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University College-Ellsworth Center • 248 State Street, Suite 1, Mill Mall (rear entrance nearest the YMCA) • Ellsworth, ME 04605 • 207.664.7110 • Fax: 207.669.6247

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Evening CNA Course Starts in January

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Class

Winter/Spring 2019  - 18 weeks

January 28, 2019 - May 29, 2019

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

5:00pm - 9:00pm

Start your journey toward becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with Ellsworth Adult Education.  In this 18-week course, you will meet the State requirement of completing 110 hours in the classroom and lab setting, as well as gaining 70 hours of clinical experience working in local health care facilities. Upon successful completion of this course, passing the State CNA exam and successful acceptance to the State Registry, you will become a state-certified CNA and can begin taking steps toward establishing a rewarding career in your community.  Payment plans can be arranged and financial assistance may be available through regional agencies.

Please call the Ellsworth Adult Education office at 664.7110 or email to set up an appointment to learn more about the program and begin the admissions process.





Posted by Annie Sargent  on October 24, 2018

Fall 2018 Catalog now available!


As summer winds down, it’s time to think about a future full of possibilities.  Whether you want to improve your foundation skills, earn a high school diploma, prepare for a new career, improve your health or explore a new hobby, you’ll find opportunities at Ellsworth Adult Education!  You’ll find a diverse collection of offerings--some tried and true and some new ones -- in our new Fall 2018 Course Catalog.  We hope you’ll browse the catalog to learn more about your community adult education program.  Ellsworth Adult Education offers a lot more than most people think.  

Our Fall 2018 catalog will be delivered to postal patrons in Ellsworth and other 04605 towns, as well as Hancock and most of the Blue Hill peninsula after Labor Day.   If you don't receive a copy of the catalog and would like one mailed to you, just contact us at, or by telephone at 207.664.7110.  You can view the catalog or download a copy by clicking on the cover photo below:


To browse our courses by category or alphabetically, just click on the " Courses " tab at the top of the page.  To register using our secure on-line portal, click on the title of the class and then on the red "register" icon.  To register by mail, print our  registration form  and send it with a check, money order, or debit/credit card information to the address at the bottom of this page.  Please make every effort to register at least one week in advance of the class start date.

We are already exploring offerings for the Winter/Spring semester so if you have an idea for a course you’d like to suggest, please contact us at or 207.664.7110.  We are YOUR adult education program.  If you represent an organization, we’re eager to connect with you about how we can work together to provide offerings to benefit the town of Ellsworth and its citizens.  I encourage you to reach out to us!

Annie Sargent, Director


Posted by Annie Sargent  on September 5, 2018

Ellsworth Adult Education Official HiSET Testing Schedule


Fall 2018 Offical HiSET Testing Schedule will be posted as soon as possible.


Testing is available by appointment, with daytime and evening hours


  • Have you registered to take HiSET Tests with the Educational Testing Service ?  Take note of your HISET ID which is set when you log out of your registration the first time.

  • Do you have a US Government Photo  ID (Drivers Licence or Maine State ID)?

  • Have you requested testing more than 24 hours before your test date?  The deadlines are listed below.

  • Questions?   Don’t hesitate to contact the HiSET Examiner or talk to anyone on staff at Ellsworth Adult Education




To request testing contact the HiSET Administrators, Ann Sargent and Marilyn Starling

Phone: 207.664.7110


Text only :  207.613.6460


Note:  Schedule is subject to change.  Please confirm testing sessions.

Revised 09/06/18 Edition


Posted by Annie Sargent  on September 5, 2018

Facility Addresses - Find Your Class Location

Most of our courses are located in the Ellsworth Public School buildings or at our office:

     Ellsworth Adult Education, 248 State Street, Suite 1, Ellsworth (Mill Mall) - our office is at the University College Center

     Ellsworth Elementary Middle School (EEMS) - 20 Forrest Avenue, Ellsworth

     Ellsworth High School (EHS) - 24 Lejok Street, Ellsworth (new entrance across from Dunkin' Donuts)

     Hancock County Higher Education Center (HCTC) - 122 Boggy Brook Road, Ellsworth

We are also holding classes at the following locations:

     Hamel Dojo Martial Arts Studio - 61 Main Street, Ellsworth

     Quiet Strength Yoga Studio - 194 Main Street, Suite 202, Ellsworth

     St. Joseph's Catholic Church - 231 Main Street, Ellsworth

     Seaport Village Healthcare - 19 General Moore Way, Ellsworth

     UMA Ellsworth Center - 248 State Street, Suite 1, Ellsworth

     VFW Hall - 419 Main Street, Ellsworth



Posted by Annie Sargent  on September 5, 2018

Employment Opportunity

Ellsworth Adult Education P/T Evening Coordinator Seeking an energetic self-starter with excellent customer service; strong organizational skills & attention to detail; and excellent technology skills.   Must be able to troubleshoot and learn new technology and software quickly. Responsibilities include working to support, develop, market and monitor the enrichment and workforce training programs.    

