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NightHawks Adult Education Program

Our Classes

Plumbing Tier 2


with Dan Brown

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 19 weeks

Prerequisite: You must have completed Tier 1. If you have completed this at a location other than the NightHawks Program, please provide a copy of your signed verification of school and shop hours form including hours completed. You must be currently working in the plumbing trade.  A copy of your apprentice card is required at the time of registration. This class follows the state curriculum and is designed to prepare you for the Massachusetts State Examination for the Journeyman Plumbing License. Class will meet for the required 110 hours.

Required: All students must bring their current code book to all classes.

Auto Collision Repair


with Kevin O'Day

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This course is designed for participants to learn the process of auto collision repair including applying body filler, priming, sanding, and final finish of painting and buffing.

Outboard Motor & Small Engine Repair


with Matt Centorino

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This course will teach participants all aspects of outboard and small engine repairs, tune-ups, and maintenance. 



with Ralph Arabian

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This course will teach students how to safely make useful projects with wood. Students will also learn how to safely operate hand and power tools. 

This course is also appropriate for students who have taken the Woodworking Intro course as there will be new projects.

Marine Trades Technical Training


with Fred Pfeil

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

The eight week course, held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings will orient participants on the basics of Yamaha outboards through a mix of classroom instruction and hands-on engine work. An experienced Yamaha instructor will teach activities such as water pump replacements; oil changes; and basic diagnostic procedures, enabling you to quickly contribute to local marine businesses.

Scholarship funding may be available to you through either the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association or the Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust. Please contact Randall Lyons at for more information.

This class will be held at Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School Danvers, MA and at Cape Ann Marina in Gloucester, MA

Will run

Silver Bracelet Workshop with Sea Glass & Essential Oil Beads


with Stephanie Leary

Calendar Feb 8, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Explore the art of jewelry and metalsmithing! Design and hand fabricate unique pieces of jewelry utilizing traditional metalsmithing techniques. Create a bangle bracelet by forging and hammering sterling silver wire. Wire wrap seaglass stones and lava beads to diffuse essential oils. Choose from a wide variety of essential oils for your lava beads. 

All tools and materials are provided. Open to all skill levels. 

Workshop class fee includes materials

About the instructor:  

New England jewelry artist Stephanie Leary developed her passion for jewelry design and sculpture at Rochester Institute of Technology's School of American Crafts receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing. She spent the next few years gaining more experience by apprenticing under several acclaimed jewelry designers and metalsmiths. She has exhibited and sold her jewelry through her own jewelry studio and gallery and other galleries throughout New England. Her jewelry is inspired by the unique forms, textures and patterns found in nature and the beauty of luminous pearls and brilliant gemstones. Each piece is hand fabricated and incorporates the highest quality semi-precious gems, freshwater pearls, 14k gold and sterling silver. 


EMT Basic Training

Calendar Feb 10, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 16 weeks

In partnership with McNeilly EMS, this Basic Training Program for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) has an overall objective to improve the quality of pre-hospital emergency care rendered to victims of accidents and sudden illness. As such, the course develops skills in symptom recognition and in all emergency care procedures and techniques currently considered to be within the responsibilities of an EMT providing emergency medical care with an ambulance service.  CPR is included in the class and the students will receive an American Heart Association card valid for 2 years. This course consists of 33 lessons involving 120 hours of classroom and field training. The curriculum follows the Federal Department of Transportation guidelines and is taught by a state approved EMT Instructor/Coordinator. This course has been developed for all individuals desiring to perform emergency medical care with an ambulance service. No prior experience or training is required of the course applicant. The applicant, in order to be eligible for the state EMT certification examination must:

  • be able to read, understand and communicate in English
  • be 18 years of age; be free from addiction to alcohol or any drug
  • be able to lift and carry 125 pounds
  • be free from any physical or mental defect or disease which might impair his/her ability to provide emergency care within the scope of the EMTs training and responsibilities, or which might jeopardize the health of another member of the class

The student must also successfully complete the Basic EMT course including 100% attendance.

This is a 16 week course will begin on January 13th and will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-10 pm.  Classes will be rescheduled if needed due to weather or unforseen circumstances.

This class requires a non-refundable deposit of $400 to register.  Students who choose not to pay in full at the time of registration will be charged on an automatic payment plan of $600 monthly from February - April. 

Payment plan available: $400 deposit plus 3 payments of $600.00, paid monthly.

A Taste of Italy: Southern Italian Cooking


with Teresa Sirignano

Calendar Feb 29, 2020 at 8 am, runs for 2 weeks

This 2 session course on Saturdays will provide the fundamentals of the art Southern Italian cooking.   These delectable dishes will include Beef Brasciole, Sorpressata Carbonara and Pasta e Fagiole, Sausage and Ricotta Lasagne and Stuffed Artichokes Limone.  Sessions will provide demonstrations and hands on learning in our state of the art chef's kitchen!  The two dates for this session will be:  Saturday, February 29 and Saturday, March 14. Each session will be from 8 am to noon.

About the chef: Teresa Sirignano, owner and executive chef of La Sirena Cafe in Marblehead and Cafe Avellino in Swampscott, is a veteran of long standing in Italian restaurants in the North End, East Boston, and the North Shore. Since opening Cafe Avellino a few years ago, she gives the community a welcome bit of evening entertainment with live music, Southern Italian comfort food, and a creative bar. Teresa has become increasingly involved in the North Shore community. She was nominated by the Lynn Chamber of Commerce as Business Woman of the Year.  She also supports charitable and historic organizations including the House of the Seven Gables, local scouting groups, and the Gary Sinise foundation. Teresa is known for cooking delicious food—seamlessly blending traditional and original elements—her quick wit and sense of humor, and her unwillingness to let anything get in the way of culinary creativity!

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