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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 - Fall 2017

Augusta Adult & Community Education

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Kennebec Learning Center

 

    FALL DAY PROGRAMMING

 

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 one of our counselors for assessment, classroom placement and registration.

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.

 

 COMPUTER & OFFICE CLASSES

You can learn, improve, or maintain your skills in one of our computer classes. We are offering Keyboarding, Computer Basics and Introduction to Computers.

  

HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION

Individuals 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. Once you have completed the assessments, you can schedule a time to meet with our counselor.  You will discuss your goals, learning styles, and develop a plan for your high school completion.

  

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 advanced.  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.

 

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

 

 

ACADEMIC CLASSES

 

 ALL CLASSES LOCATED AT THE KENNEBEC LEARNING CENTER

 

MATH

 

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, September 6, 2017, 12:30 – 2:00, 15 weeks, Diploma students only, Cost: Lab + Text

 

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, as well as an introduction to fractions and decimals. This course will lay the foundation for future math courses.

WED, September 6, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks, Diploma students only, Cost: Lab + Text

 

MULTI-LEVEL MATH

EMERY, MICHAEL

These course offerings are open to all students needing math for any purpose and at any level of skill, familiarity, and comfort with math. The levels are based on the Career and College Readiness Standards. The instructors’ goal is to group students of similar levels together whenever possible. We will engage in both group and individual work, using a combination of textbook-, computer-, and activity-based learning. Topics, based on student need, will vary from whole-number operations to algebraic problem-solving, geometric reasoning, and everything in between.

MON, September 11, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks, Cost: Lab + Text

or

TUE/THU, September 5, 2017, 12:30 – 2:00, 15 weeks, Cost: Lab + Text

 

OTHER

 

ELL ODYSSEY LAB

CORMIER, ANDRE

This class supports learners with varying levels of English language ability as they seek to deepen academic knowledge and prepare for a variety of educational outcomes, including earning credits toward a high school diploma, becoming ready to take the HiSET high school equivalency tests or the Accuplacer college placement exam, and entering one of our certificate programs. Students will be able to work on a variety of subjects at multiple levels of proficiency.

WED, September 6, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks, Cost: Lab + Text

  

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.

WED, September 6, 12:30 – 2:00, 15 weeks, Diploma students only, Cost: Lab Fee

 

HiSET 2017

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 & PRE-TESTING

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, September 5, 2017, 10:45 – 12:15, 15 weeks, Cost: Free

 Other opportunities for HiSET preparation are available.

Ask our advisors if you are interested!

 

 COMPUTER & OFFICE CLASSES

 

 COMPUTER BASICS

CORMIER, ANDRE

No matter what your age, if you are not quite sure how to navigate or get the most from your computer then this is the class for you.  You will become familiar with basics of using a computer.  The concept of windows will be introduced as well as e-mailing (with attachments) and safe internet searches.

TUE, September 5, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 5 weeks, Self-supporting Cost: $55

  

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

CORMIER, ANDRE

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.

WED, October 10, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 10 weeks, Cost: $55 (Residents); $60 (Non-residents)

  

KEYBOARDING

CORMIER, ANDRE

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 build 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, September 5, 2017, 12:30 – 2:00, 15 weeks, Cost: $30 (Residents); $35 (Non-residents)

 

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 PRE-LITERACY/BEGINNING

TUE/WED, September 6, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks

 

ELL MEDIA

MON, September 11, 2017, 9:00 – 11:00, 15 weeks

 

ELL HIGH BEGINNING/ LOW INTERMEDIATE

TUE/THU September 6, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks

 

ELL INTERMEDIATE

MON/WED, September 6, 2017, 12:30 – 2:30, 15 weeks

OR

TUE/THU, September 5, 2017, 12:30 – 2:30, 15 weeks

 

ELL CITIZENSHIP/AMERICAN CULTURE

THU/September 7, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks

 

ELL ADVANCED

MON/WED September 6, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks

 

ELL CAREER ADVISING

CORCORAN, REBECCA

This course will prepare ELL 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 are discussed as well as development of appropriate attitudes, time management, organizational skills, conflict resolution and work ethics.  We cover interviewing skills and job applications (paper and on-line). We will address the soft skills one needs to get and keep a job.

WED/September 6, 2017, 5:30 – 7:00, 15 weeks, Cost: Lab + Text

 

ELL ODYSSEY LAB

CORMIER, ANDRE

This class supports learners with varying levels of English language ability as they seek to deepen academic knowledge and prepare for a variety of educational outcomes, including earning credits toward a high school diploma, becoming ready to take the HiSET high school equivalency tests or the Accuplacer college placement exam, and entering one of our certificate programs. Students will be able to work on a variety of subjects at multiple levels of proficiency.

WED, September 6, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks, Cost: Lab + 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, September 5, 2017, 8:30 – 10:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free

READING – TUE/THU/September 5, 2017, 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, September 11, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Cost: Lab + Text

 

ALL CLASSES LOCATED AT THE KENNEBEC LEARNING CENTER

 
 
 

© 2017 Augusta Adult and Community Education
33 Union Street, Suite 2 • Augusta, ME 04330
hemery@augustaschools.org • 207-626-2470 • Fax: 207-626-2529