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About Our Education, Human Services & Social and Behavioral Science Pathway

If you’re interested in human development and behavior and want to make a difference in the lives of others, we offer what you need to succeed. Our programs provide the foundational skills and experience for you to enter directly into a rewarding career or continue your education in fields such as teaching, mental health, social work, psychology, history, political science, and more.

What opportunities can this pathway provide?

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

  • Spurwink
  • Sweetser
  • Area Preschools & Primary Schools
  • Maine Historical Society
  • Maine State Legislature
  • Maine State Government
  • Maine Vocational and Rehabilitation Associates
  • Pine Tree Recovery
  • Opportunity Alliance
  • And more!

Continue Your Education

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

  • Saint Joseph’s College
  • University of Maine
  • University of Maine Augusta
  • University of Maine Farmington
  • University of New England

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

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.