Your browser is not optimized for viewing this website.

More information »

Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Our Classes

Acrylic Painting


with Marjorie Strauss

Calendar Sep 21, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Here's a chance to work on some basics of color and paint mixing, observing still life, photographs, self-portraits, and one or two model sessions. We will do color exercises with a limited palette, simplify shapes and explore materials; brushes, palette knife, white & tinted grounds, and flat or canvas surfaces. A list of acrylic supplies is available when you register.




with Cindy Cygan

Calendar Oct 31, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Emphasis will be placed on basic shape creation, use of symbols, layers, line-types, orthographic projection, text formatting, and dimensioning. Applications learned will be applied to multiple disciplines and according to industry standards.


Automotive Tech - Introduction


with Tom Vannah

Calendar Oct 3, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 9 weeks

This 10 week course will give you a basic understanding of your automobile as well as provide a launching pad to careers or further study at a community college level. We will cover the following topics, aligned to ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) standards: Foundation and Safety, Basic Engine and Auto Transmission Fundamentals/Service, Steering System and Suspension, and Brakes. By completion of class, the student will have a solid understanding of lubrication, fluids, tires, vehicle maintenance, and how systems work. Safety is covered in the first two sessions and students will be assigned safety modules to study at home.

This is not a bring-in-your-own-vehicle repair class; applied learning will occur in the shop on a demo vehicle. Protective eye wear and steel-toed footwear required.

Block Printing - Intro


with Ken Gross

Calendar Sep 28, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Block printing is a simple and direct art, with simple materials and stunning results. We will try several different materials for blocks, including linoleum blocks, soft-cut blocks, and simple styrofoam blocks. We will discuss design considerations, carving tools and techniques, safety, inking, printing, and paper. There will be plenty of class time to work on completing and printing a block. Most learning will happen by doing! A list of student-grade printing blocks is available when you register.


Boating Safely
Registration Unavailable

Boating Safely


with Darrell Gilman

Calendar Sep 13, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This team taught, 16-hour U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary course provides recreational boaters with the knowledge and skills to boat safely on either inland or coastal waters. General topics included in the ABS course are: boating operations, boat handling, boating laws and regulations, water traffic patterns, equipment requirements and introductory navigation, Students will complete a multiple choice exam at the conclusion of the course. Participants who pass the written exam are awarded a USCGA certificate that may be used to satisfy state boat operator certification as well as possibly earning a discount on insurance premiums from many marine insurers. This course is approved by the National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). Students will be offered a day long class session at the end of the course presented at the USCG station in Rockland. Topics will include knot tying, how to use a nautical chart, basics of GPS, weather and communications.

This class is held at 5 Town CSD, 25 Keelson Dr., Rockport amd is taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Register by calling Darrel Gilman at 338-5516 or emailing

Certified Residential Medication Assistant (CRMA)
Registration Unavailable

Certified Residential Medication Assistant (CRMA)


with Patricia LaVallee

Calendar Sep 15, 2017 at 8 am, runs for 5 weeks

This 40 hour CRMA course includes classroom, with clinical available after successful completion of classroom. All students must complete clinical, either with our instructor or arranged through your facility. Successful students will be certified to administer oral medications to residents in state-licensed assisted living facilities. Certification is valid for two years. Clinical component is an additional $125 cost if done with the MCST instructor. Please call 596-7752 option 3 for an application.

High school diploma or equivalent

Certiport® Exam Test Center


with Lee Fox

Calendar Sep 25, 2017 at 4 pm, runs for 11 weeks

MCST Adult Education is an official Certiport® Exam Test Center, proctoring exams for individuals with current and relevant digital skills to obtain credentials for the competitive global workforce. Certification exams include the official Microsoft Office program, the Microsoft Technology Associate program, the Adobe® Certified Associate program, the Adobe® Certified Expert program, the Autodesk® Certified User program, the Intuit® QuickBooks Certified User program and the IC3 Digital Literacy Certification. The proctor fee must be paid at the time of testing here.

Please call 596-7752 option 3 with questions and to schedule a testing appointment. Certiport® testers must purchase an exam voucher online

Chair Caning


with Anne Perschon

Calendar Oct 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Learn how to bring those abandoned caned chairs back into good use! Lessons will cover woven cane and fiber rush caning. Bring your needy chair to the first class. Materials will cost approx. $25-$40 per chair and can be purchased through the instructor. A list of home tools will be supplied upon registration, or borrow/buy caning tools from the instructor.

A chair that qualifies as worthy to recane.

Forgot password?