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Burlington Adult & Continuing Education (Vermont)

Our Classes

Auto Technology Basics


with Andrew Sansone

Calendar Sep 25, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Do you want to learn how to fix your own vehicle and save yourself money on repairs?  This is an introductory course and great for that. Students will study the engine, ignition system, fuel and cooling systems, brakes, tires, steering and general electrical service. No class on Feb 27

Baking & Pastry Fundamentals


with William Pebler

Calendar Sep 25, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Do you enjoy baking?  I am sure we can all imagine the robust smell of cookies in a hot oven, the sugar and butter browning, the sweet smell of spices and vanilla warming the air.This course is focused on helping individuals understand the fundamentals of baking and pastry. We'll take an in depth look at methods, ingredients, and of course taste every creation along the way. Learn how to craft flakey biscuits, decadent wedding cakes,exciting party treats, hearty breads and beautiful desserts.  Supplies fee included in the tuition. No class Feb 27.

Beekeeping Basics


with Mike Willard

Calendar Sep 25, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Have you thought about keeping bees? This is the opportunity to learn more about these vital and fascinating creatures, providing so much of our food. This course will enlighten and maybe inspire you to start a few hives of your own. Topics to include: History of Honey Bees, Bee Biology, Equipment, How to Get Started, Hive Management and more. There will be plenty of question-and-answer time as well as discussion time and all the information needed to start your own beekeeping operation. Mike Willard is Vice-President of the Vermont Beekeeper's Association. This is an 8 hour course

Developing a Compassionate and Discerning Inner Critic Through Contemplation


with Michelle Kathryn McGee

Calendar Oct 11, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Facing your inner critic is the grist to the mill of best intentions.  In this class, be guided through a structured system of contemplation that helps you experience how empathy and judgment are related to each other and fueled by fear of the worst in ourselves and others.  Experience how compassion is empathy that flows, and discernment is judgment that flows.  The instructor will present examples from her own five year family court saga.  Open discussions will emphasize existential contemplation.  

8 week class  2.5 hours each night

Digital Photography


with Colette Kulig

Calendar Sep 25, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

From the basics of camera operation to the principles of photography; from applied hands-on workshops about exposure, perspective, and camera optimization, to the principles and application of lighting and artistic composition.  From the transfer of your images to your computer, through the basic post processing skills using Photoshop to make your photographs look terrific.  You will learn the how all the different functions of the camera work and the principles of photography itself.  No class on Feb 20,27 or Mar 6, missed classes will be made up at a time to be determined.  A camera and manual are required for this course.

 This is a 30 hour course.

Drawing and Painting


with Colleen Murphy

Calendar Sep 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Fundamentals and techniques of drawing, painting, and color theory are practiced in this basic course, for the absolute beginner or more experienced student. Working with pencil, ink, and acrylic paints, students will be introduced to easily manageable ways of creating representational drawn and painted images. All materials will be provided. This is a 30 hour class

Electricity Basics


with Mitch Stern

Calendar Sep 27, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

House wiring, installation of fixtures, electrical systems for heating, installation of circuits, service entrance, outlets and switches are covered in this course. Book fees are NOT included.



with Rick Sylvester

Calendar Sep 20, 2017 at 5 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Do you want to learn the basics of direct and alternating currents, as well as having an understanding of binary coding hexadecimal and octal coding systems? Then this is the course for you. You will gain knowledge in these sytems through using tools such as multimeters, oscilliscopes, signal generators and the troubleshooting of circuits. This course is taught in classroom and shop settings using training aids and live aircraft.

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