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Here's What's Happening!
• New! Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship
• Winter and Spring Registration is Now Open
• Temporary Office Move: Administrative Offices Relocate to Linganore Hall
• New! Industrial Maintenance Training Program
• Building Trades Scholarships Available
• Get Credit for Your Experience
2020 Winter & Spring Registration is Now Open
Great news! Continuing Education & Workforce Development programs are now accepting new registrations for courses, classes and workshops beginning in early January 2020.
To see what's new and what's happening soon, download our new 2020 Winter & Spring Class schedule PDF, click "Browse" in the left menu to select a specific program, or view all class offerings to get started. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact us to learn more.
New! Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship Opportunity
If you are currently enrolled, or are planning to enroll, in a designated Spring 2020 workforce training program at Frederick Community College, this new scholarship is an opportunity to receive up to $500 in financial assistance toward an approved non-credited certificate program leading to apprenticeships, employment, licensure, or job skill enhancement.
Applicable healthcare, skilled trades and technology programs include Welding, Microsoft Training, Dental Assistant and more. Details and how to apply >>
Temporary Office Move: Administrative Office News
The Conference Center (E Building) is up next as College renovations continue this fall. Therefore the Continuing Education Administrative Offices are now temporarily located in Linganore Hall (L100) while the Conference Center undergoes renovations.
This move only involves the program manager and support team administrative offices. The Registration Office remains open in Jefferson Hall during regular hours with the same email and phone contact information as before.
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New Industrial Maintenance Training Program
FCC is partnering with Frederick County Workforce Services to offer an Industrial Maintenance training program.
“Frederick Community College is committed to providing training and credentialing programs that help our citizens gain the skills needed to succeed in the workforce,” said FCC President Elizabeth Burmaster. “The new program will strengthen that workforce and enhance the ability of manufacturers to respond to changing demands and needs. We are grateful to Frederick County Workforce Services for its partnership in offering this innovative program.”
The program will introduce students to the essential skills and knowledge necessary to support facility and equipment maintenance. Industry experts will provide hands-on experience and applicable instruction in fully-equipped FCC labs and classrooms.
“We worked closely with local manufacturers over the course of a year to determine what skills their employees and the workforce are lacking that we could provide through training,” said Patricia Meyer, FCC Associate Vice President for Continuing Education and Workforce Development. “We used that insight to develop state-of-the-art, relevant training that will ensure our manufacturing workforce and community can continue to grow and thrive.”
The 84-hour training course is ideal for both individuals already employed in the field and those looking to enter the field. It will cover topics such as industrial print reading, electrical fundamentals, and control and preventive maintenance, and will train students to succeed in a variety of positions, including as maintenance technicians and mechanics.
"Workforce Services is excited to be a part of this industry-led initiative,” said Michelle Day, Director of Frederick County Workforce Services. “Our mission is to address the talent needs of our business community to ensure they have the human resources to grow. Training programs like this one that are created as a direct result of industry feedback are key to creating effective workforce development solutions."
Classes are now forming with advanced training module options available. Individuals interested in learning if this is the right field for them or who are interested in training subsidy eligibility can visit www.frederickworks.com/manufacturing to submit an online application for funding support. For program information and to register, visit www.frederick.edu/Industrial or contact FCC Trades and Vocational Training at 240-629-7903 or BuildingTrades@Frederick.edu
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Building Trades Scholarships Available
Building Trades scholarships are now available to eligible students enrolling in electrical, HVAC and welding programs at Frederick Community College.
With a value up to $500, scholarships are open to both academic (credit) and workforce training (non-credit) students each semester.
- Eligibility Requirements: recipient must be a Frederick County resident eighteen (18) years of age or older, enrolled in a credit Building Trades OR non-credit Trades & Vocational Training course (Electrical, HVAC or Welding)
- Required Documents: Proof of enrollment/registration in at least one credit Building Trades OR non-credit Trades & Vocational Training course and proof of residency
The evaluation of college-level or experience-based learning that an individual has achieved outside of traditional classroom environment, PLA can be used to demonstrate college-level learning for academic credit awards.
Participants in this Prior Leaning Assessment program save time and money and avoid having to complete courses already mastered, completing their education goals at a higher rate. To be eligible, participants must be a student at FCC with a declared major in a degree or certificate program.
To learn more, visit frederick.edu/pla, or contact Dr. Renee Davis at 301.846.2587 to get started.