York County Community College

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York County Community College
YCCC Seal.png
Motto Success...It all starts here
Established 1994
Type Public, two year
President Dr. Charles M. Lyons
Vice-president Ms. Paula Gagnon
Students 1,349 (Fall 2009)[1]
Location Wells, Maine, USA
43°18′24″N 70°35′27″W / 43.3068°N 70.5908°W / 43.3068; -70.5908Coordinates: 43°18′24″N 70°35′27″W / 43.3068°N 70.5908°W / 43.3068; -70.5908
Campus Suburban
Former names York County Technical College
Colors Teal     
Website www.yccc.edu
York County Community College

York County Community College (also abbreviated YCCC) is a community college located in Wells, Maine. YCCC is one of the seven colleges in the Maine Community College System.


York County Community College was established in 1994 as York County Technical College (YCTC) by the 116th Maine Legislature. In 1995, YCTC opened with an enrollment of 156 students as well as three associate degree programs and two certificate programs.

In December 1995, YCTC earned candidacy accreditation status from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Full accreditation status was obtained in 1999.

In November 1997, YCTC began classes in a new building. In later years, the building was expanded.

YCTC changed its name to York County Community College in July 2003.

In January 2011, YCCC was recognized as one of the fastest-growing two-year colleges in the United States by Community College Week.[1] YCCC's student population was 1,054 in 2008; in 2009, the student population was 1,349, a 28% increase.[1]

Courses of study[edit]

Associate Degree programs[edit]

  • Business Administration
  • Accounting
  • Architectural Design
  • Business Administration with Finance
  • Career Studies
  • Computer Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Media
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Liberal Studies
  • Trade and Technical Occupations
  • Web Development
  • Criminal Justice

Nursing and Funeral Services degree programs are offered through partnerships with Southern Maine Community College and American Academy McAllister Institute.

Certificate programs[edit]

  • Architectural Drafting and Design
  • Food Service Specialist
  • Precision Machining Technology

Student body[edit]

In Fall 2009. the enrollment was 1,349 students[1] ranging from ages 17–72. Undergraduates are split nearly evenly by gender; men (47%) and women (53%).[citation needed]

The number of full-time students were 342 (34%), and the number of part-time students were 684 (66%).[citation needed]

The number of degree/certificate seeking students were 714 (77%), and the number of non-degree seeking students were 232 (23%).[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d "York County Community College recognized nationally for strong growth". York County Coast Star. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 

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