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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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  • What can I do at HCC?
    Whatever your interests and wherever your journey eventually leads, we invite you to discover what makes an HCC education the smart choice on your personal pathway to success.
  • Apply for Credit Classes
    Create an account to apply online for credit programs and register for information sessions and many other admissions events. Current students register with myHCC.
    Noncredit Courses (No need to apply!)
    Register for Continuing Education classes offered throughout the county, on days, evenings, and weekends. No grades or exams (except for licensure courses) – just learning and enjoyment.
  • Register for Credit Courses
    Once you’ve met with your advisor and know what classes you need, it’s time to enroll! View the schedule of classes, familiarize yourself with key dates and deadlines, and register today.
    Register for Noncredit Courses
    Online registration for noncredit students is available through HCCExpress. It’s fast and easy.
  • Quality Education That's Affordable
    Learn how you can afford college with our tuition payment plan, financial aid and scholarships, plus the support you need for the classes you want.

High School Students and Parents

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An extraordinary college experience awaits you - right here in Howard County.

Whatever your pathway to the future, HCC is the perfect place to begin. That’s why an average of one in four graduating Howard County public school students makes the smart choice to attend HCC. Early college enrollment in Howard County can earn you college credits to transfer to a four-year university, prepare for an in-demand career, earn a two-year degree or take advantage of programs to get you ready for college. Not sure of your path? That’s ok, too. We can help you figure it out.

Discover the Value of Learning at HCC. Explore all that we have to offer.

Academics: Prepare to transfer to a 4-year college or university, or start a career. Our robust academic programs are designed to help get you there.

Honors: Distinguish yourself in one of our selective honors programs: Rouse Scholars, STEM Scholars, or Schoenbrodt Scholars.

Meet Our Students: Find yourself among the many HCC students and alumni who have found their pathway to success.

Student Life: Experience everything offered at a 4-year school, but in a smaller, more personalized environment: AthleticsService LearningStudy Abroad, Student Government, student newspaper, and more!

Paying for College: Graduate debt free! It is possible at HCC. Compare our tuition to other schools, and learn about financial aid, scholarships, and more about college affordability.

Admissions: Take the first step – learn about the admissions process and fill out an application online! Or, continue to explore HCC by attending one of our admissions open houses or events.

Early Entrance: Get a jump start on college while still in high school with early college entrance in Howard County. Learn about attending HCC as a high school student, through Early Entrance and other early admissions programs.


Need to know more about why HCC is the smart choice? We can introduce you to the application process, the tuition costs - a fraction of four-year colleges and universities - plus financial aid, and the HCC experience.

Why HCC is the Smart Choice 

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