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Scarborough Adult Learning Center

Our Classes

Advanced American Mah Jongg


with Sharon Ash Tancredi, LCSW

Calendar May 7, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

New! Advance your MJ skills and strategies. This class is for everyone who knows how to play Mah Jongg and wants to play faster and better. Join the company of Mah Jongg enthusiasts and practice playing with other players who want to hone their skills. The instructors will deconstruct the NEW 2018 Mah Jongg card. Bring the new 2018 card to the first class. Card may be purchased from the National Mah Jongg League: 

Sharon is a social worker who has a private practice in Portland. She’s been enthusiastically playing and teaching Mah Jongg for many years and enjoys spreading its joys!

Four Mondays, 05/07 to 06/04/2018

no class 05/28 holiday

6:30 to 8:00 pm, $26

Instructor: Sharon Ash Tancredi   

Advanced Beginner: Troubleshooting Your Organic Lawn


with Dave Melevski, MBA, AOLCP

Calendar Apr 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm

You know the basics, started your organic lawn transition awhile back, maybe attended an intro workshop, and made good headway. But you need help with trouble spots. Weaning your lawn off of synthetic applications, while restoring soil biology and microbial activity, is a process. It requires supporting living soil and ecosystems, shifting to an ecological approach, new strategies, reasonable aesthetic and cultural expectations, and patience. The reward is a beautiful lawn that’s bare foot safe for family, pets and environment, with less cost and work over time. Gain a deeper understanding of the challenges of your emerging organic lawn, learn resources and solutions used by NOFA-accredited organic lawn care professionals (AOLCPs), and jumpstart your spring lawn care strategy. Teachings compatible with Town of Scarborough’s organic pest management (OPM) policy for school and town properties, as well as South Portland’s new ordinance. Dave owns Go Green Landscaping, a Maine leader in environmentally-responsible property care, offering organic solutions for mosquito and tick control, landscape design and installation, and property maintenance; he offers this as a free community service.

Thursday, 04/26/2018, 6:30 to 8:00 pm

$10 adult ed admin fee

Instructor: Dave Melevski, MBA, AOLCP

Certified Group Exercise & Personal Trainer


with Academy of Medical Professions

Scarborough is now a scheduled Webex receive site for all AMP courses at

All classes are approved through Workforce Development. 

Please be sure to register with the Career Center if you think you are 

eligible for financial assistance.

To register for this class:


Academy of Medical Professions

866-516-8274 or 207-721-0714 

Payment plans available. 

Looking for a new career?  Interested in changing lives of those around you?  How about a part-time career or to get paid to work out?  This program is designed to teach you everything you need to know to enter the health and fitness field as a group fitness instructor and/or personal trainer.  Our trainers are highly recognized in this field, with more than 20 years experience, and will provide you hands-on training to pass the national tests through AFAA.  The program is all-inclusive.  You may choose to complete both group fitness and personal training, or take one or the other.  Lectures are once a week for 10 or 20 weeks.  $1,500 or $3,000 for both.  All materials included in fee including National Certification Exams. 

Online Class, 10 or 20 weeks

Open Enrollment


Chalk-Painted Cottage Furniture


with Miki Earle

Calendar Apr 25, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Using all-natural, non-toxic additive that transforms paint - turn worn, outdated pieces from flea markets, thrift store, basement or attic into refreshed cottage furnishings you can be proud of. All with no stripping, sanding or priming! Learn chalk painting technique, while exploring your own personal style – whether vintage, cottage, shabby chic or even modern - and leave with a completed project. Wear paint clothes; bring 8 oz. jar of flat sheen low-primer latex paint in your choice of color (Behr Premium Plus sample jars work well); and one small piece you can easily carry, such as an end or side table, a wooden tray or frame, a shelf, decorative piece, stool or small bench; small drop cloth. All other supplies, finishes and tools provided. Miki Earle developed Royal Chalk paints and products out of love for beauty in the home, months of research and testing, as well as her desire for greater affordability and selection of boutique chalk paint.


Wednesday, 04/25/2018, 5:30 to 8:30 pm

$35, plus required $25 material fee payable to instructor at class

Instructor: Miki Earle

Clinical Medical Assistant
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Clinical Medical Assistant


with Academy of Medical Professions

Calendar runs for 16 weeks

To register for this class:

 Academy of Medical Professions

866-516-8274 or 207-721-0714 

Payment plans available.


Medical Assistants are responsible for a variety of medical office tasks from administrative to technical and scientific duties and must have quality human relations skills. Some  job duties include cleaning and dressing wounds, taking blood samples, administering medications, taking vitals, preparing a patient for EKGs, obtaining a patient’s history, and assisting physicians during examinations. Program provides virtual reality style classroom work and traditional style teaching for a blended learning experience. Practicals performed to ensure student has proper techniques and will be ready to pass National Certification. Upon completion, sit for your CCMA (Clinical Certified Medical Assistant) national certification exams through NHA . $3000 includes national certification, 6 practice exams, online study guide materials, books, resume assistance, and all other associated fees. Externships may be available.

Starts in February 2018

16 weeks, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 6 to 9 pm

CNA-M: Certified Nurse Assistant-Medication
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CNA-M: Certified Nurse Assistant-Medication


Please call Scarborough Adult Education at 207-730-5040 if you are interested.

Are you a licensed CNA with at least one year of continuous employment and wish to  further your career by becoming a licensed Med Tech so you can administer medications in addition to your CNA duties? Certification upon completion of course requirements (60 hrs classroom, 20 hrs Lab skills and 40 hrs of supervised clinical practice). Class begins when projected participants are approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing and all admission criteria has been met. Please call the office for an application and list of requirements. 

Anticipated start date March 2018.  Fee: $1040


CNA: Certified Nurse Assistant


with Piper Shores

Calendar Apr 24, 2018 at 3 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Informational Evening with Piper Shores:

Wednesday, April 4th at 6 pm at SHS

Certified Nurse Assistant is a high demand job in Maine!  Completion of the 180 state-approved certification course will open the door to a new career in the healthcare industry. To meet the demand for CNAs we are offering two classes this semester. 

To be eligible to take the class we must have the following:

• Completed application (including signed agreement run a criminal background check)

• An acceptable CASAS Reading Test score

• Evidence of high school completions

• Physical form on file including up to date immunization records

Payment must be made in full before the class starts or students must be enrolled in an online payment program found at: Please note we are reducing the cost of this class in agreement with Piper Shores.  Reimbursement options are available.

Payment plan available: $250 deposit plus 3 payments of $83.33, paid every two weeks

English Language Learners: Daytime


If English is not your first language or you are newly arrived in Maine the Scarborough Adult Learning Center is pleased to offer classes and

individualized tutoring opportunities to help you with your English!

Daytime ELL 

in South Portland at an off-site location 

M/W/F 9-12


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