Howard Community College

Howard Community College (HCC) is the primary hub for higher learning in one of the most vibrant, best-educated counties in Maryland. We are proud to serve our community and to provide pathways to success for everyone whose life goals can be realized through education. We offer outstanding two-year degree and certificate programs built around careers that are in demand. Offering affordable options for degrees and certificates, HCC is a smart choice, with courses that will transfer to any one of a long list of four-year institutions and education that will prepare you for the workforce. Students of all ages and educational levels also can prepare for a new career, sharpen job skills or explore personal interests through the many programs in our noncredit, Continuing Education and Workforce Development division.

Student Enrollment (FY16)

  • 14,467 credit students
  • 15,751 continuing education


Main Campus – Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, Maryland 21044
Phone: 443-518-1000

Laurel College Center
312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 205
Laurel, MD 20707

Charles I. Ecker Business Training Center
6751 Gateway Dr.
Columbia, MD 21046
Phone: 443-518-4680