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Maine Veterans' Home Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Application - Earn While You Learn


with Maine Veterans' Home

Calendar Current session started Sep 4, 2020 at 8 am

SAD1 Adult Education has partnered with Maine Veterans’ Home (MVH) to offer another route to becoming a CNA—Earn While You Learn. This program is offered on an ongoing basis to those individuals wishing to work full time as a CNA helper while receiving training to become a Certified Nurse Assistant. The CNA clinical education and training costs & expenses are covered by Maine Veterans’ Homes. Students receive wages and benefits for their time as a CNA helper and are employed as CNA’s by the MVH upon successful completion of the course.

We are always accepting applications for the next session, so apply today! 

Medical Assistant Training Application


with Ryan Morneault

Calendar Current session started Apr 6, 2021

SAD1 Adult & Community Education, Northern Light AR Gould Hospital and Academy of Medical Professions have teamed up to offer this amazing "Earn While You Learn" program. 

Medical Assistants work alongside providers, mainly in outpatient facilities, such as medical offices and clinics. They form both administrative and clinical duties, such as welcoming patients, updating patient medical records, taking medical histories, taking blood pressures and temperatures, preparing patients for exams, assisting the provider during exams, collecting lab specimens and much more. MAs are an essential part of a patient care team, helping patients feel at ease and serving as a vital link between patients and providers.

Northern Light AR Gould Hospital in Presque Isle will hire students and pay them a wage while they complete a full-time, nine-week training program. The program will include classroom learning, labs, and clinical rotations. Curriculum is provided by the Academy of Medical Professionals and students will be able to sit for a certification exam to become a Certified MA. Those who successfully complete the course will be guaranteed a job within one of Northern Light AR Gould's medical group offices.

Northern Light AR Gould Hospital benefits include:

Medical Insurance

Dental & Eye Care Plan

Paid Holidays

Tuition Reimbursement

Cafeteria Discount

Applications are always accepted for the next available cohort. Space is limited to 10 participants.

For additional information, contact Ryan Morneault at 207-768-4580 or

Bookkeeping Certificate
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Bookkeeping Certificate


with UGot Class

Calendar Current session started Aug 10, 2021

How do you manage the finances of a business? Whether you are an entrepreneur, running a family business, or just looking to advance your career and add to your skill set, this Bookkeeping Certificate will provide you with the knowledge needed to measure, and manage, the financial health of your business. This program focuses on cash basis accounting.No one will care more about the financial health of your business than you! It’s imperative that you understand how the process works and are able to complete the accounting cycle accurately and in a timely fashion. Even if you plan to outsource your bookkeeping needs, you should still understand how the process works.

No one should be clueless when it comes to the finances of their business.

The Bookkeeping Certificate courses must be taken in the below order (the classes build off each other): 

- Understanding Debits and Credits

- General Ledger and Month End Procedures

- Closing Procedures and Financial Statements


Certificate in Project Management
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Certificate in Project Management


with UGot Class

Calendar Current session started Aug 10, 2021

In today’s business environment, there is a need for good project management.  Project management provides visibility of project health to the business and the customer.  Through continuous monitoring, early detection of variations to plan, schedule, and budget can be communicated to stakeholders for quick resolution, including project cancelation.  Project management is one of the fastest paths to promotion by increasing your network through greater exposure.  

 First, gain the skills, tools and templates to confidently develop and maintain a project.  An overview of salaries, certification costs, education and experience requirements are provided.    Then acquire a well-rounded knowledge of the five Project Management Processes relating to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide. This basic information will assist you in learning the beginnings of Project Management, whether you are interested in project management, in a project management field, or in any line of work.   Finally, learn the ten Project management Knowledge Areas and their support role and relationships to the five Project Management Processes. 

Classes must be taken in the following order:

- Introduction to Project Management

- Project Management Processes

- Project Management Knowledge Areas


Coding Certificate
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Coding Certificate


with UGot Class

Calendar Current session started Aug 10, 2021

Coding is becoming one of the most in-demand skills in the workplace today. As a result, coding has become a core skill that bolsters one’s chances of becoming a higher value to organizations. The highest demand is for programming languages with broad applicability.

Begin by getting introduced to the basics of computer programming and various programming languages. Then go to the next level and acquire all the basics of HTML and CSS. You will learn the relationship between these two industry-standard web page coding languages and the step by step process of hand coding and building web pages. Finally, discover the advanced features of CSS and learn how to use this very powerful language.

Students must take the Coding Certificate classes in the below order:

- Introduction to Coding

- HTML Fundamentals

- CSS Fundamentals

Click here for more information on start dates, specific course information and registration.

Digital Marketing Certificate
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Digital Marketing Certificate


with UGot Class

Calendar Current session started Aug 10, 2021

Come get a fundamental yet advanced introduction to eMarketing, including improving email promotions, analyzing your web site traffic, doing search engine optimization, and how to successfully employ online advertising.

Relevant for any type of organization, including businesses, companies, non-profits, and government agencies.  No eMarketing experience or expertise is necessary.  If you are already at an advanced level, your instructors are experts and can provide the latest most advanced information and answer your toughest questions.  


