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18 The college offers an Associates degree in Applied Forest Management which prepares students for careers as foresters forest rangers or for jobs in wild-land firefighting. Because the college is located virtually on the doorstep of the North Maine Woods the program is able to offer a unique hands-on career skills preparation experience in this gigantic outdoor classroom. Each year a week before the school semester starts students in the Applied Forest Management program embark on a five-day course held at the campus owned Elmer Violette Wilderness Camp and surrounding forests on the Allagash Waterway. Although computers are an integral part of the field experience internet cell phones and other electronic devices dont come into play due to the remoteness of the setting. The Violette camp near Round Pond has all the comforts of home and school without the usual distractions. Students become immersed in their studies in an environment similar to what they might encounter in their future careers. This supplemental program feature offers elements of an old-time traditional woods-work atmosphere. Partici- pants bunk or camp out together eat family style and end the day with a roaring fire when conditions allow. A The University of Maine at Fort Kent has the distinction of being the Northern-most college campus in Maine. For anyone who enjoys the North Maine Woods and has thought about a career working outdoors its a great place to go to school. classroom Collaborative By Jeff Dubis Instructor of Forestry University of Maine at Fort Kent