For Those Who Do: Maine's Community College viewbook

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FOR THOSE WHO DO 2022/2023 mccs.me.edu

MAINE’S COMMUNITY COLLEGES

We’re here for you. The doers. The dreamers. The lifelong learners.

Start your journey.

Try something new.

Reignite your passion.

At a Maine community college.

AFFORDABLE

LEARN WHAT YOU CAN DO.

Maine’s community colleges offer a smart start for high school graduates, a fresh start to displaced college students, and a restart for those who want to change careers. Wherever you are, Maine’s community colleges can help get you where you want to go. And they can get you there affordably. For many of our students, state and federal grant aid covers the full cost of tuition and fees.

LEARN WHAT YOU CAN BE.

RELEVANT

Take control of your future. Explore your options, try something new, and pursue the education and training that prepare you for a meaningful life.

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It’s what I
doing a long time ago.” — KVCC student Choose your path Transfer Start your career Enter high-skill/ high-wage fields Retrain, learn skills for entry-level positions Earn a badge Hours to days Short-term training Weeks to months Skilled certificate Months to 1 year College degree 2 years + Start a 4-year degree 2 years + Be work ready and explore options

FREE FOR MANY. AFFORDABLE FOR ALL.

Maine’s community colleges offer the lowest tuition and fees in New England. This means that, for half of our students, grant aid covers the full cost of tuition and fees. For many, it covers significantly more. High school graduates from 20202023 qualify for a new Free College Scholarship that covers all tuition and mandatory fees after state and federal grant aid has been applied.

In all, 74% of full-time students receive grant aid to help cover the cost of their education. You don’t have to be a full-time student to qualify for financial aid.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

Students are like family here. We are committed to your success. Academic and personal support is available to help you choose the right program, stay on track, earn your degree, and find work in your chosen field. More information is available at mccs.me.edu/support

STUDENT LIFE

Maine’s community colleges offer the opportunity to play a sport, join clubs and activities, and develop leadership skills. Whether you live on campus or commute from home, you’ll find a real sense of community. Learn more at mccs.me.edu/student-life

EARLY COLLEGE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

If you’re still in high school, we offer courses and programs designed to challenge you, spark your interest, and prepare you for college. Check out what’s available at mccs.me.edu/college-course

YOU DO YOU! We know lots of students are figuring out what to study, or juggling work and classes, or want to save money before transferring. Whatever your path, we’ll help make it happen.

FREE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

High school graduates from the classes of 2020-2023 qualify for a Free College

Scholarship that pays 100% of tuition and mandatory fees!

To qualify students must:

Have a HS diploma or equivalent from 2020-23

Enroll full time

Pursue a degree or academic credential

Live in Maine while enrolled

Noncitizens qualify for the scholarship

Automatic scholarship for current students who qualify

Contact your local community college or visit FreeCommunityCollegeMaine.com to get started.

AVERAGE ANNUAL COSTS for a full-time, in-state student

Tuition and fees: $3,700

Room and board: $5,600–$11,000

The financial aid office at each college can help you determine how much aid you may be eligible to receive. Learn more at mccs.me.edu/aid.

APPLYING IS EASY

If you’re interested in applying to one of Maine’s community colleges, visit us at mccs.me.edu. You’ll find links to all seven of the colleges and more detailed information about the programs of study offered at each one. When you’re ready to get started, you can apply online — quickly and easily.

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SHORT-TERM WORKFORCE TRAINING

You want a good job, right now. Fast track your future with low- or no-cost short-term training programs offered through the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce. Most programs are grant funded, so there’s no cost to you!

We partner with local businesses to create customized training so you learn the exact skills you need for jobs in today’s marketplace. Some programs offer weekly stipends, housing opportunities, and guaranteed job interviews with local businesses that have open positions.

Take advantage of hybrid, night, and weekend schedules; stackable badges and certificates; an onramp to a degree program, and an affordable way to learn a new skill.

The numbers

$62 million in grant funding to train and upskill 24,000 Mainers

Short-term training takes less than one year to complete, some take only three weeks

The Alfond Center works with more than 600 businesses, associations, nonprofits, and municipalities across the state

The Alfond Center has offered more than 1,000 training programs in its first year.

