Southern Maine Community College

Southern Maine Community College is Maine's largest, oldest and most diverse community college. The college has a dynamic learning environment with two campuses, over 6,000 students, more than 40 academic programs, and credit and noncredit offerings.SMCC has nearly 600 full- and part-time staff and faculty and is located on an oceanside peninsula with sweeping views of Casco Bay across Portland Harbor from the city of Portland. SMCC offers full-employees an excellent benefits package with insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, retirement plans, paid sick leave, and tuition reimbursement. Health and dental insurance is covered at 100 percent for employees. SMCC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educational institution.


SMCC was founded in 1946 as the Maine Vocational Technical Institute, located in Augusta, to serve returning World War II veterans who needed to learn new skills as the economy transitioned from wartime to peace. When it outgrew its space in Augusta, MVTI moved in 1952 to SMCC's current location, on the site of decommissioned Fort Preble overlooking Casco Bay in South Portland.MVTI changed its name to Southern Maine Vocational Technical Insitution in the 1960s and began awarding its first Associate in Applied Science degrees. Another name change came in the 1980s, when SMVTI became Southern Maine Technical College.


The transformation continued in 2003 when the Maine Legislature established the Maine Community College System to provide affordable postsecondary education as a pathway to the workforce or to a baccalaureate institution. The College name was changed once more, to Southern Maine Community College.SMCC experienced rapid growth after becoming a community college, with enrollment nearly tripling in a decade. In 2011, the college added a second campus, the Midcoast Campus in Brunswick, located on the site of the former Brunswick Naval Air Station.SMCC has more than 6,000 students and offers more than 40 academic programs to prepare students for high-demand jobs in the workforce or to continue their education at baccalaureate colleges and universities.

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