For further information please contact Annie Sargent, Adult Education  Director, at 664-7110 or by email at .

Applications are available at the Office of the Superintendent or on our website at .  A complete application packet should be returned to the Office of the Superintendent, 66 Main Street, Suite 201, Ellsworth, ME  04605.

Ellsworth School Department is an Equal opportunity Employer.



Posted by Annie Sargent  on August 12, 2018

Literacy Volunteers and Adult Ed team up in Hancock County!

Ellsworth Adult Education and Literacy Volunteers of Bangor are partnered to deliver individualized literacy support to adults in Hancock County.  Community volunteers are needed to help fill this need.  If you enjoy teaching, coaching, and mentoring adults individually, then learn more about becoming a trained Literacy Volunteer and serving the local need through a local adult educaiton program in Hancock County.     For about an hour or two a week, you can help an adult work toward goals like:  a high school diploma, a driver's license, a better job, preparing for college, or reading to their children.  You can also provide tutoring and coaching to an English Language learner.  

For more information about local program and tutoring opportunities, please contact Annie Sargent at Ellsworth Adult Education 207.664.7110 or   

To find out more about Literacy Volunteers of Bangor go to


Posted by Annie Sargent  on August 12, 2018 | Read more in: News

ONLINE medical courses available in Ellsworth

Ellsworth Adult Education is pleased to host a wide variety of medical classes offered by the Academy of Medical Professions.  These courses are delivered online or by video-conferencing held at one of Ellsworth's school facilities.  Payment plans are available.  For more information on these courses, please give us a call, or to register, please contact Academy of Medical Professions (AMP) by telephone at 866.516.8274 (toll free) or 207.721.0714; by email at or visit  Please let them know you heard about the program through Ellsworth Adult Education.

Please click here for a list of classes (with descriptions) available in Ellsworth:  AMP_Classes_Ellsworth.pdf


Posted by Marilyn Starling  on September 21, 2017

Ellsworth Adult Ed Weather/Emergency Cancellations Protocols and Procedures


Weather/Emergency Cancellations Protocols and Procedures:

Ellsworth Adult Education staff and faculty want to ensure that all students remain safe in inclement weather. We wish we could contact each and every one of you when our classes, meetings and appointments are cancelled, but recognize this isn't always realistic.

I've answered a brief Q & A below...hopefully it will address most questions...if not feel free to email and/or call 207.664.7110 for more information.

--Annie Sargent, Adult Education Director, Ellsworth School District


When are Ellsworth Adult Education classes, meetings and appointments are cancelled?  

Since Ellsworth Adult Education is a department of Ellsworth School District our closures match the closures of Ellsworth Schools.

  1. If Ellsworth schools are cancelled for the day because of weather, adult education daytime and evening classes are also cancelled.
  2. If Ellsworth schools have early dismissal, then all adult education classes starting at 12 noon or later are cancelled.
  3. If Ellsworth schools after-school activities are cancelled, all adult education classes starting at 2:30pm or later are cancelled.
  4. If the weather forecast suggests deterioration of conditions during evening hours, then classes starting at 4pm or later will be cancelled.  This decision is made by 2pm.

How can you find out that classes, meetings and appointments are cancelled?

  1. Check the Ellsworth School District website;
  2. Check the Ellsworth Adult Education website;
  3. Check the Ellsworth Adult Education Facebook page;
  4. Look for announcements on WLBZ TV 2 and WABI TV 5 TV  stations;
  5. Subscribe to the WLBZ text alert service.  Local TV stations are now offering text alert services for late-breaking news, severe weather and school closings.   If you sign up for the text alerts, you will find out immediately that schools are closed. Sign-up is fast and easy.  For WLBZ go to:  There are other options, too!
  6. Call Ellsworth Adult Education at 664.7110.  If you try a couple of times and no one answers after 9am, then it's likely that we are closed and our classes are cancelled.  Our director can check messages left on the general mailbox and can sometimes return your call remotely. 

When will 'make up' classes be held?

A make-up date is included in the catalog description of each Ellsworth Adult Education enrichment class.   If additional make-up dates are required, the dates will be announced at the next class meeting.  

If you have questions about the protocols and procedures, don't hesitate to contact us at or 207.664.7110.



Posted by Annie Sargent  on January 24, 2017


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