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ADULT EDUCATION

COURSE OFFERINGS

Advanced Welding

  • March 11 - April 17: Register now!

  • 30 hours over 12 sessions

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-8pm

  • $600 includes materials and safety protection; limit 8 students per class

  • Prerequisite: Intro to Welding or instruction pre-approval

Designed to enhance SMAW welding skills for those who have completed Intro to Welding or have equivalent experience. This course extends to out-of-position practice in horizontal and vertical welding, welding pipe, and/or practice with MIG or TIG applications, with considerable opportunity to pursue individual learning objectives. 

Small Engine Repair

  • March 14th - April 4th; Register now!

  • 10-hour course over four sessions

  • Thursdays 6:00p-8:30p

  • $200       

  • Limit 8 students per class                                               

 

Learn small engine repair for your business or hobby. 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 will include routine preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and diagnostics, standard procedures, engine function, and tool use. $50 deposit is required to enroll in this class.

Tractor Safety Training

  • April 18th - May 16th (no class April 25th); Register now!

  • 10-hour course over four sessions

  • Thursdays 6:00p-8:30p

  • $250

  • Must be 18 or older; limit 6 students per class

 

Students will learn tractor safety protocols, tractor controls and operation, preventive maintenance and upkeep.  Students will be able to practice driving and operating our John Deere and Kubota with hydrostatic transmission (HST) and our New Holland with a shift gear transmission. 

Licensed Nurse Assistant Program (LNA)

  • Next class: April 9 -- Register now!

  • Location: PAHCC Skills Lab, 51 Charles Avenue, Middlebury  

  • 9-week hybrid course, in-person Tuesdays 4:30pm-8:00pm

  • Online Class Work: Average of 5.5 hours per week

  • Porter Clinicals: Clinicals will be 32 hours total (four 8-hour days) with specific days and times to be determined.

  • LNA Testing: 8 hours completed in one day following the completion of clinicals. Date to be determined.

  • Must turn 18 within 6 months of exam

  • Limit 8 students per class

$2,200; additional $238.50 is needed for LNA license application and testing fees. A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to enroll in this class.


This course will prepare the student to apply for Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA) licensure with the State Board of Nursing.  The program is targeted at individuals who are interested in beginning-level skilled positions in healthcare and immediate employment.  Includes classroom instruction, skills lab practice, and clinical practice at Helen Porter Health and Rehabilitation. Official signed verification of immunizations/titers is mandatory and must be submitted.

Forklift Operator Safety Training

  • April 21st; 9am. Register now!

  • Approx 4-hours

  • Group classes offered upon request​

$125; includes testing and certification card; 8 student limit. 

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.

Intro to Welding

  • TBD: Register now for spring!

  • 10-hour course over four sessions

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

  • $250 includes materials and safety protection; limit 8 students per class


A beginner’s course to introduce students to the art and science of welding.  In this class you will learn the basics of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) or stick welding.  The class will primarily focus on the 7018 welding electrode but will explore other electrodes as time permits.

 

We will be working mostly in the flat, horizontal positions with some introduction to the vertical position. This introduction to arc welding will give you a taste of this exciting and versatile skill in a safe, supportive setting. 

Phlebotomy Technician Training

  • Next class: TBD Summer 2024

  • Register your interest now, no enrollment fee required until a date is set!

  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30pm-8:30pm

  • 72 hours over 12 weeks

  • Location: PAHCC Skills Lab, 51 Charles Avenue, Middlebury 

  • Must turn 18 within 6 months of exam

  • Limit 8 students per class

$1,995; includes textbook. PTC exam $119 payable on-line two weeks prior to testing. A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to enroll in this class. Upon successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to sit for the national exam to become a Phlebotomy Technician (PTC) through the American Medical Certification Association.


Phlebotomists perform blood collection procedures and transport and process blood samples. Course content includes anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, lab procedures, safety, collection techniques, and legal issues. 

Clinical Dental Assistant

 

  • Online; Call for more information.


The online course is self-paced, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you’ll receive six (6) months to complete the course. The instructional materials required are included in enrollment. Approximately 300 class hours. 


A dental assistant’s duties typically involve managing medical records, accounts receivable, and reimbursement, as well as billing patients and insurance, scheduling patients, and performing procedural and diagnostic coding. You’ll also learn important foundational skills such as dental terminology and anatomy, as well as written and oral communication skills.  Work in a fast-paced environment as part of a team that includes dental hygienists and dentists. As the point of contact for patients and your team, you’ll find dental administration is a rewarding and fulfilling career.     

Basic CPR

  • TBD; Register now!

  • 3-hour class, 5:30-8:30pm

  • PAHCC Main Campus 51 Charles Ave

  • $45; included testing and certification card.

American Red Cross CPR training gives you the information and the skills that you need to help adults, children and infants during breathing and cardiac emergencies.

 

Intro to CNC Wood Router

  • Two class options: Register now!

  • March 4th - Mar 20th

  • April 1st - April 17th

  • Mondays and Wednesdays; 4:30-7:30pm

  • $360 includes materials

  • Limit 4 students per class  

 

Each student receives 2 free passes to our Thursday night Makery space for additional use of the CNC Router.  Based on demand, register to be placed on a waiting list.  This class provides detailed safety and operations training on our CNC Wood Router. Students will learn how to operate the router and CAM software using VCarve Pro. Bring your own project idea or follow the instructor.  This tool training is required before makery members can use the CNC Wood Router.  Equipment: KL-1212v CNC Router | 48” x 48” x 6” bed, 3HP spindle, vacuum table.

 

Intro to CNC Plasma Cutter

  • TBD


$100 includes materials; 4 student limit per class. 


Each student receives 2 free passes to our Thursday night Makery space for additional use of the laser cutter.  Based on demand, register to be placed on a waiting list.  This class will provide students with the skills needed to operate our CNC plasma cutter - the Tourchmate 4400 4'x4' bed, Flexcut 80-amp, ¾” Pierce.  This tool has the capacity to cut through up to 3/4" steel, as well as doing detail cutting in sheet metal. This tool takes your drawing files and turns them into computer-cut metal.


 

Intro to Glowforge Laser Cutter

  • TBD

$100 includes materials; 4 student limit per class. 

Each student receives 2 free passes to our Thursday night Makery space for additional use of the laser cutter.  Based on demand, register to be placed on a waiting list.  You will learn basic laser cutter anatomy, how to operate the Glowforge laser cutter hardware and software, and best practices for using laser cutters safely and responsibly.

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