Current Trainings

See Refund Policy here

Current Offerings

15-Hour NEC Code Update 2023

3D Printing, Part 1 or 2

Bartending

Business Entrepreneurship (FREE)

CDL Class B Training

CPR – BLS Healthcare Provider

Construction Academy (FREE)

Electric Boat Motor Technician (FREE)

Emergency Medical Responder (FREE)

EMT-Basic (FREE)

EPA 608 Refrigerant Certificate

Forensic Phlebotomy Refresher

Google Career Certificates (FREE)

Heat Pump Installer Training

High Pressure Boiler

Machinist Internship – GE Power

MHRT/C Continuing Education Credit(FREE)

Phlebotomy(FREE)

Sustainable Landscape and Garden Management

TIPS Alcohol Certification (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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Refund Policy for Workforce Training Courses

To receive a full refund, a student must cancel/drop their enrollment/registration more than 3 business days before the start of the course. Within 3 business days before the course starts, a partial refund of 50% of the course fee will be refunded. After the start of the course, no refund will be given. Kennebec Valley Community College reserves the right to cancel a course for any reason, and in the event Kennebec Valley Community College cancels a course the course fee will be refunded in full.


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15-Hour NEC Code Update “2023”

Online course
May 1 – August 31, 2024

Fee: $110

*You may join this course after the start date, but must complete the work by 8/31/24.*
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. There is an instructor available for questions via email. 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 to complete the course.
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 Courses (Part 1 and Part 2 available below)

3D Printing Part 1

Online*
February 9 – March 15, 2024
Fee: Free for Educators (Part 1 and 2)
Includes: 3D Printer, Roll of Filament, and 3D Printing Tool Kit
*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.

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.

 

3D Printing Part 2

March 22 – April 26, 2024
Online, self-paced

Fee: $300

Learn about and use three different types of 3D modeling software: Tinkercad, Shapr3D, and Forger. In Tinkercad, you will create a chess pawn, a two color badge, a repeating design, a complex shape. You will also learn how to embed a Tinkercad design, upload a photo to Tinkercad, make your design public, and add a custom font. You will learn the basic operations of Shapr3D and use the software to design a drapery cord drop and a cable wrap. Finally, you will use Forger to create an alien bust.

This course is equivalent to 5 CEUs.

Enroll in Part 2 only – Pay with Credit Card

 

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 12 – April 30 (Full)
Tuesday nights from 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

(Online/hybrid and in-person options available)

Fee: $75 

Online/hybrid version

You will complete an online training course (about 1 – 2 hours) then come to our KVCC Fairfield campus to complete your Skills Assessment using an automated CPR machine (takes about 30 – 60 minutes, available any time during our business hours).

Available anytime, sign-up here

 

In-person dates (on our Fairfield campus)

April 17, Wednesday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm
May 15, Wednesday, 8:00am – 1:00pm
May 24, Friday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm
June 12, Wednesday, 8:00am – 1:00pm
June 21, Friday, 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.


HeartSaver: First Aid/CPR/AED

Fee: $75 

The AHA’s HeartSaver First Aid CPR AED course trains participants to provide First Aid, CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely and effective manner. Students learn first aid basics, medical emergencies, preventing illness and injury and opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies. This course is designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs training for the workplace or just wants to be prepared in any emergency setting. *Students in a Healthcare degree program at KVCC will need to take BLS Healthcare Provider CPR rather than this one.*

 


Business Entrepreneurship

Fee: FREE

June 5 – October 16, 2024

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

Learn the basics of starting your own business, including developing a business plan, figuring out your target market, projecting finances, and designing a business pitch.

You would be a good candidate for this training if you:

  • Started work on a business idea, but would like help moving it forward, or
  • Sell products or a service on the side, but are thinking about growing bigger, or
  • Have a current business but would like some more formal education on these topics

 


Commercial Driver Licensure (CDL) Class B Training

Fee: FREE

*Currently Full*
In partnership with Maranacook Adult Education

Join the Waitlist

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.


Construction Academy

Fee: FREE

May 12 – June 11, 2024
Monday – Friday, 8am – 2pm

Application Deadline: April 24, 2024

Register Here

  • Students accepted to the program will be paid a $200 per week stipend upon successful completion
  • All necessary personal protective gear will be provided by the program including safety toe boots
  • Each program includes construction related certifications: OSHA 10 Certificate, First Aid & CPR Certificate, NCCER Core Badge and Crane Tech Signal Person training (Certification if over 18). Students will also experience 10 meaningful hands on days with local companies showcasing different construction crafts. All students will receive financial literacy training, resume preparation and interview skills and are guaranteed interviews with at least 3 employers at the completion of the program.
  • Students accepted to the program will be notified no later than April 2024.

