BELFAST — Registration for fall classes is under way for classes at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. Most begin the week of Aug. 29. Start out with one class or a full course load. Academic adviser Jose Cordero can assist in selecting classes and a degree program or you can begin as a nondegree student. If you have courses you want to transfer, Cordero can assist in all areas of student services, including transcript review, admissions, financial aid and scholarship assistance. Call the Hutchinson Center at 338-8000 for an advising appointment. For more information, call for a copy of the free fall catalog or visit www.hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu.
More than 500 courses are available through the Hutchinson Center to fit schedules and needs — live, online, video conferencing, ITV and video streaming.
Some special topic classes being offered this fall include:
• ECE 498 Special topics: Project Management and Systems Engineering, 10-10:50 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, by distance technology, delivered to your computer over the Internet with high-speed broadband technology. Those who don’t have access to high-speed broadband Internet can attend class at the Hutchinson Center.
This course introduces the basic tools and techniques of systems engineering and project management and their complimentary relationship to delivering products and services. The course is delivered with Adobe Connect Pro and needs no software on the receiving computer as it is all Web-based. Students can text messages during class, ask questions and with a camera on the student’s computer, the instructor can see the student. The class meets synchronously, and students are expected to attend class during class time. The lectures are recorded so students may watch them at a later time.
• POS 359 Legal Basics for Family and Business Professionals, taught by Judge Susan Longley 5:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, starting Sept. 1. There are no prerequisites; 3 credit course.
Learn the basics of Family Law and gain a better understanding of the law and its relationship to everyday issues and disputes involving businesses and families. Feel more confident working with clients, customers and families knowing the legal boundaries and case law that defines the laws we all live with.Gain skills that others won’t have as they begin to apply for jobs in their chosen career or apply to graduate school.