College of Marin
Office of the Superintendent/President
Summer Career Academy Registration Open to Marin County High School Students
NOVATO / KENTFIELD, CA—April 11, 2018—This summer, College of Marin (COM) is partnering with the Marin County Office of Education once again to offer six career academies for high school students, as well as recent graduates. Career academies are short, but intensive, college courses that offer students the chance to explore their professional interests and discover the nuances and opportunities within specific industries.
The 2018 summer academies range from four to eight days and include Career Exploration, Digital Gaming, Entrepreneurship, SunPower Solar, Health Occupations, and Cyber Patriots.
The program has been highly successful, expanding threefold since its launch in 2016.
“Career academies encourage high schoolers to get started early,” said COM Dean of Career Technical Education. “They’ve been extremely popular, combining intensive learning in careers with a lot of fun.”
The career academies complement COM’s College Credit Program (CCP) for high school students, whereby students can enroll in up to 11 units of regular classes each semester and pay no enrollment fees.
Because of the high demand, entry is via application. Students may apply to and be accepted into more than one academy. The application period is open through May 6.
Students can learn more and apply at www.marincareers.org/career-academies.
About College of Marin
Established in 1926, College of Marin remains committed to educational excellence, providing equitable opportunities, and fostering success in all members of its diverse community. With campuses in Kentfield and Novato, students of all ages have affordable access to an exciting variety of credit and noncredit courses as well as community education classes for lifelong learning. College of Marin is one of 114 public community colleges in California and approximately 13,000 credit, noncredit, and community education students enroll annually.
College of Marin is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.