Career Academies


    Thank you for your interest in the Summer Career Academies. In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, College of Marin and the Marin County Office of Education regret to announce the cancellation of the 2020 summer schedule of academies. However, we are working to create educational opportunities for students to explore this summer. Please see below for current offerings and check back frequently for updates.


    College of Marin Summer Career Education Courses

    Go to the College of Marin website to learn about online classes available to high school students this summer. Please note, tuition is waived for high school students but small fees remain to take College of Marin courses. Please see the website for more information.


    Online Cyber Security Summer Camps

    The 2020 Cyber Camps will be offered online only and independently. This is a not-for-credit class offered through the Bay Area Community College Consortium. Click here to register now for these free online camps.


    Summer Career Academies - Postponed for Summer 2020

    The Marin County Office of Education and College of Marin partner to offer career academies for high school students in Marin. These academies provide intensive work-based learning experiences and career exploration for high school students in specific industry sectors. Most academies are 30-40 hours and take place during the summer over 1-2 weeks. College of Marin staff and/or industry partners act as the lead instructors. Several academies award college credit and include field trips to worksites and guest speaker panels with industry experts.  


    The career academies are an exemplary model of a public-private partnership with innovative educational offerings based on local and current workforce needs. Learn more at the Marin Career Education Website. 


    A 2018 Golden Bell Award Winner for School Programs 


    Goals of the academies include: 

    • Providing meaningful work-based learning experiences for high school students 
    • Allowing students to accelerate their career exploration by completing 30-40 hours of work-based learning in only 1-2 weeks 
    • Providing an opportunity for high school students to earn college credit 
    • Building partnerships with industry partners to foster future work-based learning opportunities 


    XR Marin academies that were offered in late summer 2019: 

    • XR Marin 360 Video/Immersive Storytelling Academy 
    • XR Marin Virtual Reality Academy - Introduction (Level 1) 
    • XR Marin Virtual Reality Academy - Advanced (Level 2) 


    Click here to learn more about XR Marin 


    Academies offered during the school year: 

    • North Bay Construction Corps, Class of Marin 
    • Marin County Sheriff Youth Academy 
    • XR Marin Virtual Reality Academy 
    • XR Marin Augmented Reality Art Academy 
    • XR Marin 360 Video/Immersive Storytelling Academy 



    For more information, contact your School to Career Liaison