Are you interested in caring for others and making a difference in their lives? Choose from a broad range of offerings to start a successful healthcare career or continue your education.

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About Our Health Science Pathway

If you want to care for people as they experience health challenges or even save lives, our Health Sciences offerings will help you to go on to a successful career as a nurse, radiographer, cardiovascular technologist, respiratory therapist, nutritionist, medical assistant, surgical technician, or emergency medical technician. Many students continue their education and earn advanced degrees in their chosen health fields.

What opportunities can this pathway provide?

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

  • Central Maine Medical Center
  • Eastern Maine Medical Center
  • Dartmouth Medical Center
  • Maine General Hospital
  • Maine Medical Center/MaineHealth
  • Mass General
  • Northern Light
  • And more!

Continue Your Education

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

  • Colby-Sawyer College
  • Purdue Global University
  • Saint Joseph’s College
  • University of New England
  • University of Southern Maine
  • University of Maine Fort Kent

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

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.