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Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Design
with Tomas Amadeo, Jon Betz
Whether designing a machine part, a table, or a house, learn the basic function of CAD software from a professional designer and engineer.
Bookkeeping Certificate Program
A combination of 14 courses to help prepare students for entry-level jobs in the accounting field. Classes are both offered remotely and in-person. Students must be able to attend some classes in person at our school. Click here to learn more.
This certificate program runs on a rolling basis and students may begin classes at the start of any term. Courses can be taken at students' chosen pace. Scholarship money is available to those that qualify.
Prerequisites: CASAS score 230+
To apply: There is an application process to enroll in this certificate- please click here. The deadline to enroll is December 22.
Healthcare Office Pre-Apprenticeship
The Healthcare Office Pre-Apprenticeship prepares students with foundational skills and a direct pathway to interview for employment and/or continued training as a Medical Office Apprentice at Northern Light Health or Maine Medical Partners. Upon completion of the Pre-Apprenticeship, students are eligible to apply for a paid apprenticeship at Maine Medical Partners or Northern Light Health. Apprenticeship students are selected by the employer through a selective application and interview process. Students who are not selected for the apprenticeship will continue the remaining courses to earn PAE's Healthcare Office and Patient Services Representative Certificate.
Stipend of up to $2,000 available for those who qualify.
Prerequisites: CASAS score of 230, US work authorization required to apply for employment as apprentice (but optional for pre-apprenticeship), high school diploma or equivalent, approved application
To apply: There is an application process to enroll in this pre-apprenticeship. To begin your application, click here. The deadline to enroll is December 15.
Office Clerk Certificate Program
A combination of 11 courses to help prepare students for entry-level jobs working in an office environment. Classes are offered both remotely and in-person. Students must be able to attend some classes in person at our school. Click here to learn more.
This certificate program runs on a rolling basis and students may begin classes at the start of any term. Courses can be taken at students' chosen pace.
Scholarship money is available to those that qualify.
Prerequisites: CASAS score of 230 or higher, High school diploma or equivalent, digital literacy assessment, approved application, interview
To apply for this program: please click here. The deadline to enroll is December 22.
Maine Medical Center CNA Apprentice Training Program
The Maine Medical Center (MMC) CNA apprentice training program is sponsored by MMC’s Nursing Academic Affairs, in partnership with Portland Adult Education. MMC has provided expert training for CNAs since 1998. Successful graduates may become certified by the Maine Registry of CNAs.
The 7-week, state-approved course is offered six times per year at no charge to students. Upon successful completion of the course and if offered a position, students are expected to work as a CNA at MMC for a minimum of 1 year, at least 20 hours per week.
Students attend 4 days a week in Westbrook or Portland:
- 4 days of class time during weeks 1 and 2.
- 2 days of class time and 2 days of clinical time starting week 3 through end of week 7.
- Class days are 8 AM – 3 PM in Westbrook
- Clinical days are 7 AM – 2:30 PM in Portland
Students are paid $17/hour plus benefits for the duration of the class (187 total hours). There is NO charge for this program, or for textbooks.
Prerequisites: CASAS score of 240+, attendance of a required information session, valid and current US work authorization, approved application including two letters of reference, high school diploma or equivalent, immunizations required
To begin your application: please click here and follow the application instructions.
The January session is tenatively scheduled at this time. Please contact MMC for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-662-2483.
English for Job Preparation
with Jean Pierre Akayezu, Mora Katz, and Bright Musuamba
This intensive course is designed for English language learners in levels 3 and 4 who are searching for their first job in the US. Students will learn how to search for a job and expand their English skills. Students will refine their customer service skills and learn financial literacy skills from ProsperityME teachers. This course does not require US work authorization to participate.
Due to grant funding, this program is free for accepted students.
Prerequisites: ESOL level 3 or 4
To apply: Click here to submit your information.
with Trace Salter
This course covers the foundational skills needed to feel comfortable using computers and to increase digital literacy skills:
- internet use
- using Google Drive to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
- social media
- Google Classroom
- online meeting technology like Zoom and Google Meet
It is appropriate for English Language Learners at ESOL3 and above as well as native English Speakers.
Prerequisite: ESOL level 3 with teacher recommendation or ESOL level 4
Need assistance paying for this class? Financial assistance is available. Please email email@example.com for more information.
A 12 week, 150 hour training program, offered in partnership with ProsperityME, which prepares students for entry level careers in the banking world. Courses are co-taught by representatives from local financial institutions. Students leave the program with a Today's Teller certificate from the Center for Financial Training and Education Association (CFTEA).
Prerequisites: CASAS score 225 or Language Arts level 100 or higher, current US work authorization, approved application, interview
To apply: There is an application process to enroll in this program. Click here to begin your application. The deadline to submit an application is December 22.