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.

Trade Preparation

trade prepThe Community Education staff encourages learners to utilize the tremendous facilities available in the areas of trade preparation. The tools and equipment combined with expert instruction promote an excellent experience for beginners to advanced skill levels.

Please check the course descriptions below:

40-Hour Real Estate Pre-License Course    $400
Only Available in Fall
Monday & Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. 

Massachusetts requires all individuals who wish to obtain a Real Estate Sales Person License to complete a 40-hour pre-license class prior to applying for the Real Estate examination.  The class content is State mandated and is taught by a State certified instructor. Individuals must attend all 40 hours of class time to receive their certificate of completion to take the test.  Tuition includes textbook and other related information. Visit the Enrichment Courses tab for more classes on Real Estate; Buying a House?  Selling a House? Or Thinking About It?

Auto Damage Appraisal - State Approved     $600
Starts Monday, January 28, 2019
Monday & Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. - 10 weeks State Approved

Instructor: Bill P. George
The Auto Damage Appraisal class is designed to give the student with at least two years of practical experience in the automotive or related industry a solid approach in knowing how to appraise a collision damaged motor vehicle. The course covers basic parts, terminology and description, front and rear suspension components, frames (both conventional and unitized) labor operations and painting, along with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Laws governing licensed appraisers and insurance companies.  This course is approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Insurance Appraisal Board, to be taught as a preparatory class. Pricing does not include books. Limit 12 students.

Auto Body Repair     $225 plus materials
Starts Monday, January 28, 2019, 6-9 p.m OR Thursday 6-9 p.m. January 24, 2019 - 10 weeks
Instructor: Bob MacGregor - Monday, Pat Tulley- Thursday
This one night a week course is designed for individuals attempting t to improve their basic skills. Subjects covered include all aspects of sheet metal preparation and repair, application of plastic and fiberglass body fillers, preparing, mixing and spraying of automotive finishes including proper use of auto body hand tools and hydraulic equipment. Limit 12 students.

Auto Mechanics Basic     $225 plus materials
 Starts Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 6-9 p.m. - 10 weeks
This basic introductory automotive course is designed to help the non-professional better understand how their car works. Learn basic maintenance and troubleshooting procedures. Topics will include basic fault data, brakes, suspension, engine, fuel, electrical, transmission, and heating/air-conditioning systems. Limit 20 students.

Auto Mechanics Advanced     $225 plus materials 
 Starts Tuesday, January 24, 2019, 6-9 p.m. - 10 weeks
Instructor: Rob Cooper
Learn hands-on repairs on your own or other students’ vehicles using professional automotive shop tools and equipment. All work is supervised by an ASE certified instructor. Students will focus on advanced diagnostic procedure. Prerequisite: Basic Auto knowledgeLimit 20 students.

Basic Home Improvement     $375
Starts Monday, January 28, 2019
Monday, 6-9 p.m. – 12 weeks
This course will provide you with a general overview of for basic home improvements with 4 weeks each of basic wiring, plumbing, and carpentry.

Cabinetmaking     $250 plus materials
Starts Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Instructor: Ralph Greenberg
Cabinetmaking consists of a team or an individual project. This course will cover layouts, mills, and working with various types of wood. Instructions will include an emphasis on safe work habits, descriptions and use of hand tools, and machinery. Equipment used consists of cutoff saw, band saw, table saws, sander, planer, jointer planer, lathe, router and various tools. The project plan will be provided by the instructor or a student may have their own project for the first class. Students will supply their own materials. Limit 7 students.

OSHA Construction Safety & Health Course     $125
Dates: TBA 2019
Monday & Wednesdays 6pm -8:45pm
This OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety & Health Course is intended to provide entry-level personnel general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards in the construction industry. Instruction focus: hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention. Participants successfully completing the hourly and course requirements receive an OSHA 10-hour Construction Safety & Health Course completion card.

Small Engine Repair     $225
Starts Monday, January 28 2019 6pm- 9pm - 10 Weeks
Students will be trained in small engine repair such as; lawn mowers, snow blowers, chain-saws and weed whackers. Students will be required to supply their own equipment and parts each night, beginning the first night. Tools will be provided by the school.

Welding Basic - Monday     $600 includes materials
Starts Monday, January 28 2019, 6pm-9pm- 10 Weeks
Instructor: Charlie Russo 
The basic welding course will include the theory of welding principles, practices, and shop demonstrations. Various welding processes pertaining to the curriculum will include: SMAW (stick welding), GTAW (Tig), GMAW (Mig), oxyacetylene welding, brazing, flame cutting and plasma cutting. Students must supply their own personal safety gear (helmet, safety glasses and gloves. Limit 20 students.

Welding Advanced      $600 includes materials
Fall ONLY , 6-9 p.m. - 10 weeks
Instructor: William Williams
Students will be allowed to focus on specific welding processes which the student wishes to master. The welding processes will be made available through small projects, simulated job situations, and testing. Students must supply their own personal safety gear (helmet, safety glasses, and gloves.) Prerequisite: Welding Basic. Limit 20 students.

AWSD1.1 Welding Certification Testing Preparation     $575
Fall ONLY, 6-9 p.m. - 10 weeks
Instructor: William Williams
This instructional course is in preparation for AWSD1.1 testing. This practical hands-on test preparation instruction includes D1.1 vertical and overhead SMAW, and sample cuts and bends.  You need to contact your local Testing Lab for certification testing.

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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