Academic Courses

CAREERS

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.
MON/January 22, 2018, 2:30-5:30, 8 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Text Fee: TBA
WED/January 24, 2018, 2:30-5:30, 8 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Text Fee: TBA
MON/March 26, 2018, 2:30-5:30, 8 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Text Fee: TBA
WED/March 28, 2018, 2:30-5:30, 8 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Text Fee: TBA
THU/March 1, 2018, 6:00-9:00, 8 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Text Fee: TBA

COMPUTERS

INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO PRODUCTION/GRAPHIC DESIGN
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, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15


ENGLISH

COMPOSITION, LITERATURE, AND FILM
FOSTER, JANICE
This class is designed to prepare students to develop higher critical thinking skills by studying thematic issues, reflected through literature and film. Students will read and write while they develop knowledge of different types of media. Furthermore, students will learn about the relationships between literature, composition, and film to gain an understanding of the complex interplay between film and literature.
TUE/January 23, 2018, 2:30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION
FOSTER, JANICE
Contemporary Literature will introduce students to a range of non-fiction, drama, poetry, short stories, and essays from a variety of writers from 1945 to present time. The class will hold discussions and write communicating, ideas, themes, style, and form from these readings. This will allow students to understand what defines contemporary American fiction and why we study it.
THU/January 25, 2018, 2:30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

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, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Fee to be determined by program
WED/January 24, 2018, 12:30-2:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, 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, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

HEALTH

CHILD DEVELOPMENT
MICHAUD, CAROL
Children's behavior can be both fascinating and frustrating, especially when you don't understand it.  This class will explore physical, emotional, social and intellectual development from conception through adolescence.  We will see how child development theory applies to everyday life.  Links will be made to parenting, family, community, and the workplace.  You will learn that taking care of children is one of the most important responsibilities you can have.
TUE/January 23, 2018, 2:30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

EXPLORING RELATIONSHIPS
PARADIS, KATHLEEN
PROVOST, NANCY
This course focuses on the relationships between personal choices and individual well-being with an emphasis on teaching healthy ways to listen and communicate with family, peers, and others. Discussion will raise awareness about social issues and increase knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of interpersonal relationships.
THU/January 25, 2018, 2:30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

PSYCHOLOGY
MICHAUD, CAROL
Psychology is the study of behavior.  In this class we will explore the fascinating human brain and the wide world of human behavior.  Topics covered will include: emotions and motivation, sensations and perceptions, stress, the brain, the personality, altered states of consciousness, abnormal behavior and the learning process.  This class will be helpful in understanding yourself and others.
TUE/January 23, 2018, 6:00-9:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

 

HISTORY & GOVERNMENT

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.
TUE/January 23, 2018, 2:30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

INTEGRATED 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/January 22, 2018, 6:00-9:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15
THU/January 25, 2018, 2:30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

MATH

APPLICATIONS OF ALGEBRA
EMERY, MICHAEL
This is an advanced course that investigates real-world applications of concepts from algebra and other branches of mathematics. Learners may focus on a subject such as Algebra II, Probability & Statistics, Geometry, or Precalculus. Topics may include functions; sets; polynomials and factoring; properties of real numbers; rational expressions; systems of equations; logarithms; advanced geometric concepts; trigonometry; descriptive and inferential statistics; tools for statistical analysis; and more.
TUE/January 23, 2018, 6:00-9:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15 

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, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

FOUNDATIONS OF ALGEBRA
CORMIER, ANDRE
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, 6:00-9:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

FOUNDATIONS OF MATH
EMERY, MICHAEL
This course 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, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

INTEGRATED MATH
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. WED/January 24, 2018, 2:30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

 
SCIENCE

INTEGRATED SCIENCE
CORMIER, ANDRE
Explore the different aspects and integrations of science using technology and student collaboration. Learners will be able to choose and investigate a scientific focus in Environmental, Earth and Space, or Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Engineering – Energy – the Environment. Students will be able to work individually and participate in group experiments and activities; develop an ability to be aware of and participate in scientific inquiry; deepen their understanding of interrelationships between organisms and the environment, recognize patterns in systems, and expand their knowledge of cellular dimensions of living systems. Engage and explore the world through the lens of science!
WED/January 24, 2018, 2:30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

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, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Fee to be determined by program
WED/January 24, 2018, 12:30-2:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Fee to be determined by program