100% attendance and participation for our training courses is expected. If a portion of the training, within reason of a few hours, is missed by unforeseen circumstances, MOLC Instructors will provide extra time for make-up. Student who miss 5 plus hours will be dismissed with no refund, no transferal.
Field Site Training: The field site training programs are immersion programs, which means for the entire training you will live in the woods and spend every day actively learning and doing. You will be evaluated, given feedback, and tested by hands-on, oral, and written tests by instructors. The evaluations are based on in the field exercises, test scores, and oral answers. Guides who successfully meet all training requirements will receive a certificate of completion.
Academic 4 day: Student Guides are tested in class written and orally. You must receive a score of 70 or better to receive a certificate of completion. Attendance, participation, and proficiency in map and compass skills are part of the score.
Student Guide test scores and pertinent information are maintained in our main office.
Written Test Grade Scale: PASS/FAIL
100 Question Exam:
Minimum passing grade considered satisfactory is: 70%
70% and Higher: PASS
Anything below a 70%: FAIL
While efforts are made by our staff to ensure the student Guides success, we reserve the right to academically dismiss student Guides who are not meeting minimum standards for participation and safety.
If for any reason you are not satisfied with the training you are free to leave, but you will not receive a certificate or return of fees for the training course.
Student Conduct and Dismissal Policy
When at the field site we’re all about creating successful Guides. We reserve the right to dismiss a student for any reason including but not limited to using drugs, excessive alcohol, fighting, and disruption of learning.
Conditions of reentrance for dismissed students for unsatisfactory progress are on a case by case basis. All inquiries for reentrance shall be submitted in writing to Maine’s Outdoor Learning Center for review.
Student Record Keeping
Maine’s Outdoor Learning Center maintains a written record of all student training and test scores in the main office in Lincolnville, Maine.
MOLC is a non-accredited training facility that neither gives or receives credit for previous education and training. However, the tools you bring into the program advances your knowledge and skills that advance your test scores with MOLC and Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Policies for Veterans and Dependents Using VA Benefits: Please visit the section of this website that is for Veterans and Dependents.
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