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At SMCC, You’ll see a lot. Countless paths to pursue the future you want. Flexible schedules on campus and online with support to succeed. Free to many, affordable to all. Build your way to a better future. Get started today!

Southern Maine Community College is...

Southern Maine Community College is...

Free or Affordable

Offering FREE tuition to high school grads from  2020-2025 and short-term training opportunities. For those who don’t qualify, our tuition and fees are the lowest in New England at $3,880 per year, in-state with financial aid options.


Choose from short-term training opportunities that allow you to start employment quickly and associate degree and certificate programs that allow you to further expand your career opportunities.


We are here to help you determine what program to choose based on your goals and provide services from advising to career counseling to ensure you reach your full potential.


We have numerous transfer agreements that allow you to transfer seamlessly to a four-year college upon graduating from various associate degree programs.


Our faculty are talented experts in their field and are connected with business partners locally and beyond putting you one step ahead of the rest for internships and job opportunities.


Offering on-campus housing, athletics and student clubs and organizations and more. No matter who you are you’ll find a network of peers to help you succeed.


Launch your career

SMCC graduates have started their careers at top-notch employers like:
  • Bath Iron Works
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Hannaford
  • Maine Medical Cener
  • L.L.Bean
  • Texas Instruments
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • WCSH6
  • TD Bank
  • WEX

Continue your education

SMCC graduates have used our transfer agreements to continue their education at:
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Maine College of Art
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Saint Joseph’s College
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Thomas College
  • University of Maine
  • University of New England
  • University of Southern Maine
  • Wellesley College

Programs by Pathway of Interest

Arts, Humanities, Digital Media & Communications


  • Communications & New Media Studies Degree
  • Liberal Studies Degree: General
  • Liberal Studies Degree: Arts Focus
  • Liberal Studies Degree: English Focus
  • Liberal Studies Degree: Music Focus
  • Liberal Studies Degree: Online Degree
Business & Hospitality


  • Business Administration Degree
  • Sports Management Degree
  • Business Administration Online Degree
  • Culinary Arts Degree
  • Hospitality Management Degree

Career Skills Courses and Certifications:

  • Property Management

Workforce Training:

  • Hospitality Management
Computer Science & Information Technology


  • Computer Science Degree
  • Cyber Security Degree
  • Information Technology Degree

Workforce Training:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Professional Education Online
Health Sciences


  • Cardiovascular Technology Degree
  • Health Sciences Degree
  • Medical Assisting Degree
  • Nursing Degree
  • Nutrition & Dietetics Degree
  • Radiography Degree
  • Respiratory Therapy Degree
  • Surgical Technology Degree

Career Skills Courses & Certifications:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Interpreting
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy

Workforce Training:

  • Medical Assisting
  • Phlebotomy School
Industrial Technology & Transportation


  • Architectural & Engineering Design Degree
  • Automotive Technology Degree
  • Construction Technology Degree
  • Electrical Engineering Technologies Degree
  • Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Degree
  • Horticulture Degree
  • Precision Machining & Manufacturing Degree
  • Water Treatment Technology Degree (offered through NMCC)


  • Automotive Chassis Systems Certificate
  • Automotive Powertrain Systems Certificate
  • CNC Machine Operator Certificate
  • Construction Technology Certificate
  • Electrician Technology Certificate
  • Heating Certificate
  • Marine Design Certificate
  • Plumbing Certificate
  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Certificate
  • Water Treatment Technology Certificate (offered through NMCC)

Workforce Training:

  • Electric Vehicle Repair
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Marine Design
  • Welding
  • Yamaha Outboard Motor Repair
Public Safety


  • Criminal Justice Degree
  • Emergency Medical Services/Paramedicine Degree
  • Fire Science Degree


  • Fire Science Certificate

Workforce Training:

  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Career Skills Courses & Certifications:

  • Paralegal

Additional Programs:

  • MFSI Fire Fighter l & ll
  • Public Safety Live-in Program
Sciences, Engineering & Mathematics


  • Biotechnology Degree
  • Marine Science Degree
  • Liberal Studies Degree: Math focus
  • Liberal Studies Degree: Science focus
  • Pre-Engineering Degree
Education, Human Services & Social and Behavioral Sciences


  • Early Childhood Education Degree
  • Education (K-12) Degree
  • Human Services Degree
  • Liberal Studies Degree: History focus
  • Liberal Studies Degree: Political Science focus
  • Liberal Studies Degree: Psychology focus
  • Liberal Studies Degree: Social Work focus


  • Advanced Education Certificate
  • Behavioral Health Certificate

Workforce Training:

  • Educator Apprentice

A three-credit
class averages
Full-time tuition
3 Campuses
South Portland, Brunswick & Online

“The professors are really connected with the students and willing to help. It’s nice when you can feel like you’re forming a friendship with a professor.”

Michael, SMCC Business Administration Student

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