Pre-engineering degree available at community college in fall

Posted June 29, 2011, at 5:11 a.m.

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Southern Maine Community College said it will offer an associate degree program in pre-engineering starting in the fall at both the South Portland campus and its new Midcoast Campus at Brunswick Landing.

The college said this program creates a seamless opportunity for students to sign on to associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in engineering in collaboration with the University of Maine.

Southern Maine Community College President James Ortiz said Maine has the lowest number of engineering graduates in the country, and SMCC is doing its part to change that.