Current Trainings

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Current Offerings

15-Hour NEC Code Update 2023

3D Printing Series

Bartending

BLS Healthcare Provider CPR

CDL Class B Training

EMT-Basic

EPA 608 Refrigerant Certificate

Google Career Certificates (FREE)

Heat Pump Installer Training

High Pressure Boiler

Phlebotomy (FREE)

Virtual Assistant Training (FREE)

Welding

Click a course above for more information or call 207-453-5083 to register over the phone.

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*COVID-19 Policy & Protocols*

All students attending physical courses at any MCCS campus or satellite location will be required to have COVID-19 vaccination prior to course start. Any courses held at private businesses or online are exempt from this policy. More policy information can be seen here: https://www.mccs.me.edu/covid-19/vaccine-protocol/

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15-Hour NEC Code Update 2023

Online
March 1 – April 30
Fee: $110
This course meets the requirements for the State of Maine 15-hour code up-date required with the 2023 NEC code changes. The course is delivered completely online and you may start and stop to complete the work at your own pace, by a set final due date. Upon completion, you will receive an official certificate from KVCC. Students will need to purchase their own copy of the 2023 National Electrical Code book.
 
Grant Funding Available through the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce.
50% of course cost, up to $1200, available for eligible workers; organizations must join the Maine Workforce Development Compact to be eligible for funds.
Start the process here: Funding Process


3D Printing Part 1

Online*
March 24 – April 30
Fee: $1000 (Grant funding available for 50%, info below)
Includes: 3D Printer, Roll of Filament, and 3D Printing Tool Kit
If your organization is planning to apply for Workforce Compact funding on your behalf:
If you are planning to pay via credit card:
*This course is delivered online, through a flexible model. There are no specific scheduled meetings, but the instructor is available via Zoom for individualized support.
3D Printing Part 1

In this course you will unbox and set up your new 3D printer. You’ll learn how to operate, maintain, and repair the printer, and you will become familiar with all of the built-in features of the printer. In addition, you’ll also download and install the Flashprint software and use it to prepare models for printing. Finally, you will download, prepare, and print models from online model repositories.

This course is equivalent to 5 CEUs.

 

Grant Funding Available through the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce
50% of course cost, up to $1200, available for eligible workers; organizations must join the Maine Workforce Development Compact to be eligible for funds.
Start the process here: Funding Process


Bartending

*Grant funding available, see details below*
March 14, 2023 – April 25, 2023
Tuesdays, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Fee: $190
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. The 7-week course will introduce you not only to mixology, but 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.

Grant Funding Available through the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce
50% of course cost, up to $1200, available for eligible workers; organizations must join the Maine Workforce Development Compact to be eligible for funds.
Start the process here: Funding Process

 


BLS Healthcare Provider CPR

Fee: $75  *In-person or hybrid options available*

Hybrid (online course + brief skills assessment)

Hybrid option available at any time, click here for more information

Hybrid class

In-person dates (on our Fairfield campus)

January 13, Friday, 8:00am – 1:00pm
January 25, Wednesday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm
February 10, Friday, 8:00am – 1:00pm
February 22, Wednesday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm

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.

 


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.


Commercial Driver Licensure (CDL) Class B Training

Fee: FREE

In partnership with Maranacook Adult Education
Next session starting in April 2023
Join Waitlist Here

Meet the State of Maine Class B driving licensing requirements. The course consists of close to 50 hours of classroom and 30 hours of range and road driving instruction to prepare students for the state road test.

This training is funded by a grant and intended to support career opportunities for those who live in Maine. There is no cost for this training which is provided through the Maine Jobs and Recovery Program.


EMT – Basic Course

*Grant funding available, see details below*
January 10, 2023 – May 9, 2023
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5pm – 8pm
All day labs on select Saturdays
Location: Belgrade Fire Department
1 Augusta Rd, Belgrade, ME 04917
Fee: $1300
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.

 

Grant Funding Available through the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce
50% of course cost, up to $1200, available for eligible workers; organizations must join the Maine Workforce Development Compact to be eligible for funds.
Start the process here: Funding Process


EPA 608 Refrigerant Certificate (Self-Study)

Upcoming sessions:

8:00am – 2:00pm
Live on KVCC Fairfield Campus
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 the following four certifications: Type I: Repair of small appliances, Type II: High pressure refrigerants (i.e. Mini Split Heat Pumps), and Type III: Low pressure appliances (chillers), or Universal. It is not intended to by formal refrigeration training. Technicians who take this course should be familiar with the vapor-compression refrigeration cycle and common service equipment and procedures.

Google Career Certificates

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Get free access to earn a Career Certificate from Google. These trainings are presented entirely online and can help you advance in your current field or gain a new skill altogether.

The available Certificates are:

Project Management

Digital Marketing & E-Commerce

IT Support

UX Design

Data Analytics

IT Automation with Python


Heat Pump Installer Training

*Grant Funding available, see information below*

Upcoming sessions:
Meets Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Live on Alfond Campus
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 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.

