the state road test.
Class fee covers: class and driving fees, permit fee made payable to Secretary of State, one endorsement (Bus, Tank, or Hazmat), physical examination by certified doctor, one state test (including one use of the vehicle for testing purposes). Additional endorsements of Bus, Tank and Hazmat are $25 each.
Instructor: Nancy Frost
Classes meet on the following dates and times:
March 19, 21, 26, 28, 2020
April 2, 4, 9, 11, 18, 2020
Saturdays 8:30 am-3 pm
Thursdays 5:45 pm-9 pm
Driving time arranged individually.
Location: PDC, 75 North Road, Readfield
Lock Boxes: Unlocking the Code to Success NEW!
with LeRae Kinney
Teachers: CEU Credits are Available!
This 3-hour workshop will include what a Lock Box is, how it engages learners of all ages and how it is a fun way to boost any curriculum. It will also include how to begin creating lock box activities for your students while making meaningful connections to your curriculum. Participation is required by those in attendance, and all will receive a complete lock box game, 10+ examples of puzzles, and a map of step-by-step instructions for creating your own classroom Lock Box. A variety of locks will be given out as door prizes.
Instructors: LeRae Kinney & Christa Galipeau
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Time: 3:30-6:30 pm
with Peter Cowin
Join the “Bee Whisperer”, Peter Cowin, as he covers the basics of beekeeping. Learn about bees, equipment and the gear needed to get started, how to establish new hives, pests and diseases of honeybees, seasonal management of beehives in Maine, and of course, honey production. Peter has kept honeybees since the age of 11, and now runs 100 hives in Hampden. He is president of the Penobscot County Beekeepers Association, and is on the MSBA swarm team.
Instructor: Peter Cowin
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Time: 8:30 am-1:30 pm