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PSS - Personal Support Specialist - Jan.
with Vicki Harriman
This 50 hour course prepares participants to work in home health care or residential settings. Personal care, communication skills, observing, reporting and documentation, how to provide care safely and deal with emergencies, consumer rights, aging and illness are among the topics taught. State certification is awarded upon successful completion of skill components and written exam. This is a daytime Monday class.
Call 596-7752 option 3 for an application.
Machining Basics - Jan.
with Ben Scott
This course is for beginner students. Included is basic machine shop safety, determining speeds and feeds, proper use of dial calipers and micrometers, theory, and basic set up and operations of a milling machine and lathe; math tutorial available. Bring safety glasses and wear reinforced-toe shoes to class.
Welding - MIG I
with Alex Fowles
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 and students will be given access to an online industry recognized training course in Welding Safety through S/P2®.
with Scott Lord
Get to know how your outboard motor works. Classroom time will include an overview of 2 & 4 stroke gas powered motors; the engine and its components, and the electronic fuel injection system. Shop skills will include changing oil, draining the carburetor, and the basic maintenance schedule. Our workshop will provide the motors for instruction. If time allows, individual projects may be introduced with permission from the instructor.
Cyber Safety - Security for All Internet Users
with Chris Nolan
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.
Certiport Exam Testing
with Lee Fox
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; the fee is based on the length of the exam. Please call 596-7752 option 3 with questions and to schedule a testing appointment.
Certiport® testers must purchase an exam voucher online http://www.certiport.com/PORTAL/desktopdefault.aspx?tabid=672&roleid=101
Computer Essentials - Intro - Feb..
with Teresa Johnson
Efficient use of technology in a work setting requires basic knowledge in several areas: the PC operating system, software applications (Microsoft Office), and communicating professionally. 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, learn about spreadsheets with Excel 2016, and examine common features of databases. Lastly, we will touch on basic customer service techniques common in various work settings. This hands-on course is for beginning computer users in the workforce.
Short-term Vacation Rental Basics
with Dee Peppe
The short-term vacation rental community is growing worldwide and in mid-coast Maine. Are you wondering if your property has the potential for some extra income? Come and explore the possibilities that are available to you. This general information session will help you decide if short-term renting is the right fit for you, your family, and your home. Discussion specifics will be generated by your questions, and the ins-and-outs revealed by a two-year veteran of short-term vacation rental success. Considerations for discussion; lodging taxes, local permits, navigating the websites, security, and expectations. After the class has generated some clarity for you and you decide to jump on this journey, there will be another multi-day course offered mid-winter to help you actually get things up and running. This is a Monday evening class.