BUILD YOUR SKILLS

Pre-hire career training is available at each of Maine’s community colleges.

TRAIN YOUR WORKFORCE

Employees at partner businesses get expanded training and discounted tuition at our colleges.

EARN YOUR DEGREE

Maine’s community colleges offer more than 4,000 classes each semester. Alfond Center scholarships help you continue acquiring skills in a degree program of interest.

We’re expanding!

The Harold Alfond Center is the result of more than 20 years of short-term workforce training at Maine’s community colleges under Maine Quality Centers. Recent investments have allowed us to vastly expand our short-term training offerings.

We’re focused on offering high-quality, pre-hire training, to learn the skills needed to get a job; incumbent worker training, to help workers move up and expand skills; and ongoing training in a for-credit program, to pursue an advanced credential or degree.

One of the latest programs trains people to successfully work for home in remote work jobs. Remote work is a growing employment sector, and the Alfond Center will train more than 700 people over the next three years.

SHORT-TERM TRAINING LAUNCHES HEALTH CARE CAREERS.

Maine’s community colleges offer a wide range of short-term healthcare training programs that take only a few weeks or months to complete – usually at no cost.

I’ve been interested in the medical assisting program for years, but with two kids, was never able to make a class schedule work with a full-time job. The flexible schedule, and the free training offered by EMCC, have allowed me to pursue my passion and I will be able to complete the course without any debt. ”

EMCC trainee

SHORT-TERM TRAINING PROGRAMS

Classes are updated all the time and are offered multiple times a year. Short-term trainings include broadband technician, certified nursing assistant, CNC machine operator, commercial driving, CompTIA, Construction Institute, dental assistant, early childhood education, electric vehicle, repair, EMT, high-pressure boiler operator, journeyman electrician, licensed practical nurse, manufacturing technician, marine design, mechanized logging operations, medical assistant, medical coding and billing, phlebotomy, pharmacy technician, respiratory therapy, surgical technician, Yamaha outboard motor repair, and welding.

KVCC student

Find your campus

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lost my job and I didn’t know what I wanted to do. Being able to go to the community college, it gave me my life back.”
Available at all seven colleges 207-629-4013; alfondtraining@mccs.me.edu MCCSworks.com

Central Maine Community College is committed to preparing students of all ages for rewarding careers, lifelong learning, and transfer to four-year colleges. We offer more than 40 degrees, certificates, and advanced certificates leading to technical, business, and health careers, as well as transfer options through programs in liberal and general studies. With online and part-time options, support services, on-campus housing, and a strong athletic program, CMCC is the place where you can achieve your goals.

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STUDENT ACTIVITIES student government,

Theta Kappa, Education Club, Muslim Student Association, Rainbow Society

other special interest clubs, and

sports

ATHLETIC TEAMS esports, baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, soccer, softball, track and field, and volleyball

For a list of programs offered at each college, see pages 22 and 23 or go to

To learn more about college costs, financial aid, and how to apply, see page 5 or go to mccs.me.edu/get-started

Julia Noel Early Childhood Education

“The education program staff, athletic advisors, and my coach have helped shape me into who I am today and prepared me for my career in education.”

At CMCC, Julia has been a student, athlete, volunteer, resident assistant, and leader among her peers. She was a member of CMCC’s women’s soccer team and volunteered with an indoor youth soccer program. As a resident assistant, Julia was committed to improving the residential experience for students. Also a good student, she was an academic mentor to younger players on the soccer team and helped organize team involvement in the community. It’s no wonder she was chosen as CMCC’S Student of the Year.

All of her experiences have provided her with a clear vision for her future in working with young children. After completing her practicum teaching at Promise Early Education in Auburn, she was offered a substitute teaching position. She graduated from CMCC in May of 2022 and returned in fall 2022 to take classes to prepare for transferring to the University of Maine at Augusta in fall of 2023, where she will major in elementary education and earn an early childhood education teacher minor. She plans to pursue a career in teaching Pre-K children.

