Behavioral and Social Sciences, Business Division

Administration & Finance

Accounts Payable Check Requests Provide the complete vendor information including the address, telephone number, and contact person if available. Include the HCC 12-Digit account code to appropriately charge the purchase. Signature of the cost center manager is required. If the purchase is $1,000.00 or higher, please contact the Purchasing Department to discuss the requirements to process the purchase order. Signature of a dean or the president is required. Deadline for check requests is every Wednesday at 12 p.m. Requests received in a timely manner will be processed for issuance on Thursday of the same week. Please provide instructions of delivery method if other than via the postal service. Purchase Requisitions Provide the complete vendor information including address, telephone numbers and contact person if available. Include the HCC 12-Digit account code to appropriately charge the purchase. Signature of the cost center manager is required. If the purchase is $1,000 or higher, please be sure to contact the Purchasing Department to discuss the requirements to process the purchase order. Signature of a dean or the president is required. Accounts Payable Forms Check Request Expense Voucher Mileage Reimbursement Form Requisition for Purchasing Materials or Services (P.O.) Payroll HCC issues payroll on a semi-monthly basis. The normal pay periods are the 15th and the last day of the month. If payday falls on the weekend or a holiday, the payroll will be processed on the last working day preceding the weekend or holiday. View the Payroll Calendar Payroll Forms Direct Deposit Authorization Salary Reduction Agreement W-4 Direct Deposits Please be sure to include a voided check with your direct deposit form. Do not use a deposit ticket since the routing numbers may be different. Once the Finance Office has received your completed Direct Deposit Form, it will take two pay periods for the direct deposit to take effect. Workers Compensation HCC is required to maintain work-related injuries and illnesses for the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration. If an employee is injured on the job, notify the Finance Office at ext. 2330 as soon as possible. The information related to the injury needs to be reported to the workers' compensation carrier in a timely manner. Injury of Person (other than employee) Contact Campus Security immediately at ext. 2312/2308 to have an incident report filed. The incident will need to be evaluated for appropriate reporting. Notify Carolyn Hoover in the Administration and Finance Office at ext. 2330. Annual Plan & Budget FY14 FY13


The Sociology Program is intended for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete their bachelor’s degrees in sociology. The program includes courses in a wide-range of topical areas, including race/ethnic relations, marriage and family relations, and social problems in the United States and abroad.  Program Requirements Sociology, Arts and Sciences Option, A.A.


The Psychology Program at HCC features a pre-professional curriculum. It is intended for students who wish to attend graduate school after completing a four-year program at a transfer university. A wide variety of topics are covered including biopsychology and neuropsychology; learning and memory; health psychology; social persuasion and influence; child, adolescent, and adult development; forensic psychology and profiling; personality theory; personal relationships in families; interpersonal attraction; psychopathology; and many others. Program Requirements Psychology, Arts and Sciences Option, A.A.  

Political Science

The Political Science Program is intended for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete their bachelor's in political science. The program includes electives in administration of justice, anthropology, economics, geography, math, management, sociology, speech, and drama. Students are encouraged to identify their transfer institution early on so that they can complete many of the necessary required courses before transferring. A bachelor’s degree in political science can lead to a multitude of exciting careers including law, journalism, research, teaching, and working for the government or in a government agency. Students interested in broader career paths such as lobbying, banking, or business can also benefit from the communication and analytical skills that they will gain through this program.  Program Requirements Political Science, Arts and Sciences Option, A.A.  

Paralegal Studies

A paralegal is a person who has received specialized training through formal education or many years of work experience; works under the supervision and direction of an attorney; and performs non-clerical, substantive legal work in assisting an attorney (source: National Association of Legal Assistants). HCC's Paralegal Program offers several options for students: they can take selected classes for career advancement or professional development, or they can choose to complete a certificate or associate degree to prepare for entry-level employment or university transfer. Program Options Paralegal Studies, Arts and Sciences Option, A.A. Paralegal Studies, Certificate Program Literature Paralegal Studies Fact Sheet

Human Services

Human Services is broadly defined as the service systems and occupations that concentrate on improving or maintaining the physical and mental health and general well-being of people. Social work is the professional activity of helping individuals, groups, or communities enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning. This may include helping people with tangible services like food and housing, or providing counseling or psychotherapy services to people in need. Program Options Human Services Technician, A.A.S. Human Services, Arts and Sciences Option, A.S. Human Services, Letter of Recognition Program Literature Human Services Fact Sheet


The History Program provides students with a deeper understanding of historical themes and issues as well as the fundamental analysis and research skills that are necessary for success in upper level courses after transfer. The core courses cover both global and national history and provide students with a full range of topics to explore, from the ancient world to modern times. As a result of participating in a variety of interesting projects, listening to thought-provoking presentations, and contributing to lively discussions, students who major in these programs will find that they are well prepared for transfer to any four-year college or university. Program Requirements History, Arts and Sciences Option, A.A.


HCC's education programs allow students to pursue a variety of options and career paths in the field of education. Practical courses combined with general education offerings and field experiences equip students with both real-life experiences and valuable credentials, whether they are pursuing a sequence of courses to prepare for employment or are ultimately planning to transfer to a four-year institution to complete their bachelor’s degrees. Program Options Early Childhood and Primary Grades Education, A.A.S. Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education, A.A.T. Education, A.S. Education Child Care Professional, Certificate Education Child Care Professional, Letter of Recognition Elementary Education/Elementary Special Education, A.A.T.  

Business Programs

HCC offers a wide variety of business courses and programs that prepare students for career advancement or university transfer. Many of the courses and programs are offered online or in the evenings to accommodate students who work full time or those with busy schedules. Program Requirements Accounting and Business Accounting and Business, A.A.S. Administrative Assistant, Certificate Administrative Assistant, Letter of Recognition Business Administration, A.S. Customer Service Assistant, Letter of Recognition Management Management, A.A.S. Management, Certificate Management, Letter of Recognition Management: Marketing, Certificate Management: Marketing, Letter of Recognition Marketing, Management Option, A.A.S.

Administration of Justice

The Administration of Justice Program studies the system used by local, state, and federal government to maintain social control, enforce laws, and fairly and impartially manage decisions rendered by the courts. Students will learn about the interaction and relationship of the system’s three major components: law enforcement, corrections, and the judiciary system. Individuals hired to work within the criminal justice field assume positions such as police officers, deputy sheriffs, state troopers, correctional officers, private detectives and investigators, probation officers, bailiffs, correctional treatment specialists, security officers, and gaming surveillance officers. Important Notice: Police and correctional candidates must be able to pass a comprehensive background investigation to determine that they are mentally, physically, and emotionally fit to perform law enforcement or correctional duties. (See Code of Maryland Regulations, Title 12, Subtitle 04, Chapter 01.) Specific regulations governing the hiring and certifying of Maryland police officers (ptcgenregs.pdf 160kb) Regulations governing the hiring and certifying of Maryland correctional officers (ctcgenregs.pdf 163kb) Program Requirements Administration of Justice, A.A.S. Administration of Justice, Arts and Sciences Option, A.A. Police Services, Administration of Justice Certificate Related Programs Police Academy