Mission & Vision

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Mission Statement

Eastern Maine Community College provides the highest quality post-secondary technical, career, and transfer education, while serving as a community and economic development resource.


We offer over 30 one- and two-year program options, as well as short term and specialized training and retraining courses for business, industry, and community. We award associate degrees in applied science, science, and arts; certificates; diplomas; and documents of completion for customized, short-term programs and courses.

At EMCC, we prepare technicians and skilled workers for careers in mechanical, engineering, and construction industries; allied health professions; and business occupations. We develop programs of study in cooperation with experts currently working in representative areas of technology and business.

We are dedicated to providing all students with a well-balanced education focused on problem-solving, decision-making, communications, social understanding, computer applications, mathematics, and science. Our technology programs include concentrated studies in both technical theory and application in the area of specialization, and all of our programs require liberal arts courses to form the foundation for lifelong learning. Our programs and student support services are designed to develop leadership skills, personal responsibility, teamwork, and appreciation of the complex world around us.

EMCC Planning Timeline

In the interest of open and transparent communication with our internal and external community, our Planning Timeline serves as a way for our national, state, and college-level documents to be available for reference and to show progress in striving to meet the expectations we set in our mission and vision.