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Kennebec Learning Center - Day Program

Augusta Adult & Community Education

located at the

Kennebec Learning Center

 

    SUMMER PROGRAM

We offer educational opportunities from college preparation to literacy skills.  Our classrooms provide a warm and inviting learning environment with small classes and individual learning levels.  Course fees are based on your program enrollment.  Please call 626-2470 to schedule an appointment with our counselor for assessment, classroom placement and registration.

 

COLLEGE TRANSITIONS

Reading and Number Skills for College classes provide the academic skills to enter a college.  New this year is our Odyssey Lab Career & Technical Education.  We also offer the academic entrance placement assessment (Accuplacer). 

 

COMPUTER & OFFICE CLASSES

You can learn, improve, or maintain your skills in one of our computer classes. We offer Keyboarding, Introduction to Computers for College or the Workplace, Microsoft Excel 2010, Google Tools and Accounting I – Part I

 

HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION

Adults who want to earn their high school diploma have an option to enroll in day classes.  The first step is to make an appointment for the Reading and Math CASAS Assessment and then schedule a time to meet with Karen Drinkuth our counselor.  She will discuss your goals, learning styles, and develop a plan for your high school completion.

 

ENGLISH SPEAKERS of OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL)

If English is not your first language or you want to improve your current speaking skills and knowledge, we offer classes from non-speaking to advance.  The ESOL software program Rosetta Stone is also available to individuals.

We believe in individual endeavor, team cooperation, and lifelong learning!

Summer Vacation Week of June 30, 2014

 

ACADEMIC CLASSES

ALL CLASSES LOCATED AT THE KENNEBEC LEARNING CENTER

 

POST SECONDARY COURSES

NOTE: College Transition Students Pay Textbook Fee Only

 

ACADEMIC AND CAREER ADVISING

ROY, MONIQUE

This course will prepare students for a transition to post-secondary education and the workplace.  It covers interest inventories, learning styles, and personality preferences, self-evaluations of worker abilities and skill toward career pathways.  Recognizing and overcoming barriers to college and the workplace are discussed.  Additional topics will include development of appropriate attitudes, time management, organizational skills, conflict resolution, and work ethics.  College placement testing, college tours, navigating a college campus or career site, interviewing skills and applications for college and work will be covered along with writing cover letters, resumes, and doing on-line applications.  We will address the soft skills one needs to get and keep a job or stay in school.

TUE/June 17, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $25 + text

 

NUMBER SKILLS FOR COLLEGE

BUZBY, ROBERT

This course will help adult learners prepare for placement testing and success in college level math courses.  Course content covers basic arithmetic of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratio and proportion, integers, and simple geometry.

WED/June 25, 2014, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $25 + text

                                                                                               

READING FOR COLLEGE

FOSTER, JANICE

This course is for students who are preparing for college and would like to increase their comprehension, vocabulary, ability to recognize the main idea, understand comparison and contrast, and cause and effect.  Techniques in reading will be taught in order to be able to read smarter – not harder.  The class is taught using the STAR reading strategies to prepare students to pass the college entrance Accuplacer assessment. 

TUE/June 17, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $25 + text

 

ODYSSEY LAB – CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION

“As more schools expand their CTE programs, Odysseyware is here with a wide array of courses that fit perfectly into established CTE career clusters. Our rigorous, media-rich Career and Technical Education courses prepare students for the workforce and post-secondary education.”

WED/June 25, 2014, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $25 + text

 

HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION

ART

GRAPHIC DESIGN

CORMIER, ANDRE

Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to unleash your creativity in graphic design.  You will learn to use “GIMP” a graphic design program that will teach you the basic tools and elements of any graphic art program.  Through projects and lessons, you will learn the foundations of design and apply them in fun and creative ways.  Whether it is creating design elements for marketing, the web, or live television production, this class will give you a firm foundation in the key concepts that will allow you to create digital artwork.

WED/ June 25, 2014, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee:  Lab + Text

ENGLISH

CREATIVE WRITING

FOSTER, JANICE

Students will compose his or her writing through fun exercises and activities to develop an understanding of the writing process.  This process will provide the learner with opportunities to develop his or her critical thinking skills while demonstrating his or her ability to create a well-written piece of work at the end of the course. This work will display correct sentence structure, effective use of words, exhibit proper grammar and punctuation by using good editing techniques. 

