Adult Education Courses

Registration and Information

For more information on any of the Adult Education programs, you can contact Len Schmidt,   Director of Adult Technical Education via email – or phone (802) 382-1005.

Or you may choose to contact Denise Senesac,  Administrative Assistant via email – or phone (802) 382-1004.

Click to download our registration form to print, or complete an online registration here.

Financial aid information is at the bottom of this page.

 Fall 2017 Classes:

Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA) 

Mon & Wed; 5P-8:30P: Sept 11-Nov 19; $1,920. Additional $150 needed for LNA License application and testing fees. A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to enroll in this class.  Call 382-1004 to sign up on waiting list or to enroll.

This course will prepare the student to apply for Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA) licensure with the State Board of Nursing.  The program is targeted to individuals who are interested in beginning level skilled position in healthcare and immediate employment.  Official signed verification of immunizations/titers is mandatory and must be presented to the instructor. A criminal background check may be required prior to clinical placement or employment.

 This class is currently full: call 382-1004 to reserve a space in January class.

CDL Driver Training   Still time to reserve a seat in our Fall class!

Mon-Thu; 8A-2P; October 9-December 17; $5200 for Class A; $3500 for Class B.

The Hannaford Career Center has teamed up again with Giroux General Transport of Barre to offer classroom and behind-the-wheel CDL driver training in Middlebury. More information available at Call HCC at 382-1004 for scholarship and financing options. Clean driving record, background check, and random substance testing required. To register for training call Giroux General Transport at (802) 476-4679.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Level I – Starts October 23

Mon & Wed; 5-8:30P; Oct 23- Nov 29; 30 Hrs; $550.

A beginner course to introduce students to the art and science of welding. Focus is developing hands-on proficiency. This process commonly known as “stick welding” is the standard for a variety of industries and applications. Hands-on practice with supervisor instruction ensures students develop proper technique. Also includes intro to MIG, TIG and cutting.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Level II –   Winter/Spring class, but apply now to for financial aid and to reserve space.

Winter/Spring 2018; 30 Hrs; $600.

Designed to enhance SMAW welding skills and either prepare students for taking structural steel welder performance qualification test(s) or expand skills to include TIG and MIG welding.  Prerequisite: SMAW Level I or instructor permission.  Combined tuition: $1,100 for SMAW Level I & Level II

Intro to Residential Construction

Tue; 5-7P; Oct 10-Nov 28, Class on Monday 10/30, no class Tuesday 10/31; 16 Hrs; $245.

This class is intended to build participants’ knowledge of basic construction for employment, self-reliance, or communicating with construction professionals.  Two hour sessions will be divided between class time and shop time.  No prior experience necessary, but ability to read a tape measure is helpful.  Work shoes and long pants required.   Topics covered include:

  • Carpentry and light construction vocabulary
  • Hand and power tool use and safety
  • Intro to scale drawings and blueprints
  • Basic framing including floor, wall, door, window,rafter, & roof layouts
  • Familiarity with construction and job site math

Personal Care Attendant (PCA) 

Starts week of October 23, 18 hours, $240

This course teaches the basics of health care  including privacy laws, hygiene, patient care protocols, and communication skills.  Successful participants will be prepared for entry level home health work or other unlicensed positions in health care settings, or continue in our February LNA course to obtain a nurse assisting license.

Google Applications

Use these free, powerful applications to work and collaborate more effectively with others!  Sign up for one class or the whole series.

Google Docs

Tue; 4:30-6:30P; Oct 10, 17 & 24; 6 hours; $75.

Are you getting the most out of your Google Docs? This series of classes will start with the basics of creating a document and lead you through the key components to make your documents look professional by setting the margins, fonts, and colors you need; share editing or reading privileges by applying the proper sharing settings as needed; insert images, tables, and equations; and provide comments on the document to co-workers or students. Each class will have guided instruction and time to apply the skills to a document of your choice for use in your particular area or classroom.

Google Drive

Tue; 4:30-6:30P; Nov 7, 2 hours; $25.

Need help organizing your Google Drive? Learn to create folders, move files, upload files & folders, and take control of your drive! Same class format as Docs.  Review sharing and privileges.

Google Spreadsheets

Tue; 4:30-6:30P; Nov 14, 21 & 28; 6 hours; $75.

This series of classes will introduce the power of spreadsheets for organizing lists, data, formulas, and graphs. Note: It is helpful to understand the basics of Google Spreadsheets to make the most of the data received by a Google Form.

