The Washington Center

Unity College is affiliated with the Washington Center, a living-learning laboratory in the heart of Washington, D.C. The program provides individually tailored, full-time, supervised work experience. It also contains weekly academic seminars in a subject of choice. Programs are designed to show what life in a chosen career field is like and to update students on the changes and innovations taking place in the field. Participants tend to be highly motivated people from a wide range of backgrounds and interests who want to focus on career skills and options. Students live in apartment settings, work on the job 35 hours a week, and attend a weekly academic seminar. A cultural program and a lecture program are included. The program is intense and demanding but will help students build a solid foundation for their professional future. There is a program fee and room charge paid directly to the Washington Center in addition to tuition paid to Unity College, but the cost is comparable to a semester on campus. The tuition costs are 50% of the normal Internship rate per credit hour. For the 2016-2017 academic year, the cost will be $275 per credit. Students should have a B average and junior standing in order to qualify. Spirit, tenacity, the desire to learn, and the willingness to put in long hours will compensate for academic shortcomings in some cases. Students will be required to complete a public presentation on campus upon completion of the Washington Center program.

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 12 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, AS 4403 Public Service Supervision, and a 2-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.

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

Sustainable Agriculture Program This unique program offers a thorough introduction to sustainable agriculture in theory and practice. A fall semester practicum course provides a foundation in sustainable agriculture through visits to premier sustainable farms, classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory work in the college gardens and greenhouses, and seminars with visiting farmers. The internship offers college credit for a summer farm work experience mentored by a MOFGA farm expert in both sustainable agriculture practice and education.

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, AS 4403 Public Service Supervision, 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.

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)

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 in 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.

Thomas College Cross-Registration Agreement

Unity College offers a cross-registration program with Thomas College in Waterville, Maine for the purpose of expanding each institution’s academic offerings. Juniors and seniors who are full time degree-seeking students at Unity College may register for one course on a space-available basis and with the approval of the Thomas College Registrar. Students selecting a cross-registration course pay their Unity College tuition and owe no additional tuition to the other college. However, the student must pay for books, supplies, transportation and other fees incurred as a result of taking a cross-registration course. For more information, contact the Registrar at Unity College.