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Green Mountain Technology and Career Center

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Climate Change Thermodynamics


with Dan Young

Calendar Oct 29, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Explore the issue of Climate Change!

This three part series explores a theory of that restores order to the earth's systems. The Biomass Content of the Earth is what humans could be adjusting to help put systems back into order. 

Dan Young and Dr. Helen Whitney McIver have studied the issues related to climate change and have developed a theroy of how to restore order to the Earth's systems. Come here their presentation of how they see humans restoring the order we have dirupted.

Dr. Helen Whitney McIver Helen Whitney McIver is a consultant forest ecologist. She studied Botany/ecology at UConn, received a MSc in Forest Ecology from Virginia Tech for natural disturbances (ice storms, wind damage in Appalachians) and a PhD from UVM in Forest Dynamics, concerned with the effects of acid rain and air pollution. She spent 15 years at the University of Edinburgh researching and teaching  transformation of plantation forestry, biometrics and dendrology. Dr McIver was also the Executive Director Of the Edinburgh Center for Tropical Forests, which initiated multidisciplinary research and practical application of science into the field. She was an advisor to the Overseas Development Agency (UK) to review ecological grants for funding. Returning to the US she lectured at UMinnesota, Yale and community colleges. Dr McIver has lectured also for Elderhostel, Roads Scholars and other community programs primarily on climate change, but including a variety of subject from Lewis and Clark to history of medicine. She also reviews books. She continues to have research interests in forest history, forest dynamics and global warming.

Dan Young has 40 years experience as a Chemical/Environmental engineer. He graduated from University of California, Berkeley with BS in chemical engineering, and he holds a Master's degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology in environmental science. He has six years experience in the pharmaceutical chemical industry, ten years experience in industrial water and wastewater treatment, and four years experience in process energy consulting for food and chemical industries. He was founder and owner of DAY Environmental Engineering, consulting firm doing environmental assessment and remediation studies for chemical industries and fuel handling facilities. He is currently retired, pursuing interests in sustainability in life styles and industrial processes.


CPR, AED & First Aid Training


with Ashley Brown

Calendar Nov 2, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Because of a generous grant from the Vermont Department of Labor we are able to offer this $60 training for the cost of $10.

RESPOND CONFIDENTLY DURING AN EMERGENCY With more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurring in the United States annually, bystanders are the key to increasing survival rates! This course will teach you how to respond to emergencies that happen at work, at home and in your community.WHAT TO EXPECT Through lecture, videos and hands-on practice, you will be able to respond confidently to emergency situations. Skills and topics include:     • Adult, Child*, Infant* CPR & AED Use     • Adult, Child and Infant* Choking     • Bleeding Control, Bandaging and Splinting*     • Head-to-Toe Injuries     • Cold and Heat Related Emergencies     • Epinephrine Auto-Injector     • And many more!     

****** Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a snack, drink and or lunch

Full Course

Game of Logging


with Dave Birdsall

Calendar Nov 2, 2019 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

Game of Logging History

An Effective Teaching System:Game of Logging is a world-recognized training curriculum that teaches chain saw skills. Developed in the 1960s by Soren Eriksson, a Swedish logger turned training instructor, the Game of Logging combines Scandinavian logging techniques with the latest systems for working safely around trees. 

The “game” refers not only to the friendly competitive aspect of the training, but also to the necessity of having a winning plan or strategy for felling trees and working safely. The program breaks apart saw work into steps that are practiced throughout the course. A fun scoring system helps focus participants’ attention on the most important details and allows them to measure their progress each day.

Game of Logging training is provided to forest owners, students, municipal crews, military units, and many others.

Hands-on Training in Small Groups:Game of Logging training is hands-on. One instructor works with a group of eight to ten participants to ensure that each participant has time to practice the techniques and receive personal feedback. Participants receive individualized coaching at a series of in-the-woods practice stations. The instructor pays close attention to body positioning and other factors that can contribute to unsafe work habits.By listening to explanations, watching demonstrations, and then practicing techniques, participants come away with better work habits and greater confidence in their ability to safely fell trees and work in the woods.

Day 1 provides an overview of chain saw safety and covers basic tree felling. Day 2 covers basic saw maintenance and chain sharpening techniques and provides another opportunity for tree felling.


Payment plan available: $175 deposit plus 2 payments of $87.50, paid weekly.

HVAC Combined


with Djorn Crown

Calendar Nov 5, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 18 weeks

Through the Vermont Department of Labor this $3400.00 trainging is availible to you for $1900.00!

This training combines the worlds of heating and cooling! You will earn two nationally recognized credentials, putting you on your way to a career in HVAC. The National Oil Heat Research Alliance (NORA) Bronze Certificate and the EPA 608 will afford you a chance at an entry level position installing and maintaining heating and cooling systems.

Payment plan available: $500 deposit plus 2 payments of $700.00, paid weekly.