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

March 4, 2024 – April 24
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm – 10pm
4 Saturday Labs,
8am -5pm (3/16, 3/30, 4/13, 4/27)

Location:
Brownville Fire Station
586 Main Rd., Brownville, ME

Fee: FREE

Sign Up Here

The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course is designed to prepare the individual to work as an EMR and initiate immediate life-saving care to those in need who have accessed the EMS system. The EMR has the basic working knowledge and skills necessary to function at that level and provide life-saving care while awaiting for additional EMS resources. The course prepares attendees to perform patient assessment, airway management, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, automated external defibrillator, oxygen administration, bandaging, splinting, hemorrhage control, childbirth, and spinal immobilization. As well, the EMR can assist higher level EMS personnel at the scene and during transport. The EMR is an integral part of the comprehensive Emergency Medical System who functions under medical direction and oversight to provide basic interventions with minimal resources.


EMT – Basic Course

Spring/Summer 2024
Fee: FREE
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, see the options here.
Including grants from 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.


EPA 608 Refrigerant Certificate (Self-Study)

Upcoming sessions:

March 16, 2024

May 18, 2024

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 be formal refrigeration training. Technicians who take this course should be familiar with the vapor-compression refrigeration cycle and common service equipment and procedures.

 


Electric Boat Motor Technician

Upcoming sessions:

Mid-Coast School of Technology in Rockland
Wednesday and Thursday, July 24-25, 2024

Foster CTE Center in Farmington
Wednesday and Thursday, August 7 & 8, 2024

Fee: FREE

Sign Up Here

Participants will gain an applied understanding of the basics of electrical theory, propulsion and diagnostics. It will be a hands-on, in-person boot camp-style intensive 15 hour course taught over 2 days. Successful completion of an assessment at the end of the course will result in a digital badge signifying the student’s new skills in the area of electric outboard installation, maintenance and repair.


Forensic Phlebotomy Refresher

Thursday, March 21, 2024
8:00am – 4:30pm
Live on KVCC Fairfield Campus
Fee: $699

Sign Up Here

This 8-hour forensic phlebotomy refresher training course is intended for law enforcement. 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.

 


Google Career Certificates

Get Access Here

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:

May 13 – May 17, 2024
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. *New content – covers Low GWP-A2L flammable refrigerant training.

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

Grant Funding Available, see the options here.
Including grants from 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.


High Pressure Boiler

*Grant Funding available, see information below*
Online Course
6pm – 9pm one night per week via Zoom

Fee: $625

Upcoming session options:

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 needed 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, see the options here.
Including grants from 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.


Machinist Internship – GE Power

Upcoming sessions:

May 6 – July 19, 2024

September 9 – November 15, 2024

GE Bangor announces continued partnership with Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) and Maine Jobs and Recovery Plan to train CNC Machinists through a machinist internship and Precision Machining Technology Training Program.
• Learn to machine (at no cost to you) while working for GE
• Intern for GE Bangor 40 hours/week for 10 weeks
• Starting salary $19/hour
• Complete KVCC Precision Machining Training Program (to be conducted at GE Bangor)
See full program information here

Apply Here

 


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MHRT/C Continuing Education Credit

Fee: FREE

Substance Use Disorders

2/5/24 – 2/16/2024
Online course, no scheduled meetings
4 contact hours

 

This training will explore some of the fundamental issues related to substance use and will focus on new research evidence into assessing and treating substance use disorders.

 

Cultural Competency

2/26/24 – 3/8/2024
Online course, no scheduled meetings
4 contact hours

 

Culture defines the norms, values, and expectations that allow us to predict, understand, and function in our society. Cultural diversity identifies that not all individuals living in a society share the same culture. These differences can lead to misunderstandings, discrimination, and barriers to service. This course will reinforce the self-reflective role of the MHRT/C in embracing cultural humility and cultural awareness as it is presented in the mental health field.



 

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Virtual Assistant Training

Fee: FREE

Accepting applicants for Spring/Summer 2024

*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 (Beginner) or II (Intermediate)

*Grant Funding available, see information below*

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm-9:00pm
Live on KVCC Fairfield Campus
Fee: $950 per course
Upcoming sessions:
March 19 – April 18
May 21 – June 20

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, see the options here.
Including grants from 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.


Sustainable Landscape and Garden Management

*Funding available, see information below

*Next dates to be determined

Fee: $850 per course: scholarships available reducing fee to $425

 

This certificate program will provide training for garden maintenance and planning, choosing plants, and understanding soil and water, with a focus on land stewardship. Two days of hands-on labs at Native Gardens of Blue Hill and 10 Zoom lessons will prepare participants for employment with nursery and landscaping businesses or increase the skills of professionals in the field.

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 become the director citywide horticulture, supporting NYC Parks’ 200 gardeners in their care of hundreds of horticultural sites across 30,000 acres of parkland.

Grant Funding Available, see the options here.
Including grants from 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.

*Native Gardens of Blue Hill offers 50% funding for those who are ineligible for Harold Alfond Center funding: https://www.nativemainegardens.org/2024-kvcc-training-program


TIPS Alcohol Certification

Fee: FREE

April 17
9am – 1pm
KVCC Fairfield campus

Register Here

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

April 29 – August 9, 2024 (tentative dates)

Fee: FREE

Apply 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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