Please note:

The classes offered through the Center for Workforce & Professional Development are non-credit.   These classes are not a part of academic degree programming, but may qualify for Credit for Prior Learning.  Non-Credit courses do not quality for Federal and State Financial Aid; however, scholarship funding through CMCC may be available.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all students and trainees who enter Central Maine Community College's campus buildings. Attendees of Workforce & Professional Development on-campus courses will be asked to provide proof of vaccination. Those unable to provide proof on the day of their on-campus course will not be able to attend.

Current Course Offerings:

Introduction to Phlebotomy Technician  

June 30, 2022 to September 22, 2022 

July 27, 2022 to October 19, 2022

August 23, 2022 to November 15, 2022 

Students enrolled in this Phlebotomy course will learn both theory and practical skills. Theory topics will include working in healthcare, health and safety, troubleshooting difficult draws and working with all demographics from neonatal to geriatric patients. Coursework includes selecting and preparing the skin puncture site, collecting specimens, adhering to the proper health and safety guidelines, patient/technician relationship, and proper record keeping of laboratory tests. Learners will be able to sit for the National Healthcareer Association’s Phlebotomy Technician certification exam because the course includes the hands-on live stick component. Upon completion, students may qualify for employment in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, and other health care settings.

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CompTIA A+

May 11 - July 25, 2022, Mon & Wed, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

July 12 - Sept 15, 2022, Tues & Thurs, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

If you are considering a career as a technical support specialist, a field service technician or as an IT support specialist, the CompTIA A+ course is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT. This course is designed to prepare students for the CompTIA A+ 220-1001 and 220-1002 exams. At the end of this course students should be able to fulfill the requirements for CompTIA A+ certification:

  • Demonstrate baseline security skills for IT support professionals
  • Configure device operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and iOS and administer client-based as well as cloud-based (SaaS) software
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve core service and support challenges while applying best practices for documentation, change management, and scripting
  • Support basic IT infrastructure and networking

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Land Surveyor Technician

June 2, 2022 to June 30, 2022

July 7, 2022 to August 4, 2022

In the State of Maine the Land Surveying workforce is aging and many regional professionals are approaching retirement age.  There is an immediate need for technicians in the field.  The Survey Technician I course provides preparatory training for a nationally-recognized Land Survey Technician certification.  The course covers the setup for surveying stations, sequence stationing, data collection, recording observed angles, recording distances, utilizing point coding and taking survey notes.  The course will also cover reading topographical maps, CAD software operations, and following safety guidelines in the field.

Trainees must be at least 18 years of age, eligible to work in the US, be a Maine State Resident, or would like to work in the state of Maine.  Be a high school graduate or equivalent.  Must be capable of carrying standard land surveying instruments through various terrains, (no more than approximately 50 pounds at one time).

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High-Pressure Boiler Operator

May 25, 2022 to August 31, 2022


Boiler operators control high-pressure boilers that supply steam to heat buildings and generate power for industrial purposes and are employed in industrial and manufacturing plants, hospitals, universities, government offices and commercial institutions.  This course provides you with the knowledge and techniques to operate a steam generating plant in a safe and efficient manner and offers practical approach to power plant operation. It is designed to prepare you to sit for the High-Pressure Boiler Operator licensing exam.  Prior to sitting for the exam, students are required to have six months experience as a high-pressure boiler operator under a training permit issued by the Board. Students can then schedule to take their exam in the CMCC Testing Center.


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Refrigeration 608

June 7, 2022 to July 28, 2022

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the components and explain the application and operation of the basic refrigeration cycle
  • Explain operation of the basic refrigeration cycle and heat transfer
  • Demonstrate proper application and /or use of tools, test equipment, and safety procedures
  • Demonstrate accepted refrigeration applications
  • Pass an EPA approved refrigerant handling exam (EPA 608)

Access to desktop, laptop or tablet with internet connection is needed to successfully participate in this program.  Desktop computers are available for student use on the CMCC campus.

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

July 14 to September 16, 2022


The 180-hour Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program consists of 90 hours of classroom time, 20 hours of lab time and 70 hours of clinical work.  Students learn introductory concepts of nursing care, including areas such as anatomy, nutritional care, medication care and disease management.


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Upcoming Courses:


August 2022

Welding is a fabrication process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by using high heat to melt the parts together and allowing them to cool, causing fusion. CMCC will be offering a 3-week, 120-hour Welder training program. Topics covered include out of position T welds, groove welds, vertical welds, stick and flux core, oxy cutting, plasma cutting, non-destructive and destructive testing and more. This is a high-demand field where many area employers need qualified candidates.


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