Early College certificates at UMM are an innovative way for high school students to earn a college certificate along with their diploma at graduation. Our programs encourage students to attend college and help prepare them by providing a set of introductory-level college credits.

Why Early College?

Students who participate in Early College:

  • gain better study skills, develop more academic confidence, and have less anxiety about the transition to college.
  • are less likely to need remedial courses in college.
  • are more likely to earn a degree on time when compared to students without Early College credits.

Why UMM?

Affordability! Students who qualify for Aspirations funding will receive FREE tuition — they’ll only pay for textbooks and fees. The tuition waiver represents a $720 cost savings for each 3-credit course. To find out about eligibility requirements for Aspirations funding, speak to your high school guidance counselor or contact Christy Alley, 207.255.1268.

Access to resources! All Early College students will receive Clipper ID cards and will have full access to the UMM following student resources:

  • FREE fitness center and pool membership
  • FREE admission to athletic events
  • FREE Career Services access
  • FREE Merrill Library access
  • FREE academic advising
  • 10% discount at participating local businesses
  • Transportation assistance for Washington County students who need help getting to campus

Additiional funding! Early College Certificates earners who enroll at UMM for the fall semester following their high school graduation can:

  • Apply for exclusive scholarships. Awards may vary based on funding and need; Early College Certificate earners in 2019 were awarded $2500 each.
  • Apply for a FREE room for their first year at UMM (a $4600 value)

Continue below to learn more about the eight different Early College Certificates available through the University of Maine at Machias, or download our printable PDF (opens in a new window).

Early College Certificates/Pathways to Careers at the University of Maine at Machias:

This program supports students interested in career paths such as accounting, business, entrepreneurship, marketing, and management.

Certificate Requirements: 15 credits

  • ENG 101 Composition (3 credits)
  • SPE 104 Public Speaking (on-campus only) or SPE 105 Professional Online Communication (3 credits)
  • BUS 106 Introduction to Personal and Business Finance (3 credits)
  • BUS 111 Introduction to Business (3 credits)
  • MAR 101 Marketing & Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

An anticipated rotation (if planning on scheduling courses back to back):
Junior Year Fall: SPE 104 Public Speaking or SPE 105 Professional Online communication
Junior Year Spring: BUS 106 Introduction to Personal and Business Finance
Senior Year Fall: BUS 111 Introduction to Business
Senior Year Spring: MAR 101 Marketing & Entrepreneurship & ENG 101 Composition

This curriculum supports students interested in education careers such as Secondary or Elementary Education.

Certificate Requirements: 15 credits

  • ENG 101 Composition (3 credits)
  • SPE 104 Public Speaking (on-campus only) or SPE 105 Professional Online Communication (3 credits)
  • EDU 112 Foundations of Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 216 The Teaching Process (3 credits)
  • SED 201 Dimensions in Exceptionality (3 credits)

An anticipated rotation (if planning on scheduling courses back to back):
Junior Year Fall: ENG101 Composition & EDU 112 Foundations of Education
Junior Year Spring: SPE 104 Public Speaking or SPE 105 Professional Online Communication
Senior Year Fall: SED 201 Dimensions in Exceptionality
Senior Year Spring: EDU 216 The Teaching Process

Students have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of courses and career connections before they choose a college or major.

Certificate Requirements: 14-15 credits

  • ENG 101 Composition (3 credits)
  • SPE 104 Public Speaking (on-campus only) or SPE 105 Professional Online Communication (3 credits)

Additionally, choose three from the following:

  • BIO 114 Careers in Fisheries and Wildlife Management (on-campus only – 2 credits)
  • BUS 106 Introduction to Personal and Business Finance or BUS 111 Introduction to Business (3 credits)
  • CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice (on-campus only – 3 credits)
  • EDU 112 School & Community (3 credits)
  • PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • REM 110 Introduction to Recreation and Tourism Management (on-campus only – 3 credits)

This curriculum supports students interested in majoring in psychology who want to prepare for careers in counseling, human services, and community studies.

