Every year, 30,000 students turn to HCC for outstanding college education that’s affordable, accessible and personal.
We are the community college for Howard County.
HCC is the primary hub for higher learning in one of the most vibrant, best-educated counties in Maryland. We are proud to serve our community and to provide pathways to success for everyone whose life goals can be realized through education.
We offer outstanding two-year degree and certificate programs built around careers that are in demand. Offering affordable options for degrees and certificates, HCC is a smart choice, with courses that will transfer to any one of a long list of four-year institutions and education that will prepare you for the workforce. Students of all ages and educational levels also can prepare for a new career, sharpen job skills or explore personal interests through the many programs in our noncredit, Continuing Education and Workforce Development division.
HCC makes higher education accessible with multiple locations, flexible scheduling and online, hybrid and accelerated learning formats. Our campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities, a vibrant cultural and arts scene, and an incredibly dedicated faculty and staff that make it all possible.
Our guiding principles at HCC.
Our mission, vision, and values provide guidance on how we should operate and the priorities we hold most dear. Understanding our mission, vision, and values is the mark of an excellent organization.
Providing pathways to success
A place to discover greatness in yourself and others
Innovation | Nurturing | Service and Sustainability | Partnerships | Integrity | Respect | Excellence | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We are proud that Howard Community College has been selected as a "Great College to Work For" for 12 years in a row by ModernThink!
Why should you consider joining HCC?