SMCC offers nearly 250 courses over summer

Southern Maine Community College is offering nearly 250 courses and workshops over the summer months for people working toward a degree, seeking to expand their professional skills or beginning new careers. Open registration for credit courses begins Monday, March 19, with classes offered at SMCC’s South Portland Campus, Midcoast Campus in Brunswick and online. The… More »

In the News: Drawing students from near and far

Summary: SMCC attracts students of all types from many different places. This semester, one of those places is Bowdoin College. In this column in The Times Record, President Cantor writes about a Bowdoin student taking a class at SMCC to put him on track for graduate school. Read the full column here.

Top Stories: February 26 Campus Connections

Transfer Fair to make encore performance SMCC is hosting a transfer fair during the spring semester for the first time, where students can learn more about transfer opportunities to colleges and universities in Maine and elsewhere in New England. The College holds a transfer fair each fall, but is holding a second one this year… More »

In the Spotlight: February 26 Campus Connections

Student Spotlight Noah Brooks, 2-for-1 education Noah Brooks is receiving both a classroom education and hands-on job experience while attending SMCC. After graduating high school in Auburn in 2012, Noah moved to Portland and worked various jobs before deciding he was ready to enter college. When it came time, he narrowed his choice to SMCC… More »

What’s Happening: February 25-March 11

Academic Calendar: Monday, Feb. 26 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Learning Commons open Tuesday, Feb. 27 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Learning Commons open Wednesday, Feb. 28 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Learning Commons open 7 p.m., Academic Success Lab, Surfsite Hall 7 p.m., Academic Success Lab, Orion Hall, Midcoast Campus 7 p.m., Academic Success Lab, Spring Point Hall Thursday, March… More »

Top Stories: February 12 Campus Connections

Legislators pay a visit to SMCC A group of state legislators left impressed after visiting SMCC during the College’s annual legislative breakfast. A group of 10 lawmakers from Portland and surrounding towns and cities came to a Culinary Arts Center kitchen on Feb. 3, where students prepared and served made-to-order omelettes utilizing skills they learned… More »

In the Spotlight: February 12 Campus Connections

Student Spotlight Alysa Grindlinger, love of numbers Alysa Grindlinger discovered her love of numbers — and of learning — after enrolling at SMCC. Following graduation this spring, she plans to continue her education and earn a bachelor’s and then a master’s in accounting. Alysa went to art school after high school, but she left after… More »

What’s Happening: February 12-February 25

Academic Calendar: Monday, Feb. 12 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Learning Commons open Tuesday, Feb. 13 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Learning Commons open 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., University of Southern Maine transfer interviews, Campus Center conference room. Stop by the Advising Office or email to schedule an appointment. Wednesday, Feb. 14 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Learning Commons open Thursday,… More »

In the News: Meeting Maine’s Workforce Needs

Summary: Alec Young has worked at a grocery store, a hardware store and, most recently, for a small construction firm since graduating high school several years ago. But when he heard about a new training opportunity that could result in a job and a secure future at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, he jumped at… More »

Top Stories: January 29 Campus Connections

Students learn about involvement opportunities Scores of students took part in the Student Involvement Fair to learn more about the wide range of student clubs and organizations at SMCC. The Center for Student Involvement and Leadership (CeCIL) hosted the Involvement Fair on Jan. 25 in the Campus Center. Among the organizations present were the Multicultural… More »