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Southern Maine Community College opened in 1946 as a day school in Augusta as the Maine Vocational Technical Institute for returning World War II veterans. An ever increasing enrollment, however, and the rapid growth of the technologies necessitated more comprehensive facilities. During the summer of 1952, the Institute was moved to the site of the former Fort Preble in South Portland. Here it is located close to Portland, the largest city in Maine, on a beautiful site overlooking Casco Bay. The campus covers seventy acres and includes forty-five buildings, including residence halls and dining accommodations, as well as a game field, a beach, a wharf, and interesting abandoned fortifications. There is even a lighthouse attached to the campus! Some of the structures are former Army facilities that were built for special military purposes and have since been renovated for college use. To read more about the history of our campus, Spring Point Light and historic Forts Preble and Gorges please click here.

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