Course Descriptions

(Not all courses are currently offered, please check Schedule of Current Programs for program availability)

Following is a list of courses that may be offered to companies or the general public.  Course descriptions are generic in nature and may be customized to meet the specific and unique needs of the company.

BUSINESS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)

PDM-A11 CompTIA A+ $2000/64 hours

This course is designed as an interactive and comprehensive introduction to the Information Technology Field and to assist the student in obtaining the CompTIA A+ Certification and the PC Pro Certification. Topics include identifying, using, and connecting hardware components and devices; install and support Windows OS including command line & client support; troubleshoot PC and mobile device issues including application security support; explain types of networks and connections including TCP/IP, WIFI and SOHO; troubleshoot device and network issues Identify and protect against security vulnerabilities for devices and their network connections; and install & configure laptops and other mobile devices

HEALTHCARE

PDH-111 Basic EMT Training $1300/75 hours

Course content addresses the management of airway and respiratory problems, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, techniques of oxygen therapy, bleeding control and treatment for shock, soft tissue injuries and fracture care, principles of spinal immobilization, fundamentals of triage and transportation of the sick and injured, and treatment modalities for a range of medical, obstetrical, pediatric, environmental and behavioral emergencies. This course offers an introduction to patient assessment skills and includes training in the use of Automated External Defibrillators as required for licensure at the EMT level in the State of Maine. This course is a prerequisite to entry into the advanced levels of EMS education.

PDH-B30 BLS Healthcare Provider CPR $75/8 hours

This course is for students entering any of the several healthcare professions (EMT, Nursing, CNA, Residential Care, etc.). The course covers one and two-person adult CPR; child and infant CPR; obstructed airway maneuvers for the conscious and unconscious adult, child and infant; barrier devices and disease transmission and prevention; introduction to the Automated External Defibrillator (AED); legal and ethical considerations; and special resuscitation situations. Students who have been certified in the past and have let their certification lapse by more than thirty days will need to take this full class.

EDUCATION

AFS-E50 Intro to STEAM Education in the Early Childhood Classroom $149/30 hours/3 CEUs

This course is designed to introduce early childhood educators and paraprofessionals (preschool through grade 3) to the basics behind the STEM initiative. It will cover why STEM education with the incorporation of the arts (STEAM) is necessary for 21st century learners, the basic pedagogy behind STEM, the various forms it can take in the classroom, the benefits/challenges of STEM-based education, how STEM aligns with the early childhood education theories and standards, and reflections of STEM practices in the early childhood classroom.

AFS-E55 Implementing STEAM Education in the Early Childhood Classroom $249/40 hours/4 CEUs

This course is designed to introduce early childhood educators and paraprofessionals (preschool through grade 3) to the basics behind the STEM initiative. It will cover why STEM education with the incorporation of the arts (STEAM) is necessary for 21st century learners, the basic pedagogy behind STEM, the various forms it can take in the classroom, the benefits/challenges of STEM-based education, how STEM aligns with the early childhood education theories and standards, and reflections of STEM practices in the early childhood classroom.

TRADES

PDT-B50 High Pressure Boiler $625/45 hours

This is a 45-hour course which provides participants with the knowledge and techniques to operate a boiler steam generating plant in a safe and efficient manner. Basics of boiler design and control are emphasized as well as the importance of feed water treatment. Topics include day-to-day operations, steam turbine control, power generation, and environmental control parameters to meet emission requirements. The safe handling and combustion of natural gas, fuel oil, coal and wood fuel is covered. This course will also place emphasis on code requirements. The course offers a practical approach to power plant operation and is designed to prepare the student for the Maine licensing exam. This course will give the student 450 hours towards the 900 hours need to sit for the Maine Licensing Exam. An additional 450 hours in the field is required in order to sit for this exam. This class will also be beneficial for individuals preparing for their 4th or 3rd class engineers license.

