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 Adult Education Registration Form to print, or complete an online registration here.

Financial aid information is at the bottom of this page.

Winter/Spring 2018 Classes:

Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA) 

Daytime class starts Feb 6

Evening class pending for March 19 start date.

Feb 6 Class:  Tues/Thu; 8:30-12:00A   $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.

March 19 Class: Tentatively Mon/Wed 5:00-8:30 P  We recommend applying for VSAC Non-Degree Grant immediately before funds run out!

 Call 382-1004 to reserve a space in either course.

CDL Driver Training   Class starts May 14, but apply now for financial aid!

Starts May 14, M-F 8A-2P,   $5200 for Class A; $3500 for Class B.

The Hannaford Career Center has teamed up 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.

Construction Management Classes

Want to take your construction skills to the next level?  This series of 6 classes is intended to help working or aspiring construction professionals advance their skills.  Sign up for individual classes or take 10% off if you take the whole series.  For more information, call 382-1004

Reading Residential & Light Commercial Blueprints

Mon; 4:30-6:30P; Feb 26-Mar 26; 10 Hrs; $155. Instructor Bryan Waters of Addison Residential Design Management

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.  Includes architect’s scale and reference guide

 Communication Using Google Docs

Wed; 5:00-7:00P; Mar 21-Apr 4; 6 hours; $75.

Are you communicating effectively with clients and contractors using 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 clients. Each class will have guided instruction and time to apply the skills to a document of your choice for use in your particular area.

Critical Path Scheduling

(Still seeking instructor, call if interested in teaching or being notified if this class will run)

Wed; 4:30-6:30; Mar 7-Mar 14;  4 hours; $50.

This series of classes will introduce the basics of Critical Path Scheduling in the construction setting.  Software such as MS Project, MS Excel, and Ganntify will be demonstrated and explored.

Intermediate Level MS Excel

Tue; 5:00-7:00P; Mar 20- Apr 3, 6 hours; $75.

Need help creating or formatting spreadsheets for construction applications? This series can help you get more comfortable with using Excel for critical path scheduling, take-offs, timesheets, estimating, and more.

Take-Offs and Estimating 

(Still seeking instructor, call if interested in teaching or being notified if this class will run)

Mon; 4:30-6:30P; Mar 26-Apr 9 ; 6 hours; $75.

  • Learn about available tools for estimating including the Construction Master, vendor apps, and others
  • Develop good estimating skills including consistency and documentation.
  • Create an accurate estimate quickly.
  • Learn how to avoid the common mistakes in estimating and quantity takeoffs.

OSHA General Industry

Please call to express interest. Eight hours of online classroom support available 8:00-3:00 weekdays or evenings by appointment; $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.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

Mon & Wed; 5:30-8P; Feb 26- Apr 4; 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

Web Design

Mon; 6-8P; Feb 26-Apr 23; 18 Hrs; $225.

Need to create a website and don’t know how or where to begin? This is the class for you! We will start with the basics of planning and designing an effective website and then cover topics such as what are the many different Web Design Tools out there? What is HTML and why do I need to know it? We will learn about text and graphics in web design; applying appropriate color, fonts, images, image maps and hotspots, links, tables and lists and much more.

Small Engine Repair

Tues; 6-8P; Feb 27-Apr 3; 12 hours; $144

Tired of paying someone else to keep your small machinery such as lawnmowers or chainsaws working like they did when new?  This class will combine classroom instruction with shop time to learn small engine repair basics while working on your own small engine project (pending instructor approval).  Topics covered include:

  • Routine preventative maintenance
  • Trouble shooting and diagnostics
  • Standard procedures and tool use
  • Engine theory and operation

Intro to Residential Construction

Tue; 5-7:00P; Feb 13-Apr 3; 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

MS Excel

Take individually for $75 each or sign up for all three for $200.

 Excel 1 – Introduction

Tue; 5-7P; Feb 27, Mar 6 & 13; 6 hours; $75.

The basics – the Interface; cut, copy & paste; formatting; basic formula and Fill Handle.

Excel 2 – Intermediate

Tue; 5-7P; March 20, 27 & Apr 3; 6 hours; $75.

Sorting & filtering; functions and advanced formulas; charts & graphs.

Excel 3 – Advanced

Tue; 5-7P; April 10, 17 & 24; 6 hours; $75.

T3-D formulas; subtotals; data analysis & pivot tables.

Makerspace Under Construction

Do you want to explore your interests, make something from nothing, and feed your maker mindset? Over the next 6 months, we are hoping to generate enough interest to begin hosting Makerspace opportunities in some of the HCC program labs. A Makerspace is a place where anyone with an interest has the chance to make, learn, and explore their creativity and undiscovered talent by accessing a range of high tech and low tech tools. This will most likely start with our Engineering/CAD lab and expand to include Woodshop, Welding Lab, and Machine Shop as interest permits.  The HCC Makerspace would have a monthly membership fee and a one-time safety training requirement for each lab used. Adult Education classes in Welding meet the Makerspace safety training requirement for that lab, and Intro to Residential Construction can fulfill the safety training requirement for use of the Woodshop.

Please call 382-1004 if you would like to join the Makers email list and we will keep you informed as this exciting opportunity develops!

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.

Chinese Cooking

Wed; 5:30-7:30P; Jan 24; 2 hours; $30.

Come learn how to make Chinese dumplings!  We will learn how to wrap them, cook them, and enjoy a traditional meal together!  Instructor Anna Sun has lived in Middlebury for 30 years. She loves sharing authentic cuisine with friends and family.

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.  Sorry, Hannaford Career Center Scholarships are not awarded for Ed-2-Go classes.







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.