Medical Coding Training Application


with Academy of Medical Professions

Calendar Current session started Aug 10, 2021

By clicking "Register", you are submitting your information for us to get in touch with you to go over the program details and set you up for this training.  We will discuss financial assistance that's available and how we can help you succeed in the training program. You can start this online program any time! Medical Coding Information Packet

The coding program has several options:

$3,750 Medical Coding (CPC-A Certification)

$4,950 Medical Coding w/Practicode (CPC Certification)

$6,350 Medical Professional (CMAA, AND CPC-A certifications)

$5,750 Coding Professional (CPC & COC certifications)

$1,200 Practicode only

As a Medical Biller/Coder you are responsible for reviewing the documentation the physicians have provided and assigning the correct diagnosis and procedure codes, entering the necessary information into the patient’s account and submitting the claims to the Insurance Companies.  You are then responsible for tracking and receiving payment from the Insurance Companies and billing the patient when necessary.  You will also be responsible for reviewing any denials and researching to make sure that the claim was submitted correctly the first time.  If any necessary changes can be made, you are responsible for making the changes and following up with the Insurance Companies.

Basic computer knowledge is a must.  Many offices use the Internet and are willing to provide you with their billing programs to install on your home computer allowing you to work from home.

Medical Billers and Coders are in high demand.  Most offices and hospitals find it very difficult to find Medical Billers and Coders and when they do, are willing to provide great pay and benefits.  If you chose to work in the office or hospital, flexible schedules are also possible and they tend to be very accommodating.

As well as working in physician’s offices and hospitals, you can choose to work for Medical Billing Companies, Ambulance Companies and Nursing Homes.

If you complete the course with a satisfactory grade, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from both Medical Billing and Coding as well as a certificate for Anatomy/Physiology and Medical Terminology.  In addition, you will receive a Letter of Recommendation, a list of companies in the field with addresses and phone numbers, and we would be happy to provide a personal reference for you.  Should you decide to take the CPC exam at the end of the course, you will receive a national certificate and a title of CPC-A (apprentice). 

NEW OPTIONAL PROGRAMS:  Please see our Course Descriptions for new program opportunities as well as our newest option to receive a total of 2 years coding experience by taking our Medical Coding program with Practicode!  In just a short time, you are not only certified but you also will have 2 years experience and no Apprentice title as well!

Our instructors are professionals in the industry and can offer you the benefit of their knowledge and experience.

All courses offered either locally at Adult Education Centers, and/or Online Live or through Recorded Classes lectures to be taken at the student’s own pace and time.

TERMINOLOGY COURSE This course is included in the following programs: Coding, Transcription, and CMAA. Online anytime.

CODING PROGRAM Start Dates: 3/17/22, 10/13/22 (Thursdays) or online anytime; 20 week program.

PRACTICODE COURSE Start Dates: Online anytime; 6 to 10 week program.

MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM Medical Office Specialist: Start Dates: 2/23/22, 10/12/22 (Wednesdays) or online anytime; 16 week program then you will complete the Coding program. Coding Program: After completing the Terminology and Medical Office Specialist program: See dates above for coding.

Medical Office Specialist Training Application


with Academy of Medical Professions

Calendar Current session started Aug 10, 2021

By clicking "Register", you are submitting your information for us to get in touch with you to go over the program details and set you up for this training.  We will discuss financial assistance that's available and how we can help you succeed in the training program. You can start this program any time! Medical_Office_Specialist_Information_Packet

The cost of this training is $3,200 for Medical Office Specialist (CMAA & CPB) and $6,300 for Medical Professional (CMAA, CPB & CODING)

VA, GI Bill, MYCAA, Aspire, Department of Labor, DHHS, vouchers are accepted for payments.

A Medical Administrative Assistant is a versatile professional.  The duties that are performed vary not only from office to office but even within the same office.  Medical Administrative Assistants perform routine duties within the offices of many types of health professionals, including physicians, chiropractors, cardiologists and others.  In addition, individuals can accomplish various jobs in the hospital environment, and some are employed by freestanding emergency centers and surgery centers.

Opportunities for Certified Medical Administrative Assistants are growing because of the constant change within the medical profession and the surge of cross-training, which means that one individual is trained to do a variety of duties.

Certified Medical Administrative Assistants greet patients as they arrive, obtain basic registration information, assemble patient’s medical records, office accounting, filing, handle all correspondence and scheduling of outpatient procedures, consultations and appointments.  In addition, they must have a basic knowledge of procedure and diagnostic coding, the ability to complete insurance forms and to determine insurance coverage and limitations for the patient.

This certification program will teach you the practical real-world skills essential for success in the healthcare field.  This completely inclusive course consists of Medical Terminology, Medical Front Office Skills, EHR/EMR for the Medical Office and the Administrative Medical Assistant.  You will learn MedTrak electronic records system used in many medical offices.  In addition, upon completion of all courses, you will sit for your CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant) Examination and CBCS (Certified Billing Specialist) through the National Healthcareer Association.

ONLINE RECORDED CLASSES Students wishing to take the online courses by watching the recorded classes may start at any time. Local class schedule is listed below. Live Webex (Zoom) Start Dates: February 23, 2022,Wednesdays 5:30-8:00 PM June 21, 2022, Wednesdays, 5:30-8:00 PM October 11, 2022, Wednesdays 5:30-8:00 PM.

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