Try something new this year

Whether you want to learn a second or third language, improve your English, earn your high school diploma, prepare for college, or train for a new career, Portland Adult Education is here for you. As we prepare for a new school year, our doors are open and we invite you to come visit, meet our students, take a class, and see firsthand the power of adult learning.

Learning for everyone

Whatever new skill or life change you’re dreaming of, there’s a good chance your local Maine adult education program can help you get there.

  • Jun

    Stand-Up Paddleboarding: Introduction

    Course Description: This course will teach you the basics of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) while offering a chance to paddle on the waters of Casco Bay. We’ll cover the basic paddling strokes, board balance, safety considerations and much more. The lesson will be taught by a Registered Maine Guide with many years experience teaching paddleboarding. Paddleboards […]

  • Jun

    Excel 2016, Intermediate Level Workshop (Online Course)

    Looking to improve your Excel skills? In four sessions, students will learn to build pivot tables, use database features, manage multiple worksheets, create pick lists and protect formulas. If you have a basic understanding of Excel and want to become more efficient, then this class is for you! Prerequisite: MS Excel, or comparable Excel experience. […]

  • Jun

    Medical Terminology (Online Course)

    In this course, students learn how medical terms are analyzed and built, how to pronounce and spell terms, how to apply medical terms as they relate to basic anatomy and physiology, and common diseases of each bodily system. No prior knowledge of biology required. Location: Online 14 Sessions The price of this course does not […]

  • Jun

    Accounting 2 (Online Course)

    Building off of Accounting 1, this course introduces more complex accounting procedures and completes the accounting cycle with a focus on larger publicly-owned merchandising businesses. Worksheets are introduced that assist in the recording of year-end adjustments, closing the company’s books for a reporting period and the final preparation of financial statements. Additionally, interpreting a company’s […]

  • Jun

    Microsoft Office 2016, Introduction (Online Course)

    This course is for you whether you’re completely new to Microsoft Office or are just looking to refresh your skills for a potential job. Basic computer terminology is covered. Students will become familiar with Word, Excel and PowerPoint, sending and receiving attachments through email and challenges to practice what you’ve learned. Location: Online 12 Sessions

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