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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & CERTIFICATE PROGRAM - ONLINE
with Jeffrey Carpenter
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL (BHP) TRAINING & CERTIFICATE PROGRAM - LIVE ONLINE
Looking for meaningful work? Our community needs individuals who want to make a difference in a child’s life. Children’s Behavioral Health Services are vital to Maine’s children with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health Disorders and their families. And the need in our area is great! As an integral part of the child’s treatment team, a Certified Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) can make an immediate impact while helping a child grow and develop to their full potential. We are excited to connect our community with this wonderful ONLINE training and certificate program. This training will prepare you for employment through local social service agencies and equip you to work with children who qualify for services. The program can be started at any time and finished at your own pace. You will complete 12 online modules and then three 4-hour live (in-person or virtual) sessions. Once the modules are completed, you will receive free online blood-borne pathogen training and Child and Adult First Aid and CPR certification. In just 40 hours, our free remote training program can get you certified and on your way to a life-changing profession. Must be a Maine resident and at least 18 years old with a high school diploma, or equivalent, to become certified.
Time Varies: Course is “At Your Own Pace” but must be completed within one year
As the Workforce Recruitment Specialist for the State of Maine’s Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) through Woodfords Family Services, Jeffrey recruits Behavior Health Professionals throughout the state. He is here to answer your questions and address technical issues, should any arise. He is also a resource to connect you with service agencies once you have completed the training.
About Jeffrey: As the Workforce Recruitment Specialist for the State of Maine’s Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) through Woodfords Family Services, he recruits Behavior Health Professionals throughout the state. Jeffrey is here to provide answers to your questions and technical issues, should any arise. He is also a resource to connect you with service agencies once you have completed the training.
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING BASICS USING PYTHON - LIVE ONLINE
with Dean Greer
In this nine-week class, participants will learn the fundamentals of computer programming using the Python language. This course is for the complete beginner or someone with slight exposure to programming. Mr. Greer brings a wealth of experience, having worked in IT since 2004. Students will need either a PC or Mac desktop or laptop computer (no Chromebooks) and a reliable internet connection. Pre-registration is required for access to online link.
HEARTSAVER® CPR FOR ADULT, CHILD, AND INFANT
with Ben McKenney
This course trains participants to give CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner and is designed for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements. Learn how, why, and when to administer CPR: the differences in use on adults, children, and infants; how to react to a choking adult or child; how and when to use an AED; and what the Chain of Survival is and why it is so critical. Please pre-register as a minimum of 4 people is required to run the course.
Note: CPR certification cards are good for two years and meet the requirements for childcare providers.
HEARTSAVER® FIRST AID
with Ben McKenney
This course is designed for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements. Learn the basics for the most common first aid emergencies, including recognizing them, calling for help, and performing lifesaving skills, as well as preventing injury and illness. Please pre-register as we need a minimum of 4 people to run the course.
Note: First Aid certification cards are good for two years and meet the requirements for childcare providers.
PHOTOGRAPHY: AFTER DARK - LIVE ONLINE
with Mike Leonard
In this one-night class, we will explore all the things you need to know to take successful images after the sun sets and before the sun rises. This session reviews exposure, how to shoot images in the dark - including the Milky Way and Aurora - and how to capture your best photo under just moonlight. We will review equipment helpful for nighttime photography, including, but far from limited to, using a cell phone. Pre-registration is required to receive online link.
Mike Leonard has been taking pictures for more than 40 years, and among his favorite subjects to shoot are nighttime scenes including lightning and the Aurora, and in the daytime, he likes shooting landscapes, seascapes, lighthouses, and more. His work is frequently featured on the covers of The Notes publication in Yarmouth, Maine, in the Maine Activities Guide, and on the local CBS affiliate in weathercasts. His work has also been featured in books, magazines, annual reports, brochures, textbooks, and nationally on the Weather Channel. Check out his site at phototourismbymike.com
REAL ESTATE SALES AGENT COURSE INTRODUCTION TO THE ELEMENTS OF REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE -ONLINE
with Bob Joslyn
Topics covered include: industry overview/organization, Maine Real Estate Commission, agency relationships, product knowledge, property valuation, the appraisal process, financing the transaction, contracts, closings, and federal and state laws. Fee includes textbook PDF (hard copy available from Center for Real Estate for an additional fee), one year of access to the course, instructor feedback after the three quizzes and the final exam, and twice monthly Q&A drop-in sessions via Zoom. A certificate of completion is awarded with a grade of 75% or above, required for the state licensing exam ($85 fee), which must be taken within one year of satisfactory course completion. When you affiliate with a real estate agency and apply for your license, there is a $100 fee, along with a $21 criminal records check fee (some companies may offer to pay this fee when you affiliate with them). Required: Attendees must be 18 or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent to get a license, but a diploma is not required to take this class.
Time Varies: Course is “At Your Own Pace” but must be completed within one year.
Bob Joslyn has been a licensed real estate broker in ME since 1988 and a solo agent at Keller Williams Realty for the past eight years. He has enjoyed helping many buyers and sellers make informed real estate decisions. Bob has been an instructor at Husson University for more than 20 years, teaching numerous business courses