Eastern Maine Community College



About Us

Eastern Maine Community College’s mission is to serve as a dynamic educational institution that empowers learners to meet their personal and professional goals, and to collaborate with our business and community partners to support their growth and success.

Located in the heart of Bangor, our 72-acre campus is adjacent to the Hogan Road exit off Interstate 95—just a short distance from Eastern Maine Medical Center, downtown Bangor, and the Bangor Mall—and is served by public transportation. Campus facilities include four buildings housing classroom, lab, and shop spaces; two residence halls; Johnston Gymnasium; and the Campus Center, a focal point of campus activities including the Enrollment Center, library, classrooms, and McCorkill Dining Hall.

Established in 1966 by the Maine State Legislature, under the authority of the State Board of Education, EMCC was originally known as Eastern Maine Vocational Technical Institute (EMVTI). The college was moved in 1968 from temporary quarters in downtown Bangor to its present campus on Hogan Road. In 1986 the 112th Legislature created a quasi-independent system with a board of trustees to govern all six of Maine’s VTIs, and in 1989 another law changed the names of these institutions to more accurately reflect their purpose and activities; EMVTI thus became Eastern Maine Technical College (EMTC). The name of the College changed again in 2003 from “Technical” to “Community” to more accurately reflect its purpose.