New to HCC? We invite you to discover what makes an HCC education the smart choice on your personal pathway to success.
It's your turn!
Tens of thousands of your friends and neighbors already know first-hand that HCC is bursting with educational, job training and personal enrichment opportunities for our community here in Howard County. 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.
Get a two-year college degree
An associate degree may be just the credential you need to lead to immediate employment in a career or technical field -- or to continue your education. Depending on the program, HCC offers Associate of Arts (A.A.) degrees, Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees, Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degrees and Associate of Science in Engineering (A.S.E.) degrees.
Enter a new career or sharpen job skills
You may need professional certification or licensure to enter a new field or to seek advancement in your current career. If you already have a degree, you may wish to take noncredit Continuing Education courses to upgrade your skills or expand your knowledge in a particular area.
Explore personal interests
How can I get started?
If you are unsure about what kind of program or course of study is right for you, let’s begin by determining all the options based on your current situation. The links below will guide you with resources and detailed information regarding academic programs, admissions requirements and instructions, financial aid opportunities and much more, for both credit and noncredit courses. And as always, you can contact us if you have more questions or need advice.
Every year, 30,000 students turn to HCC for our ability to provide outstanding college education that’s affordable, accessible, practical and personal – an education that’s specifically geared toward today’s emerging and in-demand careers. But it doesn't end there. Explore the top reasons why our highly diverse student body loves HCC.