Why Community College? … For So. Many. Options.

Maryland’s community colleges offer literally 100s of academic courses and career training programs.

With so many options, our students are more likely to experience trouble choosing between courses — than trouble finding great courses.

Program options to help you start, change, or advance your career.


The choice is yours.

Whatever your choice, … Yeah, we’ve got that.

Develop video games — or — Run a bakery?

Gaming and Simulation Design
Principles of Baking & Culinary Arts

Teach young children — or — Manage construction?

Early Childhood Education
Construction Management

Secure IT operations — or — Heal animals?

Information Technology Design & Database
Vet Assistant – Introduction to Animal Science

Will You Come to Us … or Should We Come to You?

Learning and Education Options

  • Attend class on campus — online — or a hybrid of the two?
  • Train in up-to-date facilities and with cutting-edge equipment?
  • Learn from accomplished faculty, dedicated to student learning, not to getting tenure
  • Benefit from hands-on experience?
  • Learn from professionals, teaching in a field where they currently work?


Would you like that with, or without, credit?

Credit and Non-credit Options

You can take courses in virtually any field you can imagine at your local community college. Both credit and continuing education (non-credit) programs are available.

Starting your bachelor’s degree with 2 years at community college, can save you $1000s. Transfer agreements ensure you transfer the maximum number of credits.

There are 156 non-credit program options at Maryland’s community colleges that meet professional licensing and certification requirements.

What time works for you?

Multiple scheduling options

  • Day
  • Evening
  • Night
  • Weekends
  • 24/7 with online classes
  • Fall, Spring, Summer or Winter intersession?

Community colleges are about accessibility. We schedule classes to allow you as much flexibility as possible.

Whether you’re working, caring for family, or serving in the military, our course schedules are designed to help you take the classes you need to reach your educational and career goals.