Adult Education

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

Or you may choose to contact Denise Senesac,  Administrative Assistant via email – dsenesac@pahcc.org or phone (802) 382-1012.

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Learning always fits and never goes out of style!

Does someone you love want to learn to weld, raise chickens, or improve their computer skills?? Consider a gift certificate for an Adult Education class this holiday season!   For more information, call Denise @ 802-382-1004.

 

Class Cancellation Information

Adult division evening classes will be cancelled any time that ACSU after school activities are cancelled.  Click to check ACSU cancellations.

 

Registration Open for Winter/Spring 2015 Classes

 

SERVSAFE Certification scheduled for Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sat; 8A-5P; Nov 15; 9 Hrs; $250 includes text & certification test.

ServSafe training and certification provides you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to serve safe food. Endorsed by the National Restaurant Association.

  

AGRICULTURE ACADEMY

 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

Mon; 6-8:30P; Feb 2-Apr 20; 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 so students develop proper technique. Also includes intro to MIG, TIG and cutting.

GPS and Computer Mapping for Landowners

Sat; 8A-2P; Mar 14; 6 Hrs; $49.

The goal of this class will be to offer an introduction to GPS and computer mapping as practical technology accessible to any landowner for a variety of land management tasks. We’ll cover basics about GPS and how to use it. We’ll look at web-based mapping applications and open-source alternatives. We’ll spend a substantial portion of the day practicing collecting GPS data and creating maps using it.  Bring your own GPS, or we’ll have a device you can use. IPads (with a cellular chip) and iPhones can be used with the purchase of an inexpensive app.  The classroom will have individual computers for each student. Two instructors will ensure each student gets individual attention.  Taught by Robert Turner, owner of R.J. Turner Company, a small forestry and natural resource consulting firm in Bristol, and Leslie Pelch, an Outreach Coordinator with the Vermont Center for Geographic Information.  Bring a lunch.

Game of Logging Levels 3 and 4

Level 3 – Sat; 8A-4P; Mar 21; 8 Hrs; $175.

Level 4 – Sat; 8A-4P; Mar 28; 8 Hrs; $175.

For students who have already completed chainsaw safety training Game of Logging Levels 1 and 2, we are offering the rare and elusive Levels 3 and 4.  Level 3 includes scoring the chain, dealing with excessive lean, utilizing wedges and shims, understanding stem compression, bucking techniques, and precision felling practice.  Level 4 includes preplanning timber harvests, dealing with hazardous and “hung” trees, and additional topics based on group interest.  Game of Logging is the industry standard for chain saw safety training, whether you rarely use a chainsaw or have worked in the woods for 30 years.  Bring a lunch.  Class size limited to 10.

 

Skilled Butcher/Meatcutter Certificate

Class tuition does not include text and materials. Begin with ServSafe and enroll in all classes to obtain the certificate.  Some classes may also be taken individually.

ServSafe Certification

Sat; 8A-5P; Jan 24; 9 Hrs; $250 includes text & certification test. ServSafe training and certification provides you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to serve safe food. Endorsed by the National Restaurant Association. Bring a lunch.  Registration closes Jan 16.

 Poultry Processing – MPFS 1214

Prerequisites: MPFS 1123 or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in MPFS 1123. Required for Certificate; Sat; 9A-2P; Feb 7-Mar 28; 30 Hrs; $500.00.

 Meat Processing & Fabrication – MPFS 2122

(Wholesale Cuts). Prerequisites: MPFS 1123, MPFS 1214. Required for Certificate; Dates to be determined; 30 Hrs; $500.00.

Meat Processing & Merchandising – MPFS 2120

(Retail Cuts). Prerequisite – MPFS 1123 and MPFS 1214; Required for Certificate; Sat; 9A-2P; Apr 4-May 23; 30Hrs; $500.00.

Meat Industry Apprenticeship – MPFS 2204

Prerequisites: MPFS 1123, MPFS 1214, MPFS 2120, and MPFS 2122. VT Department of Labor 2000 hour paid apprenticeship. Student will be placed full-time for one year or half-time for two years with one of several industry partners; $350.00.

