UC Part of Statewide Effort to Increase IT Professionals
According to a report by Southern Maine Community College, Maine is estimated to have a shortage of computer and IT professionals by 2018. A new statewide initiative, Project Login, aims to close that gap by doubling the number of computer science and IT graduates from the UMS.
This spring, the Project will reach out to middle school and high school students, military veterans and people in Maine who have college credits but no degree. Many of these people will need support transferring credits, persisting in their course of study, and finding an internship that offers real-world experience.
University College Centers offer a variety of high-quality IT programs from the UMS campuses, including the support services that help learners of all ages and experiences achieve their goals.
The University of Maine System offers programs in Applied Technical Leadership, Bioinformatics, Computer Information Systems, Digital Curation, Information Security and more. Each degree and certificate program provides a well-rounded curriculum with a practical, hands-on emphasis, a combination that allows graduates to make a powerful contribution to any organization.
University College Centers are equipped with state-of-the-art computer labs, and professionals are happy to help students get started in online courses. Students without high-speed internet access at home can participate in online courses at the center.
For more information about these and other programs available at University College please call 1-800-868-7000 or visit: http://learn.maine.edu/courses-programs/program-listing/