Early College Pathways to Maine Careers

Jump start your college education with purpose and direction using UMA’s Pathways & Certificate programs. Earn a valuable credential while still in high school and apply those credits directly into your degree program after you enroll at UMA.

Junior Year

Semester Course Credits Cost* Notes
Fall UAS210 Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft 4
  • Tuition covered by DOE Aspirations waiver.
  • Fees are waived.
  • Textbooks are open source.
Optional fee FAA Remote Pilot Certificate – $160
Spring UAS110 Introduction to Aviation 3
  • Tuition covered by DOE Aspirations waiver.
  • Fees are waived.
  • Textbooks are open source.
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Senior Year

Semester Course Credits Cost* Notes
Fall AVI141 Private Pilot Ground School 4
  • Tuition covered by DOE Aspirations waiver.
  • Fee will be covered for all students in 2021, typically $450.
  • Book and online materials are covered in the fee.
Online content requires access 1 week prior to classes starting. (means last minute applications will be harder to accommodate)
Spring AVI141 Continued & Special Topics Course (Simulator Flying) 3
  • Tuition covered by DOE Aspirations waiver.
  • $35 course fee Jeppeson – guided flight discovery online content.
  • Textbooks are carried forward from AVI141 in Fall and open source.
  • FAA Private Pilot Test – $160
  • Travel time to UMA Augusta campus for simulator time.
Simulator time can be scheduled for the weekend in 2 sessions. Students will need to complete hours.

*Coverage under DOE Aspirations waiver assumes the student has not already met their 12 credit cap for the year.

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Certificate Requirements (20 credit hours):

  • FRE 101 Introduction to French I ( 4)
  • FRE 102 Introduction to French II (4)
  • FRE 203 Intermediate French I ( 4)
  • FRE 203 Intermediate French II (4)
  •  Complete 4 credits of the following literature, culture or language electives (4):
    • ENG 340 Francophone Literature (3)
    • HUM 350W Franco-Americans: Cultural Identity in Context (3)
    • FRE 202 Intermediate French Immersion Travel course: Blueberry Cove by the Sea (3) Contact the instructor for availability and specific dates for travel.
    • FRE 305 Language and Culture of the Francophone World I (4)
    • FRE 394 Independent Study (possible apprenticeship in the Maine French Heritage Language Program or other course of study) (1-3)

UMA Certificate Requirements: Minimum 50% of the required courses taken through UMA, and minimum 2.00 G.P.A. in the Certificate.