Fall Course Schedule

Registration Information 

Job Ready and Career Exploration

Welding (Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced)                                    $600 (30 hours) includes materials

Learn skills in basic electric arc (stick), oxy-fuel, gas metal arc (MIG), and gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding processes, as well as the safety procedures required to set up and shut down welding equipment. Industrial standards and American Welding Society standards are the foundation of our curriculum. Teaching will be accelerated depending on student’s experience. The goal for many will be preparation for AWS certification. Up to 50% in tuition assistance may be available.  Limit 8 students

Mondays & Thursdays, October 12 – November 12

5:30 – 8:30 pm                                                                                   Instructor: TBA


Woodworking & Furniture Making                                                         $325 (24 hours) includes materials

Interested in woodworking for pleasure, or thinking of becoming part of the growing furniture making industry in Newport? This course will cover tool safety for machine and hand tools, micrometer usage, shop math, gluing techniques, and finish work; all while creating a piece of furniture that you can take home. Up to 50% tuition assistance may be available. Limit 5 students

Thursdays, October 1 – November 19

5:30- 8:30 pm                                                                                                     Instructor: Bruce Wilkie


Culinary Boot Camp                                                                                        $260 (18 hours) includes materials

Whether you are a Food Network fan or you are thinking about working in the restaurant industry, this class will cover the basics you need to be a professional in the kitchen.  Knife skills, seasoning techniques, making sauces, and cooking meat and seafood to perfection, and more will be covered in this three week session. Up to 50% tuition assistance may be available.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 13 - 29

5:00- 8:00 pm                                                                                                        Instructor: Tosca Smith


Sewing and Clothing Design                                                                    $145 (12.5 hours) includes materials

This course introduces students to the basic skills required to sew: including design concepts, selecting and preparing patterns, operating sewing equipment, and completing a sewing project. Whether you are interested in making your own clothes, or curious about a career in sewing, this course can be the foundation. Up to 50% tuition assistance may be available.

Wednesdays, October 7 - November 4

4:00- 6:30pm                                                                                               Instructor: Tami Frechette


Prepare to be a Paraeducator                                                                    $80 (8 hours) plus $35 text

This course introduces students to the diverse role of paraeducators in the classroom including an introduction to the profession, an overview of the role and responsibilities, how services are provided, inclusion, collaborative teaming, instructional strategies, and how to support students with challenging behaviors. This course also reviews materials that will be required for the ParaPro exam that is given by the district’s supervisory unions. Up to 50% tuition assistance may be available.

Thursdays, October 1- 22

4:00 – 6:00pm                                                                                                    Instructor: Andrew Bouchard

Customer Service and Cash Register Training                                     $100.00 (10 hours)

Learn how to serve customers with confidence and impress managers with your capability. Gain familiarity operating new cash registers (POS systems) and learn multiple types of transactions that go along with retail sales. Up to 50% tuition assistance may be available.

Monday - Friday, October 26- 30                                              

3:30 – 5:30 pm                                                                                                   Instructor: Roger Cartee


Health Careers

Licensed Nurse Assistant Program (LNA)                              $1050 course  - text $75 – licensing fees $150    

This 119 hour State Board of Nursing approved course focuses on essentials for nursing assistants, and safe and effective practices in the health care setting. Students learn the basics of assisting patients, body mechanics, ethics, and communication, while preparing for licensing exam. The written and skill LNA test is scheduled upon completion. Applicants must be able to pass a background check. Proof of immunizations and current TB test must be received with registration. Up to 50% tuition assistance may be available.  Limit eight students.

*If this course is already full when you receive this brochure, we encourage you to apply for our winter session.

Orientation, Tuesday, August 25                                             

3:30 – 5:30pm                                                                                                    Instructor: Deb Gabucci R.N.


Introduction to Phlebotomy                                                       $813 course - $79.99 for text - $30 lab fee

There is a demand for phlebotomists, and this course can teach you the skills you need to be job ready. This 45 hour Community College of Vermont three credit course covers the proper collection of blood specimens, choice of proper phlebotomy equipment, venipuncture techniques, patient care, safety, tests, and quality assurance. This course is designed to provide a minimum of 20 hours of practical instruction and skills development in phlebotomy. This course is being offered by CCV in partnership with the NCCC Adult Education. Enrollment will be through CCV, and classes will be held at the North Country Career Center. Apprenticeships may be available.

Thursdays, September 10 – December 17                                        

5:30- 8:15pm                                                                                                      Instructor: Beth Rodondi                             


Automotive and Transportation

Small Engine Repair                                                                                       $180 (18 hours) optional text $25

This popular class offers hands-on experience involving a variety of small engines, the necessary tools, diagnosing and common test equipment. Up to 50% tuition assistance may be available.

Thursdays, October 1 – November 5                                      

6:00 – 9:00 pm                                                                                                   Instructor: Pedro Grondin

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training      

Class A $5200 / Class B $3500    (Class A 160 hours / Class B 75 hours)

Create new career possibilities for yourself with a CDL. To qualify for a CDL in Vermont, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license, pass a vision exam, and obtain a medical certificate. The United States Department of Transportation requires that all drivers, who transport materials across state lines, be at least 21 years old. Tuition includes permit, license, and testing fees. Grants may be available through the Department of Labor for females and minorities.