PDT-E40 Heavy Equipment Operator 

Equipment operators are in high demand in a variety of industries. In this training you’ll learn site safety, basic operational techniques, operation of on road dump trucks, loaders, excavators and skid steers. Students will gain an understanding of blueprint reading and related math skills as well as their OSHA 10 Certification. With simulation training and live equipment students will have entry level experience to begin a career in heavy equipment operation.

PDL-E10 National Electrical Code 15-Hour Update $195/15 hours

If you are working in the electrical field and are looking for the current code update, this course is for you.  This course meets the requirements for the State of Maine code update as the NEC code changes.

PDL-E15 National Electrical Code 15-Hour Update – Online $150/15 hours

If you are working in the Electrical field and are looking for the current code update, this course is for you. This course meets the requirements for the state of Maine code update required as the NEC code changes. In this online version of the course students will have 60 days from the start date to complete the NEC update material.
Students will need to purchase the following books for this online course:
Required ISBN – 978-1-4559-2297-0 Codebook for 2020
Suggested ISBN – 978-1-890659-84-4 Analysis of Changes NEC 2020

PDT-H10 Ductless Mini Split Heat Pump $995/40 hours

This 40-hour course will provide professionals with the basics of refrigerant cycle theory and explain how the cycle produces heating and cooling. Other topics covered in the course will be basic electrical theory, control theory, mechanical operation of system components, and safe work practices involved in the installation of these units. Students will experience a hands-on lab component involving the installation and troubleshooting of these state-of-the-art mini-split heat pump systems.

PDT-O10 Oil Burner Technician $3,300/200 hours

This course prepares students with the education and skills necessary to acquire a State of Maine Journeyman Oil Burner Technician – 1 & 2 Oils (up to 15 GPH) license and become NORA Certified at the Bronze Level. The classroom curriculum includes lecture and discussion about combustion theory, oil tank installation, oil burner component identification, basic electricity, oil burner controls and testing, service procedures, and customer service. The lab activities allow students to receive hands-on experience on live fire units. The lab curriculum includes basic tool use and safety, electrical safety, mechanical troubleshooting, annual tune ups, electrical testing, and troubleshooting of oil burner controls and devices. Students can anticipate 110 +/- hours of lecture/discussion and 90 +/- hours of lab activities.

PDT-P20 Propane Natural Gas: Appliance Connection & Service with Basic Principles & Practices of Propane $3,584/200 hours – ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The first step in becoming a Propane & Natural Gas Technician is to begin with the “Basic Principles & Practices of Propane” course. This course is designed to provide all personnel with the basic principles and practices of working with propane to ensure safety and help provide quality service to customers and the community. The Basic Principles & Practices of Propane course is a prerequisite to the more advanced CETP courses and is designed to be both a learning resource and a career development tool. Successful completion of this course is required before students can matriculate in any other CETP courses at KVCC. This course encompasses three sections, CETP 4.2, 4.3, and FGT 1.1 (Maine Natural Gas Supplement). CETP Section 4.2 “Placing Vapor Distribution Systems and Appliances into Operations” focuses primarily on the checks and tests required when installing new piping and regulators or restoring service to an existing vapor distribution system. This section instructs the student on the specific steps in these important tests and checks. CETP Section 4.3 “Installing Appliances and Interior Vapor Distribution Systems” focuses primarily on interior systems piping as well as the installation of gas appliances. This section also covers how to design and install appliances and how to design interior vapor distribution systems. Other course topics include:

  • Selecting appliances and how this impacts the design of an entire system.
  • Computing combustion, ventilation, and dilution air.
  • Designing a venting system.
  • Designing gas piping and creating a piping plan.
  • Installing appliances.
  • Installing venting systems.
  • Installing gas piping.

