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HCC Main Campus
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia MD, 21044
Laurel College Center
312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 205
Laurel, MD 20707
Gateway Business Training Center
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia MD, 21046
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Every year, 30,000 students turn to HCC for outstanding college education that’s affordable, accessible and personal.

About Us

We are the community college for Howard County.

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.

HCC makes higher education accessible with multiple locations, flexible scheduling and online, hybrid and accelerated learning formats. Our campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities, a vibrant cultural and arts scene, and an incredibly dedicated faculty and staff that make it all possible.

As we like to say, no matter where you’re going in life, you can get there from HCC. We look forward to helping you on your journey. 

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