TUE/ June 17, 2014, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee:  Lab + Text

 

FILM & LITERATURE

FOSTER, JANICE

Learn the foundations of writing through films.   Students are exposed to a variety of types of writing after viewing films.  This class covers poetry, essays (narrative, descriptive, persuasive, expository, and opinion – reaction) and weekly journal writing.   Writings are done in class and editing done for homework.

THU/June 19, 2014, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab + Text

 

INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE FICTION

HAYES, JOE

MON & WED/JUNE 16, 2014, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab + Text

 

PERSONAL HELP WITH LANGUAGE ARTS

FOSTER, JANICE

This course is designed to gain a basic understanding of sentence structure, grammar, and the importance of developing good paragraphs.  Students will work independently in project-based learning, interactively with instructor and other students in class, and participate in assigned work.

TUE/THU June 17, 2014, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab + Text

 

HISTORY

CIVICS

COOPER, BRUCE

This course introduces the concepts from the Maine Learning Results.  Students will engage in hands-on projects and activities to see the effect of an active citizenry in the local, state, and federal community.  Students will utilize interactive educational tools to supplement their learning experience.

MON/WED June 16, 2014, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab + Text

 

U.S. HISTORY

COOPER, BRUCE

This class will cover the history of our nation from the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock to the domestic and international issues that confront our nation today.  This class is taught with a combination of the academic software Odyssey, textbook, and class discussions.

MON/WED June 16, 2014, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab + Text

 

MATH

ALGEBRA I or II

BUZBY, ROBERT

This course is designed for students needing an Algebra I or II high school diploma credit.  Students will have the opportunity to acquire an Algebra I or II credit through a combination of team teaching, textbooks, on-line academic software, and individualized instruction.

TUE/THU June 24, 2014, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab + Text

 

FINANCIAL SKILLS

MICHAUD, PHILIPPE

This is a course in financial literacy covering banking and checking, credit, interest rates, and payback; insurance on cars, homes, life, and health; employment and other taxes; and budgeting in general.

THU/June 19, 2014, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab +Text

 

GEOMETRY

CORMIER, ANDRE

This course will cover all the basics of geometry: lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, proportions, areas of polygons, and coordinate geometry through a combination of team teaching, textbooks, on-line academic software, and individualized instruction.

TUE/THU June 24, 2014, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee:  Lab + Text

 

INTEGRATED MATH

MEADER, GUY

This course deals with the practical applications of math and is for those who may find math a challenging subject.  Using real-life applications, this course will help students to grasp important math concepts, problem solving, critical thinking skills, and gain a fuller, richer understanding of mathematics.

MON/ June 16, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee:  Lab + Text

WED/June 18, 2014, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee:  Lab + Text

 

SCIENCE

ENGINEERING AND DESIGN

CORMIER, ANDRE

Engineering and Design is part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and career path.  By building real-world problem-solving and critical thinking skills, students learn how to innovate and design new products and improve existing products.  Students are introduced to the engineering design process to build new products and to the reverse engineering process, which enables engineers to adjust any existing product.  Students will also address how fluid power is used by engineers to make difficult maneuvers easier, increase efficiency and minimize effects on the environment.  Students then identify how engineering and design have a direct impact on the sustainability of our environment and the greening of our economy.  Finally, students incorporate the engineering design process, environmental life cycle, and green engineering principles to create a decision matrix to learn how to solve environmental issues.

 MON/June 16, 2014, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee:  Lab + Text

 

ODYSSEY ACADEMIC LAB 

CORMIER, ANDRE

CHRISTANSON, DARLA

“Correlated with state standards and based on proven educational research, ODYSSEYWARE courses for students raise the bar for Internet-based learning solutions. The curriculum includes courses in the core subject areas of history and geography, language arts, math, science, foreign language, as well as a variety of electives. Packed with compelling content, interactivity, and dynamic audio and video elements, ODYSSEYWARE engages students, empowers teachers, and inspires academic achievement. “

SCIENCE/MATH - TUE/THU June 24, 2014, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab + Text

SCIENCE - TUE/THU June 17, 2014, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab + Text

 

 HiSET 2014

Augusta Adult and Community Education offer the HiSET Program year-round for people who want their high school credentials. There are several steps to attaining a HiSET certificate.  First, you need to call us at 626-2470 and set-up an appointment with our counselor to take the CASAS and HiSET pretest.  Once you have completed the pretest, our trained staff will review the results with you.  If you have attained the scores exceeding the required average, we will set up a schedule for you to come in, take the HiSET examination, and plan your next step with our College Transition and Work Coach staff.