Start Date September 1

8:00am – 2:00pm                                                                                                Instructor: Mike Giroux


Driver’s Education                                                                                           $750  includes drug testing

This course is for teenagers and adults who have a current Vermont Learner’s Permit and would like to obtain a Vermont Driver’s License. Full schedule is available upon request.

Orientation  Thursday, November 12

6:00- 8:00pm                                                                                                      Instructor: Tim and Janet Garrow


Financial Planning

Foundations in Personal Finance                                                             $300 (30 hours) plus text $80

Change your financial future and get on a path to win with money, changing the way you look at money forever. Become empowered, equipped and entertained while building confidence in your own financial decision-making. Up to 50% in tuition assistance may be available. Limit 10 students.

Tuesdays, September 29 – December1

5:30 – 8:30 pm                                                                                                   Instructor: Maria Perry



Arts and Personal Enrichment

Basic Digital Photography                                                                            $60 (6 hours)

Have a really nice camera with full manual operation, but you are not sure how to take the best pictures? Learn the purpose of the knobs and buttons. Take it even further by learning about the exposure triangle, composition, and lighting. Students must bring their own DSLR camera to class.

Mondays, September 28 – October 12                  

6:00 – 8:00pm                                                                                                    Instructor: Rob Boskind

The Art of Metal Sculpture                                                          $200 (18 hours) includes materials
Gain skills in an artistic process with abstract thinking, design, sculpting, and fabrication using reclaimed metal. Become a part of a collaborative sculpture that will be gifted to Newport for public display.

Wednesdays, September 30 – November 4

5:30-8:30pm                                                                                                       Instructor: Matt Hart


Knitting for Pleasure                                                                                      $80 (8 hours)

Wondering what you are going to do this winter on those cold evenings? Why not learn how to make cozy projects for family and friends. Instruction will include basic techniques in knitting, purling, cable, casting on, and binding off. Supply list at Ewe-phorium on Coventry Street across from Pick and Shovel. Limit 4-6 students.

Thursdays, October 29- November 19

6:00- 8:00pm                                                                                                      Instructor: Lucille Laplume


Ceramics                                                                                                             $120 (10 hours) includes materials

All are welcome to come and play with clay, as we explore sculptural and functional ceramics. Instructor will meet you at your level and take you to the next.

Thursdays, October 15 – November 12

6:00 – 8:00 pm                                                                                                   Instructor: Ally Howell


Photoshop                                                                                                          $120 (12 hours)

Learn how to make your photos look even better. In this course you will prepare, alter, and improve images using tools such as the lasso, magic wand, color picker, clone tool, and healing brush; so that you can convert, resize, and color correct your images.  Computer lab access, free with registration.

Wednesdays, September 30 – November 4       

6:15 – 8:15pm                                                                                                    Instructor: Scott Snelgrove


Portrait Drawing                                                                                              $110 (10 hours) includes materials

Here is your chance to build on skills and techniques that are specific to drawing portraits, such as proportion and observation. Prerequisite: “Drawing with Natalie” or teacher permission.

Thursdays, October 1- 29

6:00 – 8:00 pm                                                                                                   Instructor: Natalie Guillette



ServSafe – Food Handler’s Training                                                        $25 (2.5) includes text and exam

Learn food safety practices for preparing and serving food. Nationally recognized certification that is practical for all food service employees. Up to 50% in tuition assistance may be available.

Friday, October 23                                                                                          

1:00- 3:30pm                                                                                                      Instructor: John Vogt


ServSafe – Manager Training                                                                     $140 (8 hours) includes text and exam

Learn how to train employees in food sanitation, and how to prevent foodborne illness. Earn nationally accredited certification from the National Restaurant Association. Up to 50% in tuition assistance may be available.

This course will be scheduled for the fall depending on interest.

Please call if you or your restaurant needs this training.

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Venison – Hunt to Table                                                                              $120 (6 hours) includes materials

This is not the venison you “cook up to camp.” In just two classes students will learn how to butcher and marinate a leg of venison and prepare a restaurant quality meal with Austrian side dishes.

Monday & Tuesday, November 9 & 10

5:30 – 8:30 pm                                                                                                   Instructor: Fritz Halbedl


Homemade Ravioli                                                                                         $45 (3hours) includes materials

If you love fresh ravioli but think you could never make it yourself, this class will change your mind. Transform seasonal ingredients into fantastic fillings. Finish by learning how to make a complimentary sauce for your creation. 

Monday, November 16

5:30- 8:30 pm                                                                                                      Instructor: Jon Fletcher


Office and Computer Technology

Microsoft Office                                                                                                $300 (30 hours) plus text $80

Looking for a little bit of everything? Improve your comfort level with Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

Great for personal needs or a resume boost. Limit 8 students. Up to 50% in tuition assistance may be available.