Licensed Nursing Assistant Training


with Mary Atherton, RN

Calendar Mar 9, 2020 at 2 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This course is held at Green Mountain Technology & Career Center and The Manor Nursing Home in Morrisville, Vermont. The course is a combination of classroom instruction and practical skill development in the field of nursing. This leads to a state license as an LNA. The course is  116 hours in length and held over a 5 week period.

*The cost of the tuition for this training is $1225, textbooks are $75. In addition to the tuition there is a $130.00 fee for testing and a $20.00 fee for licensing. These fees can not be covered by the VSAC Non-Degree Grant.

Many of our students qualify for the VSAC Non-Degree Grant, we suggest you apply as soon as you register for this class.

If you are not eligible for this grant and will be paying yourself, please ask about our tuition assistance program. At times we are able to offer assistance through a grant we receive from the department of labor and maybe able to offer up to 50% of tuition. We are also willing to set up a payment plan to help disburse the expense.

Below is the web address where you will find information on the          Non -Degree Grant.

If you have questions about this LNA program please text or call Mary Atherton, RN 802-371-7409.

Green Mountain Technology & Career Center’s

Adult Nurse Assistant Program Purpose And Objectives


The purpose of the nurse assistant program at GMTCC is to prepare students enrolled in the adult nurse assistant program to successfully test to become licensed nursing assistants and enter careers as LNA’s.

The program objectives are:


Students will learn how to safely care for patients in a variety of health-care settings.


Students will learn about Resident Rights ensured by OBRA.

Students will learn how to promote dignity in a health care setting.

Students will learn how to enhance a patient’s quality of life.

Students will demonstrate their abilities in lab and clinical settings.

Students will learn how to effectively communicate with the health care team.

Students will learn how to safely and accurately perform basic nursing skills including vital signs, assisting with activities of daily living, transfers, and range of motion.

Students will have basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology and the effects of disease on body systems.

Students will have a basic understanding of commonly used medical terminology.



GMTCC’s Adult Nurse Assistant Program Entry

And Continuance Requirements

1. Students registering for GMTCC’s Adult Nurse Assistant Program must be able

to speak, read, and write American English at 6th grade level.  Candidates

must be referred to Vermont Adult Learning for assessments of their English

language and reading skills.

2. The student applicants may not have physical or behavioral problems that would

prevent them from being able to adequately perform the essential elements of

the job as nurse assistants including being able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs, walk

a minimum of 50 feet without physical difficulty, have adequate vision to read

instructions and give safe care, hear blood pressures with an amplified

stethoscope, and absence from drug & alcohol abuse.

3. Student applicants with unpaid taxes, child support, or past criminal convictions,

or drug dependence, including, but not limited to buprenorphine, naloxone, and

methadone must contact the Board of Nursing about the actions they must take

in order to be eligible for licensure.  The recommended actions must be

completed and the necessary documents presented to GMTCC’s nurse

assistant program administrator within 10 business days after the class


4. Student applicants currently on parole, probation, or with pending criminal

charges will not be eligible to enroll in the GMTCC’s nurse assistant

program until these matters are resolved.

5. Student candidates must have an 80% academic average after the first 3

tests and before being assigned clinical experience.

6. Student candidates must complete the program with an 80% average and

earn the minimum of 80% on their final exam in order to be eligible to test

for licensure.

7. Student candidates must demonstrate a path leading toward competence

in the nurse assistant skills introduced and practiced in the classroom.

8. The Adult Nurse Assistant Program instructor will meet with students after

the first 3 academic tests and as needed thereafter to review their progress

in the areas of academics and nurse assistant skills.  Students not meeting

the criteria may be asked to leave the program.  They may re-enter a future class if deemed appropriate.

9. Adult nurse assistant students may not miss more than a total of 4 hours of

class time.  Coming to class >9 minutes late, 3 times, will count as one


10. Adult nurse assistant students must come to class dressed in a

manner that does not reveal cleavage, midriffs, or upper thighs/buttocks

when practicing clinical skills. Clinical skills can be introduced

and practiced at any class.

Payment plan available: $500 deposit plus 10 payments of $95.00, paid every two weeks.

Medication Nursing Assistant


with Heidi Richard, RN

Calendar Mar 9, 2020 at 3:30 pm, runs for 13 weeks

100 hour course offered to LNAs who hold an unencumbered Vermont LNA license and have 4000 hours of LNA experience (2000 hours in a long term care nursing facility). National certification results in an endorsement from the Vermont Board of Nursing, which allows the passing of certain medications at a Level 2 facility.

The cost of this training includes a textbook - $100.00

This does not cover the cost of manditory testing and license fees.

Payment plan available: $500 deposit plus 20 payments of $50.00, paid weekly.



with Mary Atherton, RN

Calendar Jan 13, 2020 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

Students will learn all aspects of being a Personal Care Attendant. Speakers from the Health Community, who hire PCAs, will talk with the class about real life situations and opportunities in the area. State approved CareWell curriculum used. Forty hours in a one-week class. Price includes text, workbook, and materials.

Payment plan available: $250 deposit plus 3 payments of $50.00, paid every four weeks.

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