FGT 1.1 Section “Maine Natural Gas Supplement” focuses on the properties of natural gas, procedures for installing house piping, and procedures for placing natural gas operated equipment in-service as required by the State of Maine. Course fee includes CETP e-books and exam fees. Course fee does not include NFPA 54 & NFPA 58; these books may be purchased from http://www.nfpa.org

PDT-P30 Delivery Technician and Basic Principles $–/20 hours – ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

This course provides training for inspecting, maintaining, and operating propane delivery vehicles; filling propane storage containers; and making customer deliveries of propane. This course is designed for drivers who operate commercial motor vehicles to deliver propane, and covers Bobtail equipment and systems, including cargo tank, gauges, pumps, meters, delivery hoses, and emergency discharge control equipment. The course encompasses CETP 2.1 & 2.4, 2.2 & 2.5* (*Note that CETP 2.5 has been replaced by the Mobile Crane Safety in the Propane Industry Program). Successful completion of this course and exams will help students achieve the State of Maine Propane & Natural Gas – Delivery Technician authority.

PDT-P40 Propane Natural Gas: Large Industrial Gas Fired Equipment $385/20 hours – ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

This course covers the basic steps required for calculating system demand, determining fuel supply needs using propane, propane/air mixtures and natural gas, as well as the steps required for determining when propane vaporizing and mixing systems are needed. Some areas covered in this course are:

  • Determining gas supply requirements for large industrial gas-fire equipment
  • Identifying characteristics and functions of valve trains and ignition safety systems used with large gas-fire equipment
  • Identifying characteristics and functions of safety controls and burner designs used with large gas-fire equipment
  • Identifying system testing and start-up procedures that apply to large gas-fired equipment

Prerequisites: PNG1-010, PNG1-020, PNG1-030 or License with Appliance Connection & Service authority. Required Materials: CETP Textbook; NFPA 54, 2012 edition; NFPA 58, 2011 edition. Course fee includes exam fee. Course fee does not include CETP Textbook, NFPA 54 or NFPA 58. The CETP Textbook can be purchased from www.propanemarc.com; the NFPA 54, 2012 edition & NFPA 58, 2011 edition books can be purchased from www.nfpa.org.

PDT-R10 EPA 608 Refrigerant Certification (Self-Study) $195/8 hours

The EPA 608 Refrigerant Certification for Small Appliances (Self Study) course at KVCC is designed to prepare technicians for the EPA 608 certification exam: Core Certification (general knowledge of refrigerants), Type 1 (repair and service of small appliances using refrigerant), Type 2 (high pressure refrigerant i.e. Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps), and/or Type 3 (Universal License). It is not intended to be formal refrigeration training course. Technicians who take this course should be familiar with basic vapor – compression refrigeration cycle and common service equipment and procedures

PDT-S10 Solar PV for the Associate Candidate $600/40 hours

This hybrid course is designed as a general introduction to Solar Photovoltaic (PV) technology and will help students achieve a basic knowledge of the applications, design, installation and operation of solar PV systems. Students will learn the fundamental concepts and skills involved within the solar PV industry. The course content is consistent with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Solar PV Associate Learning Objectives. Percentage of time spent on course topics, and the weight placed on assessment questions match the learning priority levels established by NABCEP’s course and test specifications. The course includes two onsite classes. One at the beginning to introduce the class, discuss expectations, and how to navigate the course. There will be an onsite class at the end of the course. This will include testing on two of the solar PV trainers, NABCEP testing parameters and awarding of certificates.

PDT-W10 Welding I $699/45 hours

During this course, you will be introduced to the basics of welding. We will spend time covering safety and principles of welding. This course will give you a good foundation to which you can build skills on. The welding process that will be used is SMAW (Shielded, Metal, Arc Welding, “Stick”). You will be able to make minor repairs and start your own projects after completing the course. The format of the class will be geared towards the AWS test. You will not be ready to be certified, but will be well prepared to continue your welding training.

PDT-W20 Welding II $699/45 hours

This is a more advanced continuation of Welding I and the next level in your welding training. During this course, you will continue building your skills on SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding “Stick”). You will also be introduced to FCAW (Flux Core Arc Welding) and cutting with oxy-acetylene torches. If you are successful and progress well, you will be ready to take one AWS certification test at the completion of the class. AWS tests are administered at the Test Center at Eastern Maine Community College. Prerequisite: Welding I or instructor’s permission.

