Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college in Maryland with campuses located in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, and other convenient training locations, all serving key geographic locations in Montgomery County, a large suburban county adjacent to Washington, DC. Montgomery College serves more than 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs (or 14,367 FTEs – Full-Time Equivalents), in more than 100 areas of study.
The Germantown Campus is located in a northern county area that still serves rural and emerging suburban neighborhoods, as well as a growing technology corridor. It has the distinction of being the only community college with a hospital on the campus, providing students with hands-on medical training and state-of-the-art instructional space. The Holy Cross Germantown Hospital opened in October 2015 and is the anchor of the Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology at Montgomery College (PIC MC).
The Rockville Campus is the largest campus and located near the county seat. It is home to the Homer S. Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education, a public/private/state venture that provides technical training for the community. In addition, the Robert E. Parilla Perfoming Arts Center is a forum where a robust set of arts and humanities programs are presented to the College and community. A state-of-the-art 140,000-square-foot Science Center opened at the campus in 2010, providing much-needed space for students increasingly seeking affordable, high-quality programs in science, engineering, and mathematics programs.
The Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus is located adjacent to Washington, DC. Many changes have occurred on the west side of the campus in the last 15 years, including the opening of the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center and Cultural Arts Center, housing the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. The addition of this center sparked a tremendous growth surge in the visual arts discipline enrollment. The Department of Visual and Performing Arts operates two professional art galleries, an artist-in-residence program, and presents a variety of theatre productions.
The College has outstanding transfer, nursing, science, mathematics, and technology programs, as well many developmental programs which serve the county and College’s neediest students. In addition, the College offers Workforce Development & Continuing Education (WD&CE) centers as well as off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Maryland.
In 2010, DeRionne Pollard assumed leadership of Montgomery College, a three-campus community college with 60,000 credit and noncredit students. She spearheaded the development of a new Montgomery College mission and strategic plan. She has partnered actively with Montgomery County Public Schools and the Universities at Shady Grove in the creation of Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES), a support program designed to help students transition from high school to college completion.
Dr. Pollard formerly served as president of Las Positas College in Livermore, California. She served on the American Association of Community Colleges’ 21st Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges and the Commission on Academic, Student, and Community Development. Dr. Pollard is a member of the Community College Advisory Panel at the College Board and the Higher Education Research and Development Institute Advisory Board. Read more about Dr. Pollard...
Our scenic Germantown Campus is located just 30 miles north of Washington, D.C. With a new Bioscience Education Center, the College is home to vibrant life sciences and biotechnology programs. The Hercules Pinkney Life Science Park offers mutually beneficial partnerships between the College and life sciences and technology companies, increasing the College's contributions to the community and the world beyond.
The Rockville Campus is now Montgomery College's largest, with an enrollment of more than 15,000 full- and part-time students. Readily accessible by bus and the Metro rail system, this campus offers more than 600 courses in over 40 areas of study. People of all ages attend classes on this culturally diverse campus, while thousands of others enjoy art shows, conferences, lectures, movies, plays and more here. The new Science Center provides much-needed, modernized labs and for the growing science and engineering programs at the Rockville Campus.
Takoma Park/Silver Spring
The Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus is located in a dynamic urban neighborhood. We offer a comprehensive educational experience with signature programs in health sciences and the visual and performing arts. In support of these programs, we’ve opened the Health Sciences Center, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, and the Cultural Arts Center with a 500-seat theater and dance studio.
Workforce Development & Continuing Education
The Workforce Development & Continuing Education (WD&CE) programs at Montgomery College provide a wide range of pre- and post-degree educational offerings and services designed to meet the needs of county residents and businesses. Individuals in career transitions, reentering the workforce, and maintaining current technical skills, as well as those seeking lifelong educational enrichment experiences, are among the approximately 25,000 students of the WD&CE programs each year. With more than 1,700 courses offered year-round, our course offerings reflect the ever-changing needs of the businesses and communities we serve.
Visitor & Community Information
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