December 6, 2023

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UMFK and St. John Valley Technology Center develop new computer science credit agreement

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The College of Maine at Fort Kent is delighted to announce a new articulation settlement with the St. John Valley Know-how Center.

FORT KENT, Maine  – The University of Maine at Fort Kent is pleased to announce a new articulation settlement with the St. John Valley Know-how Centre.

High university learners who properly comprehensive the Sophisticated Technologies plan at the St. John Valley Engineering Centre in Frenchville and who enroll at UMFK will now be beginning their pursuit of a college or university degree with up to 6 school credits currently acquired.

This is attainable due to a new articulation settlement in between UMFK and the St. John Valley Technologies Center.  “The agreement is centered on the personal computer sciences,” states Scott Voisine, UMFK’s dean of community education. “Students who enter UMFK upon successful completion of the SJVTC State-of-the-art Technologies Application will gain three credits toward their degree. Pupils who comprehensive the SJVTC Superior Technologies program as effectively as the TestOut IT Fundamentals Professional Certification credential available at SJVTC will generate 6 credits.”  There is no charge for these attained credits.

UMFK and STVTC have a lengthy history of credit score articulation agreements and collaboration in the area of nursing and healthcare. “Partnering with UMFK in more fields like Data Know-how and Pc Science are good techniques for creating strong instructional and career pathways for students,” states St. John Valley Engineering Center Director Kevin Lavoie.  

This new settlement will help connect extra local higher faculty students to yet another UMFK key and to an at any time increasing workforce sector. The Maine Middle of Workforce Analysis and Details reveals a projected 7.9 percent once-a-year growth amount in the range of pc technological know-how associated employment in the upcoming ten years. Nationally, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an total advancement of 13 p.c in computer and know-how associated careers from 2020 to 2030.  

About this agreement, Dr. Dawn Susee, assistant professor of computer science at UMFK claims, “UMFK and the St. John Valley Specialized Heart are making bridges by making it simpler for learners in the St. John Valley to changeover from substantial school to university and to go after careers in laptop engineering.”

The agreement went into outcome on Sept. 1. For extra info about UMFK’s Personal computer Applications and/or Cyber Safety packages, contact the UMFK Admissions Place of work at 207-834-7500 or at

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