What’s new

CMCC’s business administration and management program now offers four new pathways to help students focus their education and prepare for high-demand careers. The new pathways include banking and finance, entrepreneurship, human resources, and nonprofit management.

After a 10-year hiatus, CMCC is celebrating the return of the golf team!

A brand-new state-of-the-art welding lab has been added to provide hands-on training to help students enter high-demand career fields.

CMCC is expanding the nursing program and will begin offering night and weekend nursing courses starting in the Spring 2023 semester.

8 Maine Community College System Maine Community College System 9 CENTRAL MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1250 Turner Street, Auburn, ME 04210 207.755.5273 800.891.2002 cmcc.edu “ CMCC has helped me get to where I am today with constant support and people who have been willing to work with me along my educational path. They have provided me with the proper tools and skills needed to get me where I want to be in life.” — CMCC student
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What you may not know

EASTERN

COLLEGE

Eastern Maine Community College isn’t just a college, it’s a community filled with people who take your future seriously. That’s why our programs are flexible and focused, with many one- and two-year options for full- or part-time students. We pride ourselves on our academic programs and the learning that takes place both inside and outside the classroom.

is a great college and a smart

I interned with Caron Signs until I graduated and then it turned into a full-time position. I am very happy, have no debt. Attending EMCC was the best decision I ever made.”

— EMCC graduate

EMCC spotlight

Riley White

Digital Graphic Design

“EMCC has been a wonderful school for me to attend. The classes are small enough to feel like home, it’s very affordable, and the faculty are extremely friendly and down-to-earth.”

Riley was looking for a college close to home so he could stay near family. EMCC fit the bill, both literally and figuratively. It was affordable and he didn’t have to compromise on his career dreams.

To learn

“The class sizes during my time here are very much like I had back home, which was a welcome sight. I didn’t have to worry about just being one out of a hundred in a lecture hall, and felt more comfortable here because of it,” said Riley.

Riley said it has also been exciting to learn new skills and push his boundaries. He enjoyed taking photography courses so much and is already looking forward to taking commercial photography in fall 2022.

Riley says the hands-on, practical experience he has gained from talented and caring faculty who actively work in the industry, has made all the difference in preparing Riley for his future and he is looking forward to a successful career after graduation.

What’s new

EMCC has added a new state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab. It includes four patient rooms with high-fidelity manikins, two control rooms, and two debrief rooms. It will allow students to gain real world nursing experience in a controlled clinical setting.

EMCC has hired new EMS faculty and is offering its EMS program fully in-house.

A new art studio allows students to gain hands-on experience and provides a place for students to learn traditional art techniques and access to a photography lab. What you may not know

The college’s diesel, truck and heavy equipment program has received accreditation through the Associated Equipment Dealers Foundation (AED). This accreditation signifies that the program meets the rigorous AED national standards for diesel-equipment technology programs. Students enrolled in the diesel program have an abundance of career opportunities.

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MAINE COMMUNITY
354 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401 207.974.4600 I 800.286.9357 emcc.edu
EMCC
choice! The numbers LOCATION Bangor OFF-CAMPUS CENTERS East Millinocket and Dover-Foxcroft 2,076 students 40+ programs of study Campus housing available STUDENT ACTIVITIES student government, Phi Theta Kappa, outdoor recreation, and a variety of student activities including computer, gaming, and international clubs For a list of programs offered at each college, see pages 22 and 23 or go to mccs.me.edu/programs
more about college costs, financial aid, and how to apply, see page 5 or go to mccs.me.edu/get-started

VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Twice named one of the best two-year colleges in America by the Aspen Institute, Kennebec Valley Community College is one of the most highly regarded institutions of its kind in the Northeast. Our programs of study include the state’s only lineworker technology and occupational therapy assistant programs. And the college is leading the way to a greener future by offering programs in sustainable construction and energy services and technology, with a heavy emphasis on renewable energy.

The numbers

LOCATION Fairfield and Hinckley 2,108 students 35+ programs of study

STUDENT ACTIVITIES Phi Theta Kappa, student senate, intramural sports, numerous clubs and organizations, and many volunteer opportunities

For a list of programs offered at each college, see pages 22 and 23 or go to mccs.me.edu/programs

To learn more about college costs, financial aid, and how to apply, see page 5 or go to mccs.me.edu/get-started

KVCC

Allison Pease

Physical Therapist Assistant

“I like to give everything 100 percent. I’m so grateful to the staff at KVCC. They have been so helpful and encouraging me and making college easier.”

