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Study at Howard Community College

Howard Community College was founded in 1966 by the Board of Education in Howard County. The first classes were held in October of 1970, with 600 students. The college covers around 120 acres in Columbia, Maryland. Presently, the college offers more than 100 academic programs and is organized into the following divisions:
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Computer Systems
  • English and World Languages
  • Health Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Sciences/ Teacher Education
HCC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The athletic teams sponsored by HCC include men's and women's track and cross country, women's soccer, volleyball and basketball, and men's lacrosse and basketball. HCC has more than 6, 000 living alumni. Some of the notable alumni of the college are Tracy Goldstein, the Resource Manager of the Department of the Army; Larry Madaras, Jr. , the Editor of Genesis Films; and M. Courtney Watson, the Chairperson of Howard County Council.

Profile of Howard Community CollegeHoward Community College can be found in Columbia, MD (a large suburb). The school is a public institution. The Associate's degree is the highest degree at Howard Community College.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in liberal arts.

Howard Community College Selectivity

Howard Community College is welcoming, and offers open admission to students who meet its minimum qualifications. People attending the school come from a variety of states around the country.

Instructors at Howard Community College are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 7, 523 students were enrolled in the school.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Howard Community College creates an environment that inspires learning and the lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals. The college provides open access and innovative learning systems to respond to the ever-changing needs and interests of a diverse and dynamic community. As a vital partner, HCC is a major force in the intellectual, cultural and economic life of its community. "

Howard Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts257general studies, liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine102registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, EMT paramedic
Business and Management67business, MIS, business management, merchandising and sales, entrepreneurship, business administration
Education and Teaching28education, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, math teaching, Spanish teaching, physics teaching, chemistry teaching
Medical Support and Technology22cardiovascular tech, health diagnostic professions, mental health services tech
Engineering Technician21biomedical tech, computer systems tech, electronics tech, drafting, engineering technician
Computer Science and Engineering12computer and info science, computer networking
Family and Social Work9child care management
Cooking and Culinary Arts6restaurant and catering management
Medical administration3health and medical administrative
office and Administration2administrative assistant
Photography and Commercial Art2commercial art, commercial photography
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1recreation and leisure studies
Landscaping and Horticulture0applied horticulture
Media0communication studies
Art Studies0arts management
Contact: Howard Community CollegeHoward Community College

10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy

Columbia, MD 21044-3197

General Phone: (410) 772-4800


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