Schedule of Current Programs

 

Current Offerings

3D Printing Series

Basic EMT

Bartending

BLS Healthcare Provider CPR

BPI Building Analyst Certification Course

EPA 608 Refrigerant Certificate

Forensic Phlebotomy

Heat Pump Installer Training

High Pressure Boiler – FULL

Solar PV for the Associate Candidate

Welding

REGISTER FOR COURSES HERE!

Or call 207-453-5160 to register over the phone.

 

*COVID-19 Policy & Protocols*
All students attending physical courses at any MCCS campus or off-site location will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to course start. As of December 2021, booster shots are also required for those who are eligible. More policy information can be seen here: https://www.mccs.me.edu/covid-19/vaccine-protocol/
BLS Healthcare Provider CPR
January 26, Wednesday 4:00pm – 9:00pm, Fairfield
February 12, Saturday 8:00am – 1:00pm, Fairfield
February 22, Tuesday 4:00pm – 9:00pm, Fairfield
March 19, Saturday 8:00am – 1:00pm, Fairfield
March 29, Tuesday 4:00pm – 9:00pm, Fairfield
April 16 Saturday 8:00am – 1:00pm, Fairfield
April 27, Wednesday 4:00pm – 9:00pm, Fairfield
Fee: $75
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 30 days will need to take this full class.

Solar PV for the Associate Candidate
Live on Fairfield Campus
March 7 – 11
Fee: $850

This course is geared toward individuals who are interested in developing their understanding of solar PV technology. The course content is presented at an introductory level and is an important first step for any student that wants to enter the solar PV industry. Upon completion, students will be eligible to take the NABCEP Solar PV Entry Level exam (SP1 015 or SP1 016). This exam is optional; therefore students must register to take this exam separately. Successful completion of this course and a passing score on the NABCEP exam will provide a required credential for professionals who want to install systems that qualify for the Efficiency Maine Trust Solar PV rebate program. Course costs DO include: meals/snacks and textbooks/course materials. Course costs DO NOT include: examination fees, required tools and equipment.
BPI Building Analyst Certification Course
Multiple start dates throughout 2022
FMI Contact: George – gcallas@buildgreenmaine.org
Designed to prepare industry professionals for careers in energy auditing, building diagnosis and inspection, air sealing & insulation installation, and high performance construction, Build Green Maine’s BPI (Building Performance Institute) Certification course covers everything a candidate needs to know and demonstrate in order to successfully obtain BPI certification. The curriculum addresses all the Testable Knowledge Items listed for the BPI Building Analyst and Envelope Professional certifications. Both certifications require passing both an online and a field test, and this course fully prepares a candidate to challenge and pass each or both of them.

 
Bartending 
Live at Best Western
March 15 – April 26
Tuesdays 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Fee: $195
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.
Heat Pump Installer Training
Live on Alfond Campus
March 7-11
Meets Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Fee: $995 
This 40-hour course meets Efficiency Maine Heat Pump Installer Training requirements needed to qualify for rebates, financing, and sales leads. Using both classroom and hands-on lab instruction, it covers how to professionally install heat pump indoor units, outdoor units, and line sets. Students will get hands-on experience installing and troubleshooting these state-of-the-art HVAC systems that are revolutionizing heating and cooling. Students successfully completing this course and KVCC’s separately offered EPA Section 608 Refrigerant Handling Course will qualify to work for the hundreds of Maine contractors installing tens of thousands of heat pumps each year. KVCC is an Efficiency Maine Registered Trainer for Heat Pump Installer Training. Students will need to come to class prepared with tools from the tool list linked above.
EPA 608 Refrigerant Certificate (Self-Study) 
Live on Fairfield Campus
March 12
8:00am – 2:00pm
Fee: $195

The course includes reading/preparation material, a live review session, and cost of the exam. The EPA 608 certification exam prepares technicians for: 1) Core Certification (general knowledge of refrigerants), 2) 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. Technicians who take this course should be familiar with basic vapor – compression refrigeration cycle and common service equipment and procedures.
Basic EMT Course  
February 14 – May 27
Thursdays 5:30pm – 8:30pm at Fairfield Campus
Labs some Saturdays in Fairfield
Fee: $1,300
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.
National Electrical Code 15hr Update 
New dates TBD
Online
Fee: $150
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
3D Printing Series – Closed
Online
January 8 – March 25
Fee: $1149 with 3D Printer, Apple iPad & Apple Pencil; $400 for workshops only
This course combines our  3D Printing Hardware, 3D Printing Software, and Advanced 3D Printing courses listed below into one 3 CEU course at reduced cost compared to each course individually.
3D Printing Hardware – Closed
Online
January 8 – 15
Fee: $499
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.
3D Printing Software
Online
February 5 – 12
Fee: $150 for workshop only, $525 for workshop with iPad & Apple Pencil| 1 CEU’s
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.
Advanced 3D Printing
Online
March 19 – 26 
Fee: $150 for workshop only, $525 for workshop with iPad & Apple Pencil| 1 CEU’s
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.

Welding I, II or III
Live on Fairfield Campus
February 8 – March 10
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm-9:00pm
Fee: $699 per course

Welding I will introduce students to the basics of welding. This foundation course will focus on safety and principles of welding. Students will use the SMAW welding process (stick welding) and will learn to make minor repairs and start your own projects.

Welding II is more advanced and will build on the SMAW welding process and also learn FCAW and cutting with Oxy-Acetylene torches. Successful students will be ready to take one AWS Certification Test at the EMCC Test Center.

Welding III is the most advanced level of welding training. You will continue to build skills learned in welding I and II and will introduce the tig process, opportunities of push/pull aluminum and potential of specialized training at the request of the student. Successful students will be ready for additional AWS Certification Tests.

High Pressure Boiler
Online
February 9 – May 18 – FULL
Meets Wednesdays 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Fee: $625

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.

Welding D1.5 Bridge 
In partnership with Reed & Reed, Inc. 
Live on Fairfield Campus
Postponed to Spring 2021

Trainees who complete the welding course successfully will have a better
understanding of SMAW, FCAW, Safety, Print Reading. Trainees will be prepared for and be able to test
for the AWS D1 .5 Bridge certification test

Forensic Phlebotomy for Qualified Law Enforcement Officers
Hybrid
April 4 – May 6 online
Live labs May 9, 10 & 11 8:00am – 5:00pm
The Maine Forensic Phlebotomy Program is a State of  Maine, Bureau of Highway Safety approved training designed to assist qualified law enforcement officers in the procedures of venipuncture for investigative purposes.  Law enforcement officers will learn the ethical and legal aspects of phlebotomy, anatomy and physiology and safety precautions.  Satisfactory completion of 80 successful blood draws will be required in a clinical setting. Potential Clinical sites available include sites in Augusta, Bangor and Waterville. To qualify for Acceptance into the Forensic Phlebotomy Program Officers must meet the following requirements:  :
    1. Be a certified law enforcement or corrections officer who is off probation with his/her agency.
    2. Applicants must provide a letter of support from agency indicating that the applicant has agency support to attend the course and can attest to the applicant’s credibility. (on agency letterhead signed by agency head)
    3. Return a completed registration form found here
    4. Complete the immunization and background requirements for the Forensic Phlebotomy track here
    5. Provide payment for the course.

Note that letter of support, completed registration and completed immunization form MUST be submitted before payment is accepted and you are registered into the Forensic Phlebotomy program. Immunizations and background check are done through our complio at http://kvcccompliance.com/ 

Completed materials can be sent to workforce@kvcc.me.edu or faxed to 207-453-5108

 

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