Should you discover you are not quite ready to take the HiSET, we have HiSET preparation classes available.  All of this is at NO COST – except your time.  Testing accommodations are available for individuals with documented disabilities.

 

 There are five sections to the HiSET examination:

 

  • Writing (consisting of 50 multiple choice questions and a written essay with a two-hour time limit)
  • Social Studies (consisting of 50 multiple choice questions with a 70-minute time limit)
  • Science (consisting of 50 multiple choice questions with an 80-minute time limit)
  • Reading (consisting of 40 multiple choice questions with a 65-minute time limit)
  • Mathematics (consisting of 50 questions; with a 90 minute time limit and use of calculator allowed and provided)

 Please note:  Due to State of Maine requirements, scoring is done off-site and may take two or more weeks for results.

 

HiSET PREPARATION CLASSES

HiSET PREPARATION

REUWER, HENRY

Based on pretest results, students will receive instruction in Language Arts-Writing, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts-Reading, and Mathematics in preparation for HiSET testing.  One-on-one instruction will be provided when possible.

MON/THU June 16, 2014, 10:45 – 12:15, 8 weeks, Cost: Free

 

HiSET PREPARATION & PRE-TESTING

REUWER, HENRY

Based on pretest results, students will receive instruction in Language Arts-Writing, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts-Reading, and Mathematics in preparation for HiSET testing.  One-on-one instruction is provided when possible.

THU/June 19, 2014, 5:00 – 8:30, 8 weeks, Cost: Free

 

COMPUTER & OFFICE CLASSES

ACCOUNTING I – PART I

MICHAUD, PHILIPPE

This is beginning instruction for accounting.  The course covers sole proprietorships and partnerships in a five journal, 3 ledger accounting system.  All accounting principles (including journalizing in the 5 journals; posting to the general and subsidiary ledgers; adjusting and closing entries at the end of the fiscal period; financial statement preparation of balance sheets, owners’ equity statements, and income statements; cash control systems; and payroll accounting are presented.  The course covers the first 17 chapters of the Accounting I text.  Students must attend both evenings to receive credit.  This course may be used toward the Office Skills Certificate Program

MON/THU June 16, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $30 (Residents); $35 (Non-Residents) + Text

 

KEYBOARDING

GLIDDEN, MELISSA

Learn how to type using Windows XP and Microsoft Word for Windows software.  You will focus on learning the keyboard and basic computer functions and then building speed and accuracy.  Students may develop a resume as part of the class.  Work at your own pace and get the skills needed in today’s computer age.  This course may be used toward the Office Skills Certificate Program.

TUE/June 17, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $25 (Residents); $30 (Non-Residents)

 

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS FOR COLLEGE OR THE WORKPLACE

MICHAUD, PHILIPPE

You will be introduced to the basic computer terminology, a computer operating system, and application software.  This course will enable you to work independently on a personal computer with beginning skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.  Typing skill is an advantage but not a requirement for this course.  This course may be used toward the Secretarial Certificate Program.

MON & WED/June 16, 2014, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $50 + Text

 

GOOGLE TOOLS

CORMIER, ANDRE

Incredibly powerful and easy to use, you will become adept at using Google Tools through focused hands-on lessons.  Quickly create and share documents, save money on expensive and unnecessary software, and access documents from any computer with an internet connection.  Leverage the organizational power of these tools to manage your personal agendas, genealogy projects, a small business, or have the tech tools to help you succeed in college, and have a little fun in the process.

MON June 16, 2014, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $65 (Residents); $70 (Non-Residents) + Text

 

MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010

CORMIER, ANDRE

The course includes an introduction to electronic spreadsheets and how they are used: the difference between text, numbers, and calculating in Excel; creating and using formulas, right and wrong ways to enter a formula (and why), copying and pasting; drag-and-drop editing, formatting; printing, working with columns and rows, absolute referencing, and an introduction to charts.  The intermediate portion of this course goes into a more advanced use of spreadsheet skills.  It includes an intermediate level of formulas and functions, charting, using databases, working with multiple worksheets and workbooks, using HTML files, range names, labels in formulas, drawing objects and auto-shapes, PivotTables, using forms, importing data, and creating macros.  This course may be used toward the Office Skills Certificate Program.  Students must be experienced computer users with skills in keyboarding, navigating around files and folders, and a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word.