PDT-W30 Welding III $699/45 hours

This is the most advanced level of welding training. You will continue to build the skills learned in Welding I & II, and will be introduced to the TIG Process, the opportunities of push/pull aluminum, and the potential of specialized training at the request of the student. If successful and progress well, you will be ready to take more AWS certification tests. Prerequisites: Welding I & II or instructor’s permission.

ENRICHMENT

ECT-C30 3D Printing Workshop: Hardware $499/10 hours/1 CEU

In this course you will learn how to set up, operate, and troubleshoot your 3D printer. At the beginning of class, you will open the box of your new 3D printer and within 30 minutes you will be printing your first model. This course looks to maximizing your experience with the 3D printer that you will take home with you at the end of the first workshop. This course is equivalent to 1 CEU.

ECT-C40/45 3D Printing Workshop: Software $150 for workshop/$525 with Apple Products/10 hours/1 CEU 

Want to create your own models for 3D printing? This course will teach you the basics of designing with 3D printing in mind. Methods will include parametric design, sculpting, and scanning. We will survey a variety of free design programs, including Forger, Meshmixer, Tinkercad, and Shapr3D. This course is equivalent to 1 CEU.

ECT-C50/55 Advanced 3D Printing $150 for workshop/$525 with Apple Products/10 hours/1 CEU

This course will cover advanced techniques in 3D printing and design. Topics will include printing on fabric, use of specialty filaments (color changing, flexible, wood fiber, glow in the dark), and finishing techniques. In addition to the software used in Design for 3D Printing you will be introduced to additional free design programs, including Fusion360 and OpenSCAD. This course is equivalent to 1 CEU.

PDL-B10 Professional Bartending $190/21 hours – ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Do you like meeting new people? Would you like to know more about how a bar operates?  Then this course is for you.  Participants in this non-credit course will learn the basics of professional bartending and mixology and its application in restaurants, clubs, and function facilities.  Whether you are taking this course to find a full-time/part-time job, or you are taking it for your own personal enrichment, this course will be fun and enjoyable. This seven-week course will introduce you not only to mixology, but to appropriate glassware; the use of basic bartending tools; over 100 basic and fancy drink recipes; how to cut fruit and decorate cocktails; basic laws concerning customers, liability, and regulations of the bartender and the property owner; ways to increase sales and tips; and so much more.

LEGAL (Offered in Partnership with Center for Legal Studies)

TPB-E60 Employment Law Certificate (SHRM Preferred Provider) $995/45 hours

Employment law is a branch of contract law that deals with relationships between employers and employees. This course will cover statutes such as the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act, and other various statutes dealing with public employees. Topics to be included are master and servant, wages and hours, anti-discrimination in employment, and minimum wages and maximum hours, as well as regulation of working conditions.

TPB-I40 Intellectual Property Law for Engineers $995/45 hours

All engineers should be particularly concerned with patent law. This constitutionally-based discipline has to do with the process by which an invention and its creator are protected by the law from infringement and unfair competition. The class will deal with patent applications, research and prosecution; the law of infringement; and computer applications of software (protected by copyright) and hardware (by patents). We will also state what other concepts are patented, as well as machines, processes, mixtures, manufacturing, compositions of materials, and methods of doing business and research. Not only do we deal with utility patents, but with design and plant patents as well.

TPB-L50 Legal Nurse Consultant Training $1195/42 hours

This exciting program prepares Registered Nurses and Physician’s Assistants for a career in the legal field as Legal Nurse Consultants. Building on the medical education and clinical experience of RNs and PAs, this course provides the RN and PA with fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies, and governmental agencies regarding medically-related issues and to appear in court as expert witnesses. The curriculum of this course is designed to comply with the educational guidelines specified by the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. Successful graduates will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion from the university through which they are registered.

