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Augusta Adult and Community Education

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33 Union Street, Suite 2 • Augusta, ME 04330
hemery@augustaschools.org • 207-626-2470 • Fax: 207-626-2529
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Kennebec Learning Center - Spring 2018

 

Augusta Adult & Community Education

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Kennebec Learning Center

 

SPRING DAY PROGRAMMING

 

We offer educational opportunities from college preparation to basic literacy skills.  Our classrooms provide a warm and inviting educational environment with small classes and individual learning levels. Course fees are based on your program enrollment.  Please call 626-2470 to schedule an appointment for a CASAS assessment and to meet with one of our counselors to complete your registration process.

 

COLLEGE TRANSITIONS

We offer the academic entrance placement assessment (Accuplacer) once you have completed the CASAS.  Those individuals enrolling in our College Transitions Program pay a textbook fee only.

 

HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION

Adults who want to earn their high school diploma have an option to enroll in day classes.  Upon completion of the CASAS assessment, we will schedule a time for you to meet with our counselor to discuss your goals, learning styles, and develop a plan for your high school completion.  We also offer HiSET preparation classes and testing for those who want to complete high school with a state recognized high school completion certificate.

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL)

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 ELL software program Rosetta Stone is also available to individuals.

 

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION (ABE)

This program is for adults who want to develop their basic reading, writing, and math skills.  Our program offers the opportunity to learn in a small, comfortable, and encouraging classroom setting.   We offer English and math classes Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

 

 

CAREER ADVISING

classes for Adult Basic Education and English Language Learners students help prepare individuals for the workplace.

 

 

NEW!   BUSINESS ENGLISH on Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

 

 

 

WE BELIEVE IN INDIVIDUAL ENDEAVOR, TEAM COOPERATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING!

 

 

 

ACADEMIC CLASSES 

ALL CLASSES LOCATED AT THE KENNEBEC LEARNING CENTER

  

COMPUTERS

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO PRODUCTION

CORMIER, ANDRE

Whether it is local news, live sports, documentaries, or long form videography, this class will give you insight and exposure to the process of video production.  The class will go through the process of developing a story, a production plan, and bringing that plan to completion.  The class will also cover the basics of using a video camera from both a technical and composition perspective.  Students will also be introduced to editing software (Final Cut Pro/iMovie) and graphic design software (Photoshop/Gimp).  The technical aspects of live video and studio production will also be discussed.

TUE/January 23, 2018, 12:30 – 2:00, 15 weeks, Diploma students only, Lab Fee: $15

 

 

 

ENGLISH 

 

ODYSSEYWARE LAB

CORMIER, ANDRE

This class is a tutorial, interactive computer assisted, self-paced course designed for high school diploma students.  Required diploma subjects will be taught using Odyssey Academic Software

MON/January 22, 2018, 12:30 – 2:30, 15 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee to be determined by program

 

ODYSSEYWARE LAB

CORMIER, ANDRE

This class is a tutorial, interactive computer assisted, self-paced course designed for high school diploma students.  Required diploma subjects will be taught using Odyssey Academic Software

WED/January 24, 2018, 12:30 – 2:00, 15 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee to be determined by program

 

READING AND WRITING UNLEASHED

FOSTER, JANICE

This class focuses on emphasizing the integration of reading and writing to become a single process of understanding and expressing ideas.  It highlights critical thinking and reinforces its relationship to these processes.  Readings are presented and used as the basis for instruction, illustration, and practice.  The writing demonstrates comprehension of the reading; therefore, the student learns both sets of competencies.

TUE/THU, January 23, 2018, 12:30 – 2:00, 15 weeks, Diploma students only, Lab Fee: $15.00

 

MATH

 

 

FOUNDATIONS OF ALGEBRA

EMERY, MICHAEL

This course builds on the concepts learned in Foundations of Math and prepares learners for Number Skills for College.  In this course we will investigate operations with fractions and decimals; ratios, proportions, and rate of change; probability and measures of central tendency; exponents and radicals; integers; irrational numbers; order of operations; and more complex geometric concepts.

MON/January 22, 2018, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks, Diploma students only, Lab Fee: $15 or textbook fee

 

FOUNDATIONS OF MATH

EMERY, MICHAEL

This class provides instruction in basic math computation. We will explore the place value system, the meaning of the four basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) and their application to whole numbers; the language of math and how to translate between mathematical language and English; basic geometric concepts; simple probability; measurement; and the meaning of fractions and decimals.  This course will lay the foundation for future math courses, in particular Foundations of Algebra.

