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Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

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Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) Certification Training


with Woodfords Family Services

Calendar Sep 1, 2021

As an integral part of the child’s treatment team, a Certified Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) has the opportunity to make an immediate impact while helping a child grow and develop to their full potential. We are excited to connect our communities with Woodfords Family Services for this wonderful ONLINE training program. The online training will equip you to successfully help children who are currently on a waitlist for services. The training will prepare you for employment through local social services agencies. The program can be started at any time and finished at your own pace. Call MCST Adult Ed at 596-7752 x.3 to enroll or for more info. You will complete 12 online modules and 12 hours of live instruction (offered virtually). Once the modules are completed, you will receive free online bloodborne pathogen training and virtual First Aid & CPR training if you do not already possess those certifications. The entire training requirements will take about 45 hours. Assistance with job placement is provided to anyone who completes the program. Assistance with technology may be available. Prerequisites: A high school diploma or equivalency. Proof of education is required. Must be 18 years of age or older upon completion of the course. An administration fee of $25 is required at registration. A reading comprehension assessment is required prior to completing the application, administered through your local Maine Adult Education program. This requirement may be waived by showing successful completion of a college-level English course. Here is the BHP registration form to complete: BHP application form

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Welding - MIG I - Sept.


with Michael Johnson

Calendar Sep 20, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This 36 hour course is for students with no prior or little experience in MIG welding. This course will cover shop safety, trouble-shooting problems, machine settings, basic metal joints and how to weld them. Safety is covered in the first two sessions. Students supply their own safety glasses, welding gloves and steel-toed footwear. Complete the attached forms to apply:  welding forms 3part

Full Course

Intro to Photography - Understanding the Camera - Sept.


with Joseph Corrado

Calendar Sep 22, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In this live course, we'll start with the basics of photography, covering the settings that all cameras share, to the basics of light and composition. It doesn’t matter what kind of camera you have—from a smartphone to a DSLR—the basics of photography remain unchanged. If your camera is a phone, we’ll talk about some different camera apps that can give you the same controls that regular cameras have. The goal is to create great images. Understanding how your camera functions will help you make more compelling images that you can be proud of. The final class will be an editing workshop. Bring your camera of choice to class!

Full Course

Chair Seat Weaving


with Susan Reidy

Calendar Sep 23, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this informational class, you will be introduced to various styles of seat weaving, with a focus on weaving a basic cane seat. A hands-on weaving practice session on a small frame will take place at the first class. This will be followed by supply information and 3 Zoom classes (1 hour in length, each) to assist and answer questions as you weave your seat. Participants are encouraged to bring a chair they plan to work on to the informational first session to have it evaluated.

Legacy Love Letters


with Patricia LaVallee

Calendar Sep 27, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Here is an opportunity to explore ways to tell your Loved ones you really do Love them. We will discuss how this is different from saying “love you” at the end of each conversation. We will look at what you value most about this person and find unique ways of expressing these feelings. It is a powerful expression of who you are and who they are in your life. What is it your want your love ones to remember when they think of you? This is a gift only you can give. This class is a live, but Zoomable, with Patricia LaVallee, RN, Certified Mind Set Life Coach and former MCST Adult Ed CNA instructor who shares her coping skills from over 35 years of nursing, coaching, and teaching experience.

You Want to Write, Let's Do It! Creative Writing Boot Camp


with Lee Heffner

Calendar Sep 28, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Do you want to write? Prove you can. In 4 weeks, you'll produce many short pieces you have yet to imagine: no excuses, no inner dialogue, no internal editor, no rationalizations. An hour before each class, you will receive a prompt: a word, image, or phrase. You will draft a piece based on the prompt, and join your fellow writers to share what you've written. Trust the process. Be amazed. You and your classmates have wondrous stories to tell when prompted.

Full Course

Google Drive


with Teresa Johnson

Calendar Sep 28, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This course will cover the use of Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Sharing files. Students will need a (free) Gmail account to participate in this class. The first night covers Docs & Sharing Files: How to navigate the Doc toolbar, design, save and recall your documents, all geared to optimal organization and communication, plus Sharing Files: what are the options for sharing of documents as well as good protocol for sharing. We will cover how you and your team (of 2 to 100) can all work from one document. Google Sheets and Slides will be covered on the 2nd class: Google Sheets, the spreadsheet piece in Google Drive, and Google Slides (the feature that allows users to make slideshows for presentations). We will cover the basics as well as copyright permissions; as time permits, other advanced features will be covered.

Cyber Safety - Security for All Internet Users - Sept.


with Chris Nolan

Calendar Sep 28, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Scammers and schemers are organized, and they are actively targeting you. Learn about the tricks and tactics they use to gain your personal information and access to your finances. You will see they are VERY organized and VERY good at what they do. How do you or your elderly parent avoid becoming victims of their schemes? It all starts with gaining the knowledge and awareness of the practices to stay safe. What do you do if you have been breached by their schemes? In this information session, you will learn about common scenarios that are used to “get” your precious information, and, most importantly, you’ll learn how to spot them immediately, avoid falling into their traps, and take action if you realize you have been a victim. This class may be conducted via Zoom, if necessary.

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