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 – 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) 382-1004.

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 Offerings

SKILLED BUTCHERS

& MEAT CUTTERS ACADEMY

Are you interested in a career as a skilled butcher or meat cutter? Start here! Call (802)382-1004 to find out when the next class series begins! Class tuition does not include text and materials ($300).

Hazard Analysis for Critical Control Points (HACCP) (MPFS) 1123 – $300

On-line with classroom support 2/23, 2/25, 3/1, and 3/3. Hours?

The student will learn the characteristics of meat and meat products as they relate to quality standards in a packing house environment.  Principles of sanitation, meat plant inspection, insect control. Product safety, waste disposal and management and identification and use of chemicals will be discussed. During the course of study, all aspects of sanitation will be examined including

inspection, quality control, diseases, and meat plant requirements. This course will lead to International HACCP Association certification.

POULTRY PROCESSING

MPFS 1214     $500 3/8,3/10, 3/15, and 3/22 4:30P-8:30P  4/19 and 3/21 8:00A-4:00P

Prerequisites: MPFS 1123 or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in MPFS 1123

This course will give the beginning student an understanding of the workings of a poultry

processing facility. Students will learn and demonstrate proper safety and sanitation.

Students will understand the stages in the processing of poultry and identify critical points of inspection within that process. Students will identify and demonstrate the appropriate steps in processing poultry from humane handling to packaging and labeling. Students will become familiar with boning and cutting of poultry wholesale cuts.

WHOLESALE MEAT PROCESSING & FABRICATION

MPFS 2122 $500  Apr 2, 9, 16, and 23 8:00A-4:00 P

Prerequisites: MPFS 1123, and MPFS 1214

Upon successful completion of this course, a student should have a working knowledge of safety, hygiene, and the breakdown and set-up of equipment. Student should be able to demonstrate the nomenclature of basic retail cuts and be knowledgeable of characteristics of species differences among meats.  Student should be able to break beef, pork and lamb carcasses into wholesale cuts. Students should also have a working knowledge and understanding of the importance of safety, sanitation, and regulations pertaining to the proper storage and handling of red meat.

RETAIL MEAT PROCESSING & MERCHANDISING

MPFS 2120 $500  4/30, 5/7, 5/14, and 5/21 8:00A-4:00P

Prerequisites: MPFS 1123, MPFS 1214 and MPFS 2122

This course will give the beginning student an understanding of the workings of a meat processing facility. Students will learn and demonstrate proper safety and sanitation.  Students will understand the stages in the processing of red meat and identify critical points of inspection within that process. Students will identify and demonstrate cutting primal and sub-primal cuts of beef, lamb, and pork. Students will become familiar with boning and cutting of red meat

retail cuts. Students will become familiar with the use, breakdown and cleaning and general maintenance of the band saw, mixing grinder, and other equipment needed for a retail meat department. Finally, students will learn packaging, labeling and storage of retail meat.

.ADVANCED LIVESTOCK PROCESSING/SAFETY ANALYSIS

MPFS 2264     $600  Call 382-1004 to schedule, 1-2 individuals per class

Prerequisites: MPFS 1123, MPFS 1214, MPFS 2120, and MPFS 2122

This course will give the student an understanding of the workings of a red meat slaughter facility. Students will learn and demonstrate proper safety and sanitation. Students will understand the stages in the processing of red meat and identify critical points of inspection within that process. Students will identify and demonstrate the appropriate steps in slaughter of red meat species.

OSHA 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.

Fundamentals of Natural Gas

Mon & Thu; 5:30-8:30P; Feb 29-Mar 31; 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.

Intro to Residential Construction

Tue; 6-8P; Feb 23-Apr 26; 20 hours; $285 includes text.

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
  • Properties of wood and how that affects design
  • Intro to scale drawings and blueprints
  • Basic framing including floor, wall, door, window, and stair, rafter, and roof layouts
  • Familiarity with construction and job site math
  • Considerations for masonry, plumbing, electrical, and other aspects of building
  • Basic trim, siding, and cabinetry design and installation

Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

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.

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.

GPS 101

Sat; 8A-12P; Apr 2; 4 Hrs; $49.

The goal of this class will be to offer an introduction to GPS and computer mapping as practical technology accessible to anyone. We’ll cover basics about GPS, sources of error,  and how to get around the menus of handheld devices. We’ll look at how to download GPS data for use in mapping or planning. We’ll spend a part of the day practicing collecting and downloading data. 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.  

