Ellsworth Adult & Community Education is closed the week of April 15 - April 19. HiSET Testing and CCMA proctoring is taking place by appointment.
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Career Pathways (Evening)

with Vanessa Richards

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If you are ready to make a change in your life by finding the right job or career for you, this offering will provide you with the resources, skills, knowledge and support to seek your fortune! 

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • take career assessments;
  • explore job opportunities;
  • identify the training or education required (and apply for those programs);
  • prepare for jobs by writing resumes and participating in informational and mock interviews, and completing paper and online job applications; and
  • strengthen communication and other foundation skills you need to reach your goals. 

You will work with a veteran instructor to design your own individualized program.  This is an in-person class.

Vanessa loves working with adult learners. She is really easy to be around and makes people extremely comfortable; she even makes learning math and computers fun! She is committed to helping adults discover their strengths, build their confidence, and realize they can accomplish their goals. In her free time, she loves to travel and explore the outdoors. Vanessa teaches math, science, technology, and provides college and career advising.

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Microsoft Excel Basics (Oct)

with Val Landry

Oct
3

October 3rd to 17th, 2024

$89 More Info

During this workshop, you will learn how to navigate a simple Excel worksheet, enter data in a worksheet, use basic math functions, do basic formatting, replicate data, use built-in functions and work with columns and rows.  This is a live online class using ZOOM.

The design of the course includes do 2-3 hours of work with the software between classes to gain the maximum benefit from the sessions. 

Makeup class, if needed, 10/24/24.

You will receive a link to a brief pre-assessment with your email receipt.  This will assist the instructor in meeting your goals for the class. 

 

You will want to have Microsoft Excel on your computer for this workshop and many people find it helpful to have two monitors, though it is certainly not necessary to benefit from the sessions.  There are two ways to accomplish this: 1) attach an external screen to your computer (contact our program if you need technical assistance with that); or 2) using two computers (one for Excel and the other for the ZOOM meeting).  

Val is a lifelong business educator and academic advisor focused on helping enrich and enhance students' educational and life purposes. He is experienced in college management and as an adult educator having taught at Mid-State College and Kennebec Valley Community College. His teaching experience covers over 45 years in the areas of computer applications, accounting, and Quickbooks training workshops.

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Power Query allows you to import and shape data.  It has an easy to use interface, powerful tools to import and clean data.  

Power Pivot Tables allows data modeling and calculations.  It easily handles millions of rows of data and has modeling tools for efficient data storage and analysis. 

Power BI (Business Intelligence) is a complete business intelligence tool.  It features incredible visual options, has simple built-in interactive options, fantastic graphs and allows easy sharing of data.   

This is a live, online class using ZOOM. 

The design of this course includes 2-3 hours of work with the software between classes to gain maximum benefits from the sessions.

Makeup class, if needed, 01/30/25.

You will want to have Microsoft Excel on your computer for this workshop and many people find it helpful to have two monitors, though it is certainly not necessary to benefit from the sessions.  There are two ways to accomplish this: 1) attach an external screen to your computer (contact our program if you need technical assistance with that); or 2) using two computers (one for Excel and the other for the ZOOM meeting).  

Val is a lifelong business educator and academic advisor focused on helping enrich and enhance students' educational and life purposes. He is experienced in college management and as an adult educator having taught at Mid-State College and Kennebec Valley Community College. His teaching experience covers over 45 years in the areas of computer applications, accounting, and Quickbooks training workshops.

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Microsoft Excel Intermediate (Mar)

with Val Landry

Mar
6

March 6th to 20th, 2025

$89 More Info

Learn to navigate multiple worksheets, save your workbook, create formulas, use functions, change the layout of your worksheet,  create practical worksheets. 

Some examples of using Microsoft Excel as a Practical Tool:

  • 1040 Income Tax – Maintain tax information that is very useful when preparing your annual tax return. 
  • Grocery Shopping List – Quickly create a weekly grocery shopping list. What a time saver! 
  • Contractor Estimate Calculator - Great tool for any contractor who has to provide estimates for customers. 
  • Household Budget – Create a monthly budget of your household expenditures. 

