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Excel 2016 - Basics - Oct.
with Teresa Johnson
Widely used in office settings, knowledge of Excel 2016 will enhance employment possibilities. This M.O.S. Certification course teaches the basic setup and use of spreadsheets to new users, or can be taken by Excel users wishing to refresh their skills. Included are editing and formatting of cells and the use of basic formulas. Jump in if you have confidence using the computer; an eBook will be followed by all. This class will be presented via Zoom, if necessary. Call the Adult Ed office for info on the eBook and eLab costs from Labyrinth. If you're enrolling, be sure to complete the following form:
Preparing Your Estate - online - Oct.
with Mike Curtis
This is a basic overview of estate planning: account registration, beneficiary designation, will, trust, tax information, life insurance and Transfer on Death. This is a Wednesday evening class available via Zoom only.
MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate)
with Lee Fox
In this instructor-led MTA course, “Microsoft Technology Associate 98-349 Windows Operating System Fundamentals”, any student is able to begin a career pathway in Computer Technology Support. Experienced IT professional, Lee Fox, will instruct and mentor students toward obtaining an industry recognized Microsoft MTA Infrastructure Series certification. The computer tech skills support Windows 10 desktops and demonstrate student understanding on these topics: Operating System Configurations, Installing and Upgrading Client Systems, Managing Applications, Managing Files and Folders, Managing Devices, and Operating System Maintenance. Our “bundled for success” Computer Tech course also includes the entire Pearson eCourse for MTA 98-349 online Gmetrix platform with quizzes, practice tests after each lesson module, student progress reporting, and instructor support with IT career mentorship.
Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) content will include a MeasureUP practice exam and Certiport MTA test voucher (and a retake voucher). At the end of the course, we will waive associated proctor fees for the test at our CATC Certiport Authorized Test Center for students aiming to earn their MTA Microsoft certificate. Successful students will receive the MTA Microsoft certificate that never expires, and they will secure an online digital MTA badge that can be shown with pride. The in-class portion of this class will have computers readily available for student use; however, students must have access to a Windows 10 home computer with good internet connectivity for the home study portion of this class. This course can be presented via Zoom if necessary. If you're enrolling, please complete the following form:
Automotive Technology- An Introduction
with Tom Vannah
This 6-week course will give you a basic understanding of your automobile as well as provide a launching pad to affiliated careers or further study at a community college level. We will cover the basic theory and diagnostics of 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 training modules will be addigned to study via website at home prior to the class starting. This is not a bring-in-your-own-vehicle repair class; applied learning will occur in the shop on a demo vehicle. Safety glasses and reinforced-toe footwear is required. If you're enrolling, be sure to complete the following forms:
Plants for "Perfect" Skin
with Denise DeSpirito
Our skin is our largest organ and often an indicator of when things are out of balance in our bodies. In this talk we’ll go over some plants we can grow or forage that can address some topical issues relating to our skin or help get to the root of the problem. We’ll talk about Figwort, Cleavers, Chickweed, Burdock and a few others, as well as a few topical preparations we can use to soothe some common skin issues. Denise has developed “Backyard Herbalism” topics over the years as her study of herbs gardening grew throughout the Northeast, and locally at Avena Botanicals and Merryspring Gardens. This class can be presented via Zoom, if necessary.
Food Preservation - Fermentation
with Vina Lindley
Come learn the process of making your own sauerkraut through the wonders of fermentation. This hands-on food preservation workshop taught by UMaine Extension staff will teach you the basic steps for fermenting. Participants who attend all three “food preservation” workshops will get to sample and take home sauerkraut by the end of the series.
Beyond the Birdfeeder: Creating Backyard Habitats
with Hildy Ellis
Hildy Ellis, program manager for Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation district, will present “Beyond the Birdfeeder: Creating Backyard Habitat”. This class will highlight how to use natural and constructed features to provide food, shelter, water and nesting sites to attract songbirds and pollinators to home landscapes. Information will be provided on why native trees and shrubs are the better choice for supporting songbird populations, which plants are pollinator powerhouses, and how backyard habitats mitigate the effects of development, while highlighting the human benefits of building a dynamic landscape. This presentation can be available via Zoom, if necessary.
Aviation Ground School
with Jeremy Harmon
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. Instruction can be delivered via Zoom, if necessary. A short supply list is provided below. If you're enrolling, be sure to complete the following form: