You can get there from here is a promise. Howard Community College has been a first choice for education in our community for 50 years, and we are here for you today. Whether your goal is to transfer to a prestigious four-year university or jump start a career that you will love, HCC has the academics, and the supportive environment, to get you there.
Our advisors can help you select the right courses to prepare you for transfer to the 4-year college of your dreams. Remote and online classes mean you can get started from anywhere. If you are looking for a challenge, our honors programs can help you stand out with leadership development, mentorship, and enrichment experiences. Or, jump into a career you will love with an apprenticeship program in an in-demand field.
And, don’t worry, we can help you along the way with tutoring and learning support programs so you can achieve your full potential.
It's a question you’ve been asked since you were little. Maybe you have always known the answer, or maybe you are still wondering. Doctor or lawyer, cyber expert or culinary genius, teacher or counselor? At HCC, find resources to discover your passion and make it a reality. With programs designed to prepare you for today's workforce, plus supportive faculty and staff who help you uncover your talents, you will find what you need for your future career.
Use our Career Coach tool to explore possible career paths, see current salary and job information, and then find the HCC programs that can help you achieve those goals.
Learn about HCC's career planning resources, from internships, mentorships, and job search assistance.View Career Services
Quality education does not have to come with a huge price tag and student loan debt. HCC offers top-notch faculty with courses designed for transfer or career…all at a cost that is less than half the many four-year colleges. By starting at HCC, you can save money for graduate school, your first car, or your own apartment.
Associate degree holders in HoCo earn
more over their lifetime than
high school grads
source: EMSI 2017 economic impact study
2 years at HCC could save you more than
the cost of a
Maryland public college
based on in-state tuition and fees for 2018-2019
In 2020, students received over
in scholarships from the
HCC Educational Foundation
source: 2020 HCCEF annual report
You don’t have to wait until high school graduation to start earning college credits! Get ahead with Dual Enrollment programs for students who are interested in taking college courses while still in high school. There are several options to suit your needs and interests. Are you ready to get started?Which Dual Enrollment Program is Right for You?
Work hard, play hard. Find your place on one of HCC’s nine athletics teams. Go Dragons!View Athletics