Classes offered by the University of Maine at Augusta reach students who take them at the 5,000-student college’s main campus in Augusta, at a campus in Bangor and through videoconferencing at more than 30 sites throughout Maine.

In addition, a growing percentage of the students are taking some or all of their courses online.

Add Southern Maine Community College to that list of course locations.

The university will offer two business administration courses this fall, taught by UMA professors, on the community college’s campus in South Portland.

The arrangement is the result of a new accord the two campuses have signed, which guarantees SMCC’s business administration students a direct entree into UMA’s business administration program.

The community college students will be able to start the university’s business administration program as if they had completed their first two years at UMA.

“This ensures that what you take here will be fully acceptable when you transfer to UMA,” said Margie Fahey, SMCC’s associate dean for curriculum design and articulation.