AUBURN — Central Maine Community College will begin offering in the fall a Physical Fitness Specialist program that will combine exercise theory, applied fitness, training and practicum experience.

This new associate degree program is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce as personal trainers or activity instructors in wellness or fitness centers, rehabilitation facilities or convalescent homes. Graduates may also choose to continue their education and pursue a bachelor’s degree in majors such as physical education, exercise science or kinesiology.

An internship and practicum are included in the curriculum. Students will have use of state-of-the art equipment on campus that is reflective of current practices in the fitness industry.

Applications for the fall semester are being accepted. In addition to meeting the general admission requirements of the college, applicants to the program should be in exceptionally good health, due to the physical requirements of the program. Criminal background checks and/or liability insurance may be required before students enroll in the practicum experience.

Contact the Admissions Office at 755-5273, [email protected] or visit www.cmcc.edu and chat live with an admissions representative.

Precision Machining 

CMCC will offer an advanced certificate program in precision machining technology starting in the fall semester.

This new program includes advanced machining theories and applications required to set up and run multi-axis computer numeric control equipment. Programming, set-up and operations of four-axis vertical and horizontal milling centers, five-axis vertical milling centers and live tooling lathes will be covered. Students will be exposed to the advanced inspection methods required to inspect parts made on these machines.

Three courses will be offered in the fall semester, two of which, Introduction to Solid Works and Advanced Cutting Tools, will be delivered completely online. Advanced Inspection Methods is a hybrid course that will offered online and on campus.

Other courses included in this 16-credit certificate are Advanced MasterCam Programming, Live Tooling CNC Lathes, 3-D CNC Milling, Multi-Axis MasterCam Programming and Multi-Axis CNC Milling.

Students must have an associate degree or higher in machining or equivalent professional credentials as approved by the academic dean. Applications are being accepted. Contact the Admissions Office via the information above.

Intro to Phlebotomy

The Corporate and Community Services Department at CMCC will offer Introduction to Phlebotomy on Thursday evenings from Aug. 14 to Oct. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. The cost is $475 and includes book and materials.

A combination of lecture, lab and hands-on practical experience, this course will enable students to develop the skills needed to work in an entry-level position as a phlebotomist. Upon completion, students may qualify for employment in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices and other health care settings.

For more information or to register, contact Corporate & Community Services at 207-755-5280, email [email protected] or visit www.cmcc.edu/ccs. Registration is ongoing but space is limited. The deadline to register is Aug. 5.


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