York County Community College

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York County Community College
York County Community College, Wells ME.jpg
York County Community College
Former names
York County Technical College
MottoSuccess...It all starts here
TypePublic, two year
PresidentDr. Barbara Finkelstein
Vice-presidentPaula Gagnon
Academic staff
17(FT) and 75(adjunct)
Students1,708(Fall 2017)[1]
Location, ,

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
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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.

Courses of study[edit]

Associate Degree programs[edit]

  • Accounting Associate
  • Animal Care and Management
  • Architectural & Engineering Design
  • Behavioral Health Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration - Finance Concentration
  • Career Studies
  • Computer Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Culinary Arts - Baking & Pastry Concentration
  • Digital Media
  • Digital Media - Animation Concentration
  • Digital Media - Graphic Design Concentration
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Health Information Management
  • Health Studies
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Liberal Studies
  • Medical Assisting
  • Precision Machining Technology
  • Trade & Technical Occupations
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Nursing offered through partnerships with Southern Maine Community College

Certificate programs[edit]

  • Architectural Drafting and Design Certificate
  • Baking and Pastry Certificate
  • Food Service Specialist Certificate
  • Help Desk and User Support Certificate
  • Mechanical Drafting & Design Certificate
  • Precision Machining Operations

Unique programs[edit]

York County Community College is the home of the only Baking and Pastry Associate Degree program located within the state of Maine.

Student body[edit]

In Fall 2017. the enrollment was just over 1700 students[1] ranging from ages 17–72. Undergraduates consist of 35% men and 59% women;[2] the number of full-time students were 399 (23.4%), and the number of part-time students were 1,309 (76.6%). [3] The number of degree/certificate seeking students were 1,176 (68.9%), and the number of non-degree seeking students were 532 (31.1%).[4]


  1. ^ a b "York County Community College recognized nationally for strong growth" (PDF).
  2. ^ http://www.yccc.edu/AboutUs/FactSheet
  3. ^ http://www.yccc.edu/AboutUs/FactSheet
  4. ^ http://www.yccc.edu/AboutUs/FactSheet

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