Do you want to save lives and serve your community? This pathway is designed for students interested in law enforcement and the protection of natural resources.

About Our Public Safety Pathway

If you’re looking for a career that serves the community that allows you to impact and even save lives, Public Safety is for you. Graduates perform from day one on the job as a law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical professionals. 


At WCCC, you will discover a campus surrounded by the natural outdoors with spectacular views and miles of trials to explore.  We are here to help you launch your career or continue your education in the future!

WCCC graduates have started their careers at top-notch employers such as:

  • Dead River Company
  • Down East Credit Union
  • Woodland Pulp, LLC.
  • St. Croix Tissue, Inc.
  • Downeast Community Hospital
  • Calais Community Hospital
  • V.L. Tammaro
  • Riverside Electric


WCCC graduates have used our transfer agreements to continue their education at:

  • All University of Maine Campuses
  • University of Maine Machias (UMM)
  • New England College of Business (NECB)
  • Husson University
  • University of New England (UNE)

What training and programs are available?

For those not quite ready to dive into a degree program, short-term trainings help build career skills or introduce new subjects.  WCCC is a leader in delivering short-term training courses that provide learners with opportunities for professional development. 

Visit our Division of Workforce and Professional Development Webpage to find the perfect short-term training opportunity for you!

Associate Degrees & Certificates

Make the smart choice!  WCCC offers an affordable education that will allow you to enter the workforce or continue your degree at a four-year college or university.

WCCC is…


WCCC is committed to assisting students and their families meet the cost of a college education. Tuition and fees at WCCC are the lowest in New England and many students are eligible for financial aid, such as grants and scholarships.


Our students lead busy lives, which is why we offer flexible scheduling options to fit your needs. Our flexible course options include in-person, Zoom, ONLINE AND 8-WEEK COURSES!


WCCC cares about your success. We are here to help you choose the right program based on your goals and provide you with services from advising to career and transfer counseling to ensure you reach your full potential.


You’ll learn by doing at WCCC. Our well-equipped labs and shops are the perfect places to hone the skills you’ll need for your chosen profession.


We offer seamless transfer options into degree programs at many well-known colleges & universities.


Our faculty are professionals in their field and are connected with employers who can provide internships and future employment.