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10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia MD, 21044
Laurel College Center
312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 205
Laurel, MD 20707
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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.
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Academic Divisions

Ways of seeing, ways of hearing, ways of thinking — exercise and grow your talents and creativity through the Arts and Humanities at HCC. Here you can find information on transfer and certificate programs, and course outlines and descriptions for all our instructional areas, which encompass everything from visual arts to music to philosophy and more.
The Business and Computer Systems Division at HCC presents innovative and up-to-date curricula from which students may choose to transfer to a baccalaureate program and/or function effectively in a business career. Areas of study within the division are wide ranging -- from accounting and CPA exam prep to cybersecurity training to entrepreneurship and hospitality/culinary management.
Enhance your career, empower employees, explore new personal interests, and enrich your children’s education through hundreds of noncredit courses for home, work, and life. Choose from adult education classes offered throughout the county, days, evenings, and weekends, beginning weekly. No grades or exams, except for licensure courses; just learning and enjoyment. Businesses can also arrange customized training for employees.
This division creates high-quality, innovative, and interactive learning experiences to teach our students to master essential academic skills in reading, writing, critical thinking, cultural and global competencies, and world languages proficiency. Students with strong communication abilities or degrees in English or other languages have a wide array of career options.
Student examining x-ray results
Health Care and related careers are burgeoning, particularly here in our region. HCC’s Health Sciences division prepares students for success in these fields, from career programs in a range of specialties such as dental hygiene and Emergency Medical Services, to transfer programs in nursing, nutrition and public health.
The Mathematics Division offers a rich set of curricula for those interested in pure mathematics disciplines as well as applied mathematics areas such as actuarial sciences, drug calculations and computer science-related applications.
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If the concepts of discovery and solving real-world problems are exciting to you, you should consider study within the STEM disciplines. Within this division at HCC are transfer programs that prepare students to matriculate to the various state universities and colleges, as well as career programs for those wishing to enter the work force directly.
This division focuses on studying the relationships created between people and within their environments. Within the instructional areas of social sciences, criminal justice, and teacher education, a wide variety of disciplines are represented, including: anthropology,economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology, social work, criminology, computer forensics, and conflict resolution, as well as teaching fields from early childhood to elementary to secondary to special education, and more.
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