Central Maine Community College
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|Central Maine Community College
|Motto||A great place to start|
|Type||Public, two year offering Associate and Certificate degree programs|
|President||Scott E. Knapp, Ed.D.|
|Dean||Judy Wilder, Ph.D.|
|Location||Auburn, Maine, USA
|Campus||Suburban with Residence halls that house 253 students|
|Former names||Androscoggin State Vocational Institute, Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute, Central Maine Technical College|
|Athletics||Men's Basketball (winter) 2009-10 YSCC Champions, Men's Baseball (fall and spring), Men's Soccer (fall), Men's Golf (fall), Women's Softball (fall and spring), Women's Golf (fall), Women's Soccer (fall), Women's Basketball (winter), and Bowling|
Founded in 1963 as Androscoggin State Vocational Institute, later changed to Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute. Its name was changed to Central Maine Technical College in 1989. As part of a statewide name change of the technical college system, on July 1, 2003 it became Central Maine Community College.
The Central Maine Community College is in Auburn, Maine, which is north of Portland in the south central region of Maine.
- Architectural and Civil Engineering Technology
- Automotive Technology
- Ford Asset
- Dealer TraX
- Parts and Service Management
- Building Construction Technology
- Business Administration and Management
- Business Administration and Management
- Hospitality Management
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Sales Administrations and Management
- Sports Management
- Supervision and Management
- Business and Computer Applications
- Career Studies
- Computer Technology
- Criminal Justice
- Computer Forensics
- Culinary Arts
- Early Childhood Education
- Electromechanical Technology
- Electrician Licensing
- Industrial Electricity
- Electromechanical Technology
- Human Services
- Graphic Communications
- Digital Imaging
- Graphic Design
- Press and Bindery
- General Studies
- Liberal Studies
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Coding
- Precision Machining Technology
Central Maine Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization, which certifies public and private colleges and universities throughout New England that meet its standards.*
- Enrollment — approximately 2,700 students.
- Student/faculty ratio is 18:1.
- 96% of students get jobs right out of school, continue their education or both.
- Average class size is 18. *
Central Maine Community College traces its origin to 1963 when the 101st Maine Legislature submitted to public referendum the question of establishing a postsecondary vocational training program in Androscoggin County. The voters of Maine gave their consent for such an institution in November, 1963, and in September, 1964, Androscoggin State Vocational Institute opened in the facilities of a former automobile dealership at 385 Main Street, Lewiston. In 1965 the State Board of Education renamed the institution Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute and in January 1966, CMVTI was moved to the present campus on Turner Street in Auburn.
The Legislature changed the name of Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute to Central Maine Technical College in 1989 to more accurately reflect CMTC's role and status as a comprehensive institution of higher education. On July 1, 2003, CMTC became Central Maine Community College, offering transfer degrees in the arts and sciences as well as career and technical programs.
During its first year, the institution enrolled 48 students in four programs (Auto Mechanics, Building Construction, Industrial Electricity, and Architectural Drafting) and was staffed by 13 persons, of whom seven were instructors. The first graduating class, consisting of six students, received diplomas in June 1965.
Today there are more than 2500 students enrolled in Central Maine Community College courses. In addition, an estimated 2,000 area residents participate each year in conferences, courses and programs offered through the Corporate and Community Services Division of the College. The students are served by approximately 150 faculty and staff members. Each year more than 300 students graduate with an associate’s degree, certificate or diploma.
The College offers educational opportunities for both transfer to baccalaureate programs and career preparation. Associate in arts and associate in science degrees are designed as the first two years of a more advanced degree. The associate in applied science degree, certificates, and diplomas are designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workplace.
Scott E. Knapp
Central Maine Community College's physical facilities have been enlarged to keep pace with increased demand for programs and services. In 1967, an addition was completed to the original instructional facility and the first residence hall was constructed. In January 1969, another addition, an extension of the North Wing, was completed and later in the year the entire instructional complex was designated by the State Board of Education as the Louis Jalbert Industrial Center, now Jalbert Hall. The portion of Jalbert Hall known as the South Wing was constructed in 1972 and expanded in 1979 and 1986. Jalbert Hall now encloses 175,750 sq ft (16,328 m2). (over 4 acres) under a single roof.
In 1975 two apartment style dormitory buildings and the present dining room/kitchen facilities were ready for use. A building to house the Culinary Arts program was completed in 1989.
In November 1989 Maine voters authorized capital bonding for the 40,000 sq ft (3,700 m2)., Geneva A. Kirk Hall, which houses Nursing, Allied Health and Occupational Health and Safety programs; science laboratories; fitness and recreation facilities, including a gymnasium; and the Corporate and Community Services Division. The building was dedicated for use on May 6, 1993.
Bonding to fund the new Lapoint Center was approved by the voters in1999. The Center, which opened in Fall 2002, houses classrooms as well as additional office facilities, student use areas and library access facilities.
To accommodate the demand for additional on-campus housing, CMCC constructed a new residence hall (Rancourt Hall) which opened in the fall of 2007.
In addition to the main campus in Auburn, (Androscoggin County) Central Maine Community College also serves the educational needs of Franklin, Lincoln, and Oxford Counties.
Franklin County Adult Basic Education 108 Fairbanks Road Farmington, ME 04938
Franklin Memorial Hospital 111 Franklin Health Commons, Farmington, ME 04938
Fryeburg Academy 745 Main Street Fryeburg, ME 04037
Lincoln County Healthcare Education Center 66 Chapman Street Damariscotta, ME 04543
Mt. Abram High School 1513 Salem Road Salem Township, ME 04983
Mt. Blue High School 129 Seamon Road Farmington ME 04938
Region 9 School of Applied Technology 377 River Road Mexico ME 04257
Telstar Regional High School 284 Walkers Mills Road Bethel ME 04217
Western Maine University and Community College Center 232 Main St South Paris ME 04281*
Wilton Career Center 865 US Route 2 East Wilton, ME 04294
CMCC offers four residence halls to provide on-campus accommodations for 253 students. Student population is approximately 60% male and 40% female.
Full-time students have the opportunity to try out for intercollegiate sports. Central Maine Community College offers baseball and women's softball in the fall and men's and women's basketball in the winter. The men's basketball team plays in the Maine Small College Conference. The baseball and women's basketball teams play in the Northern New England Small College conference. All of the teams participate in the USCAA. Any other intercollegiate sports or club sports are formed on a student interest basis. *
- Men’s Baseball (fall and spring)
- Men’s Golf (fall)
- Men’s Soccer (fall)
- Men’s Basketball (winter)
- Women’s Softball (fall and spring)
- Women’s Golf (fall)
- Women’s Soccer (fall)
- Women’s Basketball (winter)
- Co-ed Bowling
Co-ed Intramural sports The Kirk Hall gymnasium has recreational activities. A weight room is also available and is equipped with various weight-lifting apparatus including a universal weight station.
- Central Maine Community College official site
- CMCC Fall 2009 Factbook
- CMCC Cited as Military-Friendly College
- US College Search profile
- Maine Community College System
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