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Adult Learning Center
with Five Town Adult Ed Staff
Unsure of where to start? Call us.
The Learning Center is open to all adults in need of academic instruction and guidance. Hours vary by day, and we will try to meet you on your schedule. Our staff provides individualized instruction in the areas of:
- High School Equivalency
- HiSET Prep
- Accuplacer Prep
- Math and ELA instruction to prepare you for college-level coursework
- General reading, writing, and math tutoring for anyone pursuing college or career education
- Workforce credential or certification tutoring and prep
- College and Career advising
All services through the Learning Center are FREE of charge. If you or anyone you know could use any of these services, please contact us.
Due to restrictions, please do not drop in unannounced to the Learning Center. Call us to schedule your first appointment.
CNA Certified Nursing Assistant Apprenticeship
with David Allen Clark
Through a collaboration with Windward Gardens in Camden and Harbor Hill in Belfast, both owned and operated by Genesis Healthcare Corporation, you can earn while you learn.
This comprehensive five-week training program meets all requirements of the Maine State Board of Nursing and will have you secured into a position before starting.
Students without a high school diploma, or those who have been out of school for a while, are encouraged to apply. Academic training and support is provided.
Student Tuition: FREE for accepted applicants
Days/Time: Full day classes, 5 days per week, five weeks
Portions of this course are completed by remote lectures. Lab and clinical must be completed on-site. Access to a computer with camera and microphone plus internet is required.
To complete the entrance exam and for additional information: Call the Adult Education office (207)236-7800, option 5
ESOL - English for Multilingual Learners
with Rebecca Albright
Five Town CSD Adult Education welcomes all foreign-born people. Are you interested in improving your English skills? Learning English can help you:
- Obtain a driver’s license
- Communicate with your child’s school
- Get a first job
- Improve your living situation
- Expand your job prospects
Let us work with you to help you meet your goals. These are FREE tutoring services. If you or a neighbor need assistance, please call our office or register here to inquire.
with Brenda Hio-Hamdan
HiSet is Maine’s general education development (GED) program. If you are an adult without a high school diploma, the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) program could be your route to improved career prospects, a college education and increased earnings potential. Adult diploma programs are central to the mission and tradition of Maine Adult Education. Get your diploma and be one step closer to achieving your life's goals! Our daytime learning center is open only by appointment due to Covid-19 restrictions, but we have an active tutoring program available via Zoom. Email us or call our office to get started on your journey to a diploma or beyond!
with Brenda Hio-Hamdan
HiSet is Maine’s general education development (GED) program. In this 6-week Zoom course, you’ll learn how to write an essay for the HiSET Writing Test. The class will focus on organizing your ideas and providing supporting details in an argumentative essay. Grammar, punctuation, and writing mechanics will also be covered. There will be opportunities for revising and editing with other students. Learn how to write your best essay!
Math for Allied Health Careers
with Learning Center Staff
Thinking about entering the healthcare field as a CNA, Medical Assistant, or other health related career pathway? Has it been a while since you’ve taken or used technical math skills? Learn proportions, conversions, reading graphs and charts, and get ready for your next career move. Can be taken prior to or concurrently with certification training. Year long.
Mathematics for College
with Peg Junge
PART 1: Prepare for the Next Gen Accuplacer test in Arithmetic. Topics include operations with whole numbers, decimals, fractions and percents. This course is recommended for beginning math students who need to rebuild the foundational math skills and concepts needed for more advanced math studies. Accuplacer Arithmetic testing is provided for students (at no cost) during the last class. PART 2: Prepare for the Next Gen Accuplacer test in Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics (QRAS). Topics include proportions, exponents, algebraic expressions, linear equations, statistics, probability and geometric concepts. Students entering this course should be fluent in basic math operations (add, subtract, multiply and divide) and have confidence working with fractions. Accuplacer QRAS testing is provided for students (at no cost) during the last class. Classes are held weekly on Zoom and students will use Brightspace to access assignments and quizzes.