BANGOR, Maine — A snapshot of students enrolled for the fall semester at Eastern Maine Community College indicates enrollment of 2,488 first-time and returning students. School officials say this represents a 7 percent increase compared to last fall, when 2,327 students attended classes in Bangor, Ellsworth, Dover Foxcroft and East Millinocket.
EMCC received 3,353 applications for the fall 2012 semester, an increase of 40 percent compared to the same time last year, officials reported.
During the summer recess, EMCC converted unoccupied storage space to state-of-the-art classrooms. Since the beginning of the fall semester, each of these classrooms has been continuously in use throughout the day and evening. With enrollment in EMCC’s newest programs, hospitality and tourism management, fine woodworking and cabinetry, medical office technology and fire science at or near capacity, the addition of classroom space has accommodated the increased demand.
Other improvements include expanded wireless coverage, the addition of classroom technology including SmartBoards and instructor stations, and the implementation of a “green” printing initiative.