Mission & Vision

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.

“The basic mission of the Maine Community College System is to provide associate degree, diploma and certificate programs directed at the educational, occupational and technical needs of the State’s citizens and the workforce needs of the State’s employers . . . to create an educated, skilled and adaptable labor force which is responsive to the changing needs of the economy of the State and to promote local, regional and statewide economic development.” (Public Law, Chapter 431)