Southern Maine Community College
2 Fort Road
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 741-5500
Accrediting Agency:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Southern Maine Community College is a two-year, public institution in South Portland, Maine. The college was established in 1946 as the Maine Vocational Technical Institute. In 2003, the school became known as Southern Maine Community College with the establishment of the Maine Community College System. The institution is Maine’s largest community college, according to its website. SMCC has a student population of 7,482 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Programs Offered

Southern Maine Community College offers career and technical associate degree programs in several areas, including automotive technology, behavior health and human services, biotechnology, business administration, composite technology, culinary arts, dietetic technology, horticulture, nursing, plumbing, radiation therapy, respiratory therapy, and surgical technology. Liberal studies associate degree programs are available in art, biological science, education, English, history, mathematics, political science, psychology, science, social work, and sociology. Southern Maine Community College also offers online learning options and distance learning media for working adults and non-traditional students.


Southern Maine Community College has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges since 2003.


Students within their junior or senior year of high school that have met the prerequisite course load, and have a grade point average of a B or better are qualified to apply to SMCC. Please note, some courses may require students to submit SAT or Accuplacer test scores. SAT critical reading scores above 450 meet the prerequisites for the introductory reading skills course. SAT mathematics scores above 490 meet the prerequisites for the introductory numerical mathematics course. Southern Maine Community College will also require prospective students to submit a completed application form before they can register for classes.

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