Google Forms

Tue; 4:30-6:30P; Dec 5 & 12; 4 hours; $50.

Use Google forms for a simple survey, a quiz for students or feedback from clients or parents; includes basics of Flubaroo.

OSHA General Industry

Please call to express interest. Eight hours of online classroom support; $150.

This online training course consists of 13 interactive modules discussing workplace safety and procedures. Students who successfully complete all modules will receive an OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Card.

Forklift Operator Safety Training

Please call to express interest.  Class will be scheduled when minimum class size is met.  Four hours; $100.

Designed for all powered “lift truck” operators in manufacturing, construction and retail.  The course will cover an overview of the regulations (29 CFR 1910.178), training requirements, forklift basics and characteristics, operating rules of the road, truck inspection (hands-on), dock safety, parking, and the stability triangle.


Please call to express interest.  Eight hours of online classroom support; $300.

Learn how to minimize food safety hazards in a food processing environment and create a HACCP plan.  International HACCP Association certification is awarded with a passing final exam grade.

Fundamentals of Natural Gas

Mon & Wed; 5:30-8:30; Feb 26-March 28, 2018; 30 Hrs; $600.

Required for State of Vermont Certification, course focuses on subjects critical to ensuring the safe and efficient use of natural gas. The subjects will be presented through lectures, videos, demonstrations, and weekly tests. This course is not a hands-on course designed to train students to become service technicians, therefore students should have related field experience. Under the Fire Prevention and Building Code, there is a state requirement that anyone who installs, repairs or maintains natural gas equipment must obtain training and certification in natural gas. The Fire Prevention Division of the Vermont Department of Labor and Industry is the regulating body for this program. What you will learn:  Combustion Theory, National Fuel Gas Codes, Venting, Hazard Recognition, Carbon Monoxide, Electricity, and Natural Gas Appliances.


Cooking And Eating Sustainably w/MNFC series

On Line Classes:

We offer access to online class through Ed-2-Go.  The link on the left will take you to their course offerings







Financial Assistance

Many students can receive tuition assistance from Vermont Student Assistance Corp, Vermont Department of Labor, or Vermont Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. Local contact information for these varies by applicant, but in general is as follows:

VSAC – Cathy Hunter  877-961-4369

Vermont DOL – Michelle Thompson 802-382-4029

Voc Rehab – Sue Scott 802-388-4636

If you have been denied or are ineligible for these programs, you may qualify for a partial scholarship through the Hannaford Career Center.  Click here to complete a Hannaford Career Center adult student scholarship application

Daytime Technical Programs

Adults without high school diplomas (or with a GED) may apply for free training in daytime technical programs. Tuition is charged to adults with a high school diploma and non-Vermont residents.  Call (802) 382-1004 for more information or to apply. Fall semester registration is open now.

Class Cancellation Information

Adult division evening classes will be cancelled any time that the Hannaford Career Center or Middlebury UHS classes are canceled.  In addition, some classes may be cancelled because of other reasons or storms that develop later in the day.  Cancellation information will be posted here.



Tuition refunds may be requested by individuals by notifying the PAHCC Adult Education Office at 802-382-1004 of your intent to withdraw from a class. Students who withdraw at least five business days before the beginning of a class will receive a full refund.   Students who withdraw after this date may receive a pro-rated refund at the discretion of the Assistant Director for Adult Education not to exceed the pro-rated schedule for institutional payees listed below.

Tuition refunds will be made to institutional payees based on the following schedule:

  • Attendance of two weeks or less…………………………..refund 80% less $50 registration fee
  • Attendance of two to three weeks………………………..refund 60% less $50 registration fee
  • Attendance of three to four weeks ……………………….refund 40% less $50 registration fee
  • Attendance of four to five weeks………………………….refund 20% less $50 registration fee

If a student notifies PAHCC of their intent to withdraw later than five weeks after the start of a course, no refund shall be issued.

If an individual class is rescheduled due to inclement weather or other reason, students will be given a choice of either a make-up class or pro-rated refund.  If a course offering is cancelled by PAHCC due to low enrollment or any other cause, students will be issued a full refund.

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Register using one of the following ways:
• WALK IN – 8 AM to 3 PM, Monday-Friday
• FAX IN – (802) 388-2591

eMail to

• BY MAIL OR PHONE – (802) 382-1004


You will not be contacted unless class is cancelled. Classes are filled on a first-come, first served basis.