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Van Buren Adult and Community Education

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169 Main Street - Suite 102 • Van Buren, ME 04785 • (207) 868-5758 • Fax: (207) 868-5758



at Van Buren M.S.A.D. #24





Our instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive. Our instructors are famous for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners. All courses run for six weeks (with a 10-day grace period at the end). Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links, and more..... 

You can complete any course from your home or office. Any time of the day or night

  • Expert Instructor
  • 24-Hour Access
  • Online Discussion Areas
  • 6 Weeks of Instruction

New course sessions begin monthly. Please visit our Online Instruction Center to see exact start dates for the courses that interest you>     ed2go


 Maine College Transitions is perfect for those who want to further their education and already have a high school diploma or equivalency. Classes are taught by teachers who want to succeed. You will be in classes with people like you who want to take the next step.

Hundreds of students have completed Maine College Transitions and gained entrance into trade schools, community colleges, and four-year colleges or universities. Maine College Transistions is a complete system that guides you to your goal.  Find out more HERE


Here are just some of the benefits:

Access to College Tours

College Preparations Workshops

Free Accuplacer Testing

College Application Fee Waivers

One-on-One College Advising




Career Exploration:

Learn the art of resume writing, interviewing and how to achieve a successful job search, or take a vocational career survey and learn the best occupational fit for you.

Call 868-5758 for details!!!


Career Transition Readiness (Week long class) learn these skills:

Online application, Job appropriate e-mail, Job ready FACEBOOK (cleanup), Online applications, cover letters, Thank you letters, Interview tips, proper grooming, and Workplace ettiquette.


Directed Study:

This program is designed to assist students who cannot attend class because of conflicting classes or work schedules. Students will work independently to complete course requirements. Director or coordinator approval is required. Must meet a minimum of five classes


Career Development:


Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA):

This is a state approved program designed to teach residential care workers to administer selected non-injectable medication in a licensed residential care or group home setting. The course also provides the basic understanding needed to administer medications and to document with accuracy and safety. This is a 40 hour comprehensive course.


Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA): 

This course provides the necessary theory and skills to obtain employment as a Certified Nurse Assistant. Training includes all criteria required for the Maine State Certification. The 180 hour course will run for 12 weeks. The cost includes textbook, pin, and state examination fee. 

  • Testing is on site.


American Red Cross First Aid/CPR:

This is a course everyone should take!! Learn to recognize and respond to life threatening emergencies. One 31/2 hour session includes training in First Aid, Infant CPR, Adullt CPR, & AED training.  (limited to six students)   Call for details...   

This is a super course for babysitters, daycare providers, and eldercare providers!!!!


 The WorkReady Credential

MSAD 24 Adult and Community Education offers a 60 hour training created with the needs of employees in mind. The goal is to provide employers with high expectations of trainees concerning attendance, attitude, punctuality, and participation. This training is a portable credential to tell employers that an individual has the "soft skills" necessary for success in the workplace. It's also a credential that sets the stage for and complements basic industry-specific training and certifications. This training addresses seven standards identified as critical for success in the workplace:

  • Personal motivations and challenges to employment
  • Developing a plan for employment
  • Communicating effectively
  • Working with other people
  • Principles of getting a job
  • Wages, benefits, taxes, and employee organizations
  • Work-Related safety information

Call to find out how to earn this credential!!!


 Personal Enrichment Classes:


Learn the basics of creating an Excel spreadsheet to create Budgets, Shopping lists, CD/DVD Database, and much more. In this course you will learn:

Work within and navigate your way around spreadsheets, enter, format and sort data within cells...

  • Import data into Excel
  • Use formulas and functions
  • Develop Charts and Graphs

Classes start Nov 19 through Dec 10!!!



HiSET Exam Replaces GED as Maine's High School Equivalency Test as of January 2, 2014!!!

The HiSET high school equivalency tests may be taken at the Adult Education Center by appointment.

The HiSET exam consists of five subsets: Reading, Writing Skills, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. A Maine High School Equivalency Diploma will be awarded upon successful completion of the HiSET exam. Students must meet with the Director!

Click on link below for more information.


St. John Valley College Access Program 

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 The St. John Valley College Access Program (CAP) is a college transition program for aspiring college students who may desire attending college but never had the opportunity, weren’t sure they would be successful, or who have been out of high school for a while and are unsure whether or not they have the skill set to prosper. The program addresses all of these issues while providing developmental classes in math, reading, writing, and computer applications taught by local Adult Education instructors on the University of Maine at Fort Kent campus. In addition to these developmental classes the program also includes a variety of college readiness and preparation workshops covering such subjects as stress and time management, the language of college, study skills, career decision-making, applying for admission and financial aid, and college planning.



You can check out our latest news, and if you have any questions, visit our Frequently Asked Questions section. Get started with your next learning experience- browse our courses now!




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