The Northeast Community Education & Training program offers adults specialized learning environments in vocational areas as well as academics, summer programs and extra-curricular activities in the evening and weekends to meet learning needs.

Enrichment Courses

enrichment courses 1Community enrichment courses present adult learners with the opportunity to upgrade their present skills, pursue new ones or explore a hobby in these special courses. Students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please check the course descriptions below:


Acoustic Guitar - Level 1.5 $225 
Only Available in Fall
Starts September 2020, 6-9 p.m. – 10 weeks
If you have basic acoustic guitar playing experience and want to expand your skill set this class is for you. Students must have a guitar, guitar skills, knowledge of guitar chords and how to tune a guitar. There is also a music appreciation/ educational component to the class. (Limit 10 students)

Creative Cooking    $400 (includes materials)
Starts Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 6-9 p.m. – 10 weeks
This hands-on course will overview different types of cooking methods: sauteing, roasting, braising, baking, grilling, frying, and poaching. We will go over different types of ethnic cooking; Chinese, Italian, French, Mexican, and American. Dinner is served at the end of each class. Limit 14 Students

1031 Exchange & Investment Rental Properties FREE Seminar- ONE NIGHT ONLY
Only Available in Fall
TBA ONLINE September 2020,  6 - 8:30 p.m
Do you own investment property? Find out what options are best for you. What are the pros of a 1031 exchange versus selling your rental investment, learn how to preserve your equity, increase your ROI, gain management relief and estate planning. Minimum 6 students

New! Changing Jobs/ Careers $200
Starts Monday, January 27, 2020
Monday, 6-8 p.m. - 4 weeks
This course is designed to help you feel prepared and confident in searching for a new career. Remove the overwhelming frustrations and learn to identify and creatively explore work that fits you. Develop a search plan, optimize your resume and social media, build a personal brand and network, discuss best practices for interviews, and negotiate job offers. Re- skill, up-skill and stay in touch with relevant techniques in today's market

Digital Photography – Basic    $250

Starts Monday, January 27, 2020, 6-8 p.m. – 10 weeks
The course will cover the basics of digital photography including Principles of the camera, mechanics of using today's digital cameras, photo composition concepts, digital photo processing and editing using Adobe Photoshop. This class will teach you how to maximize the use of your digital camera. Bring your camera, USB flashdrive and a notebook. 

Effective Public Speaking   $125
Starts Monday, January 27, 2020, 6:30-8 p.m. – 6 weeks
Instructor: Gary Leavitt

Whether you are going on a job interview, doing a presentation in the workplace, or interested in improving your public speaking skills - this course is for you! You will learn how to express yourself better and gain more confidence while speaking. Some topics include creating confidence, writing to become a better speaker, finding your comfort zone, and overcoming F.E.A.R. 

High School Credit Recovery- $400
Rolling Admissions
Instructor: Dan Zeitz
This course will allow students an opportunity to enroll in online classes and upon completion, will provide them the specific credits necessary ( permission to be granted by individual high schools) for high school graduation. Classes currently offered include Algebra, Geometry, English/ Language Arts, US and World History, and Physical Science. Additional lasses may be offered, based on needs. This online class can be accessed from any computer, and students will be expected to complete the class independently. Students will perform weekly check-ins, their progress tracked by a qualified Northeast instructor. 

Hospice Volunteer Training   $15
TBA Online 2020
Monday 6-9 p.m.
Organization: Compassionate Care Hospice
This four-day course is designed to prepare individuals who are interested in becoming a Hospice Volunteer. You will be introduced to our fascinating introspective exploration, and our unique comforting approaches to care for the mind, body, and spirit at the end of life. Our Interdisciplinary team members will train in the philosophy of hospice, end-of-life medical issues, family dynamics, communication, grief and loss, and spiritual care.

Knitting – Level One    $150
Starts Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 7-9 p.m. – 10 weeks
Instructor: Dorothy Deveney 
If you have never knitted or have forgotten how to, this is the class for you! Learn to knit, read a pattern, use of knitting tools, and understand terminology. Bring a skein of light, solid color knitting worsted weight yarn and one pair of short single point #8 knitting needles with you. (10 students max)

Knitting – Level Two    $150
Starts Monday, January 27, 2020, 7-9 p.m. – 10 weeks
Instructor: Dorothy Deveney
For those who know how to knit and who wish to advance their skills, i.e., two-color knitting, reading charts, intricate patterns and cables etc., this is the class for you. Bring along a current project, a project you’re considering or a skein of knitting worsted weight yarn and a pair of single point knitting needles.

