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Accounting
The Accounting Program leading to an Associate in Applied Science Degree is designed to provide students with a realistic and practical foundation in general accounting practices. Graduates will have mastered a wide variety of accounting functions essential to modern business and non-profit offices. The graduate will possess knowledge of accounting functions, automated systems, as well as an understanding of overall business processes. The skills gained in the program prepare individuals for initial entry into, and advancement within, the accounting departments of organizations of any size. Graduates are also prepared for transfer to 4-year colleges or universities should they seek a CPA career track. Areas of study in addition to the general education requirements include accounting practices, quality customer service, budgeting, fund accounting, human resource management and supervision, business finance, and computer applications. Learn more…
Architectural & Engineering Design
The Architectural and Engineering Design Degree curriculum provides a broad-based education for employment in a variety of design disciplines. Students learn engineering standards and design concepts, machining and fabrication processes, structural mechanics and material properties, and measurements and mathematics as they relate to the design process. Courses are designed to develop problem-solving, critical thinking, communication and technical skills. The program prepares students for advanced computer applications emerging in the fields of architecture, engineering, graphics, and design. Learn more…
Behavioral Health Studies
The Associate in Applied Science Behavioral Health Studies program is designed to prepare students with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a position in the mental health field or continue their studies at the Baccalaureate level. Areas of study include trauma, vocational rehabilitation, substance abuse issues, human development, cultural awareness, counseling theories, and the role of mental health providers. Learn more…
Business Administration
The Associate in Applied Science Business Administration program provides graduates with the necessary skills to succeed in today’s business world. Areas of study include accounting, economics, finance, international business, human resource management and supervision, sales and marketing, basic computer operations and business law. Graduates from the program are prepared to pursue supervisory and managerial positions in financial institutions, government, transportation, public utilities, manufacturing, insurance and retailing. Business Administration not only makes graduates more employable, it also provides transfer opportunities for those who wish to transfer to 4-year colleges or universities. The program provides graduates with both entrepreneurial skills for those who prefer to run their own businesses, and organizational skills for those who wish to work in larger corporate organizations. Learn more…
Business Administration - Finance Option
The Finance Option is suitable for the financially oriented Business major. Finance Option majors master cash-flow analysis, principles of corporate finance, banking and securities operations and a variety of other skills essential to careers in the financial services industry. Finance Option students will be prepared for financial-services jobs in banking, insurance and securities, financial planning, bank branch management, insurance agency sales and management. Students already employed in the financial services industry will find the Finance Option program useful in advancing their careers. The program also offers transfer opportunities for those who wish to continue their education at 4-year colleges or universities. Learn more…
Career Studies
This program provides highly individualized and flexible programming to meet the needs of students with significant work and learning experiences whose education and/or occupational goals cannot be met by the other technical programs of the college. Objectives of this program are to recognize significant work and/or learning experiences in a broad range of technical and specialized career fields; enhance education opportunities for those students who already possess significant bases of skill and/or learning; and assist individuals to advance in their chosen field. This program is designed to prepare students for various careers and is built on a foundation of general education courses.  Learn more…
Computer Science*
The Computer Science program prepares students to work in the corporate information technology field by providing a balanced approach of both practical skills and the theory behind them. The program gives students hands-on experience in diagnostic, repair, and installation; network design and management; programming and server administration. The curriculum is designed to develop critical thinking skills and enable a student to be ready for today’s jobs and the ability to thrive in the ever-changing IT landscape. Learn more…
Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice Associate Degree program focuses on the criminal justice system, its organizational components and processes and its legal and public policy contexts. The program includes instruction in criminal law and policy, police and correctional systems organization, the administration of justice and the judiciary, and public attitudes regarding criminal justice issues.  Learn more…
Culinary Arts
The Culinary Arts curriculum focuses on classical and nouvelle French cooking techniques with hands-on classes that encompass knife-skills, stocks and sauces, Garde-Manger, and International and American Regional Cuisine. The Culinary Arts program encourages students to be creative and artistic as part of the development of the full set of classical skills. Students will learn to prepare food with attention to balance of flavors, aroma and presentation. Routine practice of fundamental techniques and procedures ensures our students every opportunity to be successful in any culinary endeavor. We cook, taste, and talk about food everyday in our cooking labs. We focus on using fresh, local ingredients, with an emphasis on seasonality and sustainable resources. In addition to building culinary expertise, we also focus on the management concepts necessary to be a successful Executive Chef, food service manager or culinary business owner. Personnel and financial management as well as menu design, inventory and cost control are all important parts of the training required to be a professional in the culinary arts. Learn more…
Culinary Arts - Baking & Pastry Option - NEW FALL 2016
Building from a foundation in Culinary Arts, the Baking & Pastry Option encourages students to expand their full set of classical skills. Routine practice of fundamental techniques and procedures, as well as creative and artistic culinary creations in the cooking and baking labs, will develop proficiencies in a broader range of culinary endeavors. In addition to building expertise in the kitchen, the program also focuses on the management concepts necessary to be a successful pastry chef, dessert chef or bakery business owner. Coursework such as personnel and financial management as well as menu design, inventory and cost control will prepare students in the culinary and baking arts profession. Learn more…
