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Augusta Adult & Community Education
located at the
Kennebec Learning Center
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 type. 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.
To become a College Transitions student, you must participate in four of the six activities listed below:
For FREE CASAS Educational and Accuplacer College Placement Assessments, please call 626-2470 and make an appointment to meet with our counselor.
If you want to learn or improve your current computer skills, we offer Keyboarding, Computer Basics, and Introduction to Computers. The CASAS Reading assessment is required to take the Keyboarding and Introduction to Computers.
HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION
Adultswho 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.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
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.
WE BELIEVE IN INDIVIDUAL ENDEAVOR, TEAM COOPERATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING!
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
This course is an introduction to the basic skills (balancing a checkbook, maintaining good credit, etc.) you will need to get by in today’s modern financial maze. We will discover what you need to know about credit and loans, insurance, taxes, how to pay to for college and how to be an informed consumer when making a large purchase. Do not get stuck in debtor’s prison!
THU/January 26, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma students only, Fee: $15
FOUNDATIONS OF MATH
This class provides instruction in basic math computation. You will review all the basics and development of math skills including fractions, decimals, and percentages, ratio and proportion and an introduction to signed numbers. This course will lay the foundation for the future math courses.
WED/January 25, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma students only, Fee: $15
Are you math phobic and struggling to understand the basic skills and concepts of math (whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages)? Do you struggle with interpreting and solving word problems or do you just need a little help completing a more advanced high school or college level math course (Algebra1 or 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Statistics, or even Calculus)? If so, this class may be for you.
TUE/ January 24, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 Weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Fee to be determined by program
TUE/THU January 24, 2017, 12:30 – 2:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Fee to be determined by program
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL)
Come join one of our ELL classes to increase language proficiency in any of the following areas: everyday conversation, pronunciation, grammar, writing, American Culture, Career Advising or math. The informal classroom setting creates a relaxed environment for learning and socialization. Call 626-2470 to start the assessment and registration process.
ELL ADVANCED – MON/WED, January 23, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text
ELL ADVANCED – TUE, January 24, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text
ELL BEGINNER – TUE/WED, January 24, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text
ELL HIGH BEGINNER – TUE/THU, January 24, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text
ELL INTERMEDIATE – TUE/THU, January 24, 2017, 12:30 – 2:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text
ELL INTERMEDIATE – MON/WED, January 23, 2017, 12:30 – 2:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text
ELL MULTI – LEVEL – MON/WED, January 23, 2017, 12:30 – 2:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text
ELL CITIZENSHIP AND AMERICAN CULTURE - THU, January 26, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text
ELL CAREER ADVISING
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.
WED/January 25, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text
WED/March 29, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text
Learn multiple levels of math to prepare you for a traditional high school level math class, or prepare to take the college placement Accuplacer exam. From numeracy skills to Algebra II, this class 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 25, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text
ELL ROSETTA LAB
This class allows the opportunity for ELL students to increase their language skills with the computer based academic software Rosetta Stone.
MON/January 23, 2017, 2:30 – 5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: $25
ADULT BASIC EDUCATION
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 24, 2017, 8:30 – 10:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free
READING – TUE/THU/January 24, 2017, 10:00 – 11:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free
ABE CAREER ADVISING
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 completing job applications on paper and online will be covered. We will address the soft skills one needs to get and keep a job.
MON/January 23, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text
MON/March 27, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text
The Augusta Adult Education Program is your ConnectME source for information on how you can use Maine’s expanding high-speed, broadband internet connectivity to help you meet educational goals, enrich your life, obtain health information, access governmental services and enhance economic and community development. Contact our office and arrange a special presentation on the importance of high-speed internet for your civic or social organization.
Look for this symbol. It identifies courses and workshops where you’ll learn about high-speed internet connectivity. This community education program is presented in cooperation with the Maine Department of Education and the ConnectMe Authority. Learn more at www.maine.gov/connectme and check the speed on your internet connection.
The MARTI project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
State Broadband Infrastructure Program
Award Number 23-50-M09062
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.
MON/January 23, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 5 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Self-supporting Fee: $55
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/January 24, 2017, 12:30 – 2:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: $30 (Residents); $35 (Non-residents)
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
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.
THU/January 26, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30, 10 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: $55 (Residents); $60 (Non-residents)
There are several ways to register for our Basic Computer enrichment class. A registration form can be obtained from either our brochure or website link (see below). Mail your completed form along with your payment to Augusta Adult Education, 33 Union Street, Suite 2, Augusta, ME 04330. We accept checks, money orders (payable to Augusta Adult Education), and credit/debit cards. You may also register by phone if using a debit/credit card. Walk-ins are always welcome.
We are located at 33Union Street, Suite 2 in Augusta. It is adjacent to Capitol Park in the same building as the Police Department and Housing Authority. The classes are located on the first floor and are barrier free. Parking is available in the lot to the left of the building.