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Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Business & Skills Training

CNA Med Tech
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CNA Med Tech


with Nancy Hoskins

Calendar Jan 10, 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, 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): $1,000

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!

Maine Recreational Guide Course Fall 2022
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Maine Recreational Guide Course Fall 2022


with Northeast Whitewater

Calendar Jan 14, 2023 at 9 am

Dreaming of becoming a Maine Guide? Northeast Whitewater Lodge & Guide Service is holding two 3-day courses in 2022 at Northeast Whitewater for students to learn and perfect what you need to know to successfully pass the State administered Registered Maine Recreation Guide exam; including map & compass, lost person/catastrophic event portion, watercraft laws, trip planning, safety, risk management, camping, outdoor cooking, rules and regulations, ATV, snowmobile, canoeing skills, the business side of guiding and more! You will receive hands-on learning with classroom time spent both in and outdoor for scenarios and learning practices. Non-refundable payment of $350 plus a $40 supplies and materials fee (includes handbook, powerpoint, maps & compass). Employment opportunities may be available at Northeast Whitewater Lodge & Guide Service after successful completion; lead canoe trips, overnight camping trips, wildlife and moose tours, hikes and more! Experience matters and Northeast Whitewater has over 25 years of experience training Maine’s river guides in our whitewater raft guide training, swiftwater rescue programs and wilderness first aid/CPR. Our outdoor training programs are designed to help participants gain skills that they can carry with them their entire lives. Northeast focuses on providing a learning environment where one can grow professionally and achieve their own personal goals and outdoor pursuits. For information and enrollment, go to or call 207-695-0151.

CDL Hazardous Material Training


with Maryann Cupero

PVAEC proudly announces that we are hosting a CDL Hazardous Material training. This training is open to all current CDL license holders. 

Course Details: This endorsement is required to haul hazardous materials as defined in Title 49, CFR, §383.5. To receive this endorsement, drivers must also pass a Transportation Security Administration background check. To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test. The test consists of 30 multiple-choice questions. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 24 questions correctly. Each question has three possible answer choices. Test questions come from the Maine Commercial Driver License Manual. Questions come from the chapters covering: Hazardous Materials, Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection Tests, Basic Vehicle Control Skills Tests, and On-Road Driving. The Hazardous Materials endorsement can be used with Class A, B, and C CDL.

Cost: $130 (Includes all training materials/manuals)

Start Date: Spring 2023 (Exact dates to be determined once enrollment requirements are met)

Duration: 8 Hours (two 4 hour sessions)

Click the yellow "Add to Waitlist" button to register for the waitlist online, and PVAEC will contact you when class details become available.

Medical Transcription Certificate Program
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Medical Transcription Certificate Program



Medical transcription is a desired field for most people trying to work at home. Strong typing,computer, and English grammar skills are essential. Medical terminology, formats, rules and regulations, jobs,calculation of pay, confidentiality, and tricks of the trade, all equipment, reference books, and course books areprovided with the course fee. Classes are once a week for 16-weeks with a completion of 16 weeks to 6 month options.This is a State Certified Program and you will receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation upongraduation, resumes and how to obtain a job are covered in this program. Course includes medical terminology,Anatomy & physiology and transcription. $2650, includes everything for the course and the field.

Online, Open Enrollment! For more information, or to enroll, please visit

Pharmacy Technician Certificate
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Pharmacy Technician Certificate



All Inclusive 14week program.

Work One-On-One with a Pharmacy Technician Trainer and entirely online. Pharmacy Technician isone of the fastest growing jobs in health care today. In this course, you will learn everything from therole of the technician in the pharmacy setting, to the basic sciences at the core of pharmacy practice,to preparing for the PTCB exam. You will learn complete drug information that includes proper name,spelling and pronunciation, drug class, generic and trade name, route of administration, dosage andmore of hundreds of drugs. You will be able to identify pills on sight with pill photos, gain a betterunderstanding of how certain drugs work within the body with a concise review of relevant anatomyand physiology, and stay up to date with cutting-edge pharmacy practice with the latest informationon new drugs, regulations, HIPAA guidelines and safety procedures. You will be ready to pass yourPTCB national certification included in cost. $2,050.00.For more information contact the Academy of Medical Professions, Inc. All materials included in feeincluding National Certification Exam fee.


Online, open enrollment!

TO REGISTER OR PAYMENT PLANS CALL TheAcademy of Medical Professions, Inc 866-516-8274 or

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