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The seven colleges within the Maine Community College System are pleased to announce the launch of Maine is IT!, a federally funded program that is enabling the colleges to add new programs, certificates, courses, and short-term training in information technology.

Summer scholarships are now available for students interested in IT training!

Click here for a current list of the new courses and programs that will be offered through Maine is IT! in the summer and fall of 2014, including:

  • Network Security/Computer Forensics/Information Security
    (CMCC, SMCC, YCCC: degree and certificate programs)
  • Business Administration: Computer Systems Integration
    (KVCC, 2-year degree)
  • Computer Technology (WCCC, 2-year degree)
  • Network Administrator (CMCC, advanced certificate)
  • Web Development (YCCC, certificate)
  • CompTIA A+ (CMCC, KVCC, short-term industry recognized certification)

Maine is IT! is funded by a $13 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor and is designed to address the growing need in Maine for skilled information technology workers across many industries. The grant, awarded through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Program, is projected to serve nearly 2,100 Maine participants over the next three years.

In you want to know more, see a list of contacts for both college and Consortium staff who can direct you to the information you need.

News about Maine is IT!

Maine's community colleges offer new programs in network and computer security
Programs prepare graduates for work as network security officers and analysts, forensic analysts, network administrators, and more

This fall three of Maine's community colleges will launch new degree programs in computer information security, one of the fastest growing fields in information technology. CMCC and WCCC (in partnership with CMCC) are offering an associate degree in network security/computer forensics. SMCC is offering an associate degree in computer information security.

"Training tomorrow's information security professionals is essential for our security and economy and to protect the investments and data assets of Maine companies," said SMCC President Ron Cantor in announcing the college's new program. "This program will provide companies with the trained employees they need while giving Mainers skills that promise them a bright future."

Read about this and other news in the most recent e-newsletter.

This program is an equal opportunity employer/program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. This program is sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.