Programs & Courses for In-Demand Careers
We talk a lot about Pathways here at HCC. Our curriculum is carefully created to provide pathways to careers that employers need, both now and in the future, with a particular emphasis on academic fields that are important to Maryland and the region. Moreover, our programs and courses are meant to build skills that will distinguish you in your career – and in life.
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Learning on Your Terms
Two-year degree programs, transferable college credits, continuing education, workforce training and entrepreneurial support. Flexible scheduling, including online, hybrid and accelerated classes. The convenience of four campus and satellite locations. It all adds up to higher education that meets the wide-ranging needs of the community we serve.Degrees & Certificates Continuing Education Classes
A Track Record of Student Success
Meet some of our students and alumni who are Getting There From Here.
Quality Education Built on Value
Whether you are pursuing a two-year degree, planning to transfer to a four-year university or sharpening career skills, opportunities to grow personally and academically abound here – at a cost that makes you wonder how you ever considered anything else. At HCC, we believe that budget should never stand in the way of your ability to make your mark on the world.Pay for College Learn about Financial Aid Explore Scholarships
A Campus That's the Envy of the Region
As an integral part of a vibrant Howard County, our flagship Columbia campus reflects a community with very high standards. From the stunning Horowitz Center for the Visual and Performing Arts to our well-appointed classrooms, athletic facilities and wellness center, beautiful quad, library and more, it’s no wonder why first-time visitors can’t believe this is a two-year college.
Cultural and Arts Opportunities Galore
Film. Theater. Music. Visual Arts. Dance. Whether you’re pursuing a career, discovering your passion or simply experiencing all we have to offer in terms of media and the arts, HCC is abuzz with talent and creativity.