Course Offerings


ACADEMIC CLASSES
ALL CLASSES LOCATED AT THE KENNEBEC LEARNING CENTER

 

 

COMPUTERS

INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO PRODUCTION
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, Diploma students only, Lab Fee: $15 

ENGLISH

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, Diploma students only, Fee to be determined by program

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
WED/January 24, 2018, 12:30 – 2:00, 15 weeks, 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, Diploma students only, Lab Fee: $15.00

MATH

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, Diploma students only, Lab Fee: $15 or textbook fee

FOUNDATIONS OF MATH
EMERY, MICHAEL
This class 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, Diploma students only, Lab Fee $15 or textbook fee

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, Diploma students only, Fee to be determined by program

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
WED/ January 24, 2018, 12:30 – 2:00, 15 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee to be determined by program

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 50 multiple choice questions and a written essay with a two-hour time limit)
• Social Studies (consisting of 50 multiple choice questions with a 70-minute time limit)
• Science (consisting of 50 multiple choice questions with an 80-minute time limit)
• Reading (consisting of 40 multiple choice questions with a 65-minute time limit)
• Mathematics (consisting of 50 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, January 22, 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 ENGLISH
EMERY, MICHAEL
Need English skills for the use in an office setting?  Well then, this is the course for you!  Areas of instruction focus on punctuation, vocabulary, grammar, capitalization, spelling, letter formatting, writing, and set-up.  Hands-on reinforcement exercises in the computer lab with the assistance of support technology will allow students to apply today’s business concepts in a future office setting.  This course may be used toward the Office Skills Certificate Program.
TUE/THU, January 23, 2018, 12:30 – 2:00, 15 weeks, 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, January 22, 2018, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks

ELL INTERMEDIATE MON/WED, January 22, 2018, 12:30 – 2:30, 15 weeks

ELL MULTI-LEVEL MON/WED, January 22, 2018, 5:30 – 8:30

ELL ADVANCED ENGLISH TUE/ January 22, 2018, 5:30 – 8:30, 15 weeks

ELL BEGINNER TUE/THU, January 23, 2018, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks

ELL CITIZENSHIP WED, January 24, 2018, 5:30 – 8:30, 15 weeks

ELL HIGH BEGINNING/ LOW INTERMEDIATE TUE/THU, January 23, 2018, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks

ELL NEWCOMER ENGLISH MON/WED, January 22, 2018, 9:00 – 11:00, 15 weeks

ELL CAREER ADVISING
CORCORAN, REBECCA
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.
THU/January 25, 2018, 9:00 – 10:00, 15 weeks, 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.
MON/WED, January 22, 2018, 12:30 – 2:00, 15 weeks, 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 you to take the Accuplacer exam.  From numeracy skills to Algebra II, this 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 24, 2018, 8:30 – 11:30, 15 weeks, 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, January 23, 2018, 8:30 – 10:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free
READING – TUE/THU, January 23, 2018, 10:00 – 11:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free

ABE CAREER ADVISING
CORCORAN, REBECCA
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 how to fill out job applications both paper and online are covered. We will address the soft skills one needs to get and keep a job.
MON/March 5, 2018, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Cost: Lab + Text

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