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Welding - MIG I

$355

with Pete Shafer

Calendar Sep 19, 2022 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This 36-hour course is for students with little or no prior 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. Upon course completion, students may enroll in MIG II Welding. Please be sure to complete the 3-part form at this link before the first class.

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 5 payments of $51.00, paid weekly.

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Welding - STICK

$355

with Pete Shafer

Calendar Sep 20, 2022 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This 36-hour (SMAW) course provides a solid foundation in welding techniques. Topics will include shop safety, the oxy/acetylene process, striking an arc and welding flat and horizontal positions. Vertical positions will be covered if time permits. Safety is covered in the first two sessions. Please be sure to complete the 3-part form at this link before the first class.

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 5 payments of $51.00, paid weekly.

Machining Part 1 (Fall 2022)

$285

with Ben Scott

Calendar Oct 3, 2022 at 4:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

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. Upon course completion, students may enroll in Machining, Part II offered in the Winter/Spring semester. Bring safety glasses and wear reinforced-toe shoes to class. Please be sure to complete the 3-part form at this link before the first class.

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 2 payments of $61.66, paid every two weeks. Final payment of $61.68.

Basic Chainsaw Maintenance

$48

with Angela Mellon

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 5 pm

Do you want to take better care of your chainsaw, but don’t know how? This new course, offered by Angela Mellon, a Stihl Silver-Level Service Technician, covers the basics of maintenance and preventive care. Participants will have the chance to perform a basic tuneup, sharpening, and replacing the chain, as time permits. We will also discuss using the right fuel and oil for your saw. Bring your questions! We will not be starting saws or cutting in this class, however. Prerequisite: This class is appropriate for anyone who already knows how to start a chainsaw. Please note that students are responsible for supplying the following items in order to perform a tuneup and sharpening on their saw. Different saws require different sizes/styles. Any shop that works on saws should be able to sell you the correct parts:Gasoline-powered chainsaw, round file, flat file, fuel filter, spark plug, air filter, scrench, eye protection, work gloves (ex. Nitrile covered fabric).

Plumbing Basics - Oct.

$98

with Michael Kee

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Master Plumber Mike Kee demonstrates how plumbing works in a home, discusses preventative maintenance, and shows you how to tackle common problems and make simple repairs. He will reveal how to install or fix faucets, repair a toilet, clear drain clogs, sweat a pipe, determine what type of piping and fittings to use for specific projects, and when to call a professional. The class will also cover student questions and topics.

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Intro to Photography

$93

with Joseph Corrado

Calendar Oct 11, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In this course, we will 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 our photography classes!

American Red Cross-1st Aid/CPR with Pediatric, October 2022

$103

with Judy Emch

Calendar Oct 15, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Participants will learn to recognize and provide care for persons of all ages who have experienced a sudden illness or injury, until Emergency Medical Services arrive and take over. Following current Emergency Cardiac Care guidelines, students will learn to recognize a heart attack and what to do in this situation, including providing CPR and using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Students will also learn to recognize stroke, breathing emergencies, and how to treat burns. Additional skills include caring for choking adults, children and infants, and controlling bleeding, as well as checking responsive persons. Certificate and reference card included. Presented by Maine Safety Education.

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Welding - TIG

$355

with Micah Morin

Calendar Nov 3, 2022 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This 36-hour course is for students with some training in STICK or MIG. TIG (GTAW) is most commonly used to weld thin sections of stainless steel and light metals. It is the most difficult of all types of welding but can give clean, strong, x-ray quality welds when mastered. Students will learn proper techniques for flat fillet welding with carbon steel using the GTAW process. Safety is covered in the first two sessions. Please be sure to complete the 3-part form at this link before the first class.

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 5 payments of $51.00, paid every two weeks.




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