May 24, 2024

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

The University of Maine at Fort Kent is pleased to announce a new articulation arrangement with the St. John Valley Technologies Centre.

FORT KENT, Maine  – The College of Maine at Fort Kent is happy to announce a new articulation settlement with the St. John Valley Technological innovation Center.

Superior school students who successfully total the State-of-the-art Systems method at the St. John Valley Technology Center in Frenchville and who enroll at UMFK will now be beginning their pursuit of a higher education diploma with up to 6 school credits previously earned.

This is achievable owing to a new articulation settlement among UMFK and the St. John Valley Technological know-how Center.  “The agreement is focused on the laptop sciences,” states Scott Voisine, UMFK’s dean of local community education and learning. “Students who enter UMFK on effective completion of the SJVTC Superior Technologies Software will generate 3 credits towards their diploma. Learners who complete the SJVTC State-of-the-art Systems plan as perfectly as the TestOut IT Fundamentals Professional Certification credential presented at SJVTC will earn 6 credits.”  There is no charge for these attained credits.

UMFK and STVTC have a lengthy record of credit score articulation agreements and collaboration in the subject of nursing and health care. “Partnering with UMFK in extra fields like Information Technologies and Personal computer Science are great techniques for establishing potent academic and vocation pathways for pupils,” states St. John Valley Engineering Center Director Kevin Lavoie.  

This new arrangement allows link more neighborhood higher university learners to a different UMFK significant and to an ever developing workforce sector. The Maine Center of Workforce Study and Facts shows a projected 7.9 p.c once-a-year progress price in the selection of pc technological innovation relevant positions in the following decade. Nationally, the US Bureau of Labor Stats assignments an total progress of 13 p.c in personal computer and technologies similar work opportunities from 2020 to 2030.  

About this arrangement, Dr. Dawn Susee, assistant professor of laptop science at UMFK suggests, “UMFK and the St. John Valley Technical Center are developing bridges by producing it easier for students in the St. John Valley to transition from substantial university to higher education and to go after occupations in computer system technological know-how.”

The arrangement went into outcome on Sept. 1. For far more facts about UMFK’s Computer Programs and/or Cyber Protection systems, get in touch with the UMFK Admissions Office environment at 207-834-7500 or at

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