Washington County Community College was recently named one of the top 150 community colleges in the United States for its commitment to student success and educational excellence. Along with Maine’s six other community colleges, WCCC offers the lowest tuition and fees of any institution in New England.
The college currently enrolls approximately 450 students in its one-year certificate and two-year degree programs. Students prepare for direct employment through the college’s programs in occupational fields of study. Others start at WCCC with the intention of transferring on to a four-year degree.
About a third of all students live on campus where they are able to take advantage of the college’s proximity to some of the most spectacular natural resources in the Northeast.
The college was founded in 1969 as Washington County Vocational Technical Institute, and in 1989, became Washington County Technical College. In 2003, the Maine Technical College System became the Maine Community College System, and WCTC became Washington County Community College in recognition of our expanded mission in serving the people of Washington County and Maine.
The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Washington County Community College serves as an educational, community, and economic development resource for Washington County and beyond by providing educational opportunities with individualized attention to all who desire to gain technical skills, develop career specializations, engage in self-improvement, and/or prepare for transfer.
The mission of Washington County Community College is to serve the State of Maine and the region with comprehensive, post-secondary, transfer and/or technical education, culminating with the Associate Degree, Diploma, and/or Certificate. WCCC’s programs and services prepare and sustain a diverse student body as competitive members of a world-class workforce and contributing members of society.
The vision of Washington County Community College is:
• To foster the development of academic, technical and leadership skills of students seeking degrees in technical fields;
• To provide students with the academic foundation to transfer to 4-year colleges;
• To instill an appreciation for his or her individual responsibility for citizenship and leadership in a multicultural society;
• To provide lifelong educational experiences for individuals;
• To provide out-of-class learning experiences in the environment of a quality campus community; and
• To develop strategic alliances and partnerships with government, business, and industry with which to enhance the economic development of the state and the region.