Hagerstown Community College provides opportunities to succeed, academically and professionally. More than 100 programs of study are offered, to earn degrees, transfer to four-year universities, get immediate job training, learn new skills, and build community. By starting at HCC, you can find your passion and, in the process, discover yourself.
The English and Humanities Division at Hagerstown Community College offers students a wide array of courses that encourage thinking critically about their world, synthesizing various ideas into a cohesive worldview, and gaining the knowledge needed to be successful in their careers and their lives. A major in the English and Humanities field enables students to pursue a wide variety of careers, including law, publishing, education, research, or business.
The Advanced Manufacturing Systems Program (ADM) at HCC is designed to prepare students for entry into the advanced manufacturing process and distribution industry. The ADM industry requires multi-skilled professionals to operate, maintain, trouble-shoot, and engineer complex systems used in a variety of today’s industries. In the ADM Program, students can earn progressive levels of certificates that can be applied towards employment or an associate degree.
Alternative Energy Technology
The Alternative Energy Technology (AET) Program prepares students to enter the industrial/commercial/residential setting in the growing areas of renewable energy (i.e. solar, wind, and geothermal technologies). Within the Alternative Energy Technology Program, students can earn progressive levels of certificates toward employment and/or the degree. The methods of instruction include hands-on training as well as classroom instruction. Real world lab environment will include experiments with solar, wind, and geothermal equipment, use of meters, measurements and calculations of values. This program of study embraces the body of knowledge found in national certifications for renewable energy professionals.
Commercial Vehicle Transportation (Truck Driving)
The Commercial Vehicle Transportation (CVT) Program at Hagerstown Community College is a comprehensive program designed to guide students into the transportation industry by giving them an opportunity to study for Class A Commercial Drivers Licenses (CDL). Students receive classroom instruction and experience behind-the-wheel truck driving.
HCC's Nursing Division prepares students to meet the needs of an increasingly globalized and diverse world in healthcare. Programs in this division integrate scientific knowledge with the fine art of caring and teach students high-level technical skills and critical thinking in order to allow them to skillfully administer the best possible nursing care to their patients upon program completion. The RN and LPN programs at HCC are fully accredited by the Maryland Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).*
The Health Sciences Division at Hagerstown Community College prepares students to work in a variety of healthcare settings, including physician or dental offices, hospitals, ambulance companies, and medical laboratories. Students are introduced to a variety of program offerings through state-of-the-art laboratories and skill-appropriate clinical sites and study under trained faculty members who have both the knowledge and experience to train tomorrow’s workforce today.
The term STEM is used to represent the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. There is a growing movement in educational settings, both at the secondary and collegiate levels, to enhance STEM offerings to better prepare students and communities to be competitive in a growing global environment. Students studying STEM programs typically have strengths as innovators, inventors, logical thinkers, problem-solvers, and collaborators.
The Technology and Computer Studies Division at HCC offers eight areas of study in fields such as alternative energy, industrial technology, mechanical engineering, multimedia studies, and information systems technology, which prepare students to achieve technological success in a professional setting. Many of the programs are geared towards short-term career training or university transfer and students benefit from hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs and classrooms outfitted with advanced simulation equipment for a variety of programs.
Workforce Solutions provides employment enhancements for individuals or companies who recognize the benefits training provides. Short-term programs are available for individuals in a variety of areas including CDL, Real Estate, Nurse Refresher, and more. For area companies, Workforce Solutions can assist finding the right employees through WorkKeys career readiness screening, provide entry-level training programs for new hires, or upgrade skills for current employees. Scholarships and grants for workforce programs are available to make new careers a reality.
Non-credit classes at HCC focus on lifelong learning, skill-building, and professional development. HCC's philosophy of "lifelong learning," sustaining personal growth, expanding horizons, and making new friends, is well represented in this varied array of continuing education courses focusing on applied arts, music, history, and cultural studies. There are no tests and no academic requirements. Informal class sessions encourage comments, questions, and lively discussions.
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