Central Maine Community College
About Central Maine Community College
Central Maine Community College is a two-year college located in Auburn, Maine, 45 minutes north of Portland. The campus borders Lake Auburn, providing opportunities for sailing, boating and fishing. The mountains of Maine and New Hampshire are within driving distance, offering skiing and snowboarding in the winter and mountain biking and climbing in the summer. Auburn and its twin city Lewiston host many annual community events including the Liberty, Moxie, and Balloon Festivals.
CM offers a two-year AAS degree program in architectural and civil engineering technology. The program provides familiarity with materials and basic structural design concepts while helping students develop proficiency with computer applications used in planning, design and construction. CM also provides a graphic arts/printing technology program, offering a two-year AAS degree or a 1-year certificate in prepress. The course of study includes work in image assembly, Photoshop, and desktop publishing. Degree program participants also study design and layout and continuous tone photography. All degree and certificate programs allow students the option to either directly enter the workforce or continue their educations by transferring to four-year colleges.
CM offers some institutional scholarships with funds available through Central Maine Community College's Foundation and other sources. They are awarded based on need. The scholarships and amounts vary depending on the student's financial situation and the criteria established by the Foundation. Scholarships are awarded through the Financial Aid Office.
Campus life at CM includes organizations such as the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, the student senate, and an international student club. For artistic outlet, CM has a drama club and an annual literary and artistic publication for student work. Athletic students can participate in intramural sports or the CM Outdoor Club. For those who enjoy technology, there is a computer gaming club and a local television station with an on-campus studio. The school also provides health and wellness, counseling, and disability services to students, as well as academic advising and peer or instructor tutoring.