This is live online class using ZOOM. 

The design of this course includes 2-3 hours of work with the software between classes to gain maximum benefit from the sessions.

Makeup class, if needed, 03/27/25.

You will receive a link to a brief pre-assessment with your email receipt.  This will assist the instructor in meeting your goals for the class. 

You will want to have Microsoft Excel on your computer for this workshop and many people find it helpful to have two monitors, though it is certainly not necessary to benefit from the sessions.  There are two ways to accomplish this: 1) attach an external screen to your computer (contact our program if you need technical assistance with that); or 2) using two computers (one for Excel and the other for the ZOOM meeting).  

Val is a lifelong business educator and academic advisor focused on helping enrich and enhance students' educational and life purposes. He is experienced in college management and as an adult educator having taught at Mid-State College and Kennebec Valley Community College. His teaching experience covers over 45 years in the areas of computer applications, accounting, and Quickbooks training workshops.

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Power Query allows you to import and shape data.  It has an easy to use interface, powerful tools to import and clean data.  

Power Pivot Tables allows data modeling and calculations.  It easily handles millions of rows of data and has modeling tools for efficient data storage and analysis. 

Power BI (Business Intelligence) is a complete business intelligence tool.  It features incredible visual options, has simple built-in interactive options, fantastic graphs and allows easy sharing of data. The design of this course includes 2-3 hours of work with the software between sessions to gain maximum benefit from the sessions.

This is a live, online class using ZOOM. 

The design of this course includes 2-3 hours of work with the software between classes to gain maximum benefit from the sessions.

Makeup class, if needed, 05/22/25.

You will want to have Microsoft Excel on your computer for this workshop and many people find it helpful to have two monitors, though it is certainly not necessary to benefit from the sessions.  There are two ways to accomplish this: 1) attach an external screen to your computer (contact our program if you need technical assistance with that); or 2) using two computers (one for Excel and the other for the ZOOM meeting).  

Val is a lifelong business educator and academic advisor focused on helping enrich and enhance students' educational and life purposes. He is experienced in college management and as an adult educator having taught at Mid-State College and Kennebec Valley Community College. His teaching experience covers over 45 years in the areas of computer applications, accounting, and Quickbooks training workshops.

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Quickbooks: Basic Accounting Principles & Quickbooks Online (Apr)

with Val Landry

Apr
1

April 1st to 15th, 2025

$89 More Info

During these three sessions, you will learn how to create a new company, set up preferences, explore and customize the dashboard, record transactions, customize lists, create recurring transactions, prepare estimates and reports, and create/edit lists.  The design of the course is that you'll attend the class and also do 2-3 hours of work between sessions which greatly enhances your learning.  This is a live, online class using ZOOM.

  • Your instructor will assist you in accessing a free year long subscription to Quickbooks Online. 
  • When you register for the class you'll receive a link to a survey.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey so the instructor can tailor the course for individual learners. 

The design of this course includes 2-3 hours of work with the software between classes to gain maximum benefit from the sessions.

No class 02/20/25.  Makeup class, if needed, 02/27/25.

You will receive a link to a brief pre-assessment with your email receipt.  This will assist the instructor in meeting your goals for the class. 

You will want to have Microsoft Excel on your computer for this workshop and many people find it helpful to have two monitors, though it is certainly not necessary to benefit from the sessions.  There are two ways to accomplish this: 1) attach an external screen to your computer (contact our program if you need technical assistance with that); or 2) using two computers (one for Excel and the other for the ZOOM meeting).  

Val is a lifelong business educator and academic advisor focused on helping enrich and enhance students' educational and life purposes. He is experienced in college management and as an adult educator having taught at Mid-State College and Kennebec Valley Community College. His teaching experience covers over 45 years in the areas of computer applications, accounting, and Quickbooks training workshops.