located in South Portland,is one of several community colleges across the state. It was formerly know as Southern Maine Technical College, but has expanded its offerings to include additional academic courses.
The college has been in existence since the mid-twentieth century and had a student body of over 7,000 in 2012. Its Midcoast Campus at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station opened in 2011.
The “Old Settlers Cemetery” is maintained near the shore. Fort Preble (1808-1811), named for Commodore Edward Preble, occupies Spring Point adjacent to the lighthouse. SMCC also offers specactular views of Casco Bay, including forts on nearby islands, Portland Harbor shipping traffic, and Spring Point Ledge Light.