Central Maine Community College, located in Auburn, Maine, was established in 1963 through a referendum establishing a vocational training program in Androscoggin County. Androscoggin State Vocational Institute opened its doors in 1964, taking over the site of a former automobile dealership and operating there until 1966 where it was given its present campus.
The school was renamed Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute and that remained unchanged until 1989, where the school shortened and changed its name to Central Maine Technical College to better reflect its role and purpose in the community. By 2003 the technical college portion was replaced by community college to better reflect the school's program offerings and comprehensive services. CMCC is one of seven schools that comprise the Maine Community College System.
Central Maine Community College offers a comprehensive list of programs designed for academic transfer or career and vocational training. Academic transfer allows students to complete their first two years of a four year education at low cost, followed by transferring their credits to a four year college or university to earn their degree.
Career training programs take between one and two years to complete and prepare students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce as a qualified professional after having earned their certificate or associate's degree.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Central Maine Community College has only the most basic requirements for individuals interested in enrollment. Students that apply, pay fees, have a high school diploma or are 18 years of age or older may enroll. Students should also supply test scores, transcripts, and take a placement exam if deemed necessary.
Financial aid must be applied for prior to each academic year, and is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Aid is applied for through the completion and submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,700. 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 estimates are:
- State Residents: $2,700-$3,200
- Out-of-State: $5,400-$6,480
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $90-$110 per unit
- Out-of-State: $180-$220 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||89%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||75%||$4,922|
|Receiving Student Loans||54%||$5,532|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Central Maine Community College may offer services like:
- Online course work available
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Assisting students to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Maine, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1988)
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 Central Maine 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 (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Central Maine Community College.
- White Mountains Community College in Berlin, NH (53 miles away)
- York County Community College in Wells, ME (60 miles away)
- Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor, ME (88 miles away)
- Nashua Community College in Nashua, NH (113 miles away)
- Washington County Community College in Calais, ME (163 miles away)