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 – or phone (802) 382-1005.

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

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Welcome, 2015 Adult Education Students!


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.


Registration Ongoing for Winter/Spring 2015 Classes



 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.  February Welding classes are full.  Call 382-1004 to be placed on our waiting list and we will be scheduling another class as soon as possible.

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:

Our January ServSafe class has passed.  Congratulations to the participants, all of whom passed their exams!  If you are interested in taking Poultry Processing MPFS 1214 but have not taken ServSafe or HACCP, please contact Denise at 382-1004 to receive information on other ServSafe classes in the area.

 Poultry Processing – MPFS 1214

Prerequisites: MPFS 1123 or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in MPFS 1123. Required for Certificate;  Tues 2/10 and Thurs 2/12, 5:00-9:00, Sat 2/14 8:00-4;00, Friday 2/20 and 2/27, 8:00-4:00.  32 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.


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.



(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.


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.  Currently registering for March 2015 class.

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.  Registration closed.

Pharmacy Technician

On-line format; 8 Hrs classroom; late April 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.  Registration closed.  Please call 382-1004 for Fall 2015 class information.

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.


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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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) 382-1004
You will not be contacted unless class is
cancelled. Classes are filled on a first-come,
first served basis.