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Campus Connections, What’s Happening: April 3-17

Academic Calendar: Monday, April 3 8 a.m-8 p.m., Tutoring, Learning Commons 9-10 a.m., Liberal Studies-History advising, Harborview Hall, Room 302 9-11 a.m., ESOL advising, Hague Hall, Room 108 10:30-11:30 a.m., Liberal Studies-Political Science advising, Harborview Hall, Room 102 12-1 p.m., Early Childhood Education advising, ECE Building, Room 104 Tuesday, April 4 8 a.m., 3-payment plan… More »

SMCC student wins annual plumbing apprentice competition

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine—A Southern Maine Community College plumbing student has taken top honors at the 2017 state plumbing apprentice competition. Matt Hayes of Windham won the annual Maine Association of Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors apprentice contest, held March 24 at the Augusta Civic Center. The competition took place during the association’s annual industry trade… More »

In the News: Lacking EMTs, an aging Maine turns to immigrants

SMCC’s new ESOL to EMT course is training new Mainers to become trained EMTs. This New York Times article says the course is not only helping the students achieve their personal career goals, it’s also helping Maine address its shortage of EMTs. Read the full article here.

SMCC students named to All-Maine Academic Team for two-year colleges

Two Southern Maine Community College students have been named to the All-Maine Academic Team for two-year colleges. Bronson Kieltyka of Monmouth and Ayoob Mahdi of Portland were among the 14 community college students in Maine who were honored at a Maine Community College System ceremony on March 22 in Augusta. The award includes a $500… More »

Hundreds to head to SMCC Open House

Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m.-noon Southern Maine Community College HUB Athletic Center 119 Fort Road, South Portland Hundreds of visitors will head to Southern Maine Community College’s Spring Open House to learn about academic programs, meet faculty and staff, and tour the college’s beautiful ocean-side South Portland Campus. The April 8 event provides prospective students… More »

26 graduate from SMCC Maine Fire Service Institute’s Fire Officer Academy

  Twenty-six Maine firefighters have completed rigorous training and graduated from the Maine Fire Service Institute’s Officer Academy to prepare them for leadership roles at fire departments across the state. A graduation ceremony was held Saturday, March 18, at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. The Maine Fire Service Institute is a department… More »

Top Stories: March 20 Campus Connections

Global Classroom students visit Italy Imagine a class where you visit Italy’s Uffizi Museum or Doge Palace in person. Nine SMCC students didn’t have to imagine — they visited those sites and more as part of the first Global Classroom course at SMCC that included a week-long international field experience. Students in Jeff Badger’s Italian… More »

In the Spotlight: March 20 Campus Connections

Student Spotlight Ricky Sheldon, future chef When Ricky Sheldon was growing up, he wavered between wanting to become a psychiatrist, a journalist and a chef. But when he decided once and for all that cooking was his future, he knew SMCC was the place for him. Ricky enrolled in SMCC’s Culinary Arts program last fall… More »

Campus Connections, What’s Happening: March 20 – April 2

Campus Connections, What’s Happening: March 20-April 2 Academic Calendar: Monday, March 20 8 a.m., Open registration begins for summer classes 8 a.m-8 p.m., Tutoring, Learning Commons 10 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Joseph’s College admissions visit, Campus Center Tuesday, March 21 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tutoring, Learning Commons Wednesday, March 22 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tutoring, Learning Commons Third… More »

SMCC offers more than 250 courses over summer

Southern Maine Community College is offering more than 250 courses and workshops over the summer months for people working toward a degree or seeking to expand their professional skills or begin new careers. Open registration for credit courses begins March 20, with classes offered at SMCC’s South Portland Campus, Midcoast Campus in Brunswick and online…. More »