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Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Aviation Ground School


with Jeremy Harmon

Calendar Oct 21, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Learn to fly…for a possible career or simply recreation! Certified flight instructor Jeremy Harmon from Higher Ground Aviation will provide classroom instruction to assist students in passing the FAA written exam, one major step toward certification as a private pilot. In addition to learning FAA regulatory expectations, you’ll learn aerodynamics, aircraft systems, flight controls, weather, navigation, aeromedical factors, airspace, control tower operations, as well as other essential aspects. There is NO requirement for previous aviation knowledge in order to take this class. Actual flight training may begin at any time with your instructor for an additional cost. A short supply list is provided upon enrollment. This is a Monday & Wednesday evening class.

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 4 payments of $56.25, paid weekly.

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Build a Collaborative Environment at Work or at Home


with Mariah Klapatch

Calendar Oct 21, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This course covers recognizing defenses in self, employing collaborative tools applicable to any environment. Build success for all involved through active listening skills, empathy, increased self-awareness, and effective communication.  Learn how to reduce defensiveness and increase positive collaboration.  This is a two-session class; Monday and Wednesday evening.

Computer Essentials - Basics - Sept.


with Teresa Johnson

Calendar Sep 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Efficient use of technology in a home or work setting requires basic knowledge in several areas: the PC operating system, software applications (Microsoft Office), file management, and storage options for photos and documents. In this class, you will learn about the Windows operating system and its tools, and how to manage software, files, and folders. We will explore basic word processing using MS Word 2016 and learn about spreadsheets with Excel 2016. This is a Monday evening class.

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Death Café


with Patricia LaVallee

Calendar Sep 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Based on Jon Underwood’s original concept, Death Café is an open, comfortable forum to share expectations, goals, fears, insights, etc. about our final life event. Although talking about death does not cause the condition, not talking about death does not prevent the event. Nicola Appleton, an advocate and blogger, believes the objective of the death café is to “help people make the most of their finite lives and regain the control over arguably the most significant aspect of being alive”. Come, join us in a lively conversation about one thing we all have in common. In memory and appreciation of Jon Underwood, there will be cake. This is a Wednesday evening class.

eBay Buying and Selling-Nov.


with Mike Lokuta

Calendar Nov 5, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This two-night Tuesday class will be an exploration of how to utilize eBay, the on-line auction, as a buyer or seller. We will walk you through how to create an account, the eBay fee structure, and the anatomy of a sale. Describing and photographing items, tips, tricks, and pitfalls will be discussed. A short discussion about tax liability and eBay No-No’s will be included. Laptop computers will be available for your use. This course is for the eBay novice or dabbler, so bring your questions to class for discussion.


Estate Planning - Nov.


with Shawn Dulac

Calendar Nov 21, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Estate planning serves to manage an individual's asset base in the event of their incapacitation or death. This Thursday evening class provides an overview of basic and sophisticated estate planning, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, and a discussion of the probate process.

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Exploring Self Through Fiction Writing


with Mariah Klapatch

Calendar Nov 18, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This Monday evening course will use short fiction writing as a means of self-exploration. Participants are invited to bring something they are working on (but it isn’t necessary) but there will also be prompts and exercises with the opportunity to share and receive feedback. Each week will have an opening exercise to create in a safe environment and to explore the opportunities to know oneself more deeply through fiction writing. While ‘writers’ are welcome, this course is open to everyone!

Food Preservation - Canning


with Vina Lindley

Calendar Sep 24, 2019 at 5 pm

This Tuesday evening class focuses on basic water bath canning. Each participant will learn the most up-to-date info on this classic method for handling garden surplus, and will take home a folder of materials and a jar of whatever we can. Fruits/vegetables will be supplied by the instructor. This is a presentation from the Maine Cooperative Extension Service.

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