Schedule of Current Programs
Spring 2021 – Registration Opens November 2 9:00am
BLS Healthcare Provider CPR Spring 2021
Wednesday, January 6 – 4-9pm at KVCC Fairfield Campus FULL
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.
High Pressure Boiler
Online via Zoom
January 7 – April 15, 2021
Meets Thursdays via Zoom from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
This 45 hour course provides students with the knowledge and techniques needed 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 also 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 High Pressure Boiler Operator’s licensing exam. (Some experience in the field is required to sit for this exam). The State of Maine has approved this course to count for 3 months of experience towards the Maine High Pressure Boiler Operator’s license.
Intro to STEAM Education in the Early Childhood Classroom
January 18 – February 26, 2021
Fee: $149 | 3 CEU’s
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.
Implementing STEAM Education in the Early Childhood Classroom
March 15 – May 14, 2021
Fee: $249 | 4.5 CEU’s
This course is designed to assist early childhood educators (preschool through grade 3), who already have a base knowledge in STEM, in creating a STEM-based unit with the incorporation of the arts. It will cover the benefits/challenges of STEM-based education in an early childhood classroom, the various instructional methods used to implement STEM, explore how to design a STEM-based curriculum, and how to set-up a STEM-inspired ECE environment. Students will also be asked to create a STEM-based unit (curriculum and environment) as a cumulative assessment. Each week students will complete and submit a portion of the assessment for review.
Online Via Zoom with Live Component on Alfond Campus
February 1 – April 16
Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:30pm
Free Training Generously Funded by the Harold Alfond Foundation
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. During the first and second zoom class the instructor will work out the schedule for accessing the heavy equipment simulator and doing the live heavy equipment training. Training is for Maine residents 18 and older with a High School diploma or equivalency and who are unemployed, underemployed or have been displaced as a result of COVID-19.
Online via Teams
February 9 – April 15, 2021
Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays via Teams from 5:30pm – 7:30pm
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
Forensic Phlebotomy for Qualified Law Enforcement Officers
Online Class April 5 – May 7
Labs May 12, 13 & 14 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: :
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. Lab results and prior immunizations are NOT accepted as substitutes for the immunization form; applicants must return a completed immunization form signed off by a healthcare provided with either a recent two step TB skin test or T-Spot (within a year of clinical start).
Completed materials can be sent to Melissa Mitchell at email@example.com or faxed to 207-453-5108