York County Community College
|York County Community College|
|Motto||Success...It all starts here|
|Type||Public, two year|
|President||Dr. Charles M. Lyons|
|Vice-president||Ms. Paula Gagnon|
|Students||1,349 (Fall 2009)|
|Location||Wells, Maine, USA
|Former names||York County Technical College|
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. YCCC's student population was 1,054 in 2008; in 2009, the student population was 1,349, a 28% increase.
Courses of study
Associate Degree programs
- Business Administration
- 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.
- Architectural Drafting and Design
- Food Service Specialist
- Precision Machining Technology
The number of full-time students were 342 (34%), and the number of part-time students were 684 (66%).
The number of degree/certificate seeking students were 714 (77%), and the number of non-degree seeking students were 232 (23%).
- "York County Community College recognized nationally for strong growth". York County Coast Star. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2011.