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.
WED/January 29, 2020, 2:30-5:30, 8 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Text Fee: TBA

 

COMPUTERS

 

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
MERCKENS, JEFFERY
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.  Call us at 626-2470 for more information.

 

ELECTIVE

 

BASIC SEWING
WINCHELL, WYNNE
Learn the basics of sewing as you work on a sewing project. Time will be devoted to reading your patterns, cutting out fabric, sewing techniques, and learning to use a machine. This course is for Diploma Students only. Call us at 626-2470 for more information.

 

 ENGLISH

 

CREATIVE WRITING
PARKS, SUSAN
Students will compose his or her writing through fun exercises and activities to develop an understanding of the writing process.  This process will provide the learner with opportunities to develop his or her critical thinking skills while demonstrating his or her ability to create a well-written pieced of work at the end of the course.  This work will display correct sentence structure, effective use of words, exhibit proper grammar and punctuation by using good editing techniques. This course is for Diploma Students only. Call us at 626-2470 for more information.

 

READING AND WRITING UNLEASHED
LOCSIN, SUSAN
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. This course is for Diploma Students only. Call us at 626-2470 for more information.

 

HISTORY & GOVERNMENT

 

CIVICS/CURRENT EVENTS
WINCHELL, WYNNE
This course introduces the concepts from the Maine Learning Results.  Students will engage in hands-on projects and activities to see the effect of an active citizenry in the local, state, and federal community.  Students will utilize educational tools to supplement their learning experience.  This course is for Diploma Students only. Call us at 626-2470 for more information.

 

ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS
TBA
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. This course is for Diploma Students only. Call us at 626-2470 for more information.

 

GLOBAL INSIGHTS
OLIVIER, DONALD
Global Insights is a study of the earth and how we interact with it. Using the five themes of geography - location, place, human/environment interaction, movement, and region - students will examine and explore the environmental, social, and cultural aspects of geography and how they relate to present day. This course is for Diploma Students only.  Call us at 626-2470 for more information.

 

U. S. HISTORY
OLIVIER, DONALD
This class will cover the history of our nation from the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock to the domestic and international issues that confront our nation today.  This class is taught with a combination of the academic software Odyssey, textbook, and class discussions. This course is for Diploma Students only. Call us at 626-2470 for more information.

 

WORLD HISTORY
LOCSIN, SUSAN
This course is the study of major events and eras that have shaped today's world, beginning with ancient history and continuing to the 20th Century. Students learn how political, social, and economic systems have evolved. This course is for Diploma Students only. Call us at 626-2470 for more information.

 

 MATH

 

FOUNDATIONS OF MATH
TBA
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. Call us at 626-2470 for more information.

 

INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
JOHNSON, ELIZABETH
This course provides a good foundation in the areas of statistics and probability. Students will interpret categorical and quantitative data, make inferences and justify conclusions from sample surveys and experiments, and understand and apply the rules of probability to solve problems and evaluate outcomes, among other things. Many assessments will be project-/data-based. Call us at 626-2470 for more information.

 

 SCIENCE

 

ENGINEERING- ENERGY- ENVIRONMENT
TBA
The concepts in this one quarter course are types of energy, energy flow and conservation of energy. Students will increase their understanding of simple machines and apply these to create and optimize the performance of a device. Students will explore different methods used for electrical energy production.  This course is for Diploma Students only. Call us at 626-2470 for more information.

 

PHYSICAL SCIENCE
TBA
Learn the basics of Physical Science  - the knowledge that underpins technology and engineering.    We'll discuss Newton’s laws, simple machines, projectiles and electricity - all topics with practical applications though direct experimentation to discover how things really work for yourself.  This course is beneficial for anyone who might work in a technical career in the future, as well as those who would like to know how the physical world works.   Students will perform a series of hands on investigations to discover the basic mechanics of motion, force, energy, gravity and electric circuits. Although equations will be introduced, the level of mathematics required will be very basic. This course is for Diploma Students only. Call us at 626-2470 for more information.

 

PHYSICS
HARTILL, ERIN
This course combines lecture, lab, and problem-solving activities to investigate both the practical and theoretical aspects of physics. The course requires the use of algebraic thinking and a basic understanding of algebra. Topics include classical mechanics, waves, sound, light, and energy.  This course is for Diploma Students only. Call us at 626-2470 for more information.