Allison is described by her faculty as a high performer and a hard worker who encourages her classmates and is an engaged member of the KVCC campus community.

She earned a high GPA and still managed to volunteer her time for events to help bring awareness to and help end domestic violence. In 2022 she was named a Leon A. Gorman Scholar in recognition of all her hard work.

Allison has a passion for helping others. She helps her peers study for exams and be successful in the PTA program. She also works as a personal trainer and enjoys helping her clients increase their functional strength to help improve their daily lives.

With the knowledge and experience she is gaining at KVCC, Allison is looking forward to a future career as a physical therapist assistant.

What’s new

Karen Normandin was appointed president of KVCC in June 2022. Normandin has worked at KVCC for more than 30 years and previously served at vice president.

What you may not know

KVCC has a number of resources to help you succeed and earn your degree, including TRIO Support Services, the Student Success Center with academic coaching and tutoring (free to all KVCC students) advising services, and more.

The campus Learning Commons allows students to use or borrow computers, printers, copiers, and more.

KVCC offers career and skill building professional development courses to help individuals advance their skills or train for a new career. Summer and fall courses include Advanced 3D Printing, BLS CPR Healthcare Provider, High Pressure Boiler, Welding, and more.

12 Maine Community College System Maine Community College System 13 KENNEBEC
92 Western Avenue, Fairfield, ME 04937 207.453.5000 I 800.528.5882 kvcc.me.edu
Harold Alfond Campus, Hinckley, ME 04944 207.453.5000 I 800.528.5882
It’s impossible to overstate how impactful my time at KVCC has been. I barely even recognize the person that I was before I came here. I had so much anxiety and self-doubt, but the support and encouragement I received from everyone at KVCC has helped to make that like lifelong anxiety gradually melt away until it was almost entirely gone.” — KVCC student
spotlight

COLLEGE

Northern Maine Community College boasts a vibrant campus community, where opportunities for intellectual and outdoor adventure abound. The college offers hands-on learning in technologically advanced classes and labs, providing students with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. These are just some of the reasons NMCC has earned the reputation of a top-quality educational facility committed to student success and educational excellence.

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STUDENT ACTIVITIES Phi Theta Kappa, student senate, student clubs, esports, SkillsUSA, intramural sports, and fitness activities

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES During the 2020-2021 academic year, the NMCC Foundation awarded over $120,000 in student scholarships

For a list of programs offered at each college, see pages 22 and 23 or go to mccs.me.edu/programs

To learn more about college costs, financial aid, and how to apply, see page 5 or go to mccs.me.edu/get-started

NMCC

spotlight

“There are many reasons I choose to attend NMCC, including the involvement of instructors and staff—who go above and beyond their daily duties to accommodate students; the ability to obtain a degree through online course offerings; (and) the ability for a student to work at their own pace as their schedule allows. NMCC not only offers a valuable education to students, but gives back to the local community in many forms.”

Ryan earned his first degree from NMCC in automotive body repair in 2005. After working for a number of years, trying to figure out what his calling truly was, he returned determined to earn a degree in business administration.

When a serious motor vehicle accident nearly sidelined his education, Ryan says the faculty and staff at NMCC worked with him to make sure he could finish his course work as he recovered, earning his degree online. Ryan is a volunteer at his local church and uses his wellness journey to motivate others. His hard work was recognized when he was chosen as NMCC’s Student of the Year.

He graduated from NMCC in May of 2022 and transferred to the University of Maine, Presque Isle to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business administration. His goal is to eventually earn an MBA, and work in the area of employee development or operations and management.

What’s new

Students from southern Maine can now enroll in the NMCC water treatment technology program through a collaboration with SMCC.

NMCC has significantly upgraded the lab equipment in its automotive technology program, including a premium Hunter Hawkeye auto lift with adjoining alignment system.

