Course Offerings


ACADEMIC CLASSES
ALL CLASSES LOCATED AT THE KENNEBEC LEARNING CENTER

 

 

ENGLISH

 

THE READING AND WRITING CONNECTION I
FOSTER, JANICE
Students will learn the connections between reading and writing through discussion and clear thinking. During the clear thinking strategy students recognize ideas and decide whether there is solid support for the ideas presented. These ideas will then be integrated to develop effective reading and writing skills.
TUE/THU, September 4, 2018, 12:30-2:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Text Fee: TBA

MATH

 

APPLICATIONS OF ALGEBRA
CORMIER, ANDRE
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/September 4, 2018, 8:30-11:30, 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/September 10, 2018, 8:30-11:30, 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/September 5, 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.
THU/September 6, 2018, 8:30-11:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

INTEGRATED MATH
CORMIER, ANDRE
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.
TUE/THU, September 4, 2018, 12:30-2:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15



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 & PRETESTING
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 4, 2018, 10:45 – 12:15, 15 weeks, Cost: Free

Other opportunities for HiSET preparation are available. Ask our advisors if you are interested!

OFFICE

BUSINESS MATH (DAY)
EMERY, MICHAEL
This course is offered for the Office Skills Certificate students or for any adults needing a general understanding of math functions in a business.  Some of the entry level information covered includes: profit and loss; banking; payroll; accounts payable and receivable; spread sheets and computerized accounting; cash receipts and expenses; taxes; inventories; and the basics of bookkeeping. This course may be used toward the Office Skills Certificate Program.
MON/WED, September 10, 2018, 12:30-2:00, 12 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: $30 (Residents); $35 (Non-residents) + Text

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 ADVANCED: MON/WED, September 10, 2018, 8:30-11:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text
ELL BEGINNER: MON/TUE/WED/THU, September 10, 2018, 8:30-11:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text

ELL INTERMEDIATE:  MON/WED, September 10, 2018, 12:30-2:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text

ELL MULTI-LEVEL: MON/WED, September 10, 2018, 5:30-8:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text

ELL ADVANCED ENGLISH: TUE/THU, September 4, 2018, 5:30-8:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text

ELL HIGH BEGINNER/LOW INTERMEDIATE: TUE/THU, September 4, 2018, 8:30-11:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text

 

 

ELL ADVANCED ACADEMIC & 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 online applications. We will address the soft skills one needs to get and keep a job or stay in school.
TUE/September 4, 2018, 8:30-11:30, 8 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text

ELL CAREER ADVISING
CORCORAN, REBECCA
This course begins to 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.
THU/September 6, 2018, 9:00-10:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text

ELL 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/THU, September 4, 2018, 12:30-2:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text

ELL MATH
CORMIER, ANDRE
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/September 5, 2018, 8:30-11:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text

ELL 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.
TUE/September 4, 2018, 8:30-11:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + 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 4, 2018, 8:30 – 10:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free
READING – TUE/THU, September 4, 2018, 10:00 – 11:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free

We are located at 33 Union 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.  

   
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                                                                     33 Union Street, Suite 2
                                                                         Augusta, ME 04330
                                                                        Tel: (207) 626-2470
                                                                        Fax: (207) 626-2529