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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 Summer 2018

Augusta Adult & Community Education

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

 

COLLEGE TRANSITIONS

Reading, Writing and Math Skills for College classes provide the academic skills to enter a college. Our Academic and Career Advising class prepares students for post-secondary education and the workplace. We are offering the Maine Adult Education College Transition Student Success Course (college credit issued).  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 Accounting I Part II, Microsoft Excel 2010, Microsoft Word 2010 and QuickBooks.

 

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. 

 

 

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

 

Summer Vacation Week of July 2, 2018

 

ACADEMIC CLASSES

 ALL CLASSES LOCATED AT THE KENNEBEC LEARNING CENTER

POST SECONDARY COURSES

College Transition Students Pay Textbook Fee Only

 

 

MAINE ADULT EDUCATION COLLEGE TRANSITION STUDENT SUCCESS COURSE

CORCORAN, REBECCA

This course is designed to help students prepare for admission to a college program.  In this course, students will be introduced to a variety of topics including the college application process, financial aid, time management, goal setting, learning styles, campus resources, catalog policies, critical thinking, study skills, and how to complete a college level research paper.  Those who successfully complete the course will obtain 3 college level credits that can transfer into the University of Maine at Augusta as an elective or Kennebec Valley Community College as 1 college level credit.  In addition, those who successfully complete this course may be eligible for scholarship funds to pay for their first course at a college of their choice.

TUE/THU, June 19, 2018, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $50

  

MATH/WRITING

EMERY, MICHAEL

In this multi-level, individually paced course, students will work on a variety of topics in math and/or writing.  Coursework may be entirely individual or include some small-group projects depending on student’s needs. Choose your day or days to work with your schedule.

MON/TUE/WED/THU, June 18, 2018, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Fee: TBA

                                                               

READING & WRITING SKILLS FOR COLLEGE WITH ODYSSEYWARE LAB

CORMIER, ANDRE

This course is a preparatory class for college-bound students who would like to increase his or her comprehension, vocabulary, and develop good reading practices.  Techniques in reading will be modeled and practiced through STAR reading method, educational technology, and other tools as needed to prepare students to pass the college entrance Accuplacer assessment. This course includes conventions of Standard English usage and their applications in writing sentences, paragraphs, and simple essays.  Writing exercises will introduce students to the rigors and requirements of college writing.

Tue/June 19, 2018, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $15

 

HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION

 

ACADEMIC AND CAREER ADVISING

CORCORAN, REBECCA

This course will prepare students for post-secondary education and the workplace. It covers interest inventories, learning styles, and personality preferences, self-evaluations of work abilities and skill toward career pathways. Recognizing and overcoming barriers to college and the workplace will be discussed as well as 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 resumes, and doing on-line applications. We will address the soft skills one needs to get and keep a job or stay in school.

WED/June 27, 2018, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Fee: TBA

THU/June 28, 2018, 5:30 – 8:30, 8 weeks, Fee: TBA

 ENGLISH

  

ADVENTURES IN CREATIVE WRITING

FOSTER, JANICE

Adventures in Creative Writing: provides opportunities for students to develop their talents and broaden their understanding of the writers craft at all levels.  Students improve and perfect their unique voices through a variety of readings that include both traditional and contemporary genres.  In addition to discussions, writing exercises along with the use of music, nature, and other sources such as plays, films, and memoirs will be used to increase the students’ artistry.

THU/June 21, 2018, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Fee: TBA

 

LITERATURE AND THE ART OF FILM

FOSTER, JANICE

This course looks closely at the relationship of film, visual art, and literature, focusing most specifically upon the interaction between them, as it certainly is different in its visual and psychological effects.  Required comparative readings and film are a component of this course because students need to understand how narrative voice, variations in point of view, characterization and description get lost without the language of words in a book.

TUE/June 19, 2018, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Fee: TBA

 

MATH/WRITING

EMERY, MICHAEL

In this multi-level, individually paced course, students will work on a variety of topics in math and/or writing.  Coursework may be entirely individual or include some small-group projects depending on student’s needs. Choose your day or days that work with your schedule.

MON/TUE/WED/THU, June 18, 2018, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Fee: TBA

HISTORY

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

EMERY, MICHAEL

This course serves as a combined investigation of topics related to US and World History, Current Events, Civics/Government, and Global Insights. Together we will discuss situations, current and historical, and each learner will examine them through the lens of one particular social studies discipline. May be repeated for credit, though a new social studies discipline must be chosen each time.

MON/WED, June 18, 2018, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Fee: TBA

MON/June 18, 2018, 4:00 – 7:00, 8 weeks, Fee: TBA

MATH

 

INTEGRATED MATH

CORMIER, ANDRE

EMERY, MICHAEL

Material in this course will vary depending on the needs of learners. The instructor’s goal is to group learners of similar levels together whenever possible. We will engage in both group learning and individual work, using a combination of textbook-, computer-, and activity-based learning. Topics will vary from whole-number operations to algebraic problem-solving, geometric reasoning, probability, and everything in between.  Choose your day or days that work with your schedule.

MON/TUE/WED/THU, June 18, 2018, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Fee: TBA

 

MATH/WRITING

EMERY, MICHAEL

In this multi-level, individually paced course, students will work on a variety of topics in math and/or writing.  Coursework may be entirely individual or include some small-group projects depending on student’s needs. Choose your day or days to work with your schedule.

