Washington County Community College
One College Drive, Calais, ME
- FAFSA School Code: 009231
- Phone: (207) 454-1000
- School Homepage
- Phone: (207) 454-1049
- Admissions Page
Financial Aid Office
- Phone: (207) 454-1033
- Financial Aid Page
Washington County Community College is one of the seven community colleges mandated by the Maine Community College. The campus is 400 acres wide with modern classrooms, labs and buildings located in Calais, a rural area within the boundaries of the United States and Canada.
Offering 24 programs of study at the associate degree, diploma and certificate levels, WCCC caters to students who wish to pursue a career after graduation, as well as to those who aspire to continue studying in another college or university. This school also offers online courses for students who prefer distance education with a more flexible schedule.
WCCC aims to equip vocational students with the necessary general knowledge and technical skills to jumpstart a career in various fields. On the other hand, the school’s Liberal Studies program provides students the opportunity to earn two years baccalaureate credential as groundwork for higher education. This program is offered with a flexible schedule during the day, in the evening and even online.Upon finishing the program, WCCC assist students in transferring to several four-year institutions of choice across the state with the AdvantageU partnership agreement.
In support of the student’s welfare, WCCCTrio Student Support Services offers tutoring, advising and counseling services to guide students in their journey to finishing their courses and determining their career path.
With its commitment to providing quality academic foundation, WCCC was recognized as one of the top Community Colleges in the U.S. in 2013. This college is also accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
WCCC Programs of Study http://www.wccc.me.edu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=949&Itemid=486
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $20 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $2,600-$3,100
- Out-of-State: $5,300-$6,398
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $86-$100 per unit
- Out-of-State: $170-$210 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$4,288|
|Receiving Student Loans||55%||$2,234|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 13%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Washington County Community College may offer services to students like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in the entire state of Maine.
|Washington County Community College||Washington County||Maine|
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Washington County Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
- Business Administration (A)
- Entrepreneurial Studies (C)
- Teacher Assistant (A)
Family and Consumer Sciences
- Child Development (A, C)
Health and Clinical Professions
- Medical Assistant (A)
- Medical Administration (C)
- Interdisciplinary Studies (A)
Liberal Arts and Sciences
- General Studies (A)
Mechanic and Repair Technology
- Auto Mechanic (A, C)
- Diesel Mechanic (C)
- Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) (C)
- Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology (C)
- Mechanic and Repair Technologies (A, C)
Personal and Culinary Services
- Restaurant, Culinary and Catering Management (C)
- Welding (C)
Recreation and Fitness Studies
- Parks and Recreation (A)
Transportation and Materials Moving
- Construction, Heavy Equipment Operation
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Washington County Community College.
- Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor, ME (77 miles away)
- Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle, ME (112 miles away)