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:

Introduction to Phlebotomy Technician   

July 27, 2022 to October 19, 2022

September 20, 2022 to December 06, 2022 

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.

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CompTIA A+

July 11 - October 19, 2022, Mon & Wed, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

If you are considering a career as a technical support specialist, a field service technician or as an IT support specialist, the CompTIA A+ course is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT. This course is designed to prepare students for the CompTIA A+ 220-1001 and 220-1002 exams. At the end of this course students should be able to fulfill the requirements for CompTIA A+ certification:

  • Demonstrate baseline security skills for IT support professionals
  • Configure device operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and iOS and 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

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Land Surveyor Technician

July 7, 2022 to August 4, 2022

August 11, 2022 to September 8, 2022

In the State of Maine the Land Surveying workforce is aging and many regional professionals are approaching retirement age.  There is an immediate need for technicians in the field.  The Survey Technician I course provides preparatory training for a nationally-recognized Land Survey Technician certification.  The course covers the setup for surveying stations, sequence stationing, data collection, recording observed angles, recording distances, utilizing point coding and taking survey notes.  The course will also cover reading topographical maps, CAD software operations, and following safety guidelines in the field.

Trainees must be at least 18 years of age, eligible to work in the US, be a Maine State Resident, or would like to work in the state of Maine.  Be a high school graduate or equivalent.  Must be capable of carrying standard land surveying instruments through various terrains, (no more than approximately 50 pounds at one time).

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High-Pressure Boiler Operator

September 7, 2022 to December 12, 2022

Boiler operators control high-pressure boilers that supply steam to heat buildings and generate power for industrial purposes and are employed in industrial and manufacturing plants, hospitals, universities, government offices and commercial institutions.  This course provides you with the knowledge and techniques to operate a steam generating plant in a safe and efficient manner and offers practical approach to power plant operation. It is designed to prepare you to sit for the High-Pressure Boiler Operator licensing exam.  Prior to sitting for the exam, students are required to have six months experience as a high-pressure boiler operator under a training permit issued by the Board. Students can then schedule to take their exam in the CMCC Testing Center.  

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

July 14 to September 16, 2022

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.

 

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Welding

August 29, 2022 to September 16, 2022 

October 10, 2022 to October 28, 2022

Welding is a fabrication process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by using high heat to melt the parts together and allowing them to cool, causing fusion. CMCC will be offering a 3-week, 120-hour Welder training program. Topics covered include out of position T welds, groove welds, vertical welds, stick and flux core, oxy cutting, plasma cutting, non-destructive and destructive testing and more. This is a high-demand field where many area employers need qualified candidates.

  

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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 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. Network+ supports students in understanding network implementations, network operations, network security and network trouble shooting. In Security+ students will learn how to assess the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions. How to monitor and secure hybrid environments including cloud and mobile, operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies and how to identify, analyze and respond to events and incidents.     

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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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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

August 1, 2022 5:00~9:00pm

August 15, 2022 5:00~9:00pm

August 22, 2022 5:00~9:00pm

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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