Adult Education Courses


Registration and Information

For more information on any of the Adult Education programs, you can contact Len Schmidt,  Assistant 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 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 802-388-4671

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


Winter/Spring 2016 Course OfferingsOSHA Forklift  Operator Training

Forklift Operator Safety Training

Sat; 8:30-4:30P; May 14; North Campus; 8 Hrs; $75.

Designed for Category 1,4,5, and 7 lift trucks in manufacturing, construction, transportation 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.

Small Engine Repair

Wed; 6:30-8:30; Mar 2-Apr 6; D. Atwood; 12 Hrs; $200

Learn the theory, operations and repair of small gasoline engines by demonstration and actual shop work.  Students are encouraged to bring their own small engines to work on.



Shielded Metal Arc Welding I  Class full, please call 382-1004 to be placed on waiting list

Mon; 6-8:30P; Feb 8-Apr 25; 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.

Advanced SMAW Welding – Winter/Spring 2016; $550.  Class will be scheduled based on interest, please call 382-1004 if interested.

Designed to enhance SMAW welding skills and prepare students for taking structural steel welder performance qualification test(s) in accordance with the American Welding Society requirements.

This course may be scheduled either separately or as part of SMAW I, depending on the number of students interested. Please call to express your interest and we will contact you if we are able to schedule this course.


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 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.  $1,920. Call 382-1004 for schedule.



Basic ICD-10 Medical Coding (Part 1)

Fall 2016; 40 Hrs; $600 includes text; 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. Basic ICD-10 Medical Coding (Part 2) offered Winter/Spring 2017.

Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach

Online at; $99.

Finding the Unknown: Basic Algebra

Mon & Thu: 430-6P; Feb 1-May 19; N. Reigle; FREE; No class on Feb 15, 18, Apr 18, & 21.

This course covers ratios, percents, negative numbers, exponents and scientific notation, and solving and graphing equations. Includes a brief review of fractions, percents and decimals. This course will help prepare you for GED, pharmacy technician, LNA, college, etc. Also offered Mon and Thu mid-day at CCV.





Excel 2 – 2013

Tue & Thu; 5:30-8:30P; Apr 12, 14 & 19; 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; Apr 26, 28, & May 3; 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

Mon & Wed; 5:30-8:30P; May 10, 12 & 17; F. Walsh; 9 Hrs; $155 with text; $125 without text.  No class May 28.

This class will cover 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.


Cooking and Eating Sustainably

Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op




Seed Starting For Backyard Gardeners

Thu; April 14; 5:30-7:30P; E. Millard

The most affordable and rewarding way to grow your own vegetables begins with starting your own seeds! In this class we will select and start seeds, and learn how to care for the seedlings until they’re ready to be transplanted into your garden soil.

Cooking with Spring Veggies

Thu; Apr 21; 5:30-7:30P; E. Castelli

It is so exciting to see those magical-looking fiddleheads popping up at the Co-op and farmers’ market in springtime, but what can you do with them? In this class, we will learn to cook gorgeous spring wonders like fiddleheads, ramps, dandelion greens, and more!

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







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.