NCCC Adult Education

209 Veterans Ave

Newport, Vermont

(802) 334-5469 ext. 3309

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As Vermont opens up, NCCC Adult Education is making plans for in-person learning that follows recommended protocol for health and safety. Our Summer LNA class is full with eight students.

Two classes that are still open for enrollment are MNA and EMT.

Interested students can register for MNA and EMT now using the link below that is with the course description.

More classes will be added to the Fall Line-Up as we go.

Online learning with our trusted partner ed2go has become popular over the last few months. For years we have been referring students to Online Classes (left link below) for introductory classes. The link of the right connects students with more in-depth Career Training Programs that offer industry recognized credentials. Most recently we have students completing Medical Coding with ICD-10 certification, Pharmacy Technician, and HVACR Training.

Some students may qualify for VSAC Advance grants, or Department of Labor funding to support these online learning opportunities.

Email with questions.

Online Learning

*our office can help with funding for online learning

A wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.

Medical Terminology, A to Z Grantwriting, and more!

Open enrollment into programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations designed by a team of professionals from each respective field Instructors/mentors are actively involved in your online learning experience, responding to any questions or concerns, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

Medical Billing & Coding, Certified Bookkeeper, AutoCAD, and more!

Health Careers

Up to 50% TUITION ASSISTANCE may be available

Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)

Summer 2020


$1200 - Tuition / $75 - Textbook

This 115 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 required.

Applications Due: Jun 15

Orientation: Jul 6

Medication Nursing Assistant (MNA)

Summer 2020

$1400 - Tuition / $100 - Textbook

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.

Classroom (60 hours) at North Country Career Center

Social Distancing protocol will be in place

July 14-16 T-Th 8am – noon

July 21-23 T-Th 8am - noon

July 28- 30 T-Th 8am – noon

August 3-5 M-W 8am – noon

August 10-12 M-W 8am – noon

Clincals (40 hours) in your facility with supervision of a RN.

Regular check-ins with classroom instructor will be required during this time.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Fall 2020

$700 - Tuition / $75 - Text

This 140 course is designed to teach students the skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level, and prepare them for certification by the National Registry of EMT's.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 8 - December 17

6:00 - 9:00pm

Saturdays, twice per month

8:00am - 4:00pm

CPR/First Aid/AED Adult and Pediatric

$60 Tuition and card

Learn critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies, CPR and AED use.

Saturday, Sept 19

9:00am - 2:30pm

Certified Phlebotomy Technician Review

Spring/Summer 2020

$50 - Tuition (plus $115 exam)

Once students have completed their 45 hour CCV Phlebotomy course, they can apply to be part of this 5 hour certification opportunity. Students will have a two hour exam review. Then students will sit for two - three hours for the nationally recognized CPT exam through National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Next Opportunity: Nov 2020

Introduction to Phlebotomy

This course covers the proper collection of blood specimens, choice of proper phlebotomy equipment, venipuncture techniques, patient care, safety, tests, and quality assurance. The course is designed to provide a minimum of 20 hours of practical instruction and skills development in phlebotomy.

(Register at CCV - Newport for Fall 2020)

Job Ready & Career Exploration

Up to 50% TUITION ASSISTANCE may be available


$200 - Tuition

Interested in woodworking for pleasure, or thinking of becoming part of the growing furniture making industry? This course will cover tool safety for machine and hand tools, micrometer usage, shop math, gluing techniques, and finish work.

Next Opportunity: TBD


$480 - Tuition

Learn skills in basic electric arc, oxy-fuel, gas metal arc, and gas tungsten arc 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.

Next Opportunity: TBD

OSHA Training - Online

$25 - Registration fee

OSHA 10 for General Industry, Construction Industry, Agriculture, and Healthcare from the convenience of home.


Small Engine Repair

$175 - Tuition / $25 - Text (optional)

This popular class offers hands-on experience involving a variety of small engines, the necessary tools, diagnosing and common test equipment.

Next Opportunity: TBD

Prepare to be a Para-educator

$120 - Tuition / $35 - Textbook

Understand the role and responsibility of this profession. Also includes a review and testing for the ParaPro Exam.

Next Opportunity: TBD

Vermont Electrical and Plumbing Apprenticeships

Classes begin in September each year and are generally held in Barre, Hartford, Rutland, Springfield and Essex Junction. Selected classes are also offered in Newport and in St. Johnsbury, depending upon need.

Please contact Sarah Ballou, Department of Labor


Step Up to Health Careers


Begin your career in healthcare with a free 3 credit college course, 4 certifications, college and career counseling, and a paid internship.

North Country Career Center, Community College of Vermont, Northeast Kingdom Learning Services, and North Country Hospital are working together to offer free training and paid internships for people interested in exploring a health career.

Begins Tuesday September 8

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

Fall 2020

$5200 - Class A (Tuition includes permit, license, and testing fees)

$3500 - Upgrade B to A

To qualify for a CDL in Vermont, you must be at least 18, 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.

