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Mt. Desert Island Adult and Community Education offers free and/or affordable education to adults.

Services provided include:

 high school completion

transition services to college or career

career and college exploration

career and college preparation

driver’s education

workforce training

proctoring services for college classes (fee for non-UMaine System schools)

proctoring workforce certificate programs

enrichment classes

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 Mount Desert Island Adult Education’s Age Policy:  Unless otherwise noted in the course description, courses are open to individuals seventeen years and older, who are not attending K-12 schools.  In some cases, permission may be granted by the director. 

Please contact Anne Patterson, Director, for details: 288-4703 or email her at apatterson@mdirss.org.

 

 
 
 
 

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Learning for everyone

Make this the year you earn your high school diploma… change jobs…                                  learn an new skill…  gain a new hobby….

Whatever new skill or life change you’re dreaming of, there’s a good chance your local Maine adult education program can help you get there.

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    Art: American Art and the Maine Connection

    In this class we will explore the history of American art and how many artists either were born in Maine or found their way there at some point in their career. Artists like the American Modernist painter Marsden Hartley, Andrew and son Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent, Edward Hopper and Winslow Homer just to name a […]

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    Dog Training: Manners I Section A

    Tired of feeling like you’re at the other end of a dog sled team? Want to be able to take your dog to the farmers market without them jumping all over everyone? Need to figure out how to get your dog to come when you really need him to? Manners 1 is the class for […]

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    Dog Training: Manners I Section B

    Tired of feeling like you’re at the other end of a dog sled team? Want to be able to take your dog to the farmers market without them jumping all over everyone? Need to figure out how to get your dog to come when you really need him to? Manners 1 is the class for […]

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    Dog Training: Canine Good Citizen

    The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program is designed to recognize dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. This program stresses responsible dog ownership for owners and training and good manners for dogs.  All dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test may receive a certificate and their first official title from […]

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    About Boating Safely

    This team taught, 8 hours U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary course provides recreational boaters with the knowledge and skills to boat safely on either inland or coastal waters. General topics include in this ABS course are: boating operations, boat handling, boating laws and regulations, water traffic patterns, equipment requirements, and introductory navigation. Students will complete a […]

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