The Adult Education Program at CMAVTS serves, on an average, three to four hundred adults. The courses offered are for both the beginner and the advanced student. Course offerings may include any or all of the vocational-technical areas offered at the secondary level. Adults participating in these programs may be preparing for a new career or improving their knowledge and skills in their current job. Courses are taught by qualified instructors with many years of experience in their field.
This program is aimed at and intended for adults and offers them unique educational opportunities for a minimal fee. Evening sessions are normally conducted three times each school year: Fall, Winter, and Spring with additional summer sessions based on public response. Courses offered at CMAVTS range from three hour classes to sixty hours. Upon completion of the course, students receive a Certificate of Completion from CMAVTS and in some classes a state certification.
We also provide quality training programs to industries and businesses in the area. The primary aim of the Industry Education Program at CMAVTS is to coordinate training programs which are tailored to meet the needs of a particular business or industry. Programs vary in length and format depending upon the needs of the situation. Columbia-Montour AVTS personnel coordinate the details of the program including assisting with the design of the course, finding qualified instructors from within the school or community, and locating appropriate funding sources to subsidize the cost of training. Additionally, locations of classrooms and dates and times for programs are adjusted to meet employer needs. Expanding evening adult education course offerings to include topics requested by one or more firms is always an option.
Our School’s Adult & Industry Education program endeavors to:
- Continue and expand our program to offer a wide variety of comprehensive and high quality instruction in career and technical training as well as personal enrichment;
- Develop skills to further education and employment opportunities for adults in Columbia and Montour counties;
- Create and conduct customized training programs for local business and industry.
The Adult & Industry Education Department is open weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Call 570-784-8040, ext. 3322 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reach Tracy Gillespie, Adult Education Coordinator.
Nurse Aide Training Program
The health care field is constantly growing and provides many new career opportunities. Your chances of employment in a health career are excellent if you apply yourself and do the work that is expected of you to successfully complete our course and take the state Nurse Aide test.
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Free Motorcycle Safety Courses
The Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program offers free training courses at this school. The MSP teaches riders of all skill levels the basic fundamentals needed to safely operate a motorcycle. Courses are free to Pennsylvania residents with a valid motorcycle permit or motorcycle license. Visit our website at www.pamsp.com to create a profile now.
Welding Certification Testing
Various welding testing is available including but not limited to Shielded Metal Arc Welding in two positions – Vertical (3G) and Overhead (4G). Cost is determined by positions tested and hours needed. [More info here]
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TEACHERS NEEDED – Call the Adult Education Office for further information.
Register at the school’s Adult Education Department in person, or by mail on a first come first serve basis.
Click here for printable Registration form. Mail form and payment to:
Adult Education Department
5050 Sweppenheiser Drive
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Office hours are 8:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Monday – Friday.
Phone registration by credit card only. 784-8040, extension 3322
Tuition must be paid in full at time of registration. Checks, money orders, Discover, MasterCard and Visa accepted.
Full refunds will be made in the event of class cancellation or if student withdraws 4 business days prior to the beginning of the course of his/her withdrawal for a full tuition refund.
75% of the tuition fee will be refunded for withdrawal notification within three business days. A $50.00 registration fee, included in the tuition payment, is non-refundable.
School cancellations are announced on local T.V. and radio stations. Evening class cancellations will be determined by daytime school closings/cancellations/early dismissals. For example: If CMAVTS is cancelled or has early dismissal, Adult evening classes will be cancelled. If CMAVTS has a regular dismissal time but weather conditions deteriorate, evening classes may be cancelled. You may call, 784-8040, ext. 3347 to see if evening classes are in session. A recording will be made available no later than 4:00 p.m.
CMAVTS provides training for adults age 18 and older. Depending upon certain circumstances, persons younger than age 18 may be admitted. Youth 15 years and older are eligible for enrollment in the Driver Theory course.
Students are required to wear appropriate safety apparel at all times when in classroom and instructional shop areas. Instructors will enforce this regulation scrupulously. Safety glasses must be worn in certain programs. Students are required to read, understand, and sign a safety pledge the first night of class. Failure to comply will result in immediate dismissal.