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75 Bennett Drive • Caribou, ME 04736 • (207) 493-4272

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Crossbow Hunter Education Courses

Crossbow Hunter Education Course 

August 3, 2017, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Call 207-493-4272 to register!

Caribou Learning Center

To be eligible to purchase a crossbow hunting license, any person (16 years of age and older) must hold a valid license to hunt big game (either a big game hunting license or an archery license), and must submit proof of having successfully completed an archery hunting education course and a crossbow hunting course or evidence of having previously held adult archery and crossbow hunting licenses issued specifically for the purpose of hunting with a crossbow or bow and arrow in this State or any other state, province or country in any year after 1979. When proof or evidence cannot be provided, the applicant may substitute a signed affidavit.

A resident or nonresident 10 years of age or older and under 16 years of age may hunt with a crossbow if that person holds a valid junior hunting license (no crossbow license required). Please see the Crossbow Hunting License Fact Sheet.

With a valid crossbow hunting license, a person may hunt bear with a crossbow during the open season on bear, and may hunt deer with a crossbow during the open firearm season on deer. The crosshow hunting license may not be used to hunt deer during the expanded archery season, archery season, muzzleloading season, or to hunt turkey during the fall turkey season.

Total Course = 3 hrs. 30 min

  • History & Modern Crossbows = 30 Minutes
  • Responsibility & Ethics = 1 Hour
  • Accessories= 20 Minutes
  • Shooting & Handling = 20 Minutes
  • Special Concerns = 20 Minutes
  • Laws & Safety = 30 Minutes
  • Testing & Review= 30 Minutes

Posted by Karen Rockwell  on July 13, 2017 | Read more in: News and Safety Courses

Student Robotics Project

Brandon Johnston, student, uses robotics to solve Rubrics Cube!

Click on the cube below to view.

Image result for rubix cube


Posted by Karen Rockwell  on April 3, 2017 | Read more in: News




Posted by Karen Rockwell  on January 6, 2017 | Read more in: News

54 Quilters went south in a chartered bus to the 39th Maine Quilts show held in Augusta!

Judy Babbidge (Caribou Quilting instructor), Ruth Bradbury and students organized this day trip to share their passion of quilting together. 

Students travel to the Learning Center from all over the county to attend classes with Judy.  Although all the students were not able to go on this trip, the bus was full.  

Quilting is more than a craft, it's a way of life!!!

From left to right, in zig-zag order:  Ruby Bradbury, Heather Midwid, Sandy Daigle, Judy Babbidge, Helen Engstrom, Gusty Anderson, Steve Boody, Vee Peterson, Kathy French, Lucille Castonguay, Monika Baker, Jo-Ellen Kelley (hidden), Rita Kingsbury, Catherine Kingsbury, Jacinthe Byram, Lydia Gagnon (hidden), George Anne Carter, Joanne Bouchard, Freda Mosley, Julie Castonguay, Janice DeLong, Diane Porter, Maryann Gagnon (hidden), Cynthia Harvey, Barbara Rouse, Beth Ann Walker, Anita Dow, Sarah Jackson, Nancy Todd (hidden), Lois Howes, Bernadette Opthof, Cuppy Johndro, Bonnie Lavway, Nancy Carney,  Marcie Brumaghin, Jackie Riberdy, Donna Hurley, Lou Ann Skidgell, Dawn Anderson, Barbara Dechaine, Rachel Levesque, Sharon Hedstrom, Nason Donahue, Judy Holmquist, Beth Albert, Letha VanKirk, Sandy Desjardin, Lou Sandy Boutot, and Joan Paradis.  Absent from the picture are Donna Nolan and Lucille Loder.


Posted by Karen Rockwell  on August 3, 2016 | Read more in: News and Enrichment News

2016 Marching Graduates

Front Row Left to right - Kiauna Peete, Megan Faulkner, Tanaica Green, Jeff Gireaudore, Katelynn Bilodeau, Megan Duplessie, Courtney Theriault, Jaycee Bevins, Jeremy Biastre, Emily Levesque, Chelsea Theriault
Back Row Left to Right - Jesse Rivera, Richard Bubar, Gary Hewitt, Austin Billingslea, Austin Cyr

Congratulations to 83 graduates as of May 19, 2016.


Posted by Karen Rockwell  on June 9, 2016 | Read more in: News

Enrichment & Skills Training

Take an enricment class this Fall to learn something new or polish your skills! 

Finish a project or start a new one!

Welding for Beginners, Woodworking 101 & Autobody classes are being held on Thursday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Caribou Tech Center.

Please call for more information and to register, 207/493-4272.


Posted by Karen Rockwell  on February 10, 2016 | Read more in: News and Enrichment News

Certified Nursing Assistant is more than a job, it's making a difference...

Always accepting applications!


The Certified Nurse Assistant Course is designed to prepare students for State of Maine certification. It consists of 110 hours classroom/lab and 90 hours clinical experience, usually two four hour evenings and one eight hour weekend day sessions per week.  Upon successful completion of the classroom & clinical components, students will be given the State of Maine CNA competency test along with all necessary forms required to be placed on the State of Maine CNA registry.  

Summer course is TBA

Fee: $850 (Text included)

Note:  Students in this course must complete an application, interview with the instructor and pass a reading comprehension test with a minimum  9th grade level. 



CNA Application.pdf


You may call for an application and/or set up an appointment at 207-493-4272, or email - Subject: "CNA Application Request"


Posted by Karen Rockwell  on July 15, 2015 | Read more in: News

Welcome to our new website!

We have recently launched our new website! The new site brings with it many new and exciting features designed to make locating and registering for courses much easier.

Some of these new and exciting features include:

  • Search for courses: You can now search for courses from our program as well as from other adult education programs across the state. You can also browse our courses by category if you prefer.
  • Register online: You no longer need to come into our office or mail us your registration for some courses. When you see the "Add to Cart" button on any course, that means you can register and pay for the course online in a few easy steps. Of course, you can also call, walk-in, or mail in your registration if you prefer.
  • Latest news and events: Read our latest news, updates, happenings and events inside our News & Events section. You can also subscribe to our News & Events using RSS.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Find answers to important questions about our program, schedules, registering, and the adult education system by searching or browsing our frequently asked questions section.

Our website is a part of the new Maine Adult Education Portal, sponsored and managed by the Maine Adult Education Association. When you visit the new MAEA website online at, you can search for courses and programs statewide to find the perfect class closest to where you work or live.

These are just a few of the many exciting additions to our site, and many more are slated to appear over the next year. Please continue to check back with us, and please share your feedback by contacting us. Thank you, and we hope you enjoy your new adult education website.




Posted by Kathi Medcalf  on November 9, 2008 | Read more in: News