Please note:

The classes offered through the Center for Workforce & Professional Development are non-credit.   These classes are not a part of academic degree programming, but may qualify for Credit for Prior Learning.  Non-Credit courses do not quality for Federal and State Financial Aid; however, scholarship funding through CMCC may be available.

COVID-19 UPDATE:
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all students and trainees who enter Central Maine Community College's campus buildings. Attendees of Workforce & Professional Development on-campus courses will be asked to provide proof of vaccination. Those unable to provide proof on the day of their on-campus course will not be able to attend.

Current Course Offerings:

NCCER General Carpentry

November 15, 2022 to March 10, 2023

Tuesday evenings via Zoom & Full Day Hands-on each Friday

Carpenters are involved in many different kinds of construction activities, from building highways and bridges to installing kitchen cabinets. Carpenters construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures made from wood and other materials.  This 175-hour general carpentry course will begin with an orientation to carpentry, and cover the following topics: 
            Construction Plans & Documents   Principals of Site Building &Layout    Building Materials &Fasteners   Building Envelope    Floor Systems     Stair Layout    Wall systems    Roof Framing 

Carpenters make up the largest building trades occupation in the industry and those with all-around skills are in high demand.  

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Refrigeration 608

Tuesday November 8th & Thursday November 10th 

5:00 to 8:00 pm 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the components and explain the application and operation of the basic refrigeration cycle
  • Explain operation of the basic refrigeration cycle and heat transfer
  • Demonstrate proper application and /or use of tools, test equipment, and safety procedures
  • Demonstrate accepted refrigeration applications
  • Pass an EPA approved refrigerant handling exam (EPA 608)

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

October 3, 2022 - December 22, 2022

Classes are Monday and Wednesday 3:30 pm to 7:30pm ~

Clinical hours are Tuesdays from 2:00pm to 10:00pm

The 130-hour Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program consists of 70 hours of classroom time, 20 hours of lab time and 40 hours of clinical work.  Students learn introductory concepts of nursing care, including areas such as anatomy, nutritional care, medication care and disease management. This course is held at Oxford Hills/Nezinscot Adult Education 256 Main St, South Paris, ME 

 

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Welding

November 28, 2022, to December 23, 2022

January 3, 2023, to January 27, 2023 

March 13, 2023, to April 7, 2023

Learn a new trade! This high-demand field includes jobs in Aerospace, Automotive, Manufacturing, Agriculture and Construction industries as well as jobs in the rapidly growing renewable energy sector. The course covers a variety of welding techniques-   Mig & Tig welding, industry standard weld joints, print reading, basic metallurgy, sheet metal forming, tube welding, and grinding & polishing.

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Computer Information Specialist

Ongoing Admission Beginning July 11, 2022

The ITF+, A+, Network+ and Security+ series provides 270 hours of preparatory training for corresponding certifications. The ITF+ portion of the course covers knowledge such as: IT concepts & terminology, Windows operating systems, infrastructure, software troubleshooting, applications & software, networking, software development, hardware & network troubleshooting, database fundamentals and security. The A+ portion builds on the concepts above, using this knowledge and more to: Demonstrate baseline security skills for IT support professionals, configure device operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and iOS,  administer client-based as well as cloud-based (SaaS) software, troubleshoot

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Computer Support Specialist

Ongoing Admission Beginning July 11, 2022

Students will learn both theory and practical skills in Computer Support. The ITF+ portion of the course covers knowledge such as: IT concepts & terminology, Windows operating systems, infrastructure, software troubleshooting, applications & software, networking, software development, hardware & network troubleshooting, database fundamentals and security. The A+ portion builds on the concepts above, using this knowledge and more to: Demonstrate baseline security skills for IT support professionals, configure device operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and iOS,  administer client-based as well as cloud-based (SaaS) software, troubleshoot and problem solve core service and support challenges while applying best practices for documentation, change management, and scripting, Support basic IT infrastructure and networking, Configure and support PC, mobile and IoT device hardware, implement basic data backup and recovery methods and apply data storage and management best practices security.

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CompTIA Security+

September 12, 2022 to December 13, 2022

CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification a candidate should earn.  It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cyber security jobs.  Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting, ensuring candidates have practical security problem-solving skills required to: Assess the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions.  Monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud and mobile: Operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance; Identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents.  

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Introduction to Phlebotomy Technician   

New dates coming soon  

Students enrolled in this Phlebotomy course will learn both theory and practical skills. Theory topics will include working in healthcare, health and safety, troubleshooting difficult draws and working with all demographics from neonatal to geriatric patients. Coursework includes selecting and preparing the skin puncture site, collecting specimens, adhering to the proper health and safety guidelines, patient/technician relationship, and proper record keeping of laboratory tests. Learners will be able to sit for the National Healthcareer Association’s Phlebotomy Technician certification exam because the course includes the hands-on live stick component. Upon completion, students may qualify for employment in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, and other health care settings.

CompTIA Network+

Ongoing Admission Beginning July 11, 2022

Students will be trained for the corresponding CompTIA Network+ certification. The material in this course covers knowledge such as: Network Fundamentals, Network Implementations, Network Operations, Network Security, and Network troubleshooting.  The certification prepares students for a career working with IT infrastructure by covering troubleshooting, configuring and managing networks.

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Basic Life Support – 4 Hour Course

Wednesday November 2nd ~ 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Monday December 19th ~ 4:00pm to 8:00pm

This course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the skills to keep people alive until they can be brought to a hospital or be treated with more advanced lifesaving measures. This four-hour course covers adult and pediatric CPR, use of the bag-valve mask, airway obstruction, automated external defibrillation (with child AED update), stroke and cardiac arrest and other special resuscitation situations.

All instructional materials will be provided upon arrival and are included in the cost of the course.

The successful completion of a certification exam in this training results in a credential being awarded and is subject to recertification, based on specific industry standards. Recertification is the responsibility of the participant to ensure it is completed prior to the credential’s expiration date.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

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