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Certified Nursing Assistant
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Certified Nursing Assistant


with Nancy Hoskins

Calendar May 16, 2022

The PVAEC State of Maine approved CNA course includes classroom work, skills labs, and clinical experience. Candidates must present either a high school diploma or HiSET/GED. Enrollment is limited to 10. The admission process includes enrollment into our Career Readiness Program, a criminal background check, placement testing, and a series of meetings with PVAEC staff. The cost of the class is $1,300, which includes tuition, textbook, background check, and state exam. Payment plans and financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.


Admittance to this course includes proof of all required vaccinations for healthcare workers, including the COVID-19 Vaccine series.


To apply, please email PVAEC Assistant Director at or go to and fill out our online enrollment form.

Class will be held at our Dexter Learning Center and will run on Monday and Wednesday evenings with some weekends required.

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

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