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Basic Computer Skills Suite
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Basic Computer Skills Suite

$350

with Scott Jernigan

Learn essential computer skills for the 21st century workplace, including how to troubleshoot PC issues!
Basic Game Design Certificate
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Basic Game Design Certificate

$395

with Moses Wolfenstein and Jean Haefner

Games are increasingly recognized as a tool that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. This Certificate provides you with a general introduction to what goes into the design and development of both video and analog games, with a particular focus on the use of games outside of consumer entertainment.  In the first course, you will discover resources for developing game design, identify the mechanics and verbs used in different games. You will come away with knowing the different activities that are part of game design, being able to flesh out a game idea in order to increase the chances of having a successful game design experience, and have a basic understanding of how to work with game developers. In the second course, you will learn the basics of the video game design process, learn about the main video game genres, and use a game development application to begin your journey of making games.    By successfully completing this Certificate in Basic Game Design, you will have taken the first steps into understanding game design, and being able to create your own games. Introduction must be taken before Intermediate.

CEUs/ILUs: 3.2

Length (in hours): 32

Price in USD $395

Offered 4 times/year, call for dates.

Basics of Bookkeeping
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Basics of Bookkeeping

$195

with Sharon DeFonteny

How do you keep track of the day-to-day financial transactions of a business?  Whether you are looking to advance in your career, or you’re an entrepreneur, (or maybe you are a part of a family business), this course will help you if you are looking to understand the numbers.  The Basics of Bookkeeping course will help you understand, and know how to record, every penny that comes into your business and every penny that goes out of your business.  This course shows you how to create a chart of accounts that meets your needs.   All of the money you spend, and all of the money you earn, have a place to go.  How do your record them?  What are debits and credits?  What do the numbers mean?  How do I label accounts?  Even if you outsource your bookkeeping needs, you should still have a basic understanding of what happens with the money earned and the money spent.  No one should be blind to his or her finances!  In this course, you will learn where the numbers go, and why!  You will learn the bookkeeping terminology as well as what it means to keep track of the numbers.  At the end of the cycle, what do the numbers mean?  The Basics of Bookkeeping will show you how to keep track of the numbers and why!

CEUs/ILUs: 1.6

Length (in hours): 16

This is a one-month course that begins each quarter: winter, spring, summer, fall.

Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) Certification Training
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Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) Certification Training

$25

with Woodfords Family Services

Our communities are looking for individuals who want to make a difference in a child’s life.

Children’s behavioral health services are vital to Maine’s children with intellectual disabilities, autism, and mental health disorders and their families. And the need in our area is great! As an integral part of the child’s treatment team, a Certified Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) has the opportunity to make an immediate impact while helping a child grow and develop to their full potential.

We are excited to connect our communities with Woodfords Family Services for this wonderful ONLINE training program. The online training will equip you to successfully help children who are currently on a waitlist for services. The training will prepare you for employment through local social services agencies. The program can be started at any time and finished at your own pace.

  • You will complete 12 online modules then two 4-hour live sessions. 
  • Once the modules are completed, you will receive free online bloodborne pathogen training and virtual First Aid & CPR training if you do not already possess those certifications. 
  • The entire training requirements will take about 45 hours.
  • Assistance with job placement is provided to anyone who completes the program.
  • Assistance with technology may be available.

 Prerequisites:

  • A high school diploma or equivalency. Proof of education is required.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older upon completion of the course.
  • An administration fee of $25 is required at registration.
  • A reading comprehension assessment is required prior to completing the application, administered through your local Maine Adult Education program. This requirement may be waived by showing successful completion of a college-level English course.
Bookkeeping Certificate
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Bookkeeping Certificate

$495

with Sharon DeFonteny

How do you manage the finances of a business? Whether you are an entrepreneur, running a family business, or just looking to advance your career and add to your skillset, this Bookkeeping Certificate will provide you with the knowledge needed to measure, and manage, the financial health of your business. This program focuses on cash basis accounting.No one will care more about the financial health of your business than you! It’s imperative that you understand how the process works and are able to complete the accounting cycle accurately and in a timely fashion. Even if you plan to outsource your bookkeeping needs, you should still understand how the process works.

No one should be clueless when it comes to the finances of their business.

The Bookkeeping Certificate courses must be taken in the below order (the classes build off each other): 

  • - Understanding Debits and Credits
  • - General Ledger and Month End Procedures
  • - Closing Procedures and Financial Statements

CEUs/ILUs: 4.8

Length (in hours): 48

Offered 4 times/year, call for dates.

Business Writing Certificate
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Business Writing Certificate

$495

with Dionne Felix, Kathryn Lynch-Morin and William Dravies

Discover the keys to successful writing for the workplace.  Whether you are writing a report, memo, letter, or publicity notice, business writing has some defined characteristics for success. Successful communicators in the workplace move forward, others move back. Enhance your career by improving this critical communication skill. Begin with understanding the format, construction, and successful techniques of writing good business reports and proposals.  Then improve your skills with editing and proofreading.  Finally, discover what good journalists know. Learn how to write a news story, press release, or other publicity notice that zings.  Help your organization stand out with your new skills in business writing. This certificate will take you to the next level where business writing is a skill for personal and organizational success.

CEUs/ILUs: 4.8

Length (in hours): 48

Price in USD $495

Offered 4 times/year, call for dates.

Coding Certificate
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Coding Certificate

$595

with Jeff Kritzer and Andy Helmi

Coding is becoming one of the most in-demand skills in the workplace today. As a result, coding has become a core skill that bolsters one’s chances of becoming a higher value to organizations. The highest demand is for programming languages with broad applicability. Begin by getting introduced to the basics of computer programming and various programming languages. Then go to the next level and acquire all the basics of HTML and CSS. You will learn the relationship between these two industry-standard web page coding languages and the step-by-step process of hand-coding and building web pages. Finally, discover the advanced features of CSS and learn how to use this very powerful language. Students must take the Coding Certificate classes in the below order:

- Introduction to Coding

- HTML Fundamentals

- CSS Fundamentals

CEUs/ILUs: 4.8

Length (in hours): 48

Price in USD $595

Offered 4 times/year, call for dates.

Creating WordPress Websites Series
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Creating WordPress Websites Series

$230

with Richard Mansfield

This series of courses will take you from having zero experience and knowledge of web design to more advanced techniques.




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