Montgomery College’s first classes were held in the evenings at a local high school on September 16, 1946. Our total enrollment was 186 men and women. Today, we serve nearly 60,000 students a year as they pursue a wide variety of educational goals.
Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard assumed leadership of Montgomery College on August 2, 2010, following a national search by the College’s Board of Trustees. She is the ninth chief executive officer of the institution. As president, Dr. Pollard also serves as the secretary and treasurer of the Board of Trustees.
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Our mission states, "We empower our students to change their lives, and we enrich the life of our community." A variety of activities, programs and facilities are available on each campus to county residents. Take a look at everything Montgomery College has to offer beyond a great education.
The nationally accredited early learning centers are located on each campus, serving children ages 2 ½-5 years. Centers serve student, faculty/staff and community families.
Copy services are available on the Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campuses. Services include black and white copies, color copies, lamination, desktop publishing, and more. Visit the MC Copies page for hours and contact information.
Our three campuses are easily accessible and conveniently located throughout Montgomery County. Find the one closest to you here.
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.
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.
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.