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Workforce Training

Short-term Training That Leads to Employment

SMCC offers short-term workforce training to qualified applicants who are looking to gain job skills that lead to a new or better career. Many of these opportunities are grant-funded (free of charge to attendees) and some even offer attendance incentives. Programs are offered throughout the year and new offerings are added frequently.

View more information about our specific classes below and request more information about the programs you’re interested and we’ll follow up with you to provide more details. If you have questions you can contact us at or 207-741-5955.


Grant-funded. Free of charge to trainees.
Are you interested in learning software development skills to enhance your career or start a new one? If so, this course could be for you. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam. Request More Info Now.


Funding may be available.
The Construction Institute provides easy access to short-term training in five core construction skills. Start your career now or apply these courses toward a college degree. Whatever your plan is, we will help you get there! Courses include Building Concepts & Leveling, Construction Print Reading, Construction Safety, Tool Safety, Resume Writing, Framing Methods and Interview Skills. Request More Info Now.


Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation through lecture, practical labs, and clinical experience. Upon successful course completion, students are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exams, at the EMT level. Request More Info Now.


Grant-funded. Free of charge to trainees.
Earn 10 college credits and your ServSafe Certification with this online grant-funded program.  Request More Info Now.


Grant-funded and Incentive for Attendance.
In partnership with General Dynamics – Bath Iron Works. Get training in blueprint reading, technical math, hand & power tool operation and safety, operation of air tools, oxy cutting, tack welding, basic layout, lifting & material handling, drilling, fastening and more. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works will conduct job interviews with qualified applicants upon successful completion of the program. Request More Info Now.


Grant-funded and Incentive for Attendance.
In partnership with General Dynamics – Bath Iron Works. This grant-funded training program will provide you with the skills you need to become a Marine Designer. Learn how to perform marine design activities, resolve design-related problems, develop ship alteration drawings, electronically draft installation and fabrication drawings, extract computer-aided manufacturing data and more. Request More Info Now.


In partnership with Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) and Maine Medical Partners (MMP)
This all-expense paid, accelerated program will provide you with paid, on-the-job training and mastery of MA skills learned in the classroom. Participants will work part-time in a physician practice while attending class at SMCC, perform their externship hours, and prepare to take their CMA or RMA exam upon completion of the program. Request More Info Now.


In partnership with Maine Health/NorDx
Learn to be a Phlebotomist in just 6 weeks, while you get paid full-time. This course is designed to provide students with the clinical knowledge and competency to become a highly-skilled Phlebotomist and the opportunity to earn while you learn. Students who successfully complete the course will be hired in a Phlebotomy position at one of NorDx’s various sites. Request More Info Now.


SMCC is providing 500 FREE Professional Education Online licenses (grant-funded) to qualified applicants. These online courses give you the opportunity to advance your career on your own schedule. Access over 5,000 noncredit online courses and certifications in areas like business, customer service, data and analytics, desktop publishing, digital skills, finance, HR and legal, IT, marketing and digital skills, and more!

Propane & Oil Burner Technician Training

Grant-funded. Free of charge to trainees. Earn while receiving accelerated training.
This is an accelerated program for Heating Technician Certification and CDL training. Qualified candidates will be hired by Dead River Company and receive free training in the classroom and on the job while receiving benefits and being paid! Request More Info Now.


Offered by Maine Medical Center School of Surgical Technology
Grant-funded. Free of charge to trainees.
This program provides the support, guidance, and tools you need to begin a successful career as a Surgical Technologist and prepares highly qualified and motivated students to be members of a modern surgical team. Request More Info Now.


Grant-funded and Incentive for Attendance.
In partnership with General Dynamics – Bath Iron Works. Topics covered include out of out of position T welds, groove welds, vertical welds, stick and flux core, oxy cutting, plasma cutting, non-destructive and destructive testing and more! General Dynamics Bath Iron Works will conduct job interviews with qualified applicants upon successful completion of the program. Request More Info Now.


Grant-funded. Free of charge to trainees.
Get classroom learning and concentrated hands-on training on multiple Yamaha outboard motors ranging from F20-F200. Training topics include engine nomenclature, maintenance charts & descriptions of services, Yamalube™ lubricants & additives, oil & filter service, water pump service, decarbonizing, valve train maintenance, vapor separator tank service, fuel filter replacement, anodes, timing belts and more. Request More Info Now.

Career Skills

Training & Certifications

SMCC offers an exciting array of courses and certifications that provide skills to begin a new career or expand your professional skill sets.

Search and register for courses and contact us with questions at or 207-741-5862.

Sample courses offered throughout the year include:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Legal Studies
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Real Estate
  • Welding


  • Boating Skills
  • Art & Photography

OR download and submit a registration form.


Out-of-State Licensure Information

If you are completing one of our short-term training programs you can view information about  licensure in other states, by downloading our Out-of-State Licensure document.

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