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Charles I. Ecker Business Training Center

Business Training Center Courses

The client and student satisfaction rate for customized courses organized by the Business Training Center is rated close to 100%.

Howard Community College's Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development established the Charles I. Ecker Business Training Center (BTC) to provide comprehensive, high quality workforce training. For more than 20 years, the BTC has helped Maryland businesses, organizations and agencies with:

Customized Staff Training

A customized course means a better learning experience for your employees. Our services include:

  • Needs assessment
  • Design, development and delivery of customized training, tailored to your needs
  • Flexible location with training at your site, our site, or online

If you are a federal agency, you can work with us to coordinate GSA approved training. Our GSA schedule contract with the General Services Administration Federal Supply Service (contract no. GS-02F-216S) allows us to offer price discounts to federal government agencies.

For information on customized (contract) training for staff groups, call 443-518- 4459 or submit an inquiry.


If you need assistance with assessing staff skill levels, improving human resources programs, creating leadership or supervisory training or strengthening project management efforts, we can provide our expertise.

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Individual Training

If you are an employee or are seeking employment, you can choose from dozens of day, evening, and weekend business, computer, and health care classes on a wide variety of topics to help you prepare for certification or upgrade your skills. Our instructors are seasoned professionals currently practicing in their fields of expertise. 

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Meeting Facilities

If you are part of an organization or business interested in training facilities, we can accommodate you. To hold a meeting or function here, review our facilities information.

"The cyber security course that HCC customized for my staff met my goals precisely. Without the efforts of the Business Training Center staff in organizing, planning, and coordinating, it would not have been nearly as effective. My employees are already asking for more training." -- Carl Strobel, President of FiberPlus, Inc



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