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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
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Maryland Innovation Center
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia MD 21046
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Boost Your Prospects

Now is the perfect time to get started on your future – whether you are returning to college to finish your degree, starting for the first time, or looking to earn credentials to take your current career to the next level.

Get a high return on your educational investment with degree programs and courses that will prepare you for a career that is considered essential no matter what. Find training that will help you stand out or explore apprenticeships that offer valuable, real-world experiences while you earn a certificate in your chosen field. 

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  • Credit Courses

    HCC is a strong return on your educational investment. An average associate degree graduate in Howard County enjoys an attractive 9.4% rate of return on their HCC investment vs. someone with only a high school diploma or GED.

    Use the following links to find the college experience that is right for you!

    • Degrees & Programs — Find the degree or certification program that is right for you.
    • Course Search — Browse credit classes offered this semester.
    • Online Classes — Learn about the various options for online learning at HCC.
    • Prior Learning — Learn more about credit for prior learning. Your experience counts!
    • Honors — Benefit from opportunities for research, community engagement, and leadership development.
  • Training & Development

    Whether you're looking for professional development, career credentials, updated job skills, or want to explore a new hobby, HCC has courses and programs to help you get there.

    • All Courses — Explore all available noncredit courses at HCC, from cybersecurity to health care, we have something for you.
    • Apprenticeships — Earn while you learn in one of our exciting apprenticeship programs.
    • Basic Skills for Adults — Rise up to earn your GED refresh your basic math, reading, or writing skills.
    • Achieve high quality workforce training by collaborating with Training & Development Solutions.
    • English Language Center — Sharpen your English skills at HCC's English Language Center.
    • Personal Enrichment — Develop a new skill in a wide variety of topics, from Arts and Crafts to Home and Gardening.
    • Seniors 60+ — Read more about our resources for senior students at HCC.
  • Support Services

    At HCC, you never go it alone. Here are some of our broad range of services available to help you complete your learning goals.

    • Career Links — A service helping single parents and displaced homemakers achieve their educational goals.
    • Career Services — Comprehensive services for planning and succeeding in your career.
    • Child Care — High-quality, nurturing care for your infant, toddler or preschooler.
    • Counseling Services — Personal and group counseling resources for HCC students.
    • Learning Communities — Programs designed to enrich your academic experience as part of a supportive learning community.
    • Tutoring — Academic support services to all credit students enrolled at HCC through the Learning Assistance Center (LAC).
    • Veteran, Military Assistance —Support for service members and veterans.
    • Wellness Center — Designed to empower students to make informed decisions about their health and support their well-being.
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