Academic Services & Online Education

The Academic Services & Online Education Department (formerly known as Online Education & Instructional Support Services) oversees Learning Technology (LT), Distance Education (including Moodle management), the Fletcher Faculty Development Center, Internship and Job Services, the Library, and the Academic Testing Center.

Learning Technology

The Learning Technology unit provides support to faculty, staff, and students in the use of instructional technology equipment in the classroom, Moodle course management software, and other distance education technologies. The unit handles all equipment and installations on campus and at remote locations. For additional information, please reference the LT Handbook.

Equipment Reservations

  • Please email for equipment reservations.
  • Include: Date, Time (drop-off and pick-up), Location, and Equipment needed in your email.
    • Reservations are available only to HCC faculty and staff. Students must have faculty sign out equipment for class-related use.
    • Equipment must be used on campus (including Valley Mall). Exceptions may be made for one-time, one-day use.
    • Reservations must be at least 24 hours in advance.

Audiovisual Equipment Repair

  • Please email or call 240-500-2587 for audiovisual equipment repair.
  • Please notify LT staff immediately upon discovering a problem. The sooner staff knows, the sooner equipment can be fixed or replaced.
  • Please include:
    • A description of the problem.
    • The location of the equipment which is in need of repair.
    • Date and time repair must be completed.


  • Please email for training.
    • User training in classroom technology (equipment) or Moodle. Both trainings are available either one-on-one or for small groups.
    • Training sessions should be held two to three days in advance of using the technology. Please contact LT at least one week before you need to use technology that requires training.
    • One-on-one training may take place in your office or classroom.
    • Small group training may take place in the Online Education and Instructional Support Services Center or another facility, as needed.
    • Moodle orientation sessions may take place in your classroom or a computer lab.

Distance Education

Many HCC classes are offered in multiple formats to include the traditional face to face meetings as well as the hybrid or fully online formats. It is imperative that all classes meet the same high standards and learning outcomes. As a member of the Maryland Online consortium, HCC has adopted a research-based rubric for online education from Quality Matters. This program is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and their online components. HCC will utilize the QM training and rubric to maintain and review online courses to provide continuous improvement.

The Learning Technology Department can assist faculty with building their online classes or with learning how to effectively utilize Moodle, the HCC Learning Management System. There is ongoing training for building and maintaining quality online education for faculty. If you need assistance with the development of materials for a course, require guidance for using best practices for online instruction or would just like a review of your materials and approaches, please contact or call 240-500-2587 to set up an appointment.

Fletcher Faculty Development Center

As a learning-centered institution, HCC is committed to quality instruction in all courses. HCC is extremely pleased to be able to make available the services of the Adjunct Commons and the Fletcher Faculty Development Center to assist all HCC faculty members, who are so important to the success of HCC’s students. The Fletcher Center is located in the Behavioral Sciences and Humanities Building (formerly known as the Classroom Building). Professional development materials and resources are being available for use by faculty in the Fletcher Center. Learn more at

Internship & Job Services

The Internship and Job Services Office facilitates student learning and development in the areas of experiential education, career development, and job search for students enrolled in the HCC Internship Program. The office supports the college’s mission to foster regional economic development by serving as a workforce development partner in the local community. Learn more at

William M. Brish Library

The William M. Brish Library is committed to utilizing the latest technology to provide services and resources, both on and off campus, to meet the academic and professional needs of all members of the college community. The library subscribes to a variety of electronic resources and offers a strong core collection of physical materials that fully support the college’s programs and curriculum. In support of student retention, librarians work to empower students to successfully locate and evaluate scholarly information by providing individual and group instruction, as well as point-of-need reference assistance. The library maintains a quiet and welcoming environment that fosters student success. Learn more at

Academic Testing Center

The Academic Testing Center is dedicated to enhancing student learning by providing comprehensive, accessible testing services. The Academic Testing Center strives to fulfill the needs of students and the community by subscribing to the professional standards and guidelines established by the National College Testing Association. Providing a safe, secure, and efficient testing environment, the Academic Testing Center serves a number of disciplines in the educational and professional arenas. Learn more at