March 15, 2010
Officials from the University of Maine at Fort Kent and York County Community College recently signed an articulation agreement for students seeking a career in the Rural Public Safety Education field.
The agreement allows YCCC students who are enrolled in its Criminal Justice program, and who complete specific courses in obtaining an associate of arts degree, to move directly into their junior year in UMFK’s on-line Rural Public Safety Administration program.
The agreement will enable a YCCC student to complete an associate of arts degree; get, or keep, a job in law enforcement in southern Maine; and finish their bachelor degree requirements, while working in the law enforcement field.
Shown here, signing the articulation agreement, are: UMFK President, Dr. Richard W. Cost (second from right), and YCCC President, Dr. Charles Lyons (second from left). They are joined by Paula Gagnon, vice-president and academic dean (far left), and Tracy Cornell, criminal justice program faculty member (far right).