New program options include cybersecurity and computerized numerical control.

NMCC also offers short-term, non-credit training opportunities such as commercial driving and mechanized logging. Scholarships often allow students to enroll in these programs tuition-free.

What you may not know

NMCC has a competitive esports team and is part of the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

NMCC is home to New England’s premier wind power technology program and includes a lab with a functional 200 kw turbine.

14 Maine Community College System Maine Community College System 15 NORTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY
33 Edgemont Drive, Presque Isle, ME 04769 207.768.2785 I 800.535.6682 nmcc.edu
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I always thought there was something better for me out there, but I just didn’t know what. Getting laid off gave me the push to go back to school. I was very nervous, but the NMCC staff was great at helping me transition back into the school life and I feel that I have the support I need to succeed.”
— NMCC student

SOUTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) is the community college system’s largest and most diverse college. SMCC offers short-term training and certificate and degree programs in eight pathways from arts and

and business and hospitality to health sciences, industrial

and more.

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STUDENT ACTIVITIES student government,

Theta Kappa, and a variety of student clubs and activities

ATHLETIC TEAMS baseball, basketball, coed golf, soccer, softball, and women’s

For a list of programs offered at each college, see pages 22 and 23 or go to

To learn more about college costs, financial aid, and how to apply, see page

or go to mccs.me.edu/get-started

SMCC

“Many SMCC students are working in the industry while earning an education, so

don’t just learn from our teachers, but from our peers as well.”

has known since a young age that she was interested in making a career in the

industry. SMCC is giving her the knowledge and experience in the classroom

the field to reach her goals.

After high school, Nicole attended a four-year college to study hospitality. But it wasn’t a good fit, so she came to SMCC. Her father had a good experience when he studied building construction here, so she knew she would get a lot of value for her money.

Besides learning in the classroom, Nicole and other hospitality students take a lot of field trips to hotels, event spaces and other places where they learn from pros in the field — allowing her to learn about hospitality first-hand while making connections.

She’s particularly proud to have been chosen for a highly selective Disney College Program internship. For the six-month internship, which started in fall 2022, she’ll learn all the ins and outs of hospitality at Disney World while living and working at the theme park in Florida. She’ll be learning from a world-famous company while preparing for her future.

Nicole plans to continue her education in hospitality after earning her degree at SMCC.

What’s new

The SMCC men’s basketball team won the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II national championship title on March 10, 2022, with a 79-75 victory over Johnson & Wales University Charlotte. This victory gave SMCC its first team national championship in the college’s 76-year history.

SMCC has opened the new Intercultural Student Center to provide guidance and a welcoming environment in support of New Mainers and others. Here, students can connect with each other and access resources to help them through their college journeys.

What you may not know

SMCC Communication and New Media (CNMS) alumni are making a big impact. Former students have been busy serving as crew members on shows like Northwest Law, Deadliest Catch, Modern Marvel, X-Men and Mutants, The Stand, Ghostbusters, and more. Most notably, former CNMS students Jack Rohner and Chris Malenfant were crew for the Academy Award-winning film “CODA.”

The Global Studies Center at SMCC offers for-credit, semester-long classes in a variety of subjects that include an international travel experience. Currently, students can travel to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Ireland.

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2 Fort Road, South Portland, ME 04106 207.741.5500 I 877.282.2182 smccme.edu
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COLLEGE

Washington County Community College offers one of the most unique educational environments on the East Coast. Our 400-acre campus abutting the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge overlooks the beautiful St. Croix River, and the college takes advantage of this spectacular setting through field work and hands-on learning. Small class sizes in trade, technical, career, liberal arts, and transfer programs ensure that students receive a great deal of support and personal attention. When they graduate, their skills are valued

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LOCATION Calais 405 students 25+ programs of study Campus housing available

STUDENT ACTIVITIES WCCC offers oncampus and off-campus activities, including easy access to student organizations, a fitness facility, local movie theater, shopping, and outdoor recreational activities like canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and snowmobiling

For a list of programs offered at each college, see pages 22 and 23 or go to mccs.me.edu/programs

To learn more about college costs, financial aid, and how to apply, see page 5 or go to mccs.me.edu/get-started

WCCC spotlight

Graca Muzela

Residential and Commercial Electricity

“I am thankful for this opportunity. I really believe that education has changed my life.”