MON/TUE/WED/THU, June 18, 2018, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Fee: TBA

OTHER

 

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/June 18, 2018, 4:00 – 7:00, 8 weeks, Fee: TBA

 

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 60 multiple choice questions and a written essay with a two-hour time limit)
  • Social Studies (consisting of 60 multiple choice questions with a 70-minute time limit)
  • Science (consisting of 60 multiple choice questions with an 80-minute time limit)
  • Reading (consisting of 50 multiple choice questions with a 65-minute time limit)
  • Mathematics (consisting of 55 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, June 18, 2018, 10:45 – 12:15, 8 weeks, Cost: Free

THU/June 21, 2018, 5:00 – 8:30, 8 weeks, Cost: Free

 

NEW! HiSET ACADEMY – Academic software to provide additional opportunities to prepare for the pre- and official HiSET testing.

 

 Other opportunities for HiSET preparation are available.

Ask our advisors if you are interested!

 

OFFICIAL HiSET TESTING MONDAY

9:00 – 12:00

 

COMPUTER & OFFICE CLASSES

 

ACCOUNTING I, PART II

DOODY, JONATHAN

This is a continuation for accounting. The course covers sole proprietorships and partnerships in a 5 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 a 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 chapter 17 and beyond in the Accounting I text. This course may be used toward the Office Skills Certificate Program.

WED/June 20, 2018, 6:00 – 8:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $30 (Residents); $35 (Non-Residents) + Text

  

MICROSOFT WORD 2010

CORMIER, ANDRE

In this hands-on class, you will learn the fundamentals of Word 2010 to improve your productivity in word processing and desktop publishing. Some topics for this course include, but are not limited to: format, page setup, switch between multiple documents, bullets, automatic numbering, line spacing, headers & footers, breaks, tables, columns, inserting graphics, mail merge, macros, customizing toolbars, etc. A base speed of 20 wpm in addition to previous experience in using computers is beneficial. This course may be used toward the Office Skills Certificate Program.

TUE/THU, June 19, 2018, 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 references; 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 basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word.

WED/June 20, 2018, 5:30 – 8:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $55 (Residents); $60 (Non-Residents) + Text

 

QUICKBOOKS

WEST, DAWN

This introductory course will teach you the basics of QuickBooks and how to set up your business.  This course is designed for beginners and does not require prior training in Accounting.  Topics to be covered include:  Getting started, setting up QuickBooks, working with lists and bank accounts, entering sales and invoices, tracking receivables, receiving payments and making deposits, reconciling bank accounts, entering and paying bills, analyzing financial data, tracking and paying sales tax, generating reports on profit & loss/balance sheets, customizing forms, tracking inventory, and payroll. This course may be used toward the Office Skills Certificate Program

THU/June 21, 2018, 5:30 – 8:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $65 (Residents); $70 (Non-Residents) + $15 Supply Fee

 

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL)

 

Come join one of Jan’s 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 BEGINNER

TUE/WED, June 19, 2018, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks

or

TUE/June 19, 2018, 12:30 – 2:30, 8 weeks

 

ELL ROSETTA STONE LAB

MON/June 18, 2018, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks

 

ELL HIGH BEGINNING/ LOW INTERMEDIATE

TUE/THU, June 19, 2018, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks

 

ELL INTERMEDIATE

WED/June 20, 2018, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks

 

ELL ADVANCED

WED/June 20, 2018, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks

 

ELL CITIZENSHIP/CIVICS

THU/June 21, 2018, 11:30 – 2:00, 8 weeks

 

WE WILL BE OFFERING ROSETTA STONE ACADEMIC SOFTWARE LAB

JUNE 4TH THROUGH JUNE 14TH

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY

10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

 

ALL CLASSES LOCATED AT THE

KENNEBEC LEARNING CENTER

 

Schedule

 

 

Monday 8:30 – 11:30

 

 

Monday 12:30 – 3:30

Integrated Math

Integrated Science

Integrated Social Studies

Math/Writing

Rosetta Stone Lab

 

 

Tuesday 8:30 – 11:30

Tuesday 12:30 – 3:30

ELL Beginner

ELL Beginner

ELL Intermediate

Literature & Art of Film

Integrated Math

Math/Writing

MAECTSSC (college credit issued)

College Read/Write

Microsoft Word 2010

 

 

 

Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30

Wednesday 12:30 – 3:30

ELL Advanced

Academic & Career Advising

ELL Beginner

ELL Intermediate

Integrated Math

Integrated Science

Integrated Social Studies

Math/Writing

 

Thursday 8:30 – 11:30

Thursday 12:30 – 3:30

ELL Intermediate

Adventures Creative Writing

Integrated Math

ELL Citizenship

MAECSSC (college credit issued)

Math/Writing

Microsoft Word 2010

 

 

 

Evening Classes (5:30 – 8:30)

 Monday – Social Studies & Odysseyware Lab (4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

Wednesday – Accounting I Part II, ELL, Microsoft Excel 2010

 Thursday – Academic & Career Advising, HiSET (Advising, Preparation, Math & Writing), QuickBooks/Accounting II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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