Efficiency Maine scholarship – up to $500 after completing our Heat Pump Installer training, see all requirements here.

Grant Funding Available through the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce
50% of course cost, up to $1200, available for eligible workers; organizations must join the Maine Workforce Development Compact to be eligible for funds.
Start the process here: Funding Process


High Pressure Boiler

*Grant Funding available, see information below*
Online Course via Zoom

February 8 – May 17, 2023

Wednesday nights, 6pm – 9pm

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 engineer’s license.

Grant Funding Available through the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce
50% of course cost, up to $1200, available for eligible workers; organizations must join the Maine Workforce Development Compact to be eligible for funds.
Start the process here: Funding Process


 

 

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Virtual Assistant Training

Fee: FREE

March, 1, 2023 – August 15, 2023
Mondays 7:30 – 8:30pm via Zoom

*Online training with weekly self-paced assignments*
Sign Up Here

Become a remote worker and work from home as a Virtual Assistant – these roles support businesses and companies in marketing, administrative, and/or management tasks. Through our program you will receive a certificate to specialize in Project Management or Digital Marketing, while also learning the basics of entrepreneurship, web-based tech tools, and successfully working remotely. Also, get connected to complete a portfolio project with a local Maine company. Virtual assistants work remotely and can find employment full-time with a company or work freelance with multiple clients, as an entrepreneur.


 

Welding I, II or Aluminum

*Grant Funding available, see information below*

February 7 – March 10, 2023
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm-9:00pm
Live on KVCC Fairfield Campus
Fee: $950 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.

Aluminum Welding introduces or builds on the GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) process. This course can be catered to help the student meet their specific employment or certification goals. At the conclusion of the course, at the instructor’s discretion, the student may be ready to take one AWS Certification Test.

Grant Funding Available through the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce
50% of course cost, up to $1200, available for eligible workers; organizations must join the Maine Workforce Development Compact to be eligible for funds.
Start the process here: Funding Process


Sustainable Landscape and Garden Management

*Grant Funding available, see information below*
Fall 2023
Online and in Blue Hill, ME
Fee: $999
Skilled landscape and garden workers are in high demand. This certificate program offered in partnership with Native Gardens of Blue Hill (NGBH) will prepare participants for employment with nursery and landscaping businesses or increase the skills and understanding of nature-based landscaping and gardening practices for those already in the field. The training will address topics such as work readiness, garden maintenance and planning, choosing the right plant, and understanding soil and water, with a focus on land stewardship. 3 days of hands-on labs will occur at the NGBH site in Blue Hill, ME. Upon completion, participants will also be equipped to pursue work independently as gardeners.
About the Instructor
Marechal Brown (Lead Instructor) got her start in horticulture as a public garden volunteer in New York City, going on to study botany, horticulture and landscape design at the New York Botanical Garden. She had the great fortune to work for NYC Parks for over 20 years.Marechal started her Parks career as a gardener in Morningside Park, designed and built in the late 1800s by Fredrick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. She developed a horticultural training program for her staff, worked with thousands of volunteers, and developed gardening curriculum for local elementary school students in collaboration with NY Audubon. During her tenure, Morningside Park received landmark status as a Registered Historic Landscape. Marechal went on to direct horticulture operations in North Manhattan Parks—600 acres of parks large and small, including Fort Tryon Park designed by the Olmsted Brothers.

Grant Funding Available through the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce
50% of course cost, up to $1200, available for eligible workers; organizations must join the Maine Workforce Development Compact to be eligible for funds.
Start the process here: Funding Process


TIPS Alcohol Certification

*Grant Funding available, see information below*

 

TIPS is a dynamic, skills-based training program designed to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking by enhancing the fundamental “people skills” of servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol. TIPS gives individuals the knowledge and confidence they need to prevent alcohol-related tragedies and to create a safer work environment.

Grant Funding Available through the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce
50% of course cost, up to $1200, available for eligible workers; organizations must join the Maine Workforce Development Compact to be eligible for funds.
Start the process here: Funding Process


Phlebotomy

Fee: FREE

4/17/23 – 8/30/23
Online from 4/17 – 5/1
Live labs start week of 5/1 (one weekday per week from 2pm – 5pm)
Sign-Up Here

Become a certified phlebotomist that will transition from the classroom into the workforce. This course consists of a three-phase sequence dealing with the theory, practice, lab and clinical experience. Phase 1: online learning will focus on infection control and safety practices, phlebotomy equipment and techniques, anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, specimen preparation and handling and the ethical and legal aspects of phlebotomy. Practice proper procedures in the collection of blood specimens by venipuncture in a classroom (lab) setting. Phase 2: students will perform venipuncture and the associated labs at a hospital or a practice-based laboratory for 100 hours. Phase 3: prepares each student to sit for the ASCP Certification.

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