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.

Mental Health First Aid

Saturday, Mar 12; 8:30-5:30;  8 Hrs; N Reilly; $45

Not sure how to respond with a client, family member, or community member in distress?  Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The 8-hour course covers a range of common disorders and potential crises such as helping someone who is having a panic attack, contemplating suicide or struggling with substance abuse.

Pharmacy Technician

Mon; Feb 29-May 2; 6:30-8P; 15 Hrs; $430 includes tuition and text.

This course is designed to prepare students for taking the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PCTE).  Topics include regulation and control, terminology, calculations, routes and formulations, and inventory management.  Class focus is on pharmacy practice and procedure but good math skills are required.  It is highly recommended that students contact Vermont Adult Learning (VAL) at 388-4392 to schedule a free math assessment before beginning the course.  VAL provides math instruction and support at no cost and students are encouraged to use this resource before and during the course.

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 www.ed2go.com/hannaford; $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.

Divide and Conquer: Pre-Algebra

Mon & Thu; 6:15-7:45P; Feb 1-May 19; N. Reigle; FREE; No class on Feb 15, 18, Apr 18, & 21.

A basic math course with introduction to Algebra and Geometry

A review of basic math, including all four basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), fractions, decimals and percents. This course will help prepare you for GED, pharmacy technician, LNA, college, etc. Offered Mon and Thu mid-day at CCV.

Word 1 – 2013

Tue & Thu; 5:30-8:30P; Feb 2, 4 & 9; F. Walsh; 9 Hrs; $155 with text.

The following topics will be covered:  learn how to navigate the “ribbon bar” to perform tasks, explore the Word window, create/save documents, print, move copy, format and edit text.

Word 2 – 2013

Tue & Thu; 5:30-8:30P; Feb 16, 18 & 23; 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; Mar 1, 3, & 8; 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

Mon & Wed; 5:30-8:30P; Mar 15, 17 & 22; 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.

Excel 1 – 2013

Tue & Thu; 5:30-8:30P; Mar 29, 31 & Apr 5; 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; 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.

QuickBooks

Mon & Wed; Feb 29-Mar 23; 6-7:30P; 12 Hrs; H Acker; $185.

This class is designed for beginners to become familiar with using Quickbooks software to manage accounting and customer service in a small business or nonprofit.  The following topics will be covered:  setting up a new company,  managing customers, vendors and employees, invoicing, credit memos,  customer payments, purchase orders, inventory,  business forms, writing and printing checks, managing bank account transactions, entering and paying bills,  payroll,  and setting up budgets.  You may also bring in problems that we can solve together.

Cooking and Eating Sustainably

Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op

Healthy Cooking on a Budget

Thu; Mar17; 5:30-7:30P; E. Castelli

Eating healthy does not have to cost a fortune! In this class we will learn to make delicious, nourishing meals using recipes and strategies that work within your budget.

Make-Ahead Meals

Thu; Mar 24; 5:30-7:30P; E. Castelli

Want to cook healthy, hearty meals, but don’t have the time or energy to do so after a long day of work? The secret is in the planning! In this class, we will make delicious recipes that can be prepared in advance during your weekend, or when you have a couple of hours to spare.

Spring Detox

Thu; Mar 31; 5:30-7:30P; K. Ruddy, Holistic Health Counselor

Learn how to gently detox your body so you can transition into spring feeling light, fresh, and rejuvenated! Krissy will lead you step-by-step into the often intimidating world of detoxification. She will clearly explain how cleansing works, what to expect, and everything you will need to try it at home. If you are looking to maintain health, lose weight, slow down the aging process, purify the organs, and clear your mind, this class is for you!

Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Thu; April 7; 5:30-7:30P; K. Ruddy, Holistic Health Counselor

Suffering from chronic inflammation? One of the most powerful tools to fight inflammation comes not from the pharmacy, but from the Farmacy. In this class you will learn to use food as medicine by incorporating powerful anti-inflammatory foods like turmeric, ginger, healthy oils, and dark leafy greens into your diet.

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 AND REFUND POLICY

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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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

eMail to dsenesac@pahcc.org

• BY MAIL OR PHONE – (802) 382-1004

• VISA & MC ACCEPTED

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