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Montgomery College

Rockville/Takoma, MD
Montgomery College has earned a reputation as one of the leading community colleges in the nation by applying a winning formula: excellence in teaching; innovative partnerships; and unrivaled leadership.
Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college in Montgomery County, MD with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring. The College is second in the state, behind the University of Maryland, College Park, in its total number of undergraduate students. Montgomery College also serves the business community and local residents by offering noncredit courses and training programs through its Workforce Development and Continuing Education division. The college serves nearly 60,000 students annually, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.
Montgomery College has a long and dedicated commitment to learning. We believe that learning is the responsibility of every member of the College community.
A firm commitment to student success at every level of the educational process guides Montgomery College's academic programs and related services. The College recruits students from all walks of life and cultures to enroll and increase their chances for personal, academic, and career success.
Today, more than 100 degree and certificate programs prepare students to earn an associate's degree, transfer to a four-year college or university, enter the job market, upgrade career skills, complete an apprenticeship, or enhance life through enrichment experience. The College offers day, evening, and weekend courses to meet the needs of its diverse student body. Montgomery College is widely recognized for the quality and scope of its academic programs in the liberal arts sciences, business, and technologies. Complemented by a comprehensive Workforce Development & Continuing Education program, the College seeks to offer students a well-defined path to personal and career success and enrichment.
The Campuses
Montgomery College (MC) has three conveniently located campuses, as well as off-campus sites and a Workforce Development & Continuing Education (WD & CE) division, all in Montgomery County.
Opened in 1965 with an enrollment of 2,489, the Rockville Campus is now Montgomery College's largest, with an enrollment of 14,000 full- and part-time students. It is located just north of Washington, D.C., between Route 355 and Interstate 270, and is readily accessible by bus and the Metro rail system. More than 600 courses are now offered in more than 40 curricula. People of all ages take classes at Rockville, and there is a diverse mix of cultures which contribute to the international flavor of this suburban campus. Thousands of Continuing Education students also attend classes at Rockville, and additional tens of thousands of people come to this campus each year for art exhibitions, athletic events, concerts, conferences, lectures, movies, plays, and other events open to the public.
The Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus is located in a dynamic urban neighborhood near the southern border of Montgomery County. We celebrate and embrace the diversity in our community and we respond to local, regional and national needs by offering a comprehensive educational experience with signature programs in the Health Sciences and the Visual and Performing Arts. Our enrollment has grown by 28% over the last five years and during the 2006-07 academic year, nearly 6,000 students from over 170 countries are taking classes on our campus.
Our dedicated faculty and staff create an atmosphere where students learn inside and outside the classroom. We offer a wide variety of high quality programs and services designed to meet the educational, professional and social needs of our students and the community.
Currently, the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus is in the midst of an amazing transformation in our physical plant. In the past two years, we have opened a new Health Sciences Building and a new Student Services Center. In 2007, our visual arts students, faculty and staff will move into the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Art Center and we will break ground on the Cultural Arts Center which will house a 500 seat theater and a dance studio. These two facilities will help enhance Silver Spring's growing reputation as the premier arts and entertainment district in southern Montgomery County.
The Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus is experiencing a wonderful renaissance and we invite you to take full advantage of our top-notch academic and cultural offerings. Thanks for stopping by our web site.
The Germantown Campus is a sprawling, scenic campus located just 30 miles north of Washington, D.C., between Route 355 and Interstate 270. The newest Montgomery College campus, it opened on this site in 1978.. Our faculty and staff work closely with businesses in the I-270 high-tech corridor, supported by the resources in our newest campus building, the High Technology and Science Center. One exciting such project is the birth of a Biotechnology Park centered on the campus.. Together, we tailor curricula and courses to prepare our students to work in this dynamic environment. The Germantown Campus has made a special commitment to community use of its facilities, including the library, physical education facilities, and other spaces available for club, association, or civic activities.
The Workforce Development & Continuing Education division offers a wide range of credit and non-credit educational offerings. WD & CE offers more than 1,500 courses, including high-quality non-credit courses in more than 20 program areas, and selected credit courses offered through a variety of off-campus locations, telecourses, two-way interactive locations, and online courses.
Montgomery College offers a comprehensive benefits package to its employees. Employee benefits include professional development; educational assistance; tuition waiver for full-time staff and dependent/spouse; paid winter holiday; wellness program; health, dental, life, disability insurance; retirement, supplemental retirement annuities; medical and dependent care reimbursement plans; and more. To view a summary of benefits visit
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Montgomery College is an academic institution that is committed to equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

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