Digital Media
The Associate of Applied Science Degree prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to creation and manipulation of computer graphics. Students use computer applications and related visual techniques to manipulate images and information originating as videos, still photographs, and digital copy in order to communicate messages simulating real-world content. The program includes instruction in specialized computer software and applications to specific commercial, industrial, and entertainment needs. Students gain knowledge and develop skills to work in the areas of interactive multimedia including web development, print & digital design, CDROM production, and 2D/3D computer animation production.  Learn more…
Digital Media - Animation Option
The Associate of Applied Science Degree Animation Option prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the creation and manipulation of content for computer animation. Students use computer applications and related foundational techniques to develop conceptual content into usable electronic resources for animating, and creating animations with those resources. The program includes instruction in specialized computer software and applications to specific commercial, industrial, and entertainment needs of animation. Students gain knowledge and develop skills to work in the areas of interactive multimedia including; storyboarding, 2D animation, basic game design, 3D object and character design, texturing & lighting, animating, special effects, and rendering final output to a demo reel. Learn more…
Digital Media - Graphic Design Option
The Associate of Applied Science – Graphic Design Option prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the layout and design of electronic graphic and textual products. Students use computer applications and related visual techniques to manipulate images and information originating as artwork, digital photography, and digital copy in order to communicate messages simulating real-world Graphic Design. The program includes instruction
in specialized computer software and applications to specific commercial, industrial, and entertainment needs of design. Students gain knowledge and develop skills to work in the areas of Graphic Design including web, print media, illustration, and managing resources for final outsourcing.  Learn more…
Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Education Associate in Applied Science program is designed to prepare students as skilled and creative early childhood educators. The program curriculum is based upon the standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Young Children (NAEYC). The coursework combines theory and practical application in such areas as child growth and development, child guidance and curriculum development, professional growth, and facility directorship with emphasis on such issues as meeting the individual needs of the child, cultural diversity, and inclusion. The Associate in Applied Science Degree program includes two student teaching practicum courses totaling 300 hours in the field. Home care providers and other childcare professionals may utilize their sites for the program’s observation course component. All students are required to complete their 300 hours of student teaching at licensed sites approved by the Department.  Learn more…
Education
This Associate in Science degree in Education offers students both a theoretical and practical foundation of study toward careers in teaching, social services and other education-based careers. This program is designed to allow students to tailor their coursework to their immediate or long-term education related career interests and the appropriate baccalaureate transfer option. Students planning to transfer should select electives consistent with their desired transfer program and work closely with a transfer counselor and an academic advisor for course selection. Learn more…
Gerontology - NEW FALL 2016
The Associate in Applied Science in Gerontology prepares students to develop careers in aging, or further trains those already employed or active in gerontology or related fields. Core courses provide an interdisciplinary background in the aging process and end-of-life issues. Program electives are designed to offer students the flexibility to focus on health, business, social services, policy or other topics related to older adults and the aging process. Graduates of this program will have the skills and knowledge needed to work in a variety of growing services related to gerontology and end-of-life care as well as a strong base of general education courses to build upon for students wishing to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. Learn more…
Health Information Management
This Associate in Applied Science degree in Health Information Management is designed for students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to analyze, manage and utilize patient data and health information resources. The program focuses on the fundamentals of health information management including the compilation of statistics, medical coding, abstracting medical records and the legal and ethical aspects of working with health information. This program includes a practicum at an approved clinical site.  Learn more…
Health Studies
The Health Studies program provides a broad-based curriculum with an emphasis on preparation for continued study in the health science field that includes an exploration of health careers, as well as the basic science courses necessary for many health occupation programs. The program is designed for students seeking one of three academic and career paths: a) to prepare for transfer into a specialized associate degree health program; or b) to continue their studies at the Baccalaureate level; or c) a mid-level position in the health-care field. Students planning to transfer should select electives consistent with their desired transfer program and work closely with an academic advisor for course selection.  Learn more…
Hospitality & Tourism Management - NEW FALL 2016
The Hospitality and Tourism Management degree is designed to prepare graduates to work in the hospitality and tourism field, one of the largest career fields in the region, the state and the country. The program builds off of a strong foundation of courses in Business Administration with the addition of Hospitality Management courses designed to specifically address the needs of this diverse and vibrant career field. Students may choose electives that focus on their entrepreneurial skills, for those who prefer to run their own businesses, or organizational skills, for those who wish to work in larger corporate organizations. The program will also serve a base for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree.  Learn more…
Information Technology*
The Information Technology program provides students with a broad background in the application of computers to the ever-widening needs of business and industry. The program gives students hands-on experience in troubleshooting, system administration, computer networks, web systems, computer programming, and databases. Students also have the opportunity to gain work experience through an internship. The curriculum is designed to develop critical thinking skills and enable a student to be ready for today’s jobs and the ability to thrive in the ever-changing IT landscape. Learn more….
