Just as you are gearing up for summer ACE MV is gearing up for fall classes!
ACE MV has entered into an exciting new partnership with Bristol Community College [BCC] to introduce our new Offshore Wind Power Technician Certification Program. This is a pioneer program supporting a brand new industry for the region and will provide employment opportunities for our Island workforce. Financial aid may be available for applicants who successfully complete the program.
In addition to our Offshore Wind Power Technician Certificate Program we are welcoming back, by popular demand, our ONE-YEAR Business Administration Program. ONE-YEAR is designed to provide students with a strong academic foundation in core business functions over the course of one academic year. Courses include Introduction to Business, Principles of Management, Introduction to Marketing, Driving Success with Business Communication, Design Thinking for Managers, Basic Bookkeeping and Accounting, QuickBooks, and Introduction to Finance. Courses may be taken individually or students may preselect any 6 courses at a reduced rate. Other ACE MV business-related courses include Business Improv, Sketchup, Excel I for Beginners, and Diagnosing & Maintaining Your PC. We will also be offering a 3-dayIntroduction to WordPress workshop on August 13, 14, and 15 from 6-8pm. Each of our instructors has designed a curriculum to ensure your classroom experience is rich and rewarding.
We are also well underway with our “M.Ed. in Curriculum and Teaching” in partnership with Fitchburg State University. Building off the success of our first M.Ed. program, this hybrid program offers our island teachers an opportunity to earn their M.Ed. and pursue their professional license to teach without leaving the island. Any island teacher or teacher-type is invited to register for any of our M.Ed. courses that are offered on the island. Courses include Curriculum Design and Development beginning July 3rd, Literacy Across the Curriculum beginning this fall, Cultural Competency in the Classroom beginning spring of 2020, and Social and Emotional Health beginning summer 2020. Students may take these courses for 3 credits or for non-credit, which is equal to 12.5 PDPs.
For those with a technical training bent, ACE MV will be offering a 2A/1C Hoisting Renewal and License Prep Course in September. This course will teach you how to operate an excavator, backhoe, front-end loader and skid-steer. The instructor will review the Code of Mass Regulations [CMR] and provide students all the necessary information to pass the MA Department of Public Safety 2A and IC Hoisting exams.
If you are a stakeholder in the MV community or simply have an interest in world languages we will be offering level 1 courses in Conversational Brazilian Portuguese and Conversational Spanish through real-world experiences. These courses welcome beginner and beginner-intermediate speakers. Students will learn the tools necessary to communicate effectively in a variety of settings. Students will engage in in-class sessions, which will include a trip to the hospital/doctor’s office, the bank, and the supermarket. Both of our language instructors are native speakers and seasoned instructors.
ACE MV enthusiasts will also be delighted to know that we will be offering a variety of enrichment courses including Photography Fundamentals: Capturing Fall with Maria Thibodeau of Maria Thibodeau Photography; Observe, Feel, Experience, Write! Creative Non-Fiction Writing with award-winning feature writer C.K. Wolfson; Le Compagnon; Popovers, Baguettes, & Boule with Village Baker Teri Culletto; and a 3-day, Plant-Based Cooking Workshop with Island chef Eva Raposa.
To inquire about these or any of our other courses please email info@ACEMV.org or call 508-693-9222. We look forward to seeing you in class!
Jeannine Marie Lenehan