Licensed Nurse Assistant Program (LNA)

  • Mar 22 - May 26; Tue & Thu; 4:30P - 8:00P.

$1920, Additional $150 needed for LNA License application and testing fees. A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to enroll in this class.  Clinical dates are to be determined.


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 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.


Phlebotomy Technician Training

  • Feb 28 - May 25; Mon & Wed; 5:00P - 8:00P.


$1,700; includes textbooks.  PTC exam $115 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, legal issues, and 10 hours of clinical observations. Attendance is critical and any absences resulting in missing critical class content may result in ineligibility to participate in live practice or to sit for the certification exam.  Participants are expected to provide their own volunteers willing to sign liability waivers to participate in supervised practice of phlebotomy procedures.  Vermont anticipates 30 job openings per year for phlebotomists for the next 10 years with a median wage of over $16/hour.


Intro to Welding

  • May 3, 5, 10 and 12th ; Tue & Thu; 5:30-8:00P; 10 Hrs; 

  • May 24, 26, 31 and June 2nd; Tue & Thu; 5:30-8:00P; 10 Hrs; 

$200 includes materials and safety protection; six student limit.

A beginner 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.  


Advanced Welding

  • March 8 - Apr 14; Tue & Thu; 5:30-8:00P; 30 Hrs;

$600 includes materials and safety protection; six student limit.  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. 


Intro to CNC Wood Router

  • Call for schedule


$360 includes materials.  Limit of 4 students per class.  Each student receives 2 free passes to our Thursday night Makery space for additional use of the CNC Router.

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. This design and toolpath program provides new users with the basic knowledge they need to get started with more advanced features for experienced users to explore. This class is taught in 2 sessions. The first session covers machine basics; the second session focuses on the software, followed by more hands-on operation. 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 Glowforge Laser Cutter

  • Call for schedule

$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.
By attending the in-person workshop, you will learn all about how laser cutters and engravers work, basic laser cutter anatomy, how to operate the Glowforge laser cutter hardware and software, and best practices for using laser cutters safely and responsibly. By the end of the course, you will be able to use the Glowforge laser cutter independently during our Thursday night Makery. Equipment: Glowforge Pro can accommodate a work area up to 18” x 20” and 2” deep and can cut wood, fabric, leather, paper, Plexiglas (acrylic), Delrin (acetal), mylar, rubber, Corian, food, and more. Glowforge can also engrave all of the above plus glass, coated metal, marble, anodized aluminum, titanium, some phones, tablets, laptops, and more.

Intro Basic Woodworking

  • Call for schedule

$250; includes materials; six student limit. 

Designed for those interested in learning the basics in woodworking.  Learn the basic techniques and tools needed to get started in woodworking.  Classes will be held in our woodshop with live demonstrations and hands-on guidance.   Each student will complete a simple woodworking project during the class.  All materials will be supplied. 

Fundamentals of Natural Gas

  • Call for schedule

$650 plus books

This 30-hour course focuses on subjects critical to ensuring the safe and efficient use of natural gas including:  Combustion Theory, National Fuel Gas Codes, Venting, Hazard Recognition, Carbon Monoxide, Electricity, & Natural Gas Appliances.  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.  *Note: This class is required for State of Vermont certification.* 

Basic CPR

  • Call for schedule

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.


Forklift Operator Safety Training

  • Class offered as needed

  • Group Classes offered upon request​

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.

Tractor Safety Training

  • Call for schedule

10 Hrs; 5 classes; 4:30-6:30P; $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.   The exact start date unknown, but it will begin in April.  Register to be placed on a waiting list.

Clinical Dental Assistant


  • Online and onsite; Call for more information; $3,500.00.

Vermont State Dental Society is offering Dental Assistant training statewide through a collaboration of area dentists and our online ed2go course.  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 240 class hours. Each student will be connected to a regional dentist for clinical experience during the course work.

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.