AUBURN – Central Maine Technical College will offer five courses for graduating high school students, college students home for the summer, people planning to attend college and who need extra preparation in mathematics and the general public beginning in June.

“The Washburns of Livermore, ME” (HIS 210-21) covers the story of one of the most outstanding political dynasties in American history: the family of Israel and Martha Benjamin Washburn. Among the credentials of their seven sons: governors of two different states, four U.S. congressmen, one Union Army major general, a commander in the U.S. Navy, one U.S. senator, one minister to France, a minister to Paraguay, a U.S. Secretary of State, three authors, the founders of Gold Medal Flour and a Wisconsin railway (currently in operation), and three founders of the Republican party.

In addition to studying the actual careers of the Washburn men, the course will examine the economic, political and social environment of 19th century rural Maine. The class will meet from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 10 to July 31. The cost is $265.

“College Writing” (ENG-101-91) exposes students to the range of writing most likely to be encountered in the academic setting and the skills most helpful in writing for all purposes. The class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from June 24 to Aug. 2. The cost is $276.

“Introduction to Computer Applications” (BCA 120-21) is an introduction to Microsoft applications for word processing, spreadsheets and database management. Each student will learn the applications on an individual personal computer. The class will meet from 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, June 30 thru July 30, with a Saturday session on Aug. 2. The cost is $276.

Each class carries three college credits, which may be applied to a degree at CMTC or may be transferable to other accredited colleges and universities.

Students who need additional preparation in mathematics in order to enroll in college-level courses may take “Basic Mathematics” (MAT 030-21) or “Algebra I” (MAT 050-22). The courses will meet Monday and Wednesday evenings from June 11 through July 30. The cost for each is $255.

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