Unity College/Maine Criminal Justice Academy

In partnership with the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, Unity College offers Conservation Law Enforcement program students interested in pursuing state or local law enforcement careers the opportunity to attend the eighteen-week Basic Law Enforcement Training Program at the Academy as part of their academic program. Students who successfully complete the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program (BLETP) at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy will receive 15 credits from Unity College. Successful completion of the BLETP is considered equivalent to completing all of the following courses: CL 3224 Crime Scene and Investigative Techniques, CL 4503 Conservation Law Capstone, CL 4413 Law Enforcement Leadership, and a 5-credit elective. If a student has already completed an otherwise waived course, the BLETP credits will count as elective credits at the 3000 level. Students who are interested in attending the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program while enrolled at Unity College should meet with a Conservation Law Enforcement faculty member during their junior year for further information regarding requirements, costs, and eligibility. Please note that students who attend BLETP are not eligible to receive academic credit for completing the National Park Service Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program.

Unity College/National Park Service Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program

Unity College students enrolled in the Conservation Law Enforcement program or the Parks and Forest Resource program who are interested in pursuing federal conservation law enforcement careers have the opportunity to attend the National Park Service Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program (SLETP) as part of their academic program. Students who successfully complete the SLETP will receive 15 credits from Unity College. For Conservation Law Enforcement program students, successful completion of the SLETP is considered equivalent to completing all of the following courses: CL 3224 Crime Scene and Investigative Techniques, CL 4503 Conservation Law Capstone, CL 4413 Law Enforcement Leadership, and a 5-credit elective. If a student has already completed, or is not required to complete an otherwise waived course, the SLETP credits will count as elective credits at the 3000 level. Successful graduates of the SLETP receive a federal Level II law enforcement officer certificate, the requirement to attain a seasonal law enforcement ranger position with the National Park Service. The program is accredited through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center as part of the National Park Service seasonal ranger training program. Students who are interested in attending the SLETP while enrolled at Unity College should meet with a Conservation Law Enforcement faculty member before their junior yearfor further information regarding requirements, costs, and eligibility. Please note that students who attend SLETP are not eligible to receive academic credit for completing the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Basic Law Enforcement Training Program.

Unity College/National Outdoor Leadership School

Unity College has an articulation agreement with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) whereby NOLS courses may be transferred for academic credit providing the student receives academic credit through another college or university. The Unity College and the National Outdoor Leadership School, Lander, Wyoming relationship exists to provide education services and opportunities. NOLS courses are a valuable way to learn outdoor skills and develop leadership. NOLS will give Unity College students preference in admission and intern selection.
Students must register with the Unity College Registrar’s Office prior to attending the National Outdoor Leadership School to receive course credit.