MON/TUE June 16, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30, 6 weeks, Fee: $65 (Residents); $70 (Non-Residents) + Text

 

ENGLISH SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL)

 

Come join one of Jan Foster’s ESOL classes to increase language proficiency in any of the following areas:  everyday conversation, pronunciation, grammar, or writing.  The informal classroom setting creates a relaxed environment for learning and socialization.  Call Jan at 626-2470 to register.

 

ESOL INTERMEDIATE – WED/June 18, 2014, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Fee:  Free

ESOL BEGINNING – WED/June 18, 2014, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Fee:  Free

ESOL MULT-LEVEL – WED/June 18, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30, 8 weeks, Fee:  Free

  

ALL CLASSES LOCATED AT THE

KENNEBEC LEARNING CENTER

  Schedule

  

Monday 8:30 – 11:30

Monday 12:30 – 3:30

English

Computers College/Workplace

Google Tools

Engineering & Design

History

 

 

 

Tuesday 8:30 – 11:30

Tuesday 12:30 – 3:30

Academic Advising

Creative Writing

Math

Odyssey Science/Math

PHW Language Arts

Science

 

 

Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30

Wednesday 12:30 – 3:30

English

Computers College/Workplace

ESOL

ESOL

Graphic Design

Integrated Math

History

Odyssey Lab

Number Skills for College

 

 

 

Thursday 8:30 – 11:30

Thursday 12:30 – 3:30

Math

Film & Literature

PHW Language Arts

Financial Skills

 

Odyssey Science/Math

 

Science

Evening Classes (5:30 – 8:30)

 Accounting (Monday/Thursday)

Excel (Monday/Tuesday)

Integrated Math (Monday)

Keyboarding (Tuesday)

Reading for College (Tuesday)

ESOL (Wednesday)

HiSET Preparation (Thursday)

located at the

Kennebec Learning Center

    SUMMER PROGRAM

We offer educational opportunities from college preparation to literacy skills.  Our classrooms provide a warm and inviting learning environment with small classes and individual learning levels.  Course fees are based on your program enrollment.  Please call 626-2470 to schedule an appointment with our counselor for assessment, classroom placement and registration.

 

COLLEGE TRANSITIONS

Reading and Number Skills for College classes provide the academic skills to enter a college.  New this year is our Odyssey Lab Career & Technical Education.  We also offer the academic entrance placement assessment (Accuplacer). 

 

COMPUTER & OFFICE CLASSES

You can learn, improve, or maintain your skills in one of our computer classes. We offer Keyboarding, Introduction to Computers for College or the Workplace, Microsoft Excel 2010, Google Tools and Accounting I – Part I

 

HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION

Adults who want to earn their high school diploma have an option to enroll in day classes.  The first step is to make an appointment for the Reading and Math CASAS Assessment and then schedule a time to meet with Karen Drinkuth our counselor.  She will discuss your goals, learning styles, and develop a plan for your high school completion.

 

ENGLISH SPEAKERS of OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL)

If English is not your first language or you want to improve your current speaking skills and knowledge, we offer classes from non-speaking to advance.  The ESOL software program Rosetta Stone is also available to individuals.

We believe in individual endeavor, team cooperation, and lifelong learning!

Summer Vacation Week of June 30, 2014

 

ACADEMIC CLASSES

ALL CLASSES LOCATED AT THE KENNEBEC LEARNING CENTER

 

POST SECONDARY COURSES

NOTE: College Transition Students Pay Textbook Fee Only

 

ACADEMIC AND CAREER ADVISING

ROY, MONIQUE

This course will prepare students for a transition to post-secondary education and the workplace.  It covers interest inventories, learning styles, and personality preferences, self-evaluations of worker abilities and skill toward career pathways.  Recognizing and overcoming barriers to college and the workplace are discussed.  Additional topics will include development of appropriate attitudes, time management, organizational skills, conflict resolution, and work ethics.  College placement testing, college tours, navigating a college campus or career site, interviewing skills and applications for college and work will be covered along with writing cover letters, resumes, and doing on-line applications.  We will address the soft skills one needs to get and keep a job or stay in school.