Computer & Office Technology

Up to 50% TUITION ASSISTANCE may be available

Quickbooks Fundamentals

$260 - Tuition (text included)

Learn computerized bookkeeping/accounting programs for personal and small business finances. Streamline earnings, deductions, checking, payroll, inventory, purchase orders, assets, equity, tax reports, and more.

Next Opportunity: TBD

Microsoft Office

$390 - Tuition (text included)

Improve your comfort level with Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Great for personal computing needs or a resume boost. Limit 8 students.

Next Opportunity: TBD

Microsoft Word

$220 - Tuition (text included)

Produce professional-looking documents. Features included are typing, formatting, editing, document spacing, margins, page numbering and saving a document.

Next Opportunity: TBD

Basic Digital Photography

$60 - Tuition

Have a really nice camera with full manual operation, but 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.

Next Opportunity: TBD

Advanced Digital Photography

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.*

Next Opportunity: TBD

Adobe Lightroom

$45 - Tuition

Explore image organization and manipulation software. Skills covered include: importing/saving, organizing, reducing image “noise” and distortion, polishing and perfecting images from raw exposures, and sharing large numbers of digital images.

*Students must bring personal laptop with software.*

Next Opportunity: TBD

Introduction Microsoft Excel

$150 - Tuition (text included)

Need Excel skills for your job, or looking for a resume boost? Even “non-techie” beginners will find it easy to learn Excel in this fun course where you will get the training, help, and personal support from an experienced instructor.

Next Opportunity: TBD

Intermediate Microsoft Excel

$150 - Tuition (text included)

This intermediate level expands students' learning of Excel 2016 with an in-depth look at advanced formatting features and the utilization of functions.

Next Opportunity: TBD

Advanced Microsoft Excel

$125 - Tuition (text included)

This advanced level course will further students’ proficiency with an in-depth at tables and pivot charts, financial functions, macros and workbook protection. ***Prerequisite: Intermediate Excel 2016***

Next Opportunity: TBD

Educational Training

Up to 50% TUITION ASSISTANCE may be available

Youth Mental Health First Aid


Important training for those living and working with youth ages 12 to 17 who may be struggling. Conversations about typical youth development vs signs and symptoms of a developing mental health illness will be discussed in this interactive workshop.

Next Opportunity: TBD

Adult Mental Health First Aid


Learn to Identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness in adults ages 18 and up. Details of different illnesses and how they can lead to a crisis situation along with how to connect with professional help in our community.

Next Opportunity: TBD

Culinary Training

Up to 50% TUITION ASSISTANCE may be available

ServSafe - Manager Training

$160 - Tuition

Train employees in food sanitation, and preventing foodborne illness. Industry recognized credential.

ServSafe - Food Handler's Training

$25 - Tuition

Safety practices for preparing and serving food. National certification, practical for all food service employees.

Saturday, Septmeber 12

9am - Noon

Cake Decorating

$120 - Tuition and materials

Bake two cakes and make three types of buttercreams. Learn piping techniques. Take personally decorated cakes home to friends and family.

Next Opportunity: TBD

Personal Enrichment

Ceramics Studio (Session 2)

$65 - Tuition

New students, Session 1 students, and former students are all invited to join Ally for three more weeks of fun.

Next Opportunity: TBD

Clothing Construction

$160 - Tuition

Operate sewing equipment, consider design concepts, prepare a pattern, and complete a custom clothing item.

Next Opportunity: TBD


Beekeeping Workshop

$20 - Tuition

Explore the biology and management of a backyard hive and discuss a low-cost approach to keeping backyard bees.

Next Opportunity: TBD

School Bus Clinic New/Renewal

$40 - Tuition

Take steps towards becoming a bus driver and/or complete required renewal training.

*Register now through us. Payment by cash or check will be collected by the instructor at the beginning of class.*

Next Opportunity: TBD

Continuing Education for Plumbing and Heating

Located at the Harold Haynes Land Lab, 633 Upper Quarry Rd in Newport

Next opportunity: TBA

Driver's Education at NCCC

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Register Now!

$800 Includes drug testing

This course is for teenagers or adults who have a current Vermont Learner’s Permit and want to obtain a Vermont Driver’s License. While this course meets all state requirements, it places special emphasis on crash avoidance, situational awareness, and zone control. The academic component includes 15 or 16 classroom lessons, each lesson being 2 hours long. The driving component typically includes 12 or 13 behind-the-wheel lessons, in which students receive ½ hour of instruction and observing an additional ½ to 1 hour.

Mandatory Orientation for students and parents: Friday, Jul. 17 (Room 380)

6:00 - 8:30pm

Classroom Dates: Mondays - Thursdays, Jul. 20 - 23, Jul. 27 - 30, Aug. 3 - 6, Aug. 10 - 13 (Room 433)

10:00am - Noon