Liberal Studies
The Liberal Studies program is designed for students interested in pursuing an academic program focused on liberal studies and which will transfer to a four-year university. Learn more…
Liberal Studies - American Studies Concentration
The American Studies Concentration invites students to explore American society, culture, and identity from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Through history, literature, art, politics, music, religion, and other fields of study, students will analyze American life, trace its evolution, and seek to understand its influences. Learn more…
Medical Assisting
The Medical Assisting Associate Degree program focuses on providing students with basic education and training needed in fast-paced and demanding medical offices. The program encompasses instruction in communications, software applications, mathematics, pharmacology, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, as well as clinical and administrative competencies and includes a practicum in a healthcare setting. All courses are designed to prepare graduates to work successfully in a wide variety of outpatient medical settings.  Learn more…
Nursing
In partnership with Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) – YCCC offers a nursing program on the campus of YCCC. Residents of York County have access to a quality RN program through this partnership. Students may take the required pre-requisites and general education courses for the RN program at SMCC or YCCC. In addition, all nursing courses are offered on the YCCC campus by SMCC. As much as possible, clinical experiences are offered at hospitals and long-term care facilities located in York County.

The SMCC Nursing Program prepares men and women to become registered nurses at the associate degree level. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX Registered Nurse (RN) licensure examination. The Nursing Program is approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing, 161 Capitol Street, 158 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0158 (287-1133) and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 (404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org). The curriculum blends nursing courses with general education courses to provide a sound theoretical base for nursing practice. Clinical experiences are concurrent with didactic experiences during the four semesters. If students are unable to meet clinical objectives or obtain a course grade of C (76) or better, they fail that nursing course. Students may apply for reinstatement/re-admission to the Nursing Program once. Learn more…

Precision Machining Technology
This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to use machine tools that are either conventionally controlled or computer numerically controlled, such as lathes, and milling machines to produce precision parts. The curriculum is designed to provide broad multi-disciplinary instruction in blueprint reading; machining; lathe and mill operations; liberal arts, applied mathematics; computers; CAD/CAM systems; CNC setup, programming, operations, and troubleshooting; shop and safety practices; equipment capabilities; and regulations and laws. Learn more…
Trade & Technical Occupations
This program recognizes proficiency for various trades and technical occupations where an individual has completed a formal registered apprenticeship program (i.e. journeyman status). Individuals who have completed a registered apprenticeship program and those
who wish to complete the Trade and Technical Occupations Program while concurrently meeting apprenticeship requirements are eligible for admission. It is the responsibility of the individual to make the appropriate sponsor arrangements for his/her apprenticeship experience prior to filing an application for admission to the Trade and Technical Occupations Program. Apprentices who are currently registered must submit their Program of Training and Apprenticeship contract with their completed YCCC application. Those students seeking assessment of prior learning for a completed apprenticeship program will provide the necessary documentation to verify his/her successful completion of the apprenticeship program, i.e., certification documents, a schedule of training required by the employer, and other credentials that support the enrollment of the student. Learn more...
Veterinary Technology
The Associate in Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology prepares students with skills in animal healthcare and management, clinical techniques, science, communication, critical thinking and decision making. The program combines both theoretical-based classroom learning with hands-on laboratory and field experience through external partnerships and clinical experiences to ensure a strong foundation in veterinary technology. The curriculum will prepare students to work with small and large animals. Throughout the program students acquire the foundation of knowledge, attitude, skills and behaviors that are essential to function as a veterinary technician. Learn more…

* This workforce solution was funded by a $13 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.   YCCC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and employer, adaptive equipment available upon request for individuals with disabilities.