TUE/June 17, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $25 + text

 

NUMBER SKILLS FOR COLLEGE

BUZBY, ROBERT

This course will help adult learners prepare for placement testing and success in college level math courses.  Course content covers basic arithmetic of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratio and proportion, integers, and simple geometry.

WED/June 25, 2014, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $25 + text

                                                                                               

READING FOR COLLEGE

FOSTER, JANICE

This course is for students who are preparing for college and would like to increase their comprehension, vocabulary, ability to recognize the main idea, understand comparison and contrast, and cause and effect.  Techniques in reading will be taught in order to be able to read smarter – not harder.  The class is taught using the STAR reading strategies to prepare students to pass the college entrance Accuplacer assessment. 

TUE/June 17, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $25 + text

 

ODYSSEY LAB – CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION

“As more schools expand their CTE programs, Odysseyware is here with a wide array of courses that fit perfectly into established CTE career clusters. Our rigorous, media-rich Career and Technical Education courses prepare students for the workforce and post-secondary education.”

WED/June 25, 2014, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $25 + text

 

HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION

ART

GRAPHIC DESIGN

CORMIER, ANDRE

Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to unleash your creativity in graphic design.  You will learn to use “GIMP” a graphic design program that will teach you the basic tools and elements of any graphic art program.  Through projects and lessons, you will learn the foundations of design and apply them in fun and creative ways.  Whether it is creating design elements for marketing, the web, or live television production, this class will give you a firm foundation in the key concepts that will allow you to create digital artwork.

WED/ June 25, 2014, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee:  Lab + Text

ENGLISH

CREATIVE WRITING

FOSTER, JANICE

Students will compose his or her writing through fun exercises and activities to develop an understanding of the writing process.  This process will provide the learner with opportunities to develop his or her critical thinking skills while demonstrating his or her ability to create a well-written piece of work at the end of the course. This work will display correct sentence structure, effective use of words, exhibit proper grammar and punctuation by using good editing techniques. 

TUE/ June 17, 2014, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee:  Lab + Text

 

FILM & LITERATURE

FOSTER, JANICE

Learn the foundations of writing through films.   Students are exposed to a variety of types of writing after viewing films.  This class covers poetry, essays (narrative, descriptive, persuasive, expository, and opinion – reaction) and weekly journal writing.   Writings are done in class and editing done for homework.

THU/June 19, 2014, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab + Text

 

INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE FICTION

HAYES, JOE

MON & WED/JUNE 16, 2014, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab + Text

 

PERSONAL HELP WITH LANGUAGE ARTS

FOSTER, JANICE

This course is designed to gain a basic understanding of sentence structure, grammar, and the importance of developing good paragraphs.  Students will work independently in project-based learning, interactively with instructor and other students in class, and participate in assigned work.

TUE/THU June 17, 2014, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab + Text

 

HISTORY

CIVICS

COOPER, BRUCE

This course introduces the concepts from the Maine Learning Results.  Students will engage in hands-on projects and activities to see the effect of an active citizenry in the local, state, and federal community.  Students will utilize interactive educational tools to supplement their learning experience.

MON/WED June 16, 2014, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab + Text

 

U.S. HISTORY

COOPER, BRUCE

This class will cover the history of our nation from the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock to the domestic and international issues that confront our nation today.  This class is taught with a combination of the academic software Odyssey, textbook, and class discussions.

MON/WED June 16, 2014, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab + Text

 

MATH

ALGEBRA I or II

BUZBY, ROBERT

This course is designed for students needing an Algebra I or II high school diploma credit.  Students will have the opportunity to acquire an Algebra I or II credit through a combination of team teaching, textbooks, on-line academic software, and individualized instruction.

TUE/THU June 24, 2014, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab + Text

 

FINANCIAL SKILLS

MICHAUD, PHILIPPE

This is a course in financial literacy covering banking and checking, credit, interest rates, and payback; insurance on cars, homes, life, and health; employment and other taxes; and budgeting in general.

THU/June 19, 2014, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab +Text

 

GEOMETRY

CORMIER, ANDRE

This course will cover all the basics of geometry: lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, proportions, areas of polygons, and coordinate geometry through a combination of team teaching, textbooks, on-line academic software, and individualized instruction.