Mondays, September 28 – November 30                                                                                             

5:30 – 8:30pm                                                                                                                    Instructor: Priscilla Fortin


Accounting Level I                                                                             $250 (20+ hours, as needed)  plus text $40

Whether you are using Quickbooks or a ledger, this course will give you the basic skills and understanding that you need for bookkeeping. The instructor is offering this course in a hybrid version; students meet once a month in the classroom and communicate weekly from home to complete their assignments.  Up to 50% tuition assistance may be available.

Tuesday, October 6, then TBA

5:30 – 8:30 pm                                                                                                   Instructor: Priscilla Fortin


Accounting Level II                                                                                         $250 (20+ hours, as needed)

This course begins where “Accounting I” leaves off. Using the same text, the instructor will be helping students gain the skills they need to work in a business office or successfully do their own bookkeeping. Up to 50% tuition assistance may be available.

Thursday, October 8, then TBA

5:30 – 8:30 pm                                                                                          Instructor: Priscilla Fortin


Beginning Computers                                                                                    $40 (4 hours)

For an absolute beginner, this hands-on class will help increase your confidence with computers. Learn common vocabulary like hardware, software, operating system, and browser. Practice using the mouse and keyboard. This class will prepare students for “Basic Computer Skills.” Up to 50% tuition assistance may be available. Limit 8 students.

Thursdays, October 1 & 8

5:30-7:30pm                                                                                                       Instructor: Brian Tetreault


Basic Computer Skills                                                                                    $80 (8 hours)

This course is designed for learners who are new to computers. Topics will include, but are not limited to... typing and printing a document, setting up an email account, browsing the web for information, and using Facebook to keep in touch with family and friends.. Instruction will be tailored to students’ needs. Up to 50% tuition assistance may be available. Limit 8 students.

Thursdays, October 15 – November 5

5:30- 7:30 pm                                                                                                     Instructor: Brian Tetreault


Buying and Selling on Ebay                                                                         $40 (4 hours)

Expand your marketplace. Learn the tricks of how to buy and sell around the country and the world using Ebay. Instructor has 10+ years of experience.

Thursdays, November 12 & 19

5:30 – 7:30pm                                                                                                    Instructor: Brian Tetreault


Troubleshooting Computer Operating Systems                                 $60 (6 hours)

Have a computer that might have a virus, needs a new operating system, or would like to reinstall their operating system to make their old computer run like new? Learn how to diagnose basic problems and do your own updates. This class is geared towards people that are comfortable with computers, but want to better understand how computers work. Students will have the option to bring in their own computers to work on.  This course will only work with more recent operating systems. (Windows 7 to Windows 10)

Mondays, November 2 -16

5:30 – 7:30pm                                                                                                    Instructor: Brian Tetreault



American Sign Language                                                                              $300 (30 hours) plus text $80

This beginning class in American Sign Language is designed for adults, educators, families, or anyone interested in beginning the journey of communication with the deaf community. Up to 50% tuition assistance may be available.

Mondays  & Wednesdays, October 5 – November 4

5:00 – 8:00 pm                                                                                                   Instructor: Kathryn Sloan    

Advanced American Sign Language                                                         $300 (30 hours) plus text $80                     

This course is the continuation of our first American Sign Language course with Kathryn Sloan. Up to 50% tuition assistance may be available.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 6 – November 5

5:00 – 8:00pm

Conversational French                                                                                  $120 (12 hours)

Learn some basic French for customer service or personal travel needs. Curriculum will focus on asking and giving directions, having a phone conversation, shopping, restaurant, and basic medical maladies. Up to 50% tuition assistance may be available.

Wednesdays, September 30 – November 4

6:00- 8:00pm                                                                                                      Instructor: Ann Sparrow


Conversational Spanish                                                                                                $120 (12 hours)

This conversational-based class will cover basic elements of the language. Pronunciation of the Spanish alphabet and phonetics will introduce the student to proper Spanish sounds followed by lessons in a logical sequence which will cover “survival” vocabulary, e.g., “Where are the restrooms?”, asking directions and other pertinent information. Up to 50% tuition assistance may be available.

Mondays, October 19-November 23

6:00-8:00                                                                                                              Instructor: Laurel Laing

 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     Outreach

Indoor Walking Trails at NCCC                                                                   Free

Tired of Vermont weather getting in the way of your walking regimen?   Enjoy the safety and convenience of walking indoors at the North Country Career Center’s Indoor Walking Trails.


Register to walk with NCCC Adult Education in the Career Center Office; Photo ID will be required at the time of registration. Once registered, walkers will sign in and out during designated walking hours.  A floor map indicating trails and distances will be available. Indoor walking shoes are required. Please join us!

Open when classes are in session                                                            Monday - Thursday         5:30 – 7:30 pm  


On-line Learning with Ed2go                                                      Only $99.00

NCCC Adult Education has partnered with Ed2go in an effort to make learning available to our students in their homes. From “Beginning Conversational French” to “Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring,” Ed2Go has so much to offer for just $99 per course.    Follow this link to explore the possibilities…www.ed2go.com/ncccadult