Adult education courses available

Plainville Adult and Continuing Education program will offer free evening programming, this fall in the following areas: adult basic education (math and reading/writing), adult high school credit diploma program, citizenship preparation, English as a second language, GED preparation, and PARC adult basic education.

Most programs are offered mornings too, with cost-free child care provided by professionals from the Plainville Family Resource Network at Linden Street School.

Plainville Adult and Continuing Education’s fall enrichment course offerings are held evenings and are moderately priced. Pre-registration is required for all classes. New this fall is the security officer license training with certification course. Upon successful completion of this fast-track, two-evening course, students will be issued a training certificate, required to accompany the licensure application to the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Safety.

This dynamic course covers information about the security industry, how to be a security officer, and job exploration. Connecticut laws will be reviewed, pertaining to: the security industry, self-defense and the use of force, and citizen’s arrest. In addition, students will learn about the use of force continuum, fire safety, the history of security, work place violence, terrorism, communication skills, and more.

The program guide will be mailed to all Plainville residents in late-August. For further information, please call Plainville Adult and Continuing Education at (860) 793-3209 or visit www.plainvilleschools.org/departments/adult_ed

Enrichment class list includes: seven ways to stop Alzheimer’s; American Heart Association adult, child, infant first aid, CPR and AED; American sign language basics; autumn sunrise floral arrangement; basic guitar fundamentals; Bob Ross painting beautiful snowy day; Bob Ross painting summer mountain scene; conversational Spanish one; eCourses (professional development options for professionals and life-long learners); foundations of Excel; grammar boot camp for high school graduates; how money works; how to get started buying multi-family apartments; market corrections and how they can affect retirement; math boot camp for high school graduates; security officer license training with certification; and Tai Chi for health and fitness.