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About Our Business & Hospitality Pathway

If you see yourself starting or working in a business or if food and travel excite you, Business and Hospitality can provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to ensure your success. Whether you want to run a business, be an accomplished chef, manage a hotel or get into sports management, our programs prepare you for successful careers or continued study in your field.

What opportunities can this pathway provide?

SMCC graduates have started their careers at top-notch employers like:

  • The Press Hotel
  • City of Portland
  • Maine Course Hospitality
  • State Theatre
  • Unum
  • TD Bank
  • Independently Owned Businesses
  • Portland Area Restaurants
  • Fore River Brewing
  • And more!

Continue Your Education

SMCC graduates have used our transfer agreements to continue their education at:

  • Husson University
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • University of Maine Augusta
  • University of New England
  • University of Southern Maine

What training and programs are available?

Learn skills to enter the workforce quickly, and if desired return to earn a certificate or associate degree. Grant-funded opportunities (free of charge to trainees) available.

Workforce Training

Career Skills Courses & Certifications

Associate Degrees & Certificates

Earn a degree or certificate and enter the workforce or continue your education at a four-year college.

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.