Nationally-Recognized Montgomery College
Montgomery College is transforming the community college experience in Maryland. Nationally-recognized for its broad spectrum of programs and partnerships with major companies, Montgomery College embraces its role as both a college and a community. With options including associate's degrees and professional certificates, it's a perfect launch pad to 4-year universities and workforce opportunities.
From Classroom Curriculum to Real-World Jobs
Serving 60,000 Students in Key Industries with 130 programs of study
Montgomery College (MC) is a nationally and internationally recognized multi-campus community college, serving nearly 60,000 diverse students per year in 130 programs of study, many of which are in key industries. The PIC MC campus in Germantown is training tomorrow’s workforce today, with many programs in the key industries of the future: Biotechnology, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Engineering, Nursing. PIC MC is well known for creating curriculum specially designed for industries and partnerships with specific business. The partnerships are a great example of successful ways to integrate and unite academia, business and research on one sprawling campus.
Industry Driven Curriculum
Montgomery College plays a significant role in meeting the highly skilled workforce needs of the biotechnology and life sciences industries in Montgomery County and throughout the state, within industries that are dynamic, in constant motion, and key to the region’s economic growth.
In 2014, Montgomery College became the first community college in the country to house an on-site hospital when Holy Cross Germantown Hospital opened on the college's Germantown Campus. The hospital, which serves as an anchor on the PIC MC campus, is a valuable resource for aspiring healthcare workers, providing students with hands-on learning, state-of-the-art instructional space and training.
Technology and Cybersecurity
Montgomery College has the expertise, the capacity, and the agility to craft training programs and offer degrees and certification options that meet the ever-changing skill requirements of technology and cybersecurity companies, constantly aligning our curricula with industry standards and best practices. Technology leaders and industry executives rely on Montgomery College to train and educate the workers they will need now, and in the future. n Montgomery College is the lead institution for a 14-Maryland community college consortium called, Cyber Pathways Across Maryland (CPAM). n In 2015, Montgomery College was awarded a $4m Tech Hire grant to provide hi-tech pathways for individuals for whom English is a second language.
Pipeline of Education for Workforce and Top Talent
Montgomery County has one of the very strongest educational pipelines in the country. From K–12 and beyond, some of the top are located right here. An impressive 36 local schools are National Blue-Ribbon Schools and the County is home to the top 6 high schools in our state.
If they choose, students can continue their education following high school while staying right in Montgomery County. Montgomery College is a leading community college in the country offering associate degrees and certificate options in sought-after STEM fields. Other county educational institutions include the Universities at Shady Grove and John Hopkins University which offer 4-year degrees.
Montgomery County is within an hour drive of the main campuses of many top-ranked universities including Georgetown University, George Washington University, American University, Howard University, University of Maryland, College Park, and Johns Hopkins University. The talent pool is bubbling over in our area to support life science and technology company growth.
Leadership and Training at Montgomery College
Montgomery College (montgomerycollege.edu) is a top-ranked community college, with numerous tracks towards associate degrees and certifications that are in high demand, in Montgomery County and around the country.
Highly Effective, Skilled Faculty
To provide training for business and government, Montgomery College’s Information Technology Institute draws on 75 Information Technology Institute faculty, hand-selected industry professionals, content experts who are also excellent instructors. Our Hadoop instructor, for example, is a Cloudera Architect. We engage faculty who can provide up-to-the-minute expertise.
Leadership and Soft Skills Training
In the past two years, Montgomery College has trained nearly 2500 employees of local companies and government in soft skills. This includes training in project management (PMP), SHRM human resources, diversity, presentation and communication, all highly desirable skills for our high-tech world.
Flexible Location Training Capacity
Montgomery College provides tech and cybersecurity training at company sites or our own labs at the Gaithersburg Business Training Center. Our Germantown campus features a cyber lab, usable by students and companies. Additional capacity is available on very short notice.
If you're choosing to go to a community college, Montgomery College is one of the best choices you can make. Ranked as one of the top community colleges in the nation, Montgomery College in Maryland offers amazing professors and many resources for scholarships, learning centers for English and the math academic support center.
Montgomery College's Workforce Development and Continuing Education offers affordable and convenient non-credit classes in sought after fields. Students can take classes in areas including business, information technology, health sciences and more.
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