Professional Development Courses for Summer 2019


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BLS Healthcare Provider CPR

Fairfield Campus: June 22, July 27, August 24

Augusta Campus:  May 10, June 7, July 12, August 9

Fee: $65 for May 10, 2019; starting with June 7, 2019 all CPR Courses will be increasing to $75

This course covers one and two-person adult CPR; child and infant CPR; obstructed airway maneuvers for the conscious and unconscious adult, child and infant; barrier devices and disease transmission and prevention; introduction to the Automated External Defibrillator (AED); legal and ethical considerations; and special resuscitation situations.

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Ductless Mini Split Heat Pump

May 20 - 24, 2019 | M-F 8:00am-4:30pm
Fee: $995.00
This class is eligible for payment using the GI Bill®, call 453.5121 to make an appointment.
This 40-hour course will provide professionals with the basics of refrigerant cycle theory and explain how the cycle produces heating and cooling. Other topics covered in the course will be: basic electrical theory, control theory, mechanical operation of system components, and safe work practices involved in the installation of these units. Students will experience a hands-on lab component involving the installation and troubleshooting of these state-of-the-art mini-split heat pump systems. (EPA 608 required for heat pump installers).

45 Hour Course Code

May 20 - May 24, 2019 | M-F 8:00am-4:30pm
Fee: $399
If you are working in the Electrical field and are looking for the current code update, this course is for you. This course meets the requirements for the State of Maine code up-date required as the NEC code changes.

Propane & Natural Gas: Tank Setter & Outside Piping

May 28 - June 22, 2019 | Hybrid
Meets the following days:
Dates Times
Monday 5/28 5:00pm-7:00pm
Monday 6/3 5:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday 6/4 5:30pm-9:00pm
Wednesday 6/12 5:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday 6/15 8:00am-1:00pm
Monday-Friday 6/17-6/21 5:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday 6/22 8:00am-2:00pm


Fee: $1,100

Students must bring NFPA 54 and NFPA 58.

Pre-requisite: CETP Certification 1.0

This course provides training on how to select and install containers, prevent corrosion, size and install regulators and meters and select and install outdoor piping and tubing. It also addresses the different system tests required for vapor distribution systems and appliances as well as the general knowledge that a propane employee would need to use and operate a dispenser. This course encompasses CETP 4.1, 4.2 and 5.1. Successful completion of this course and exams will help students achieve the State of Maine Propane & Natural Gas Technician - Tank Setter & Outside Piping authority. This course is updated to the 2018 NFPA 54 and 2017 NFPA 58. Course fee includes CETP Books 4.1, 4.2 and 5.1 and testing fees. 

EPA 608 Refrigerant Certification

June 1, 2019 | 8:00am - 2:00pm
Fee: $195
The EPA 608 Refrigerant Certification for Small Appliances (Self Study) course at KVCC is designed to prepare technicians for the EPA 608 certification exam: 1) Core Certification (general knowledge of refrigerants), and 2) Type 1 (repair and service of small appliances using refrigerant). It is not intended to be formal refrigeration training course. Technicians who take this course should be familiar with basic vapor – compression refrigeration cycle and common service equipment and procedures.

Welding I, II or III

June 4, - July 3, 2019 | T/W/TR 6:00pm-9:00pm
Fee: $650
This class is eligible for payment using the GI Bill®, call 453.5121 to make an appointment.
Welding I will introduce students to the basics of welding. This foundation course will focus on safety and principles of welding. Students will use the SMAW welding process (stick welding) and will learn to make minor repairs and start your own projects.
Welding II is more advanced and will build on the SMAW welding process and also learn FCAW and cutting with Oxy-Acetylene torches. Successful students will be ready to take one AWS Certification Test at the EMCC Test Center.
Welding III is the most advanced level of welding training. You will continue to build skills learned in welding I and II and will introduce the tig process, opportunities of push/pull aluminum and potential of specialized training at the request of the student. Successful students will be ready for additional AWS Certification Tests.



Introduction to Grant Writing

May 20  | M 9:00am-1:00pm
Fee: $50
In this workshop students will learn about various grant writing topics, including how to find grant opportunities, writing a grant, grant management, understanding logic models and many more!



Working in Partnership with Families (Part of the Infant Toddler II Credential Series)

June 17 - August 16, 2019  | Online
Fee: $149
Pre-requisite: Applicants must have completed one of the following:
  • Infant Toddler I Credential
  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • Child Development Associate Credential


This course focuses on the importance of developing collaborative relationships with families of infants and toddlers.  Students will examine respectful communication strategies which foster trust and partnering between parents and professional caregivers.  Relevant topics include: poverty, multicultural issues, efforts to maintain consistency in care giving practices between home and child care, communicating effectively with parents about their child's development status across domains, family centered context and confidentiality.


