College of Marin Summer Career Academies for High School Students


College of Marin and the Marin County Office of Education offer these special educational academies exclusively for high school students and recent grads. These classes have limited space β€” and are FREE (nominal charges may apply to classes that earn credit). The Summer Academies fill up fast. Completing an application is required separately for each academy β€” so apply early!


  • Monday, April 2 – Application opens for Summer Academies
  • Sunday, May 6 – Application closes for Summer Academies
  • Friday, May 11 – Students notified of acceptance

(Summer Academies Only)

Once accepted, students must attend one of the following mandatory orientations:

  • Saturday, May 19, 10-11:30am at Marin County Office of Education
  • Wednesday, May 23, 6-7:30pm at Marin County Office of Education

Career Exploration
4 Days June 18-21

Career Exploration is a credit-earning opportunity to delve into understanding yourself and how you can best pursue your interests and use your skills given the career market.

Students earn 1 CSU-transferable college credit for course completion! APPLY NOW

Digital Gaming
5 Days, June 18-22

Learn how to create a video game using Unity gaming software. Unity is the engine behind almost 1/3 of top games and storytelling projects and is used by Coca-Cola, Disney, Electronic Arts, LEGO, Microsoft, NASA, Nexon, Nickelodeon, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Obsidian, Insomniac and Warner Bros. APPLY NOW

5 Days, June 25-29

Curious about starting and running your own business? Not the type to work for someone else?  Over a third of the workforce are contractors or business owners!

Learn what it takes, explore business planning, and discover  your dreams for your own business. Earns 1.5 college credits. APPLY NOW

SunPower Solar Energy
5 Days, June 25-29

Learn what it’s like to work in the solar industry. Through hands-on activities, field visits, intensive training and lectures from solar professionals, you’ll learn how to design, finance and sell a residential solar system! APPLY NOW

Health Occupations
9 Days, July 9-13 & 16-19

Explore careers in the leading industry for career growth. This academy provides an overview of health care occupations.

Health care is a growth industry. Students can earn 2 college credits with successful completion! APPLY NOW

5 Days, July 16-20

Delve into careers in cybersecurity and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Learn about securing networks, securing futures! APPLY NOW