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North Country Career Center

Adult Education at the North Country Career Center strives to offer courses to meet the emerging needs of employees and employers in our community. Life-long learners will also find courses and workshops to enrich their everyday lives. The listings in our course schedule are not representative of all that we can offer. We welcome communication with prospective business partners and students, as we work together to develop and implement customized courses in our state-of-the-art technical center.

Adult students may also enroll in day programs being offered at the Career Center as space allows. Please call our Newport office at 802-334-5469 extension 3309 for more details, or follow the link to our website for current class information.

Types of Classes at North Country Career Center:

  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
  • Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA)
  • Medication Nurse Assistant (MNA)
  • Basic Refrigeration (HVAC-R)
  • Commercial Driver’s License
  • Welding – Beginning
  • Welding – Intermediate
  • Paraeducator Training
  • Step Up to Childcare
  • EPA 608/609
  • OSHA 10
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Prepare to be a Paraprofessional
  • Additional courses may be available by request

Career fields at North Country Career Center:

Upcoming Classes

CDL (Vermont Commercial Driver’s License) HazMat: Entry-Level Driver Training for Hazardous Materials

Type of Class: online
This is a flex class, with ongoing enrollment.
Class Days: Varies,

Add the HazMat endorsement to your CDL with this course!  This CDL hazmat test course is designed for commercial motor vehicle drivers seeking a hazardous materials (H) endorsement to their …

Career Field: Transportation & Heavy Equipment
Training Center: North Country Career Center

CDL A – Vermont Commercial Driver’s License Class A

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: March 6, 2023
Class Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Time:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Earn your CDL and start your new career. $5600 – Class A (Tuition includes first time permit, endorsement, and road testing fees, drug testing, physical, textbooks, and instruction.) To qualify …

Career Field: Transportation & Heavy Equipment
Training Center: North Country Career Center

CPR/AED/First Aid Certification

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: January 28, 2023
End Date: January 28, 2023
Class Days: Saturday,
Time:  8:30am - 1:30pm

Heartsaver®  First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking, or sudden cardiac arrest …

Career Field: Health Sciences
Training Center: North Country Career Center

Dental Assisting Program of VACTEA & VSDS

Type of Class: hybrid
This is a flex class, with ongoing enrollment.
Class Days: Varies,

Train to become a dental assistant in as little as six months.  This hybrid program includes online learning as well as a paid dental assisting training position with a local …

Career Field: Health Sciences
Training Center: North Country Career Center

Electrical: TQP Fire Alarm Continuing Education for Electricians

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: October 28, 2023
End Date: October 28, 2023
Class Days: Saturday,
Time:  8am - 5pm

This course provides Vermont electricians who have the T1 fire alarm endorsement with the required eight hours of continuing education needed to continue providing inspection and testing of fire alarm …

Career Field: Skilled Trades
Training Center: North Country Career Center

HVACR – Basic Refrigeration & Charging Procedures

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: September 25, 2023
End Date: November 20, 2023
Class Days: Monday, Wednesday,
Time:  3pm - 6 pm

This course is an introduction to air conditioning and refrigeration theory, application, systems, components, troubleshooting, and system charging. Hands-on training in our HVACR lab will test students in a variety …

Career Field: Skilled Trades
Training Center: North Country Career Center

Licensed Nursing Assistant – LNA

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: September 12, 2023
End Date: December 5, 2023
Class Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday,
Time:  4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

This state-approved course focuses on essentials for nursing assistants and safe and effective practices in the health care setting. Students learn the basics of assisting patients, body mechanics, ethics, and …

Career Field: Health Sciences
Training Center: North Country Career Center

Medical Assistant, Certified Clinical

Type of Class: online
This is a flex class, with ongoing enrollment.
Class Days: Varies,

Start your career in healthcare as a Medical Assistant in a high-demand position!  Learn medical terminology, medical law and ethics, HIPAA rules, scheduling systems, patient check-in and check-out, contents of a …

Career Field: Health Sciences
Training Center: North Country Career Center

Medical Billing & Coding

Type of Class: online
This is a flex class, with ongoing enrollment.
Class Days: Varies,

There has never been a better time to enter a career in Medical Billing and Coding. This course will prepare you for success in this rewarding career as you learn …

Career Field: Health Sciences
Training Center: North Country Career Center

Medication Nursing Assistant (MNA)

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: March 6, 2023
End Date: May 15, 2023
Class Days: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday,
Time:  4:30pm - 8:30 pm

This class is offered to LNAs who would like to add an endorsement to their licenses that allows them to administer medication to patients in certain circumstances.  The class is …

Career Field: Health Sciences
Training Center: North Country Career Center

OSHA-10

Type of Class: online
This is a flex class, with ongoing enrollment.
Class Days: Varies,

Learn safe work practices and earn your Department of Labor OSHA-10 Construction or General Industry card.  Perfect for anyone in a construction or manufacturing job, our online course can be …

Career Field: Manufacturing
Training Center: North Country Career Center

OSHA-30

Type of Class: online
This is a flex class, with ongoing enrollment.
Class Days: Varies,

This 30-hour course provides extended safety training for managers and jobsite supervisors.  Successful completers of the course will earn the Department of Labor OSHA-30 Construction or General Industry card.  This …

Career Field: Manufacturing
Training Center: North Country Career Center

Paraeducator: Prepare to Become a Paraeducator

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: February 2, 2023
End Date: March 2, 2023
Class Days: Thursday,
Time:  4pm-5:30pm

Class includes an introduction to the diverse role of paraeducators in the classroom including understanding various disabilities and their impact upon learning, how to support learners in a way that …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: North Country Career Center

Pharmacy Technician

Type of Class: online
This is a flex class, with ongoing enrollment.
Class Days: Varies,

Pharmacy technicians have become indispensable to the health care industry, and it’s a great time to join this growing field. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to qualify for entry-level …

Career Field: Health Sciences
Training Center: North Country Career Center

ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: February 27, 2023
End Date: February 27, 2023
Class Days: Monday,
Time:  8am - 5 pm

The VT Dept. of Health requires all restaurants to designate a person in charge who is a certified food protection manager. Meet this important requirement with a ServSafe® certification exam! …

Career Field: Culinary Arts
Training Center: North Country Career Center

Small Engine Repair

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: April 27, 2023
End Date: May 25, 2023
Class Days: Thursday,
Time:  5:45pm - 8:45pm

This popular class offers hands-on experience diagnosing and addressing a variety of common issues with small engines. Students are encouraged to bring in their mowers, chainsaws, generators, and other small …

Career Field: Skilled Trades
Training Center: North Country Career Center

Social Media Marketing

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: March 9, 2023
End Date: April 13, 2023
Class Days: Thursday,
Time:  5:30pm - 7:30pm

Businesses small and large can benefit from wise use of social media.  Learn about various social media platforms, create content for your business, understand how to use hashtags, and learn …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: North Country Career Center

Contact Information

North Country Career Center

209 Veterans Ave, Newport, VT 05855

Contact: Marina Cole
Phone: (802) 334-5469 ext. 3309
Fax: (802) 334-3492
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