Staff Report

Southern Maine Community College is expanding its trade and vocational offerings with five new certificate courses.

New certificate programs include construction technology, automotive certificates in chassis and powertrain systems, precision machining and advanced education.

The programs are in development and will be launched in the coming year, according to the college.

“We have met with business leaders over the past year in developing these programs, which will give students new ways to learn specific skills without having to complete an entire degree program,” said SMCC President Ron Cantor in a statement. “We are delivering what businesses and students are asking for.”