Graca came to WCCC because his teacher at Lewiston Regional Technical Center recommended the residential and commercial electricity program to him. He also chose WCCC because of the opportunity to meet new people.

Graca is originally from Angola, Africa and has been in nine different countries and says that seeing other students work hard at WCCC made him want to work harder for his degree. While English is not his primary language, Graca picked up information quickly and remembered it well as he works hard daily to improve his communication skills. In 2022 he was chosen as WCCC’s Student of the Year.

Graca highly values education and has excelled academically. He considers school a privilege and he is grateful and appreciative of the opportunities Maine has offered him for advancement. Graca is committed to helping his community, to improve immigrant housing, and eager to teach others what he has learned.

He is a very active volunteer, providing public agencies with guidance on culturally and linguistically appropriate messaging around COVID-19 for immigrants, refugees and BIPOC communities, and delivering food and providing transportation to school-aged children.

He graduated from WCCC in May 2022 and plans to obtain his journeyman electrician license and eventually transfer to the University of Maine to pursue a degree in electrical engineering.

What’s new

WCCC is offering a new coastal fisheries and marine technology program. WCCC is also working with the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center to develop aquaculture-specific training.

Substance use and recovery is a new certificate program being offered that allows students the opportunity to test and become a certified alcohol and drug counselor in the state of Maine.

WCCC is partnering with EMCC in Bangor to offer a nursing cohort beginning in Spring 2023.

What you may not know

WCCC students can study for a variety of licensure exams and certifications. A number of students have completed a certified nursing assistant course in preparation for the state exam. Once earned, the certification will enable them to work in hospitals and other health care facilities in Washington County.

WCCC also offers programs directly related to Washington County and Maine workforce needs, including production technician and electromechanical instrumentation programs.

18 Maine Community College System Maine Community College System 19 WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMUNITY
One College Drive, Calais, ME 04619 207.454.1000 I 800.210.6932 wccc.me.edu
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“ I chose WCCC because it is local, it is small. You get a lot more individual and undivided attention from your professors. My favorite part at WCCC is the hands-on experience that I don’t think I would get anywhere else.” — WCCC student

COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

York County Community College is a terrific place to begin your education, upgrade your skills, or get started on the career of your dreams. YCCC offers its students small classes with student-focused faculty and staff. Each of its career programs has been developed with direct input from local business and industry. Students graduate with the skills most prized by the region’s employers.

The numbers

LOCATION Wells 1,381 students 30+ programs of study

STUDENT ACTIVITIES student government and clubs, volunteer

ATHLETIC TEAMS coed golf, men’s and women’s cross country, baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s track and field.

For a list of programs offered at each college, see pages 22 and 23 or go to mccs.me.edu/programs

To learn more about college costs, financial aid, and how to apply, see page 5 or go to mccs.me.edu/get-started

YCCC spotlight

Coley Hatt

Information Technology

“I believe that knowledge and skills are the most valuable things that you can give a person because that gift causes real meaningful change. And if I can help provide these things it is my responsibility to do so.”

Coley has completed his first year at YCCC and has already had an incredible impact.

Those who know him say he goes out of his way to make sure that all students feel welcome, engaged, and supported and has started new clubs to help students with diverse interests get involved. His work in YCCC’s Student Success Commons has helped connect students with the resources they needed to be successful.

He was also instrumental in the implementation of the YCCC’s new esports program and in 2022 he will be one of the leaders on the college’s Student Senate.

Off-campus he found time volunteer as a substitute teacher and with Special Surfers, which helps developmentally, emotionally, and physically challenged Individuals enjoy the ocean. He says he found the experience “life changing” and is what inspired him to give back to others.

He says the skills he is learning at YCCC will enable to continue to give back to the communities that he grew up in.

What’s new

YCCC now offers a fully accredited nursing program with 32 spots available in the competitive program each fall.