WED/January 24, 2018, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks, Diploma students only, Lab Fee $15 or textbook fee

 

ODYSSEYWARE LAB

CORMIER, ANDRE

This class is a tutorial, interactive computer assisted, self-paced course designed for high school diploma students.  Required diploma subjects will be taught using Odyssey Academic Software

MON/January 22, 2018, 12:30 – 2:30, 15 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee to be determined by program

 

ODYSSEYWARE LAB

CORMIER, ANDRE

This class is a tutorial, interactive computer assisted, self-paced course designed for high school diploma students.  Required diploma subjects will be taught using Odyssey Academic Software

WED/January 24, 2018, 12:30 – 2:00, 15 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee to be determined by program

 

 

HiSET 2018

Augusta Adult and Community Education offers 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) You may use a calculator for the entire test.

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 & PRETESTING

RENCKENS, THOMAS

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/TUE/THU, January 22, 2018, 10:45 – 12:15, 15 weeks, Cost: Free

 

Other opportunities for HiSET preparation are available.

Ask our advisors if you are interested!

 

 

OFFICE

 

BUSINESS ENGLISH

EMERY, MICHAEL

Need English skills for the use in an office setting?  Well then, this is the course for you!  Areas of instruction focus on punctuation, vocabulary, grammar, capitalization, spelling, letter formatting, writing, and set-up.  Hands-on reinforcement exercises in the computer lab with the assistance of support technology will allow students to apply today’s business concepts in a future office setting.  This course may be used toward the Office Skills Certificate Program.

TUE/THU, January 23, 2018, 12:30 – 2:00, 15 weeks, Cost; $30 (Residents); $35 (Non-Residents) + Text

 

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL)

 

Come join one of Jan or Nancy’s ELL 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 626-2470 to set up an appointment for the CASAS reading assessment and to register.

 

 ELL ADVANCED

MON/WED, January 22, 2018, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks

 

ELL INTERMEDIATE

MON/WED, January 22, 2018, 12:30 – 2:30, 15 weeks

 

ELL MULTI-LEVEL

MON/WED, January 22, 2018, 5:30 – 8:30

 

 ELL ADVANCED ENGLISH

TUE/January 22, 2018, 5:30 – 8:30, 15 weeks

  

ELL BEGINNER

TUE/THU, January 23, 2018, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks

 

 ELL CITIZENSHIP

WED/January 24, 2018, 5:30 – 8:30, 15 weeks

 

ELL HIGH BEGINNING/ LOW INTERMEDIATE

TUE/THU, January 23, 2018, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks

 

ELL NEWCOMER ENGLISH

MON/WED, January 22, 2018, 9:00 – 11:00, 15 weeks

 

 

ELL CAREER ADVISING

CORCORAN, REBECCA

This course will prepare ELL students for the workplace.  It covers work place vocabulary including job titles, actions, and descriptions.  We discuss different occupations, what education or skills are required, and work opportunities in the community.  Students have the opportunity to tour local colleges and universities.  Students start recognizing and overcoming barriers to finding education and employment.

THU/January 25, 2018, 9:00 – 10:00, 15 weeks, Cost: Free + text

   

ELL ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS

EMERY, MICHAEL

This course is designed to introduce students to basic economic principles and skills associated with Personal Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Global Economics.  We will cover the basic skills (balancing a checkbook, maintaining good credit) you will need to get by in today’s modern financial maze.  We will explore what you need to know about credit and loans, insurance, taxes, how to pay for college and how to be an informed consumer when making a large purchase.

MON/WED, January 22, 2018, 12:30 – 2:00, 15 weeks, Cost: Free + Text

 

ELL MATH

CORMIER, ANDRE

Learn multiple levels of math to prepare you for a traditional high school level math class, or prepare you to take the Accuplacer exam.  From numeracy skills to Algebra II, this supports learners with varying levels of English language ability as they seek to deepen mathematical knowledge and application.  A translator with mathematical credentialing and technology assist students in a self-paced, low teacher-to-student ratio environment.

WED/January 24, 2018, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks, Cost: Free + Text

 

 

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION (ABE)

 

WINCHELL, WYNNE

Many adults have not developed their basic reading and math skills.  These classes offer the opportunity to learn in a small, comfortable, and encouraging classroom setting.

MATH – TUE/THU, January 23, 2018, 8:30 – 10:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free 

READING – TUE/THU, January 23, 2018, 10:00 – 11:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free

 

ABE CAREER ADVISING

CORCORAN, REBECCA

This course will prepare ABE students for the workplace. It covers interest inventories, self-evaluations of work abilities and skill toward career pathways. Recognizing and overcoming barriers to the workplace will be discussed as well as development of appropriate attitudes, time management, organizational skills, conflict resolution and work ethics. Interviewing skills and how to fill out job applications both paper and online are covered. We will address the soft skills one needs to get and keep a job.

MON/March 5, 2018, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Cost: Lab + Text

 

 

ALL CLASSES LOCATED AT THE KENNEBEC LEARNING CENTER

 
 
 

© 2018 Augusta Adult and Community Education
33 Union Street, Suite 2 • Augusta, ME 04330
hemery@augustaschools.org • 207-626-2470 • Fax: 207-626-2529