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156 East Avenue • 795-4141
Adult Learning Center
145 Birch St. • 784-2928 x2
B Street Community Center
57 Birch St. • 753-6420
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Lewiston Adult Ed Certification Programs

The goal of LAE's Certificate Programs is to empower you with some of the most sought after skills in today's Maine job market. You can earn multiple levels of certificates. The Clerical Certificate provides you with tools required for work in a general office environment. The advanced certificates offer you the opportunity to enter a specialized area of study.

All certificate students must complete the clerical certificate courses before earning an advanced level certificate.

For more information or to enroll in a certificate program, contact Elayne Bean at 795-4141 ext 2295.

C/Business Computing I

Yates, Gregory

This course will provide you with the fundamental concepts that can be applied to any word processing system. You will improve word processing skills through a series of self-paced exercises. Students will take a typing test at the beginning of the course to determine words per minute; students must be able to correctly type 35 words per minute by the completion of the semester. Open lab time will be available one hour prior to the start of class for students who want to practice typing with Microtype Pro. In addition, students will learn the basic functions required to produce common business documents: creating and editing a document, formatting text enhancements, using document layout features, proofing and printing a document, and controlling page appearance. Prerequisite: Computer Literacy or basic computer proficiency and typing skills.

Thu/Jan 30th

6 Weeks

$0 Lab

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C/Business Computing II

Yates, Gregory

This course will provide you with the fundamental concepts that can be applied to any word processing system, and improve word processing skills through a series of self-paced exercises. Students will learn to use and format tables, lists, graphics, headers and footers, as well as other paragraph elements. Prerequisite: Business Computing I or permission from the instructor.

Thu/Mar 27th

6 Weeks

$0 Lab

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C/Computer Literacy

Caron, Victor

Is the computer a barrier in your life? Do you find yourself getting frustrated when you try to use the internet, type a letter, or find a file? Do you want to build your computer technology skills to qualify for a new job? If so, Computer Literacy is the place to start! This beginner course has helped many community members learn the basics and gain the confidence to efficiently operate a personal computer. You’ll get hands-on experience in our computer lab using Windows programs, including word processing, database, spreadsheet, and other software packages. Students who successfully complete this class may be eligible for credit at CMCC.

Tue/Jan 28th

15 Weeks

$0 Lab

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Spring Broadband Marketing Forum

(for Small Businesses)

Learn from Nancy Marshall, marketing and communications expert, how to use high speed Internet to grow your small business.
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This year, Lewiston Adult Education will be celebrating 130 years of service to the lifelong learners of Lewiston!

The Adult Education program in Lewiston, or “Evening School” as it was originally called, got its start educating the factory employees who had left school at a young age to work. By the 1870’s-1880’s, there was an increasing need for both the adults who had left school at a young age, as well as the teens who had just started working in the factories, to complete their education. After a few false starts and volunteer-led tutoring programs, the Lewiston School Department elected to open their own Evening School in 1884. Students who had recently left day school to work in factories, as well as older adults, were welcome.

To celebrate the occasion, we thought we would offer a few special classes featuring different aspects of our local history. And to thank our lifelong learners, we'd like to invite any student who purchases a regular class this winter to join any one of our "Local History" courses- with the registration fee on us!

In other words, buy ANY Lewiston Adult Education course this semester, and we will waive the registration fee for a Local History course! You will still need to pre-register for the Local History class, as space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. All registrants will be responsible for any applicable lab fees. To take advantage of this offer, you must make your registration by phone (795-4141), by mail, or in person at 156 East Ave.

Local History classes include:

A Grand Trip Through Lewiston's History

Lewiston-Auburn’s Little Grand Trunk Railroad

Museum L-A Tour

Step Back in Time: Local History and Genealogy

Walking Tour of Lewiston’s Mill District

Many thanks to the Maine Historic Preservation Commission for the use of the stereoview image that appears on our cover, “Downtown Lewiston as seen from atop Mt. David Davis.” Thanks also to the Bates College Muskie Archives for their assistance in researching the Lewiston School Department’s "1884 Annual Report," which details the initial funding of the first formal Evening School sponsored by the Lewiston School Department.

Looking for college information for you or your teen?
Visit College for ME Androscoggin for some great resources.

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Interested in High School Diploma or College Prerequisite Classes?
You will need to take a CASAS assessment prior to registration.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early.
CASAS Testing will be held at Lewiston High School on:
January 7 at 5:00pm
January 9 at 3:00 pm
January 14 at 5:00 pm
January 16 at 3:00 pm
January 21 at 4:00 pm
January 23 at 3:00 pm
Please call to confirm before coming to test.

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There are many courses scheduled to begin soon! If you are interested in any of our academic programs, you must contact Elayne Bean, academic advisor, at 795-4141.

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The Lewiston Adult Education program is your Community Connection for information on how you can use Maine's expanding high-speed, broadband internet connectivity to help you meet educational goals, enrich your life, obtain health information, access governmental services and enhance economic and community development. Contact our office and arrange a special presentation on the importance of high speed internet for your civic or social organization.