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Powersports, Medical Assisting Programs Re-Accredited at Washington County Community College

By wccc on Sept. 13, 2016, at 8:44 a.m.
Two popular programs have recently been reaccredited at Washington County Community College. The consistently well-enrolled Medical Assisting and Powersports/Small Engines Technician programs continue to offer relevant, certified instruction to meet the growing needs of their respective industries. This is the first year that the relatively new Powersports/Small Engine Technician program …

Leadership the Focus of WCCC Graduation

By wccc on May 17, 2016, at 9:04 a.m.
The importance of becoming an effective leader was echoed throughout the 47th annual graduation ceremony for Washington County Community College, held on Friday, May 13th. Graduates received their Associate’s degrees in sixteen fields, and many others received certificates for completing work in related fields, as hundreds of friends, family, classmates …

Community Prepares for WCCC Polar Bear Dip

By wccc on March 01, 2016, at 2:43 p.m.
Community members are rallying for the upcoming Polar Bear Dip, planned for Friday, March 11th at noon. Organized by the Student Senate of Washington County Community College, the Polar Bear Dip is an annual event that frequently sees hundreds of participants running headlong into the freezing waters of Passamaquoddy Bay. …

Washington County Community College’s Polar Bear Dip Promotes Freezing for a Reason

By wccc on Feb. 12, 2016, at 2:31 p.m.
Friday, March 11, 2016 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: WCCC’s Polar Bear Dip, Pleasant Point Reservation Pier, Pleasant Point, Maine For more information: 2074541000; The 16th annual Polar Bear Dip is rapidly approaching, prompting participants to put out rallying calls to raise donations for a very worthy cause. …

Washington County Community College reaches out to Young Women with Totally Trades

By wccc on Oct. 29, 2015, at 3:46 p.m.
Just a few decades ago, if you were a female student in high school with an interest in shop class, you were out of luck. Home economics was widely presented as the only acceptable option for young girls to take. In the modern era, however, that’s no longer that case—and …

Washington County Community College Draws Runners with “Ghost Run” Half Marathon

By wccc on Sept. 28, 2015, at 8:53 a.m.
Runners of all ages and skillsets are invited to participate in the second annual “Ghost Run”, coordinated by Washington County Community College’s Outdoor Adventure Center with the assistance of several Calais city departments. Scheduled to be held at 9:00 am on October 25th, the Ghost Run is a 13.1 mile …

Information Technology (IT) No-Cost Training Opportunities for Washington County

By wccc on Aug. 27, 2015, at 10:15 a.m.
Calais and Machias, Maine – Washington County Community College (WCCC) and Axiom Education and Training Center will collaborate to bring no-cost industry recognized certification training and examination to Washington County. CompTIA A+ certification is an Information Technology (IT) industry recognized credential which offers IT job opportunities on a global level. …

Eastport Electrical Contractor New Instructor at WCCC

By wccc on July 26, 2015, at 11:57 a.m.
CALAIS _ The Residential and Commercial Electricity program at Washington County Community College has a new instructor on staff who has years of experience in the field. Gilbert Murphy of Eastport took over the instructor’s job in March, but later applied for the full-time position and was hired by the …

Washington County Community College receives 5 year TRIO student success grant

By wccc on July 16, 2015, at 4:27 p.m.
Washington County Community College is pleased to announce that it has been selected to receive funding under the TRIO/Student Support Services program a 5 year grant for the amount of $244,677.00 per year (total $1,223,385). TRIO is a federally funded program that serves at risk students. To be eligible for …

WCCC’s 14th Annual Golf Tournament a Swinging Success

By wccc on July 13, 2015, at 1:53 p.m.
CALAIS _ Golf and education were on the minds of each and every individual who participated in this past weekends’ Washington County Community College’s 14th annual Golf Tournament and Direct-to-Student Scholarship Fund. It all played out under sunny skies at the St. Croix Country Club on the River Road. There …

WCCC Donors Say Yes to Education

By wccc on July 03, 2015, at 3:33 p.m.
CALAIS _ Sponsors who believe in education step forward each year to participate in the Washington County Community College Direct-to-Student Scholarship Fund. This year is no exception. More than $10,000 already has been raised for the scholarship fund, and more is expected over the next few weeks. It is all …

Drive Home in a 2015 Truck With a Hole-In-One at the WCCC Golf Tournament

By wccc on June 18, 2015, at 9:23 a.m.
CALAIS _ A hole-in-one is an awesome moment for any golfer, but more so during this year’s 14th annual Washington County Community College Golf Tournament. Parked next to the first hole at the St. Croix Country Club will be a 2015 GMC Sierra double cab four-wheel drive truck valued at …

Golfers Swing for Education

By wccc on June 02, 2015, at 10:18 a.m.
CALAIS _ Golfers from around Washington County, Maine and Charlotte County, New Brunswick will be on the links in July swinging their clubs to help fund the Washington County Community College Direct-to-Student Scholarship Fund and “hopefully” win a new truck. The 14th annual WCCC Golf Tournament will be held on …

Washington County Community College Partners with Passamaquoddy Yacht Club

By wccc on May 26, 2015, at 2:08 p.m.
CALAIS _ Interested in learning to sail? Washington County Community College, in partnership with The Passamaquoddy Yacht Club, will be once again offering a series of sailing programs for youth this summer. The programs are funded in part by generous donations from the members of Passamaquoddy Yacht Club. A Beginner …

Washington County Community College holds 46th Commencement

By wccc on May 21, 2015, at 8:35 a.m.
CALAIS _ Graduates of the 2015 class at Washington County Community College had a unique opportunity to listen to the powerful words of one of the Maine Army National Guard’s top women officers during commencement exercises on Friday, May 15, 2015. WCCC Academic Dean Alex Clifford, a member of the …

Young Women Learn About the Trades at WCCC

By wccc on Oct. 21, 2014, at 8:14 a.m.
CALAIS _ Two Washington Academy students were a study in concentration Friday as they constructed bird houses during the Totally Trades Conference held at the Washington County Community College Connie Carver and Kaylee Brown, both 17, worked on their bird houses individually and as a team as they drilled holes, …

Ghosts and Goblins Abound at WCCC Halloween Festivities

By wccc on Oct. 14, 2014, at 9:28 a.m.
CALAIS, Maine — Young and old alike, in costume or not, are invited to the third annual Trunk or Treat Halloween festivities sponsored by the Washington County Community College. The fun is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 24, and will be held in the WCCC parking lot from 5 to 6:30 p.m. …

A Woman Who Ran in the Boston Marathon Helps Plan WCCC Half Marathon

By wccc on Oct. 09, 2014, at 2:34 p.m.
CALAIS _ It has been named the “Ghost Run,” but the half marathon and relay that will be held at Washington County Community is not a Halloween joke. The race will be held Sunday, Oct. 26. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m.; the race will start at 9 a.m. Runners will …

Totally Trades! Conference for Girls at WCCC

By wccc on Oct. 03, 2014, at 10:38 a.m.
Washington County – A day-long event designed to encourage females to consider careers in fields traditionally dominated by males will bring together participants from schools throughout Washington County on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Washington Community College Campus. The Totally Trades! conference will feature hands-on sessions ranging from carpentry …

Another Successful AIDS Walk For Zero 2014

By wccc on Sept. 28, 2014, at 10:19 a.m.
MACHIAS _ More than 25 people participated Saturday during the 25th annual Downeast AIDS Network Walk. The Walk raised more than $1,000, with the majority of the money raised by the Blackfly Breeders Association. While the DEAN walk was happening in Machias, a similar walk was taking place in Bar …