TUE/THU June 24, 2014, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee:  Lab + Text

 

INTEGRATED MATH

MEADER, GUY

This course deals with the practical applications of math and is for those who may find math a challenging subject.  Using real-life applications, this course will help students to grasp important math concepts, problem solving, critical thinking skills, and gain a fuller, richer understanding of mathematics.

MON/ June 16, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee:  Lab + Text

WED/June 18, 2014, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee:  Lab + Text

 

SCIENCE

ENGINEERING AND DESIGN

CORMIER, ANDRE

Engineering and Design is part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and career path.  By building real-world problem-solving and critical thinking skills, students learn how to innovate and design new products and improve existing products.  Students are introduced to the engineering design process to build new products and to the reverse engineering process, which enables engineers to adjust any existing product.  Students will also address how fluid power is used by engineers to make difficult maneuvers easier, increase efficiency and minimize effects on the environment.  Students then identify how engineering and design have a direct impact on the sustainability of our environment and the greening of our economy.  Finally, students incorporate the engineering design process, environmental life cycle, and green engineering principles to create a decision matrix to learn how to solve environmental issues.

 MON/June 16, 2014, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee:  Lab + Text

 

ODYSSEY ACADEMIC LAB 

CORMIER, ANDRE

CHRISTANSON, DARLA

“Correlated with state standards and based on proven educational research, ODYSSEYWARE courses for students raise the bar for Internet-based learning solutions. The curriculum includes courses in the core subject areas of history and geography, language arts, math, science, foreign language, as well as a variety of electives. Packed with compelling content, interactivity, and dynamic audio and video elements, ODYSSEYWARE engages students, empowers teachers, and inspires academic achievement. “

SCIENCE/MATH - TUE/THU June 24, 2014, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab + Text

SCIENCE - TUE/THU June 17, 2014, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab + Text

 

 HiSET 2014

Augusta Adult and Community Education offer the HiSET Program year-round for people who want their high school credentials. There are several steps to attaining a HiSET certificate.  First, you need to call us at 626-2470 and set-up an appointment with our counselor to take the CASAS and HiSET pretest.  Once you have completed the pretest, our trained staff will review the results with you.  If you have attained the scores exceeding the required average, we will set up a schedule for you to come in, take the HiSET examination, and plan your next step with our College Transition and Work Coach staff.

Should you discover you are not quite ready to take the HiSET, we have HiSET preparation classes available.  All of this is at NO COST – except your time.  Testing accommodations are available for individuals with documented disabilities.

 

 There are five sections to the HiSET examination:

 

  • Writing (consisting of 50 multiple choice questions and a written essay with a two-hour time limit)
  • Social Studies (consisting of 50 multiple choice questions with a 70-minute time limit)
  • Science (consisting of 50 multiple choice questions with an 80-minute time limit)
  • Reading (consisting of 40 multiple choice questions with a 65-minute time limit)
  • Mathematics (consisting of 50 questions; with a 90 minute time limit and use of calculator allowed and provided)

 Please note:  Due to State of Maine requirements, scoring is done off-site and may take two or more weeks for results.

 

HiSET PREPARATION CLASSES

HiSET PREPARATION

REUWER, HENRY

Based on pretest results, students will receive instruction in Language Arts-Writing, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts-Reading, and Mathematics in preparation for HiSET testing.  One-on-one instruction will be provided when possible.

MON/THU June 16, 2014, 10:45 – 12:15, 8 weeks, Cost: Free

 

HiSET PREPARATION & PRE-TESTING

REUWER, HENRY

Based on pretest results, students will receive instruction in Language Arts-Writing, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts-Reading, and Mathematics in preparation for HiSET testing.  One-on-one instruction is provided when possible.