Secrets of the Saucier     $375
Starts September 2020, 6-9 p.m. – 8 weeks
Have you ever heard the expression " The secrets in the sauce?" Well, to be precise, "the secrets in the stock," Stock is in all soups and stews. It's the liquid that infuses color, clarity, and flavors. The artist that creates stock in the commercial kitchen is known as the Saucier. Learn how to quickly make soups and stews that will be both hearty and comforting. The upcoming cold winter nights will seem less harsh with a cozy supper consisting of a traditional New England clam chowder, a hearty beef stew, or a rich Italian minestrone when you have learned " The Secrets of the Saucier!" Limit 14 students

Selling a House?  Buying a House?  Or Thinking About It?     FREE Seminar - One Night Only
Hear from the professionals and find out what the top items a buyer should know about and what you should know about selling your home in today's market. 
   Selling a House? -  Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 6-8:30p.m
      This course will cover what you should know about selling your home in today' s market, how to get top dollar for your house, getting your home in selling shape, what improvements you should make, knowing your legal obligations, current home selling strategies, and more 

Ukulele 1 -  $185
Starts September 2020, 6-7:30 p.m. – 8 weeks
 Beginner ukulele is a learner-friendly course aimed at introducing you to basic chord positions, strums and picking styles using familiar songs. It is ideal for those who have never picked up a ukulele before, or for beginners who can strum a few chords and would like to have fun learning new songs and playing with other ukuleleists. You must have a playable soprano, concert or tenor size ukulele. If not, we will provide information on buying a good inexpensive ukulele. No experience necessary. Just love music and be prepared to practice and have a lot of fun! 

Ukulele 2 $185
Only Available in Winter/ Spring 
Starts, Wednesday, January 22, 2020
6-9p.m 10 weeks  
Ukulele 2 is a continuation of the Ukulele 1 course. Here we will continue our focus on navigating the ukulele fretboard, scales, finger-picking, as well as various styles of playing. This class is ideal for those who have completed the beginner course or its equivalent or for someone who would like to brush up on their ukulele playing. Just bring your ukulele and be prepared to have fun!

Ukulele 3 $185
Only Available in Fall
Starts September 2020, 7:30-9 p.m. – 8 weeks
Take your basic ukulele playing skills to the next level! Ukulele 3 course is for individuals who want to improve their existing beginner level ukulele skills. In this course, we will cover a variety of different music styles, strums, fingerpicking techniques, chords and theory. This class is ideal for those who completed the Ukulele 1&2 course or the equivalent, or for those who already know how to play basic chords and strumming patterns, and can read chord charts and tablature. 

Watercolor and Acrylic Combined Art Class    $265
Only Available in Fall
Starts September 2020,
6-9 p.m. – 10 weeks
This art course combines acrylic painting with traditional watercolor painting. The beginner or intermediate student will learn how to use these water-based paints together, to create their own personal style, blending both paint techniques. We will cover drawing techniques with pencil and pen, how to choose subjects to paint, perspective drawing, mixing paint colors, using the color wheel, choosing watercolor papers and canvas. Having fun while learning these techniques, and trying out traditional and abstract painting projects is the goal. If you've ever said “I wish I could do that", when you admire a painting or a drawing, try this course and get started on bringing out the artist in you!

Watercolor and Pastels Art Class    $265
Only Available in Fall
Starts September 2020
, 6
-8 p.m. – 12 weeks

Instructor:  Karen Keough
This course is a continuation of the skills taught in basic watercolors. Experimentation and fun are encouraged in the watercolor class, along with developing your individual style through new techniques and skills. We will paint city scenes, landscapes, and seascapes! The pastel class will be part of the watercolor class. We will alternate between watercolor and pastel painting – a very free and open plan for the class. Pastels will cover basic strokes, supplies and developing a feel for working with pastels and discovering your style! We will work on seascapes, landscapes and still life painting with pastels. Bring your ideas and we will work with them to create! Visit Karen’s website online at and www.karenkeough.comPrerequisite: Watercolor and Acrylic

You Can Afford College If...     ONE NIGHT ONLY    $60
One Night Only!
Monday, February 3, OR Monday, April 27, 2020,
6:30-8:30 p.m. 
Instructor:  Don Anderson
You plan in advance; you understand the financial aid process; you act early enough to be successful.  Financial Aid goes to families who plan in advance - ideally before December 31st of the child's sophomore year of high school.  This course will teach you the concepts and strategies that will help you maximize your financial aid by understanding the process, and how implementing strategies may increase a family's eligibility even if you have a "high income" or own a business.  Procrastination equals less financial aid!

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy within this website as of the publishing date. All policies, procedures, tuition fees, and curriculum, however, are subject to change at any time by the appropriate action of the instructor or the administration of Northeast. This website is not intended to be a contract, explicit or implied, and the school reserves the right to make changes regarding the information contained herein.

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