Advanced Livestock Processing/Safety Analysis

– MPFS 2264 Prerequisites: MPFS 1123, MPFS 1214, MPFS 2120, and MPFS 2122. Concurrent enrollment in MPFS 2204 required. Required for Certificate; Individually scheduled; $500.00.

OSHA 10

Required for Certificate and to enroll in Advanced Livestock and Processing/Safety Analysis-MPFS 2264. Students may take the course independently online or arrange for assistance through PAHCC; $150.

 

STEM ACADEMY

(Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

 Writing and Editing G-Code

Tue & Thu; 6-8P; Feb 24-Mar 12; 12 hours; $160.

G-code is the common name for the most widely used numerical control programming language. It is used mainly in computer-aided manufacturing for controlling automated machine tools to tell computerized tools how to make something. This class will cover plotting, writing conversational code, loading a G-code program into a milling machine, troubleshooting, and using basic trigonometry to translate blueprints into G-code.  Class time will be divided between theory in the classroom and lab work with milling machines in the shop.

 Fundamentals of Natural Gas

Thu; 6-9P; Apr 2-Jun 4; 30 Hrs; $550.

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.

Reading Residential & Light Commercial Blueprints

Tue; 7-9P; Feb 3-Mar 17; 12 Hrs; $190.

This course will help build the skills of those working in or entering the construction field by teaching how to interpret common construction drawings including site and building plans, elevations, sections, mechanical drawings and schematics, exploded views, and specification documents.  Emphasis will be placed on understanding construction documents in the applications that individual students encounter them.  Taught by Pam Swatkins, Project Manager at Conner and Buck Design Build

BUSINESS & SERVICES ACADEMY

ServSafe Certification

Sat; 8A-5P; Jan 24; 9 Hrs; $250 includes text & certification test. ServSafe training and certification provides you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to serve safe food. Endorsed by the National Restaurant Association. Bring a lunch. Registration closes Jan 16.

Licensed Nurse Assistant Program (LNA)

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 an entry-level position in healthcare and immediate employment.  Official signed verification of immunizations/titers is mandatory and must be presented to the instructor. $1,920. Call 382-1004 for schedule.

Basic ICD-10 Medical Coding (Part 1)

FALL 2015 – A step-by-step approach to give you a basic knowledge of the assignment of codes needed by a wide range of medical environments preparing you for careers in physician offices and many other clinical settings. Teaching matches the format of the coding system itself, with hands-on coding determination based upon diagnosis, body system, and medical activity, using a textbook that gives many practice scenarios that are useful in real-world applications. Prerequisite – Medical Terminology or permission of instructor. 40 Hrs; $600 includes text.

Advanced ICD-10 Medical Coding (Part 2)

Winter/Spring 2016 – Continuation of the material covered in the basic skills class that builds upon that foundation and gives students the wide range of knowledge needed to become certified in medical coding. Prerequisite – Basic ICD-10 Medical Coding Part 1; 40 Hrs; $600.

Pharmacy Technician

On-line format; 8 Hrs classroom; Mid-March start date; $610 includes tuition, text, and licensing exam fee.

This is a preparatory course which leads to completion of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board licensing exam.  Topics include regulation and control, terminology, calculations, routes and formulations, and inventory management.  Class size is limited to 4 and students should be comfortable with on-line learning and math calculation.

Computer Competency Certificate

Complete all levels of Excel, Word and earn a Certificate of Initial Computer Mastery authorized by the Adult Technical Education Association of Vermont.  Prerequisite: Information Processing course or proven competency.

Excel 1 – 2013

Tue & Thu; 5:30-8:30P; Feb 3, 5 &10; F. Walsh; 9 Hrs; $155 with text.  The following topics will be covered: explore the Excel window, navigate a worksheet, save and update workbooks, move and copy data/ formulas, insert/delete ranges, rows and columns, and use functions.

 Excel 2 – 2013

Tue & Thu; 5:30-8:30P; Feb 17, 19 & 24; F. Walsh; 9 Hrs; $155 with text; $125 without text.  The following topics will be covered: text, rows, columns and numbers, print documents, use chart basics, manage large workbooks, and format with graphics. You will have time to reinforce skills learned in Excel 1.

