Criminal justice programs offer broad career opportunities

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Anyone planning to prepare for a career in security, forensics, corrections, police work or any number of justice-related fields will find opportunities at University College at South Paris and Rumford/Mexico this January.

The University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Maine at Fort Kent and the University of Maine at Presque Isle each will each offer courses in their criminal justice/justice studies programs in the spring semester, which begins in January.

UMA will deliver 19 courses in its justice studies programs online and via interactive television. UMA’s bachelor and associate degrees in justice studies provide opportunities in law enforcement, paralegal work, detective work, corrections and security.

UMFK will offer online courses in their B.S. in public safety administration program, their A.A. in criminal justice and their A.A. in emergency management/homeland security programs. These programs are designed to prepare students academically with professional skills for work in public service, governmental management and public safety, including law enforcement and the criminal justice system at the federal, state, regional and local levels.

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UMPI will offer online courses that apply to their B.A. and an A.A. degrees in criminal justice.

University College provides computer labs for those who don’t have access to high-speed Internet connections and training for people who are new to online learning.

Registration for the spring semester is open and ongoing. For more information, contact University College at South Paris, 743-9322, or Rumford/Mexico, 364- 7882, or www.learn.maine.edu/southparis or www.learn.maine.edu/rumford-mexico to view a course listing.

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