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 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 2017 Classes:

Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA) Program (110 hours) $1920

Daytime class starting Tuesday, May 16!   T, W, 10:00-2:00  May 16-July 25 J Jacobs Classes fill quickly; call to be placed on wait list.


These programs are for individuals who are interested in a beginning level skilled care position in health care and immediate employment.  Official verification of immunizations is mandatory.  Criminal background check may be required prior to completion of program or employment.   These classes fill up quickly.  Call 382-1004 to reserve a space on the waiting list at no cost. $50 non-refundable deposit required at time of enrollment.

CDL Driver Training Sign up early!

Mon-Thur 8A-2P,  Anticipated April 17 start date  $5200 Class A,  $3500 Class B

Pending  minimum enrollment, the Hannaford Career Center will team up with Giroux General Transport of Barre to offer classroom and behind-the-wheel CDL driver training in Middlebury.  Register and pay for this course directly with Giroux General Transport at 802-476-4679. More information available at    Clean driving record, background check, and random substance testing required.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Level I

Tues/Thurs; 6-8:30P; Feb 7-Mar 16; 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 – New class!  Class is full, call to be placed on waiting list for Fall course.

Tues/Thurs; 6-8:30P; Mar 28-May 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 and Level II

Intro to Residential Construction Cancelled due to low enrollment 

Mon & Thu; Mar 6-30; 5-7P; 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

Word 2013

Tue & Thu; 2:30-5:30P; Apr 11, 13, 18, & 20; F. Walsh; 12 Hrs; $165.

The following topics will be covered: learn how to navigate the “ribbon bar” to perform tasks, explore the Word window, create/save documents, print, format and edit text, cut, copy, paste, and find/replace text, create/modify tables, use headers/footers, margins, page breaks, AutoCorrect, find/replace, and add graphics/clip art.

 Excel 2013

Tue & Thu; 2:30-5:30P; May 9, 11, 16, & 18; F. Walsh; 12 Hrs; $165.

The following topics will be covered: explore the Excel window, navigate a worksheet, save and update workbooks, move, cut, copy, paste, and find/replace data, formulas, insert/delete ranges, rows and columns, and use formulas. We will also cover text, rows, columns and numbers, print documents, use chart basics, manage large workbooks, and format with graphics.

Quickbooks Level II –

Mon & Wed; Feb 20-Mar 8; 6-7:30P; 9 Hrs; H. Acker; $165.

For those with some QuickBooks experience who want to strengthen their skills.  Students are encouraged to bring areas or projects that they would like help on.

Educacion Vial: Nueva clase! Cancelled due to low enrollment 

Mon & Wed; 6-7:30P; Mar 6-Apr 5; 15 Hrs; B. Boyd; $300;

Limited scholarships available.

Una clase de inglés para preparar a los hispanohablantes para tomar el examen de la licencia de conducir de Vermont. Se enfocará en el vocabulario asociado con los vehículos y la prueba del conductor. Cierta habilidad básica en inglés necesaria.

This 15-hour evening course is offered to Spanish-speaking farmworkers who are interested in getting a Vermont drivers’ license. We will review vocabulary and grammar structure specifically designed to prepare students for both the written and road tests for the Vermont Driver Operators Permit. Prerequisite: Intermediate ability in English. Participants are encouraged to contact Vermont Adult Learning at 802-388-4392 to schedule an English language screening for additional support or if unsure of English speaking ability.  Instructor Barbara Boyd has been a Spanish teacher for 30+ years and has worked and volunteered extensively with farm workers.

Fundamentals of Natural Gas: Cancelled due to low enrollment, look it again in Spring 2018

Mon & Thu; 5:30-8:30P; Mar 6 – Apr 6; 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.

Car Maintenance and Repair for Women New class!

Tue & Thu; Apr 4- Apr 27; 6-8:00 P; 16 hours; $320.

Tired of guys taking wrenches away from you?  Want the real skinny on what repairs your car needs and why?  This class is designed to help women feel comfortable and capable to work on their own vehicles or to pursue a career as an auto technician.  Topics include the basics of how engines work, oil changes and preventative maintenance, shop safety, exhaust systems, brakes, and requirements for a Vermont inspection.  Mix of classroom and shop time with the opportunity to work on your own vehicle and include topics of interest.


Tue & Thu; Feb 21, 23, 28, & Mar 2; 5-7P; 8 Hrs 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 Certification

Please call to express interest.  Class will be scheduled when minimum class size is met.  4Hrs; $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.


Tue & Thu; Feb 21, 23, 28, & Mar 2; 5-7P; 8 Hrs 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.

Retail sales and cash register operation New class!

Schedule still being finalized.

A friendly, confidence building class to introduce students to common practices and skills in a retail store. Topics include cash register transaction and practice, customer service, retail operations, professionalism, job search and career paths.

Cooking And Eating Sustainably w/MNFC series

Join us each Thursday from 5:30-7:30P.

March 16 – April 20

$30 per class.

Visit for complete details.


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.