Fitting professional development into your busy schedule can be tough. This is why we offer both on-campus and 100% online options through our online partners. Professional Development classes & workshops help you acquire the skills and knowledge needed to get a good job and advance your career.
To search the courses offered remotely, but directly through the Center for Workforce and Professional Development, click here to see our current and upcoming course schedule.
To search the catalog of our 100% online classes, click here to be connected with our online training partners.Non-Credit Scholarship Opportunities
Noncredit courses are not eligible for the use of federal financial aid.
Workforce Development Scholarship
CMCC scholarship funding may be awarded to qualified individuals to be used towards any of the courses listed below if a learner has completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) and submitted it to Central Maine Community College (code# 005276). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The HOPE program helps qualifying parents cover costs related to training and education. HOPE can help pay for tuition and fees, prior tuition and fees preventing you from re-enrolling, books, supplies, tools, and equipment, child care, transportation, etc.
Visit the HOPE program website or click here to see the HOPE program flyer and get contact information.
Adult Learner Scholarship Fund
Maine Community Foundation’s Adult Learner Scholarship supports a range of training, including attending two- and four-year colleges and universities, completing a certificate and other non-degree programs, as well as a short-term award, which is intended to support Mainers who are pursuing a workforce credential in a program lasting less than a semester. Click here to learn more and apply.
Competitive Skills Scholarship Program
The Competitive Skills Scholarship Program (CSSP) assists qualified individuals with expenses not covered by Pell Grants or other scholarships including: tuition and fees, required books, supplies, tools, equipment, uniforms, classroom related childcare, transportation, and monthly training stipend for income eligible trainees.
➢ Be at least 18 years old
➢ Do not already have a marketable post-secondary degree or marketable certificate
➢ Family income less than 200% of the federal poverty level
➢ Want education or training for a high-wage, in-demand occupation
➢ Live in Maine and are legally eligible to work in the U.S.
➢ Can successfully undertake and complete the program
The CSSP program offers up to $6,000 per year toward the cost of full-time training and up to $3,000 per year for part-time training.
To view a list of high-wage, in-demand occupations or apply for the program, please visit the CareerCenter web site at: http://www.mainecareercenter.gov/cssp.shtml
or call the Lewiston CareerCenter at 207-753-9001. TTY users call Maine Relay 711.
This program provides financial assistance and other support services for students with:
- an interest in computers and other technical fields;
- a core competency in the skills needed to perform coding or IT services.
Visit the TechHire Maine website for more information or contact the Center for Workforce and Professional Development for contact information.
To be eligible for the education components of the below programs, candidates must meet the Maine Quality Center (MQC) grant requirements:
➢ At least 18 years old
➢ High school diploma or equivalency (GED or HiSet)
➢ Maine state resident
➢ Eligible to work in the U.S. upon completion of the program
Programs Currently Available:
Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) certification
Start Dates: August 23, September 20, or October 18, 2021
Instructional Method: ONLINE, 2 days of Live Synchronous Zoom
What is a Behavioral Health Professional? Works in community-based, in-home, and center-based programs for children with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs.
What does a BHP do? Learn strategies to assist children in developing and maintaining daily living skills necessary to remain healthy, safe and live a full and productive life.
➢ Behavioral Health Professional – Flyer_2021
➢ Behavioral Health Professional curriculum
➢ Bloodborne Pathogens
➢ Red Cross Adult, Child, Infant First aid/CPR/AED
September 20, 2021, start date, online
Live Days via Zoom October 14 & 15, 2021, 11am to 3pm each day.
October 18, 2021, start date, online
Live Days via Zoom November 18 & 19, 2021, 11am to 3pm each day.
The Center for Workforce and Professional Development is currently recruiting participants for an entry-level software developer training program; all costs associated with the program are funded by the Harold Alfond Foundation, so the program is offered to the community at no cost.
The curriculum is designed to assist participants in preparation for a certification exam in Python language. This is considered an online training course and does have a designated schedule where participants will meet as a group with the instructor via Zoom; however, there will be a fair amount of self-paced work to ensure all training objectives are met.
To register for the software developer training program listed above, click to complete the online registration form.
The Center for Workforce and Professional Development offers Information Technology, Behavioral Health Professional, and Phlebotomy related industry recognized certification courses. The College has a conveniently located Center for Testing and Assessment where learners may take these nationally recognized exams, in additional to many others.
Individuals who have earned professional certifications, and are interested in an academic program at Central Maine Community College, may be eligible for college credit through a credential review.