MEXICO — The University of Maine at Fort Kent and the University of Maine at Augusta will each deliver courses in their Criminal Justice/Justice Studies programs to residents through University College this fall.

The University of Maine at Fort Kent will offer five courses in its Criminal Justice Study Sequence (AA in general studies degree). That degree gives the two-year student the opportunity to take courses relevant to a variety of law enforcement careers. Students can earn the sequence entirely online.

The University of Maine at Augusta will deliver seven 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.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities in most local police departments will be excellent for qualified individuals. Employment of police and detectives is expected to grow 11 percent over the 2006-16 decade.

The University of Maine at Augusta fall semester will begin Monday, Aug. 31, and the University of Maine at Fort Kent fall semester will start Wednesday, Sept. 2.

For more information, call 364-7882 [800-686-1103] to speak with an adviser at University College at Rumford/Mexico or visit http://www.learn.maine.edu/pdf/CRJJUSfall09descriptions.pdf to view a course listing.


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