Certificate Requirements: 15 credits

  • ENG 101 Composition (3 credits)
  • MAT 124 Statistics for Social Sciences (3 credits)
  • PSY 102 Personal Growth (3 credits)
  • PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 211 Introduction to Behavioral & Community Health System (3 credits)

This curriculum provides introductory level college credits infused in liberal arts that are common in the general education curriculum at most colleges.

Certificate Requirements: 15-16 credits

Select five courses from the following categories:

  • ENG 101 Composition (3 credits)
  • MAT or Scientific Inquiry course (3-4 credits)
  • SPE 104 Public Speaking (on-campus only) or SPE 105 Professional Online Communication (3 credits)
  • GEO 101 Introduction to Geography, ANT 101 Cultural Anthropology, or a Foreign Language (on-campus only) (3 credits)
  • HTY 115 World History to 1500 or HTY 116 World History 1500 to Present (3 credits)
  • Any ART (on-campus only), Music (on-campus only), or Creative Writing course (3 credits)
  • Any other 100 level ENG course (3 credits)
  • PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology or SOC 114 Introduction to Sociology(3 credits)

This curriculum helps prepare students for several different health profession fields including nursing, nursing assistants, home and personal health aides, and medical assistants.

Certificate Requirements: 18-19 credits

  • ENG 101 Composition (3 credits)
  • BIO 117 This is Life! (4 credits)
  • BIO 110 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
  • BIO 210 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)

Additionally, choose one from the following:

  • BIO 221 Microbiology (4 credits)
  • MAT 113 Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)
  • PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)

An anticipated rotation (if planning on scheduling courses back to back):
Junior Year Fall: ENG 101 Composition
Junior Year Spring: BIO 117 This is Life!
Senior Year Fall: BIO 110 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Senior Year Spring: BIO 210 Human Anatomy and Physiology II and one of BIO 221/MAT 113/ PSY 110

This program supports students interested in several different STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers including biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and mathematics.

Certificate Requirements: 15 credits

  • ENG 101 Composition (3 credits)
  • MAT 122 Precalculus or higher course (4 credits)

Additionally select one of the four tracks:

  1. BIO 117 This is Life! (4 credits), BIO 118 Animal Life (2 credits), and BIO 119 Plant Life (2 credits)
  2. CHY 101 General Chemistry I (4 credits) and CHY 102 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
  3. PHY 121 Physics for Engineers and Scientists I (4 credits) and PHY 122 Physics for Engineers and Scientists II (4 credits) (note: MAT 126 Calculus I is needed as a prerequisite but may be taken concurrently.)
  4. PHY 111 Physics I (4 credits) and PHY 112 Physics II (4 credits)

An anticipated rotation (if planning on scheduling courses back to back):
Junior Year Fall: ENG 101 Composition
Junior Year Spring: MAT 122 Precalculus
Senior Year Fall: First semester science track
Senior Year Spring: Second semester science track (BIO 118 and BIO 119 count as the second semester biology track)

This program supports students interested in potential career paths related to national sports organizations (MLB, NBA, NFL), state and national parks, ski operations, summer camps, guiding, and outdoor recreation.

Certificate Requirements: 15 credits

  • ENG 101 Composition (3 credits)
  • SPE 104 Public Speaking or SPE 105 Professional Online Communication (3 credits)
  • ELA 101 Recreation and Wellness (3 credits)
  • REM 110 Introduction to Recreation and Tourism Management (3 credits)
  • REM 201 Leisure Activities (3 credits)

An anticipated rotation (if planning on scheduling courses back to back):
Junior Year Fall: REM 110 Introduction to Recreation and Tourism Management & ELA 101 Recreation and Wellness
Junior Year Spring: ENG 101 Composition
Senior Year Fall: REM 201 Leisure Activities
Senior Year Spring: SPE 104 Public Speaking or SPE 105 Professional Online Communication

 

For additional questions about Early College at the University of Maine at Machias please contact:

Christy Alley
Director of Early College
Phone: 207-255-1268
christy.alley@maine.edu

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