Our public safety programs prepare you to make a difference in the lives of others.

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About Our Public Safety Pathway

If you’re looking for a career that serves the community, allows you to make an impact and even save lives, Public Safety is for you. Graduates serve as law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical professionals.

What opportunities can this pathway provide?

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

  • Statewide Fire Stations
  • Statewide Police Stations
  • Delta Ambulance
  • Northeast Mobile Health Services
  • Maine Community College System
  • And more!

Continue Your Education

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

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

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

Additional Programs

Associate Degrees & Certificates

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

Associate Degrees


Southern Maine Community College is …

Free or Affordable

Offering FREE tuition to high school grads from 2022-2025 and short-term training opportunities. For those who don’t qualify, our tuition and fees are the lowest in New England at $4,156 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.