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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.

Medical Billing: The Basics

Fisher, Lisa

Build the skills needed for an entry-level position in a medical office. This course will cover topics in billing techniques, following up on claims, and completing and coding insurance forms and documents. These skills will benefit you if you are just starting out in a medical office or if you are preparing to advance to the next level. CASAS test required prior to registration.

Thu/Jan 30th

6 Weeks

$0 Lab

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Medical Coding

Fisher, Lisa

Building on the skills and knowledge mastered in Medical Billing, students will develop an understanding of medical coding principles. CPT-4 and ICD-9 coding will be covered in more depth. The necessary coding books will be provided for use in the class. Prerequisite: Medical Billing: The Basics. CASAS test required prior to registration.

Thu/Mar 20th

7 Weeks

$0 Lab

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Medical Terminology

Morrell, Dale

The language of medicine is complex, but learning it doesn’t have to be. This course will give you a clear understanding of the systems of the body, their relationships and the words associated with them. A proven method of word analysis for the study of medical terms will be taught. To be successful in this program, completion of textbook assignments and homework is essential. CASAS test required prior to registration. Text required, estimated cost: $80.00.

Thu/Jan 30th

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.

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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.