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Spring/Summer Schedule 2017...     

Health Careers

Personal Care Attendant (PCA)                                                                 

$175 (17.5 hours) – text included

This course is designed for practicing PCAs, those considering becoming a PCA, and for people that are caring for someone in their home. Topics include infection control, safe transfer of patients, nutrition, and personal care. Each of the six classes will offer a hands on component. Up to 50% in tuition assistance may be available.    

Tuesdays, June 20 &27

Fridays, June 30 & July 7

Tuesday, July 11

8:30 am – Noon                                                                                                                Instructor: Deb Gabucci R.N.

Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA)                                  

$1050 course  - text $75 – licensing fees $150   (no payment online at this time) 

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 8 students.  

Application due August 11

Orientation August 29

Call our office for more information 334-5469 x3309                                                                                  Instructor: Deb Gabucci R.N.                                                            

Medication Nursing Assistant (MNA)                                          

$1200 course  - texts and materials $100     (no payment online at this time)

50% off is available for all students that do not qualify VSAC non-degree grant

The definition of a MNA is a LNA who is authorized by a special endorsement from the Vermont Board of Nursing  to administer certain medications to residents in nursing homes. A MNA is supervised on-site, on the unit by an LPN, RN, or APRN.

This class is offered to LNAs who hold an unencumbered Vermont LNA license and have no fewer than 4000 hours of LNA experience, 2000 hours or one year must be in a long term care nursing facility. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age  and have a high school diploma or GED and successfully complete TABE in Applied Mathematics Level D6.

To be eligible for testing, a student must complete 100 hours of training: 60 classroom/lab hours at the North Country Career Center, and 40 clinical hours at the Bel Aire Center. Limit 8 students.

Next class will begin Winter 2018                                               

Instructor: Nancy Noble

Job Ready and Career Exploration

Prepare to be a Paraeducator                                             

$120 (12 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 district’s supervisory unions. Up to 50% tuition assistance may be available.

Mondays, June 5 – July 17 (no class July 3)

5:30 – 7:30pm                                                                                                   

Instructor: Ashley Brien

Customer Service and Cash Register Training                                       

$150.00 (15 hours)

Learn how to serve customers with confidence and impress managers with your capability. Now offering more hands-on training with our school cash registers. Up to 50% tuition assistance may be available.

Monday – Friday, July 17 - 21                    

9:00am – Noon                                                                                               

 Instructors: Roger Cartee and Sue Birchard

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 VSAC and the Department of Labor for females and minorities.

Next class July 5 - 12

8:00am - 2:00pm

Office and Computer Technology


$300 (30 hours) plus text $80

Learn how to use one of the most popular computerized bookkeeping/accounting programs for personal and small business finances.  Streamline earnings, deductions, checking, payroll, inventory, purchase orders, assets, equity, tax reports, and more.  Up to 50% in tuition assistance may be available. Limit 8 students.

Mondays & Thursdays June 12 – July 17 (no class July 3)

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


Lead Training - EMP Certification

Lead Training - EMP Certification                                                           


NCCC Adult Education is partnering with Vermont Department of Health to offer the Vermont Lead Law- Essential Maintenance Practices Training Course which is required for pre-1978 rental property owners and persons performing maintenance repairs and renovation.

Saturday, June 17 at the North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave
8:00am - Noon                                                                                              

Instructor: Ercia Holub

Culinary and ServSafe

Kombucha Brewing                                                                                       

$25.00 (2 hours) Includes materials

Learn how to make this popular fermented tea. Class includes science of this process, ingredients, SCOBY (mother), and container.

Tuesday, May 23

6:00pm – 8:00pm                                                                                             Instructor: Emily Dehoff

Farmer’s Market to Table                                                                                

$120 (9 hours) Includes materials

Learn how to convert tasty, fresh and seasonal selections into meals for your family.

Mondays, June 5 - 19

5:00 – 8:00pm                                                                                                   Instructor: Sky Bohannon

ServSafe – Manager Training                                                                       
 $150 (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.


8:00am - 4:00pm                                                                                              

 Instructor: Cody Duckless

ServSafe – Food Handler 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.

Tuesday, July 17                                                                              

2:00 – 4:30                                                                                                        

Instructor: Cody Duckless

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.

Thursdays, June 8 - 22   

6:00 – 8:00pm                                                                                                           

Instructor: Rob Boskind


Advanced Digital Photography                                                                 

$80 (8 hours)

If you have some digital photography skills and are ready for the next level, join us on four spring evenings to continue your learning. Pre-requisite “Basic Digital Photography” at NCCC Adult Education or instructor permission.

Thursdays, June 29 – July 20

6:00 – 8:00pm                                                                                                               

Instructor: Rob Boskind

On-Line Classes
On-Line Learning

Fuel Industry Training
Fuel Industry Training

Driver's Education
Adult Education

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LNA applicants please click here to download your registration

  • email us at ncccadulted@ncsuvt.org
  • call us at 334-5469 x 3309 
  • stop by our office at the North Country Career Center, 
    Newport, VT  209 Veterans Ave 
Pauline and Gwen are happy to help.