May 6 - June 21, 2019
Fee: $2,100
Completing both the Core Requirements and the Advanced Requirements of the Paralegal Certificate Program provides comprehensive training and skills that should enable graduates to work in the quickly-growing paralegal profession. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Paralegal Certificate Course


May 6 - June 21, 2019
Fee: $729
This intensive course is designed to train and qualify students to develop or participate in conflict mediation processes, and takes the mystery out of settlement processes and focuses on reaching reasonable solutions.


May 6 - June 21, 2019
Fee: $729
Employment law is a branch of contract law that deals with relationships between employers and employees. Topics to be included are master and servant, wages and hours, anti-discrimination in employment and minimum wages and maximum hours, as well as regulation of working conditions.


May 6 - June 21, 2019
Fee: $729
The class will deal with patent applications, research and prosecution; the law of infringement, and computer applications of software (protected by copyright) and hardware (by patents). We will also state what other concepts are patented, as well as machines, processes, mixtures, manufacturing, compositions of materials and methods of doing business and research. 


May 6 - June 21, 2019
Fee: $300
You’ve probably heard the horror stories about that grueling first year of law school. The best way to avoid the pitfalls of the first set of courses is to prepare yourself for the unique way you’ll need to study in law school. And this course is designed to give you the tools you need to be ready for the first year of law school and beyond.


May 6 - June 21, 2019
Fee: $729
At the end of the course, students will be qualified to assist attorneys, paralegals, insurance companies and private businesses, as well as state and federal government agencies, in the process of civil and criminal investigation. Students will also be taught how to create a freelance investigation business.


May 6 - June 21, 2019
Fee: $895
This exciting program prepares medical professionals for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants. Building on your medical education and possible clinical experience, this course provides the RN and PA with fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies, and governmental agencies regarding medically related issues and to appear in court as expert witnesses. 


May 6 - June 21, 2019
Fee: $729
This program is designed for both beginning and experienced secretaries who are interested in improving their skills and working more efficiently within the law office. Students will study legal terminology and process; jurisdiction and venue; ethics; written communications; filing procedures, billing and accounting; time and records management; commonly used word and data processing programs; legal research; memoranda preparation, and citation format.


May 6 - June 21, 2019
Fee: $1,395
The Paralegal Certificate Course is available in a variety of formats to suit your schedule and is offered through colleges and universities nationwide. Successful graduates will receive a professional certificate from the college or university of their choice.


May 6 - June 21, 2019
Fee: $729
Class discussions and lesson material will include the different kinds of personal injury claims including (but not limited to): car accidents, slip and falls, medical negligence/malpractice, manufacturer product defects, and class-action lawsuits. Discover the basic categories of damages recovery, statutes of limitations, and schemes for liability.


May 6 - June 21, 2019
Fee: $729
Hands on exercises will prepare students to work with popular programs such as MS PowerPoint, AbacusLaw, CaseMap, Clio, DiscoverFY, HotDocs, Tabs3, TimeMap, and TrialDirector, as well as understand the common functions and purposes of similar programs.


May 6 - June 21, 2019
Fee: $729
Participants will be prepared to work in victim advocacy arenas, such as domestic violence shelters, crisis centers, and crisis hotlines, and with state and county governments assisting crime victims in progressing through the criminal justice system and toward successful recovery. (NOVA approved)


Refund/Cancellation Policy: To receive a full refund a student must cancel/drop their enrollment/registration more than 72 business hours before the start of the course. After 72 hours before the course start a partial refund of 50% the course fee will be refunded. After the start of the course no refund will be given. If a course Is cancelled by Kennebec Valley Community College for any reason, the course fee will be refunded. Payment plans are available for eligible courses. CEU's apply for eligible courses.


Support Services: The Northern Kennebec Valley CareerCenter is available to assist eligible students that are in need of tuition assistance or other support services during this training program.  For more information, or to determine eligibility, please call 207-474-4950 or visit us at 23 Stanley Road, Averill Building, KVCC Alfond Campus, Hinckley, Maine.


Smoking on CampusKVCC is a smoke free campus.  Smoking is not permitted in your car while on KVCC grounds or anywhere on the campus, you will need to go off campus to smoke.


Incliment Weather PolicyIn the event of inclement weather, please check KVCC’s cancellation webpage for storm closings or call our weather alert line at 453.5899 for class status.  Cancellations and delays are also announced on the following local radio and television stations:

Clear Channel Radio: WTOS 105.1/ WABK 104.3/ WKCG 101.3/ WCME 96.7/ The Peak 102.5&103.3

92 Moose

Channel 5 (WABI) Bangor

Channel 6 (WCSH) Portland

Cancellations and delay notifications begin at 6 a.m. or by 2 p.m. for evening classes.  Please note if the college is closed, that applies to all professional development programming as well, including online classes.


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