As we navigate the changes, challenges and yes, opportunities brought on by COVID-19, YCCC remains focused on the health and safety of our students, employees, and communities.
Vaccination and Booster Requirements
Maine’s community colleges are requiring COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots for all students participating in on-campus programs.
The updated protocol, announced December 21, requires all Maine community college students to provide proof of vaccination and a booster shot no later than one month after becoming eligible for a booster. Under CDC guidelines, a person is eligible to get a booster shot six months after the last shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two months after the J&J vaccination.
Students who are fully remote and will not be entering campus buildings for any purpose will not need to submit their vaccination documents.
Face Covering Protocols
In light of new masking recommendations, the YCCC’s Wells and Sanford campuses will be mask optional beginning on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022. The health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students remain our top priority.
Student Emergency Fund
Funds can be used towards any component of the student’s cost of attendance such as tuition and fees, course materials, food, housing, health care (including mental health), technology, childcare, transportation, and more.
Suggested Technology for Students/Required Technology for Online Students
YCCC students registered for online courses are required to have regular access to a computer and a reliable internet connection, which in many cases can be covered by financial aid. The computer requirement is to help ensure access to online courses via Brightspace, software and other electronic course materials, as well as access to online and virtual academic student support including tutoring, research assistance and the online success coach, which all contribute to student success.
College courses cannot be completed with a phone or tablet so students should consider technology access for both online and on-campus courses . YCCC will provide students free access to Microsoft Office 365. YCCC utilizes a Microsoft Windows Environment for most of its classes, when buying a computer, it may be beneficial to purchase a Windows laptop or desktop.
Computer Suggestion for Most Majors*:
i3 – i5 Computer
4-8 GB of RAM
Standard Video Card
256GB-1TB of Hard Drive Space
Backup Solution (Portable Hard Drive or USB Drive)
Computer Suggestions for Digital Media, Architectural and Engineering Design and Precision Machining Majors:
i5 – i7 Computer
8-16GB of RAM
4-8GB Video Card
500GB-2TB of Hard Drive space
Backup solution (Portable Hard Drive
or USB Drive)
Tech Promise Program for Students
In many cases, technology needs can be covered by financial aid. But for our students who may need help meeting the technical needs to participate in courses online, MCCS and YCCC have “Tech Promise ” to make sure new and current students have the technology and support they need to achieve academic success.