 Excel 3 – 2013

Tue & Thu; 5:30-8:30P; Mar 3, 5 & 10; F. Walsh; 9 Hrs; $155 with text. The following topics will be covered: how to navigate multiple worksheets/workbooks, advanced formatting, outlining, and working with tables. You will have time to reinforce skills learned in Excel 1 and 2.

 Excel 4 – 2013

Tue & Thu; 5:30-8:30P; Mar 17, 19 & 24; F. Walsh; 9 Hrs; $155 with text; $125 without text. The following topics will be covered: web and sharing features, advanced charting, documenting and auditing, templates and settings, and pivoting tables/charts. You will have time to reinforce skills learned in Excel 1-3.

 Word 1 – 2013

Tue & Thu; 5:30-8:30P; Apr 7, 9 & 14: F. Walsh; 9 Hrs; $155 with text. Unlock the potential of Word by learning to navigate the “ribbon bar” to perform tasks. The following topics will be covered: explore the Word window, create/save documents, print, move, copy, format and edit text.

 Word 2 – 2013

Tue & Thu; 5:30-8:30P; Apr 21, 23 & 28; F. Walsh; 9 Hrs; $155 with text; $125 without text. The following topics will be covered: create/modify tables, use headers/footers, margins, page breaks, AutoCorrect, find/replace, and add graphics/clip art. You will have time to reinforce skills learned in Word 1.

 Word 3 – 2013

Tue & Thu; 5:30-8:30P; May 5, 7 &12; F. Walsh; 9 Hrs; $155 with text. The following topics will be covered: styles, outlines, sections and columns, formatting tables, and printing envelopes/labels. You will have time to reinforce skills learned in Word 1 and 2.

Word 4 – 2013

Tue & Thu; 5:30-8:30P; May 19, 21 & 26; F. Walsh; 9 Hrs; $155 with text; $125 without text. The following topics will be covered: templates, building blocks, graphics, managing document revisions, and web features. You will have time to reinforce skills learned in Word 1-3.

Cooking and Eating Sustainably

Middlebury Natural Foods Coop

Registration closes 7 days before class date.

 

Starting Your Vegetable Garden

Thu; Feb 5; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; J. Witscher; $30.

Want to make the most of your backyard garden this season? This class will teach the basics of seed starting, tips for getting a jump on our short growing season, plant care and maintenance, ideas for natural pest control, and more!

Raising Chickens for Food & Fun

Thu; Feb 12; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; J. Witscher; $30.

If you are interested in becoming a backyard chicken farmer, this is the class for you. We will talk about equipment essentials, the varieties of chickens, what to feed at various stages in their life cycle, and other details that will leave you feeling confident to raise a flock of your own.

Basic Cheese & Yogurt Making

Thu; Feb 19; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; L. Bradburn; $30

Save money and please your palate by learning to make your own cheese and yogurt at home! This hands-on class will teach you all you need to know to start making your very own yogurt, plus basic cheeses like mozzarella, ricotta, and chevre.

Basic Bread Baking

Thu; Feb 26; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; J. Johnson; $30

This hands-on class will have you kneading your way to fresh bread in no time. We will cover flour selection, yeast basics, tips on rising, baking, storage, and more.

Cooking with Grains

Thu; Mar 5; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; L. Bradburn; $30.

Don’t know couscous from quinoa? This hands-on class will get you going with the grain. You’ll learn about the various types of culinary grains, pre-soaking and cooking times, basic preparation techniques, and recipes to try at home.

Cooking with Beans

Thu; Mar 12; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; L. Bradburn; $30.

Beans are one of the most affordable and nutritious foods on the planet, and this hands-on class will teach you all you need to know about selecting, sorting, washing, soaking, and preparing them. Plus, we’ll share some great recipes for you to try at home.

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 starts January 21, 2015

 

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HOW TO REGISTER FOR ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES

Register using one of the following ways:
• WALK IN – 8 AM to 3 PM, Monday-Friday
• FAX IN – (802) 388-2591
• BY MAIL OR PHONE – (802) 382-1012
• VISA & MC ACCEPTED
You will not be contacted unless class is
cancelled. Classes are filled on a first-come,
first served basis.