Professional Development

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. Click to view our PDF course brochure or scroll down for details about specific classes!

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 for more information.

HOPE Program

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.

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.

Qualification criteria:

➢ 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:

or call the Lewiston CareerCenter at 207-753-9001. TTY users call Maine Relay 711.

TechHire Maine

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.

Harold Alfond Foundation Grant - Computer Support Specialist Training

CMCC has received funding through the Harold Alfond Foundation to provide FREE COMPUTER TRAINING!!

Have you ever wanted to start a career in a computer field, but didn’t have the skills to convince an employer to hire you? Are you interested in an opportunity to learn valuable fundamental computer skills and get certified for FREE? Do you think you have an ability or aptitude to work with computer or technology?


Complete our online registration form at CMConnect if your interested today!

Free Training Programs funded by Maine Quality Centers

Grants through the Maine Quality Centers are provided to Maine’s Community Colleges to provide training programs for pre-hire and incumbent workers at little or no cost. Central Maine Community College is currently offering two training programs for FREE through this grant; see below for details. Registration can be completed online at CMConnect for these programs.



This 11-week, 426-hour training program includes 266 hours of instruction at Central Maine Community College and 160 hours of work experience with an employer partner at $15/hour. Job opportunities may be available to successful graduates of the program with one of our  employer partners: Grover Precision, Elmet Technologies, Hunting International – Dearborn Division, Maine Machine Products Company, or Nichols Portland.

Training Schedule: May 26 – August 14; Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Information Sessions to be held on the following dates:

  • Thursday, April 9 from 1-4 pm at Central Maine Community College in Auburn
  • Thursday, April 16 from 1-4 pm at Community Concepts in South Paris.

To view the information flyer, click on the link above. To submit the online registration form, go to

Industry Recognized Certifications

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.

How to use the course search

  • Use the search box, above the table, to enter any key words of interest. You may also click on any table header (in red) to sort by that column.
  • Click the green circle next to the course to expand further information including but not limited to description, registration, and more.

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, CWPD intends to offer summer classes 100% online. We will re-evaluate the format in which our list of fall courses is offered as we get closer to their start dates.