In 1963 legislation established a vocational technical institute in the Auburn-Lewiston area. Originally named the Androscoggin State Vocational Institute and located in Lewiston, the school was renamed Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute by the State Board of Education in 1965, and relocated to its present campus in Auburn in 1966. In September of 1989, legislation authorized a change in name to Central Maine Technical College. As of July 1, 2003 legislation again authorized a change in name to Central Maine Community College.
Central Maine Community College is one of seven colleges of the Maine Community College System. The System is governed by a Board of Trustees whose members are appointed by the Governor.
In 1978 the State Board of Education authorized the College to confer Associate Degrees.
Central Maine Community College is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. The Architectural and Civil Engineering Technology Associate Degree program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology, Inc. (ABET). The Associate Degree Nursing and the Practical Nursing programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing. The Automotive Technology program is fully certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. The Electromechanical Technology program meets the requirements of the State of Maine Electrician's Examining Board.
Associate Degrees, Diplomas or Certificates are awarded to students who have successfully completed prescribed course requirements of cataloged programs offered by the College and have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.
Letter grades are used to report academic achievement. The letters are translated to grade points for the purpose of calculating semester and cumulative grade point averages, using the following table:
|A = 4.00
||B- = 2.67
||D+ = 1.33
|A- = 3.67
||C+ = 2.33
||D = 1.00
|B+ = 3.33
||C = 2.00
||F = 0.00
|B = 3.00
||C- = 1.67
Other grades and symbols that may appear on a student's transcript include:
AW = Administrative Withdrawal (not computed in grade point average)
W = Withdrew Passing (not computed in grade point average)
R = Course retaken, only best grade used in grade point average
T = Transfer Credit (not computed in grade point average)
WP = Withdrew Passing (not computed in grade point average)
WF = Withdrew Failing (computed as 0.00 in grade point average)
P = Passing (Indicates successful course challenge - "test out", or used in "Pass-Fail" courses; not computed in grade point average). A "P" grade is equivalent to a "C" grade (2.00) or higher.
I = Incomplete (not computed in grade point average)
* = Grade carried to another semester or not reported by instructor (not computed in grade point average)
AU = Audit, non-credit participation (not computed in grade point average)
M = Grade omitted from record/amnesty granted
L = Stopped attending a course without officially "Dropping." The grade of "L" will be computed as an "F" (0.00).
Determination of Academic Credit
Credit hours for a course are determined by the following guidelines:
- Lecture-type coursework:
one credit for every fifteen clock hours of scheduled contact, plus thirty hours of outside preparation by the student.
- Lab-type coursework:
one credit for every thirty clock hours of scheduled lab work, plus fifteen hours of outside preparation by the student.
- Shop-type coursework:
one credit for every forty-five clock hours of scheduled instructional activities.
Students may transfer credits earned at other regionally accredited post-secondary institutions to Central Maine Community College by furnishing an official transcript of work completed and a catalog course description from the institution(s) where the course(s) was completed. Courses determined to be equivalent in purpose and content to a Central Maine Community College course will be accepted for credit providing that a grade of "C" (NOT C-) or better was earned. Transfer credit is not included in the computation of the student's grade point average.
This transcript of the student's academic record is official when it bears the facsimile signature of the Director of Registration and Records and is embossed with the seal of Central Maine Community College.
Release of Information
This transcript has been forwarded to you at the request of the student with the understanding that it will not be released to other parties. The Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 prohibits the release of this information without the student's written consent. (REV. 07/2003)