PARIS – Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Adult Education announces courses being offered.

Certified Nursing Assistant: Begin a new career in the medical field with the course leading to state certification as a CNA. The course includes 92 hours of classroom instruction plus 88 hours of clinical practice at local nursing homes and Stephens Memorial Hospital.

Participants must submit to a background check and have a high school diploma or GED. Anyone interested in enrolling must pass a basic reading test. Interested students should contact the Adult Education office at 743-8842, option 1 to schedule the reading test. Orientation, Jan. 26; classes, from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, starting Jan. 31 for 14 weeks; tuition, $500.

Medical Terminology: Learn general medical terms, body structure and body systems, including anatomy and physiology, pathology, pharmacology, lab, clinical procedures, records and abbreviations. The course will be taught via a computerized, self-paced course, with assistance from a knowledgeable instructor.

Suitable for nursing and CNA students, medical records, medical coding, personnel and clerical staff in medical offices. One high school credit. From 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 19 weeks; tuition, $150; lab fee, $10.

Biology with lab: A basic course in biology, with an emphasis on human biology, suitable for people preparing for nursing or other college programs. The class will meet 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for 15 weeks, starting Tuesday, Jan. 25. One high school credit will be given. Nondiploma tuition is $60; lab fee, $15; and book deposit, $25.

Math Lab: Students may enroll for Algebra I, Algebra II or Geometry for high school credit or for review; also for college students needing help. It is a teacher-assisted self-paced class led by Clancy Allen. For most people with no prior experience in algebra or geometry, more than one semester is needed to complete a full credit. One high school credit. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday, Jan. 19, 15 weeks; tuition, $50; book deposit, $15.

Art: Portraiture: The course will begin with a slide presentation on the history of portraiture. Students will learn anatomy of the head, structure of facial features and facial expressions. Mediums will be charcoal or pencil, then sepia and white on paper. Bring drawing paper and pencils or charcoal to first class. Half a high school credit. From 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, eight weeks; tuition, $50; room C103.

Darkroom Photography: A hands-on approach to black and white photography. Students will be taught how to photograph with a 33-mm black and white film and how to develop and print the film. High a school credit. From 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24 (no class March 7 and 14), eight weeks; tuition, $50; lab fee, $15.

Electricity I: The course will equip the student with the three types of circuit configurations, electrical schematics, electrical safety, electrical measuring equipment and ohms law calculations. Certificate accepted by State Electrical Licensing Board will be issued upon completion. One high school credit. From 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 15 weeks; tuition, $120; text fee, $55.

Investment Strategies for Retirees: John Duffy will give better investment strategies for today’s retirees. Presentation focuses on strategies to enhance income potential while preserving the nest egg. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, one session; tuition, $10.

Beginning Sign Language: Topics will include exchanging personal information, talking about surroundings and getting directions. Half a high school credit. From 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 15 weeks; tuition, $50; text, $55 (optional).

Welding: Learn to run stringer beads in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead welding. The course will help people working on state certification and will give one high school credit. The class will meet 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Feb. 2. The tuition is $160 and lab fee is $60.

High pressure boiler operator: The objective is to provide boiler operators with the knowledge and techniques to operate and maintain a steam generating plant in a safe and efficient manner. It is designed to prepare the students for the Maine high pressure boiler operator licensing exam. The 12-week class will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Jan. 26. The tuition is $200 and the text fee is $55.

Microsoft Excel: Learn the basics of using a spreadsheet for business or home finances. Use of formulas, creating charts and diagrams, formatting, using multiple sheets. From 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, four weeks; tuition, $35; lab fee, $10.

Microsoft PowerPoint: Learn how to create computer slide show presentations using Microsoft Power Point. Students should know the basics of Microsoft Office. From 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, two weeks; tuition, $20; lab fee, $10.

Microsoft Word: An introductory course in word processing using Microsoft Word and Windows 95, typing text, cutting and pasting, printing and saving, fonts, clip art, templates. Participants should be familiar with the keyboard and the mouse. From 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, four weeks; tuition, $35; lab fee, $10.

PC Maintenance and Repair: Learn about the components of a personal computer and how to repair, upgrade and fine-tune a PC. From 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, four weeks; tuition, $50; lab fee, $15.

Cardio/Kickboxing with Step Aerobics: Cherie Snyder will teach a low to high intensity workout. Cardio kickboxing Mondays and Wednesdays and step aerobics on Fridays. Each class will consist of 10 minutes of stretching, 30 minutes of low to high intensity cardio followed by 20 minutes of intense floor work focusing on abdominal areas. Bring an exercise mat, one- to two-pound hand weights and step. Session I: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Jan. 24. Session II: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, March 28, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 16 classes; tuition, $48.

SAFE Plan for Women – Self Defense: Personal safety class for beginners. to talk someone down. From 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, six weeks; tuition, $40.

Tai Chi, Beginning/Intermediate: Learn to maintain a calm center in the midst of life’s chaos through an easy three-step method of tai chi, which involves moving energy and centered breathing. The class will be oriented toward relaxation and stress reduction. Wear loose-fitting comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes. From 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, six weeks; tuition, $40.

General Educational Development pretesting and testing is held at Oxford Hills Adult Education at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Students may enter at any time during the school year. For more information for to register, call Oxford Hills Adult Education at 743-8842, option 1.

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