TPB-L60 Legal Secretary Certificate $995/50 hours

This intensive program is designed for both beginning and experienced secretaries who are interested in improving their skills and working more efficiently within the law office. Students will study such topics as legal terminology; legal process; jurisdiction and venue; ethics; written communications including letters, pleadings, discovery, notices and motions; filing procedures; billing and accounting; time management; records management; an overview of commonly used word and data processing programs; legal research; memoranda preparation; and citation format.

TPB-L90 Legal Investigation Certificate $995/50 hours

This exciting course is designed to teach legal investigation to those interested in pursuing a new career and those presently working in the legal field. At the end of the course, students will be qualified to assist attorneys, paralegals, insurance companies, and private businesses, as well as state and federal government agencies, in the process of civil and criminal investigation. Students will also be taught how to create a freelance investigation business. Included subject areas are arson investigation, product liability investigation, personal injury and traffic accident forensics, employment accidents, investigation of financial and equity matters, professional malpractice and negligence, skip-tracing, and the role of a legal investigator in preparing for civil and criminal litigation.

TPB-L95 Law School Preparation $300/45 hours

You’ve probably heard the horror stories about that grueling first year of law school. That’s likely the main reason you signed up for this course! Rest assured that you’ve done the right thing. The best way to avoid the pitfalls of the first set of courses is to prepare yourself for the unique way you’ll need to study in law school. This course is designed to give you the tools you need to be ready for the first year of law school and beyond.

TPB-M90 Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate $995/45 hours

This intensive course is designed to train and qualify students to develop or participate in conflict mediation processes. Participants will review the growth and application of settlement options in the United States. The course focuses on both traditional and non-traditional dispute resolution options. Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation) is geared for all professionals who are focused on “interest-based bargaining.” This course takes the mystery out of settlement processes and focuses on reaching reasonable solutions.

TPB-P10 Personal Injury for Paralegals $995/50 hours

With this exciting, fast-paced class you will learn many of the legal terms, causes of action, and remedies available to victims of personal injury accidents. We will review the negligence theory of torts upon which many personal injury claims are based. Students will discuss interviewing, investigating, and other case building techniques vital to a personal injury paralegal’s success in the law office.

TPB-P90 Paralegal Certificate $1,595/45 hours

This introduction to paralegal studies provides the foundation for the study of paralegalism. During the seven-week course, you will gain an understanding of the American legal system and learn how you can be of assistance in the exciting field of law. Coursework in Paralegal I is equivalent to 45 class hours of study.

TPB-P95 Advanced Paralegal Certificate $2,400/50 hours

These advanced topics build upon the nationally acclaimed Paralegal Certificate Course offered by over 100 colleges and universities nationwide. These classes are available to students who wish to extensively build upon their knowledge of law and paralegal studies with classes in specialized facets of contemporary law. Your study and concentration on substantively specific materials will enable you to gain a strong competitive edge over other paralegals. The additional training gained through participation in these advanced classes will embellish your legal knowledge and skills, which in turn should increase your salary and marketability.

TPB-S30 Software Essentials for the Law Office $995/50 hours

This dynamic course is designed for legal professionals interested in improving their skills and knowledge of commonly used computer technology and programs within the law office. Course topics include computer operating systems and peripheral devices; time tracking and billing software; database, case management and docket control software; litigation support software; electronic discovery; and trial presentation and graphics software.

TPB-V90 Victim Advocacy Certificate (NOVA Approved) $995/45 hours

Participants will be prepared to work in victim advocacy arenas; such as domestic violence shelters, crisis centers, crisis hotlines; and with state and county governments to assist crime victims in progressing through the criminal justice system and toward successful recovery. Course topics include legal terminology, legal process, legislation regarding victims’ rights, jurisdiction and venue, ethics, effects of victimization on the victim, victim advocate skills, guardianships, and crisis intervention. It also covers counseling skills for victims of assault, battery, robbery, domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, murder, and homicide.

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