August 5, 2008

Adult Ed Gearing Up for Fall

LEWISTON - Lewiston Adult Education is gearing up for a fall semester packed with courses that will help area residents build their career and technology skills, further their education, get ready for college and bring out their creativity.

Certificate programs will be available for area residents who are interested in building in-depth skills for a particular career field. Classes in the following certificate programs will be offered: the clerical certificate, the accounting assistant certificate, the medical office certificate, the certified nursing assistant (CNA), the culinary arts certificate and the welding certificate.

Computer technology skill-building classes will also be offered at a variety of levels this fall. Students can begin with the basics in courses such as "Absolute Beginner Computers,""Computer Literacy" and "Keyboarding Skills."

More computer-proficient residents can take classes to develop expertise in areas such as PC maintenance, graphic design (with classes like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator), and in a variety of MS Office applications including Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

High school diploma and college prerequisite classes will be offered for those who would like to work toward a high school credential. Academic advising is also available for residents looking to take academic classes but are not sure where to begin. Call Elayne Bean at 795-4141, ext. 2295, for more information on academic classes and advising.

There will be enrichment courses designed to help bring out the creativity of LAE's lifelong learners. Courses in art, cooking, crafts, dance, finance, fitness, foreign languages, quilting, woodworking and a trip to historic Boston will be available to area residents throughout the fall.

For more information, visit or call 795- 4141.

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