YCCC now offers a lodging option for full-time students. The lodging community at YCCC offers an innovative take on community life, with the benefit of a unique and inclusive living opportunity. As involved members of the community, students will get to share similar goals and interests while broadening friendships and experiences.

A new one-year certificate in financial planning will give graduates the knowledge, skills, and credential to pursue a general career path or one related to finance or business.

YCCC’s new forensic social work interdisciplinary associate degree program examines areas of social justice, cross-cultural competency, advocacy, community relations, crisis intervention, court-mandated treatment, and trauma-informed service provision. A Credentialed Advocate certification from the National Advocate Credentialing Program is built into the college’s degree requirements. This marketable credential will set graduates apart as a job candidate in many fields of work.

What you may not know

YCCC offers the only certificate and associate degree in gerontology in the state.

20 Maine Community College System Maine Community College System 21 YORK
112 College Drive, Wells, ME 04090 207.216.4300 I 800.580.3820 yccc.edu
I became who I am today because I decided to leave my comfort zone and take a chance and thanks to all of the people I have met at YCCC. No matter how big or small it might be, every single person has made an impact in my life.”
— YCCC student

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• Marine Design C

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Automotive Technology A A A/C A C

• Basic Systems C

• Chassis Systems C

• Ford ASSET A

• Powertrain Systems C

Building Construction Technology A/C A/C C A/C

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Electrical Engineering Technology A

Electrical Lineworker Technology C

Electrical/Electricians Technology C A/C C C

Electromechanical Technology A/C

Energy Services & Technology A/C

Facilities Maintenance & Management A

Fine Woodworking & Cabinet Making A/C

Geographic Information Systems A

Heating C C C

Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration A/C A A

• Refrigeration C

Heavy Equipment Maintenance C

Heavy Equipment Operation C C

Horticulture A

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Mechanical Drafting & Design C

Mechanical Technology A/C

• Passenger Vehicle Service A

Multi-Axis Machining C+

Plumbing C C C C C

Plumbing & Heating A/C A A

Powersports Equipment/Small Engine Technician C

Precision Machining Technology A/C/C+ A/C A

• Computer Numerical Control C

• Operators Certificate C

Residential & Commercial Electricity D

Sustainable Construction A

• Carpentry & Building Science C

• Framing & Craftsmanship C

Trade & Technical Occupations (for Registered Apprenticeship) A A

Water Treatment Technology

• Drinking Water C

• Wastewater C

Welding Technology

Wind Power

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22 Maine Community College System Maine Community College System 23 CM EM KV NM SM WC YC ARTS, HUMANITIES, DIGITAL MEDIA, AND COMMUNICATION Communications & New Media A Digital Graphic Design A/C Digital Media Technology A • Animation A • Graphic Design A General Studies A A A Graphic Communications A Liberal Studies A A A A A A A • Liberal Studies – Art A* • Liberal Studies - English A* • Liberal Studies - Music A* CM EM KV NM SM WC YC
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MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM 207.629.4000 mccs.me.edu info@mccs.me.edu CENTRAL MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1250 TURNER STREET, AUBURN, ME 04210 207.755.5273, 800.891.2002 cmcc.edu EASTERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 354 HOGAN ROAD, BANGOR, ME 04401 207.974.4600, 800.286.9357 emcc.edu KENNEBEC VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 92 WESTERN AVENUE, FAIRFIELD, ME 04937 207.453.5000, 800.528.5882 HAROLD ALFOND CAMPUS HINCKLEY, ME 04944 (contact main campus) kvcc.me.edu
33 EDGEMONT DRIVE PRESQUE ISLE, ME 04769 207.768.2785, 800.535.6682 nmcc.edu SOUTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 2 FORT ROAD, SOUTH PORTLAND, ME 04106 207.741.5500, 877.282.2182 MIDCOAST CAMPUS 29 SEWALL STREET, BRUNSWICK, ME 04011 207.844.2102 smccme.edu WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ONE COLLEGE DRIVE, CALAIS, ME 04619 207.454.1000, 800.210.6932 wccc.me.edu YORK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 112 COLLEGE DRIVE, WELLS, ME 04090 207.216.4300, 800.580.3820 yccc.edu Published Fall 2022.
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