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50 Mayo Street • Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 • 207-564-6525 • Fax: 207-564-3481

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Spring 2019 CNA Program

We are currently accepting applications for our Spring 2019 CNA course! A tentative start date of March 4, 2019 has been set. Class will run on Monday and Wednesday evenings with some clinicals being held on Saturdays and Sundays.

CNAs are caregivers who provide patients assistance with activities of daily living and basic needs. They also help patients feel safe and comfortable throughout their hospital stay. These direct caregivers spend most of their time assisting patients and listening to their concerns. The State of Maine approved CNA course includes classroom work, skills labs, and clinical experience. This is an Integrated Education Training (IET) course which means that a certain number of hours will be spent on improving key health care soft skills: job searching, mock interviews, communication, customer focus, medical math, technology, and more. 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. A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required. The cost of the class is $1,150, which includes tuition, textbook, background check, and state exam.

Payment plans and financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. For more information, or to enroll in this program, please contact PVAEC Academic Advisor, Eve Salley at 564-5884.

Click here for our Admissions Process


Posted by Hilda Roberts  on January 8, 2019

Storm Cancellation Policy

Storm Cancellation Policy

PVAEC Adult Education classes are cancelled whenever local district K-12 schools have been cancelled that day. Cancellations due to late-developing severe weather will be announced on our PVAEC Facebook page, WABI TV5 and Bangor Daily News

Please always use your best judgment regarding your own local weather conditions.


Posted by Hilda Roberts  on November 15, 2018

Would You Like To Teach? Spring 2019

Do You Want to Teach an Adult Ed Course?

We are now accepting Spring 2019 Enrichment Course Proposals! 

Do you have a special talent or hobby you'd love to share? Earn a little extra money by teaching your skills to others. The only qualification to teach an enrichment course with us is a willingness to share your talents with others. Popular enrichment course topics include (but aren't limited to): Arts & Crafts, Photography, Cooking, Gardening, Literature, Fitness & Dance, DIY Homesteading, Music and so much more! The possibilities are endless. If you're considering a topic you're not sure about, contact us! We'd love to discuss it with you.

Please schedule your classes to start NO EARLIER THAN MID-FEBRUARY. We reserve the right to adjust your proposed course schedule as needed and will notify you if we do.

We will be closed and no classes will run the following dates: Monday, January 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), Monday, February 18 (Presidents' Day), Monday, April 15 (Patriot's Day). 

Snow Days: When local schools close for snow days, we are closed for the day and no classes will run. We post school closings on our Facebook page and with WABI and Bangor Daily News. We generally follow MSAD 68, so when they are closed, you can bet we will be closed as well. If school is open during the day and bad weather develops later in the day, we may choose to cancel your evening class. We will work with you to come up with a decision that is best for you and your students. Snow Days can be made up by adding an extra class at the end of your session. If your class is only one session, together, we will choose a new date for your class. You are NOT responsible for informing students when classes are canceled.

If you have any questions, please contact Hilda at 564-6525 or

Please submit your course proposals NO LATER THAN Friday, December 7, 2018. 

Download/Print Course Proposal Form (print and mail or return in person to PVAEC)

Online Form


Posted by Hilda Roberts  on November 8, 2018

PVAEC and ED2GO Now Offering Career Training Programs!


PVAEC now offers over a hundred Online Career Training Programs

PVAEC has a program that makes it easy for you to take high-quality, affordable Online Career Training Programs to prepare you to launch a new career or advance in an existing one, no matter where you’re located. This partnership between PVAEC and ed2go allows you to develop new skills and knowledge in order to stand out in today's competitive job market.

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and instructor and peer interaction, you will gain valuable knowledge at a time and place that is convenient for you. These programs provide the flexibility of studying at your own pace and enough structure and support to complete the course. They can be accessed 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

The Online Career Training Programs are available to start anytime and range from three to six months, with many offering an extension period if necessary. Many programs include an industry certification exam, and internship and externship opportunities are available for select programs. They are entirely Web-based, but expert instructors provide office hours and quick responses to any student questions.

PVAEC is pleased to offer this catalog of topics, which provides the most convenient, affordable, and accessible Career Training Programs available anywhere.
To learn more, call PVAEC at 207-564-6525 or visit our Career Training website at


Posted by Hilda Roberts  on August 24, 2015 | Read more in: News

PVAEC Spring 14 Brochure is available!

Brochure CoverSpring is near, and PVAEC has opened registration for our Spring 14 semester.  The brochure is in the mail to you, but you can download the PDF of the brochure while you are waiting, and the links will take you right to the registration page on our website.  

There is something for everyone this semester, from snowshoeing to maple syrup to the Boston Flower Show.  Learn AutoCAD this semester, track wildlife, study the history of Piscataquis County, or start spinning wool.  We're offering Reiki, nutrition therapy, quilting and painting, pottery, cross-stitch and knitting.  Plenty of choices to keep us all busy learning and growing.  


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on January 14, 2014 | Read more in: News

PVAEC Gift Certificate now available!

Gift CertificatePVAEC is now offering a Gift Certificate for your holiday shopping.  Give the gift of learning to friends and family.  Do you know someone who wants to learn to quilt, knit or paint?  Maybe someone is thinking of starting genealogy research on your family tree.  We'll be offering fitness classes such as T'ai Chi Chih and Chi Gong as well.  Gift Certificates make great stocking stuffers!

Purchase online, or call 564-6525 for more information.


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on December 10, 2013

PVAEC offers "Learn to use High Speed Internet to Grow Your Business"

Nancy Marshall CommunicationJoin us on Tuesday, November 19th from 5 to 7 pm to discover tips and tricks to grow your business via the internet.  Our instructor, Nancy Marshall, owner of Nancy Marshall Communications , is a marketing and communications expert.  She will share public relations and marketing tips to help you increase your sales.  You can't afford to miss this workshop!  This free workshop will be broadcast concurrently from three Adult Ed locations:  Farmington, Skowheagan, and Dover-Foxcroft. Register now - space is limited!


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on October 10, 2013

PVAEC offers Substitute Teacher Training

Substitute Teacher Handbook

PVAEC is offering Substitute Teacher training next week - in Milo on 9/3, and in Guilford on 9/5. Sign up today! courses/course/ substitute_teacher_training_wor kshop__milo


Call 564-6525 for more information. 


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on August 29, 2013

PVAEC course offerings for most in-demand jobs in Maine

careersA recent article in the Bangor Daily News stated that people trained for positions in the medical industry are in demand.  PVAEC has a line-up of course offerings that will  prepare you for careers in this job sector.  

We are offering a CNA class in September,  a CRMA class in October, and a CNA-Meds class in October.

We offer a Medical Office Certificate Program, which is an online class.

We have partnered with Academy of Medical Professions in Brunswick ME to offer the following courses:

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

Phlebotomy with CPT National Certification

ICD-10 Boot Camp for Medical Coders

Medical Office Specialist (CMAA)

Hospital Billing and Coding

Medical Billing and Coding (CPC)

Medical Transcription

Get your career on track today!  Call 564-6525 to find out more about these exciting opportunities in the medical profession.


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on July 25, 2013 | Read more in: News

PVAEC offers Chemistry with Lab this fall

ChemistryPVAEC will be offering a Chemistry with Lab class starting September 5, 2013.  The class will run for 15 weeks, and will meet Wednesdays from 5 to 8 pm at PCSS.  Call 564-6525 today to begin the enrollment process.


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on July 3, 2013 | Read more in: News


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