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Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

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CNA Med Tech Fall 2023
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CNA Med Tech Fall 2023


with Nancy Hoskins

Calendar Oct 2, 2023

Our standardized, 120-hour medication course approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing, which provides the basis of understanding needed for CNAs to administer medications accurately and safely. The course is designed to teach experienced CNAs how to administer non-injectable medications to patients who are 14 years of ago and older under the direct supervision of a licensed registered nurse in long term care facilities and state mental health facilities.

Potential students must be currently licensed CNA’s , provide two letters of recommendation from Registered Nurses, listed as "active" on the Maine CNA Registry, or have employer documentation of the equivalent of at least one year of full-time employment as a certified nursing assistant,  and acheive a qualifying reading score on our placement testing. This class will be held at our Dexter Learning Center with instructor, Nancy Hoskins, RN. Class will run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, along with a few weekend clinical rotations.

Course Fee (including books and materials): $1,100

Payment plans and financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.

For more information or to enroll, please contact PVAEC Academic Advisor, Eve Salley at 207-564-5884 or email

The application process is extremely time sensitive. Space is limited!

Start Date TBA (Fall 2023)

Chakra and Energy Balancing 101 Fall 2023


with Angie Butler Welch

Calendar Oct 3, 2023 at 6 pm

Perhaps you know about Chakras, those little energy centers in your body that work to keep you physically and emotionally healthy… or maybe it’s all new to you and you’ve only heard the term and have limited knowledge about them. As a Pranic energy Healer I want to help dispel the mysteries! In Chakra and Energy balancing 101, we’ll discuss just what these energy centers are, what their jobs are, what happens when they’re not functioning at their optimal level and more importantly - we’ll do a ½ hour guided meditation to actually clear and balance them out! Prepayment is required to hold your spot in class. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance to receive a refund.

Needle Felting Pumpkin Fun Fall 2023


with Julie Knowlton

Calendar Oct 4, 2023 at 6 pm

Learn how to needle felt your way to a perfect pumpkin! Just in time for Halloween and Thanksgiving, stab your way to some new decor! You will leave class with a sweet pumpkin. All supplies are included.

Julie Knowlton is a retired teacher with lots of crafting experience. She’s been needle felting for eight years.


Arts & Crafts with Shirley: Thankful Truck Fall 2023


with Shirley Groody

Calendar Oct 5, 2023 at 2 pm

Create your own stylish, fun and whimsical seasonal decor for the upcoming fall and winter holidays! Shirley Groody, an accomplished artist and PVAEC instructor has been successfully teaching art to students of all levels for many years. All supplies are provided, but please bring your own brushes if you have them.

Introduction to Financial Wellness


with Bangor Savings Bank

Calendar Oct 5, 2023 at 5 pm

Start your journey to financial wellness with this  FREE introductory class, brought to you by Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative and Bangor Savings Bank.

Topics include: Earning/Spending Money, Banks, Checking, Budgeting, Money Management, Credit/Loans, Investing, and Saving. 

Hosted by Bangor Savings Bank Dover-Foxcroft Branch Manager, Sebastian Zepeda. 


Acrylic Pour Painting Class with Intuitive Messages Fall 2023


with Angie Butler Welch

Calendar Oct 17, 2023 at 6 pm

Ready to let your guides talk to you through art? Angie will take you step by step through a fun paint pouring process to create an amazing 8 x 10 canvased piece of art... and THEN we’ll look for messages within your paintings! (a form of scrying). You’ll be amazed at what presents itself in your painting. You’ll pick your colors, and your painting guides will help create your masterpiece! All supplies will be included (even a disposable pan to carry your painting home on). Prepayment is required to hold your spot in class. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance to receive a refund.

Birch Bark Basket Fall 2023


with Jessica Steele

Calendar Oct 18, 2023 at 5 pm

Learn how to make your own birch bark basket. Registration and payment are required to hold your spot in class. Space is limited! Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance to receive a refund. If our Adult Ed office or instructor cancel class, refunds will be issued to students. Jessica Steele M.Ed. has a deep passion for the wilderness and for teaching. She has been working in the field of Adventure and Environmental Education for more than 30 years. This leg of her journey is about connecting more deeply with herself, others, and the wilderness. Join her for a program of connection, learning, and growing.

CPR/First Aid: Dexter Fall 2023


with Nancy Hoskins

Calendar Oct 21, 2023 at 8 am

The American Heart Association’s Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course trains participants to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). This course equips students to recognize and care for a variety of breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants. Upon successful completion, a valid 2 year certificate for Adult CPR/AED is issued. Student will learn: First aid basics Medical emergencies Injury emergencies Environmental emergencies Preventing illness and injury Adult CPR and AED use Opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies Child and Infant CPR

Choose from the following sessions:

Dover (9/26/2023)

Dexter (10/21/2023)

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