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Thank you for your interest in the UNE Academy of Digital Sciences. To register for a course, please follow the steps below.

Before You Register

  • If you’re just getting to know us, please explore our website.
  • If you’d like to talk with us to learn more, call an Academy Advisor at (207) 221-4001 or send an email to academy@une.edu.
  • Complete our optional 10-minute “Find Your Fit” survey at so we’ll know more about your interests and experience, and can better advise you.
  • Read the learner expectations below. These will help you understand how you’ll benefit from our courses. You will be required to confirm your commitment to these expectations when you register.Academy

Choose Your Course

  • If you would like to learn about the profession or you aren’t sure which area interests you the most, register for our Digital Sciences Essentials course.
  • If you have 1-3 years of experience in a computing, digital, or data career, or if you have already taken our Essentials course, register for one of our Fundamentals courses. (We highly recommend all Fundamentals learners have a conversation with an Academy Advisor before registering in order to choose the best Fundamentals course.)

Ready to Register?

Registration is open during 4-week periods before each session. You’ll find those dates in our session calendar below.

During the registration period, go to alumni.une.edu/academy and provide the information requested. You will be asked to commit to the learner expectations.

The $1,450 course fee covers one 8-week program, including instruction, mentoring, and support as defined in the Academy Guidelines for Learners.  MasterCard and Visa are accepted. American Express is not accepted at this time.

You may extend the same course for up to 8 weeks for an additional $725.

If you withdraw during the first week of the course, 40% of payment can be refunded. If you withdraw during the second week of course, 20% of payment can be refunded. After the second week of the course, no refund is available. Courses start on Mondays, so they can be dropped no later than 11:59 p.m. on the first or second Sunday of the session.

Learner Expectations

The UNE Academy of Digital Sciences provides a series of courses that are unlike traditional college or online classes. Learn about our distinctive approach to professional development by studying our website and talking with an advisor.

Our learner expectations will help you prepare for an Academy course. Learners will be expected to make these commitments before registration:

Time

  • Dedicate at least 8-10 hours per week for each 8-week course
  • Independently manage and complete online learning modules, activities, and assignments within the estimated on-pace guidelines
  • Respond to emails within 24-48 hours

Engagement

  • Attend the first-week Orientation Session and first available Academy Roundtable (in person or remotely)
  • Attend at least 5 Learning Labs during the 8-week session (in person or remotely)
  • Actively listen and participate in Learning Labs and Roundtables following the guidelines of the Academy’s Code for Professional Conduct
  • Communicate on the phone and via videoconferencing with other learners and mentors
  • Check-in with assigned mentor at least once a week

Technology Proficiency

  • Access to a computer with the minimum requirements
  • Communicate via keyboard and mouse
  • Basic computer skills
  • Send and receive emails
  • Use software capable of word processing, spreadsheet manipulation, and presentation features with common software applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) or similar suites such as Google Apps or OpenOffice
  • Access the Internet using a browser such as Chrome or Firefox and perform general use and troubleshooting while online
  • Install and update software
  • Manage digital files, browse for digital files to attach and upload, and extract compressed digital files (such as .zip and .dmg)

Other

  • Understand that the completion of two Academy Fundamentals courses provides basic preparation for entry-level positions, such as paid internships, but completion of those courses does not guarantee a job offer. Some positions in the profession also require background checks.

Academy Calendar

 

SESSION 6 - NOVember 2017

  • Registration opens: October 18, 2017
  • Registration closes: November 15, 2017
  • Term begins: November 27, 2017
  • Term ends: January 26, 2018

Computer Hardware and Software Requirements

Learners will be expected to maintain their own technology resources. Learners with questions about these requirements should contact a staff member before registration.

General Computer Requirements

Hardware

  • Headset, headphones, or earbuds with microphone for participating in online meetings and listening to online audio
  • Webcam or built-in camera with microphone

Software

  • Current web browser (latest version as of the session start date)
  • Software capable of word processing, spreadsheet manipulation, and presentation to export in .docx, .xls, and .pdf formats, such as Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, Apache OpenOffice, or Google Docs

Connectivity

  • Access to reliable Internet speeds of at least 1.5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload
  • Access to a quiet, private space for remote connection to Learning Labs and mentor meetings

Mac Computer Requirements

  • Mac OS X-compatible processor or higher
  • Mac OS X Version 10.10 or higher
  • 2 GB of RAM required (higher is recommended)
  • 4 GB free hard drive space
  • Internet service provider (ISP); broadband connection strongly recommended
  • Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 or higher (to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Apple iWork, or Apache OpenOffice (free, and available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux)
  • Safari, Google Chrome, or Firefox (latest versions) are recommended for most courses; other browsers may allow classroom access, but not all functions are guaranteed to operate correctly
  • Malware protection software is strongly suggested

Windows Computer Requirements

  • 2.0 GHz processor or higher
  • Windows XP or higher required
  • 2 GB of RAM required (higher is recommended)
  • 4 GB free hard drive space
  • Internet service provider (ISP); broadband connection strongly recommended
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher (to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) or Apache OpenOffice (free, and available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux)
  • Windows: Firefox (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version); other browsers may allow classroom access, but not all functions are guaranteed to operate correctly
  • Malware protection software is required

Linux Computer Requirements

  • 2.0 GHz processor or higher
  • Any Linux distribution that will allow the Firefox browser and Apache OpenOffice productivity suite
  • 2 GB of RAM required (higher is recommended)
  • 4 GB free hard drive space
  • Internet service provider (ISP); broadband connection strongly recommended
  • Apache OpenOffice (current version)
  • Firefox (latest version) is recommended; Google’s Chromium browser on Linux has known functionality issues with Blackboard. Other browsers may allow classroom access, but not all functions are guaranteed to operate correctly
  • Malware protection software is suggested