THU/June 19, 2014, 5:00 – 8:30, 8 weeks, Cost: Free

 

COMPUTER & OFFICE CLASSES

ACCOUNTING I – PART I

MICHAUD, PHILIPPE

This is beginning instruction for accounting.  The course covers sole proprietorships and partnerships in a five journal, 3 ledger accounting system.  All accounting principles (including journalizing in the 5 journals; posting to the general and subsidiary ledgers; adjusting and closing entries at the end of the fiscal period; financial statement preparation of balance sheets, owners’ equity statements, and income statements; cash control systems; and payroll accounting are presented.  The course covers the first 17 chapters of the Accounting I text.  Students must attend both evenings to receive credit.  This course may be used toward the Office Skills Certificate Program

MON/THU June 16, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $30 (Residents); $35 (Non-Residents) + Text

 

KEYBOARDING

GLIDDEN, MICHELLE

Learn how to type using Windows XP and Microsoft Word for Windows software.  You will focus on learning the keyboard and basic computer functions and then building speed and accuracy.  Students may develop a resume as part of the class.  Work at your own pace and get the skills needed in today’s computer age.  This course may be used toward the Office Skills Certificate Program.

TUE/June 17, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $25 (Residents); $30 (Non-Residents)

 

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS FOR COLLEGE OR THE WORKPLACE

MICHAUD, PHILIPPE

You will be introduced to the basic computer terminology, a computer operating system, and application software.  This course will enable you to work independently on a personal computer with beginning skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.  Typing skill is an advantage but not a requirement for this course.  This course may be used toward the Secretarial Certificate Program.

MON & WED/June 16, 2014, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $50 + Text

 

GOOGLE TOOLS

CORMIER, ANDRE

Incredibly powerful and easy to use, you will become adept at using Google Tools through focused hands-on lessons.  Quickly create and share documents, save money on expensive and unnecessary software, and access documents from any computer with an internet connection.  Leverage the organizational power of these tools to manage your personal agendas, genealogy projects, a small business, or have the tech tools to help you succeed in college, and have a little fun in the process.

MON June 16, 2014, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $65 (Residents); $70 (Non-Residents) + Text

 

MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010

CORMIER, ANDRE

The course includes an introduction to electronic spreadsheets and how they are used: the difference between text, numbers, and calculating in Excel; creating and using formulas, right and wrong ways to enter a formula (and why), copying and pasting; drag-and-drop editing, formatting; printing, working with columns and rows, absolute referencing, and an introduction to charts.  The intermediate portion of this course goes into a more advanced use of spreadsheet skills.  It includes an intermediate level of formulas and functions, charting, using databases, working with multiple worksheets and workbooks, using HTML files, range names, labels in formulas, drawing objects and auto-shapes, PivotTables, using forms, importing data, and creating macros.  This course may be used toward the Office Skills Certificate Program.  Students must be experienced computer users with skills in keyboarding, navigating around files and folders, and a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word.

MON/TUE June 16, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30, 6 weeks, Fee: $65 (Residents); $70 (Non-Residents) + Text

 

ENGLISH SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL)

 

Come join one of Jan Foster’s ESOL classes to increase language proficiency in any of the following areas:  everyday conversation, pronunciation, grammar, or writing.  The informal classroom setting creates a relaxed environment for learning and socialization.  Call Jan at 626-2470 to register.

 

ESOL INTERMEDIATE – WED/June 18, 2014, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Fee:  Free

ESOL BEGINNING – WED/June 18, 2014, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Fee:  Free

ESOL MULT-LEVEL – WED/June 18, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30, 8 weeks, Fee:  Free

  

ALL CLASSES LOCATED AT THE

KENNEBEC LEARNING CENTER

  Schedule

  

Monday 8:30 – 11:30

Monday 12:30 – 3:30

English

Computers College/Workplace

Google Tools

Engineering & Design

History

 

 

 

Tuesday 8:30 – 11:30

Tuesday 12:30 – 3:30

Academic Advising

Creative Writing

Math

Odyssey Science/Math

PHW Language Arts

Science

 

 

Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30

Wednesday 12:30 – 3:30

English

Computers College/Workplace

ESOL

ESOL

Graphic Design

Integrated Math

History

Odyssey Lab

Number Skills for College

 

 

 

Thursday 8:30 – 11:30

Thursday 12:30 – 3:30

Math

Film & Literature

PHW Language Arts

Financial Skills

 

Odyssey Science/Math

 

Science

Evening Classes (5:30 – 8:30)

 Accounting (Monday/Thursday)

Excel (Monday/Tuesday)

Integrated Math (Monday)

Keyboarding (Tuesday)

Reading for College (Tuesday)

ESOL (Wednesday)

HiSET Preparation (Thursday)

 
 
 

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