Central Maine Community College

1250 Turner Street
Auburn, ME 04210
(207) 755-5100
Accrediting Agency:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Central Maine Community College was established in 1963 as the Androscoggin State Vocational Institute in Lewiston, Maine. The State Board of Education renamed the school Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute in 1965, and Central Maine Technical College in 1989 before it finally became known as Central Maine Community College in 2003. The school is a part of Maine’s Community College System and operates campuses in Bangor, Calais, Fairfield, Presque Isle, South Portland, and Wells. The institution has a student population of 2,905 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Programs Offered

Central Maine Community College offers associate and certificate degree programs in accounting, architectural and civil engineering technology, automotive technology, business administration, computer technology, criminal justice, culinary arts, education, graphic communication, human services, liberal studies, medical coding, nursing, precision machining technology, and telecommunications technology. CMCC also has online and hybrid courses in areas such as accounting, architectural and civil engineering technology, chemistry, English, and mathematics. Courses are available from the main campus in Auburn, the other locations throughout the state, or online. CMCC also offers continuing education courses online in accounting and finance, business, college readiness, computer applications, design and composition, health care, language and arts, law and legal studies, personal development, teaching and education, technology, and writing and publishing.


The New England Association of Schools and Colleges has accredited Central Maine Community College since 2003.


Prospective students applying to Central Maine Community College may submit their application online along with a $20 fee. Applicants must also submit a high school transcript. CMCC encourages students to take the SATs and submit scores. Otherwise, students will be required to take the Central Maine Community College Placement Assessment in reading, writing, math, and algebra, provided by Accuplacer. Letters of recommendation are optional. CMCC has a rolling admissions deadline, though applicants to the nursing program are required to submit their materials by January 31.

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