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Here's What's Happening

• 2023 Spring Registration is Now Open!
New Biotechnology Training Programs Now at FCC
200 Monroe Restaurant Open Now through December 8
Lifelong Learning, ILR55+ & Thrive Registration Continues 

HCTI Named Top 10 School for Culinary Students
Frederick Community College Covid-19 Protocols
• HCTI Earns ACFEF Postsecondary Accreditation
• Self-Service Feature Available to Manage Your Schedule Online


2023 Spring Registration is Now Open


See what's happening at FCC to discover 
expert-led instruction, hands-on job training and career certification opportunities in our industry-recognized 
workforce development programs as well as a variety of continuing education experiences including ILR, Lifelong Learning, and Thrive this spring. To get started, visit our schedules page, or browse all programs online and register today. If you have any questions, visit our FAQs page or feel free to contact us to learn more. Our Registration Office is located in Jefferson Hall.

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New Biotechnology Training Programs Now at FCC

Join the growing biotechnology industry in Frederick County! Due to an ever-increasing demand for biological and medical research, as well as local legislation in support of biotech developments, career opportunities are multiplying throughout the industry with nearly 10% employment growth projected through 2023. To prepare you for success in this growing field,
FCC provides expert-led instruction, in-depth knowledge, and essential skills for entry-level employment and career advancement in the biotechnology industry. Visit frederick.edu/biotech to learn more. 
Source bls.gov
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200 Monroe Restaurant Open Now through December 8

Make a reservation today to enjoy dinner at 200 Monroe Restaurant. Open Thursdays, now through December 8, from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m., our exclusive 3-course dinner menu offers your choice of course selections consisting of a soup or salad starter, entree and dessert, as well as a beverage. Prepared and served to you by our Hospitality, Culinary, and Tourism (HCTI) Institute students, meal prices begin at $38 per guest and are all inclusive. All proceeds directly support student learning in the Hospitality, Culinary, and Tourism (HCTI) Institute program. Learn more at frederick.edu/200Monroe.
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Lifelong Learning, ILR55+ & Thrive Fall Registration

Lifelong Learning, ILR55+ and Thrive fall registration continues! Lifelong Learning at Frederick Community College offers unique events and experiences for inquisitive minds with a focus on personal enrichment, artistic growth, and self-discovery. The Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR 55+) is Frederick County’s premier knowledge and discovery destination for adults age 55 and older. ILR 55+ classes are available on campus, off campus and online. And Thrive programs feature a variety of classes for cognitively and developmentally disabled people as well as those who choose to join them.

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HCTI Named Top 10 School for Culinary Students

The Hospitality, Culinary & Tourism Institute at Frederick Community College has again earned honors as one of the Top Schools for Culinary Students in the country. Using data from the latest College Scorecard release by the Department of Education, Katom.com recently compiled the 2022 list of the best culinary schools based on a variety of factors, such as cost and employment rate as well as program options, early career income, and more. Institutions were also ranked according to level of program flexibility and affordable rate while still providing a strong education leading to job placement and financial success. Learn more >>  

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Frederick Community College Covid-19 Protocols

We remain committed to following guidelines and recommendations from health agency experts, including the CDC and the Frederick County Health Department. All areas of the College are open as normally scheduled. Masks should still be worn by people with symptoms of COVID-19, a positive COVID-19 test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19. Additionally, people may still choose to wear a mask at any time based on personal preference. When registering for classes, be sure to read individual Class Notices and review Frederick Community College Covid-19 protocols prior to visiting the College. Learn more >>
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HCTI Earns ACFEF Postsecondary Accreditation

Accredited by The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) Accrediting Commission, the Hospitality, Culinary & Tourism Institute (HCTI) at Frederick Community College has demonstrated the understanding of and compliance with ACFEF-accredited standards for Program Eligibility, Program Mission and Goals, Organization and Administration, Faculty and Staff, Curriculum, Facilities, Student Services, and Program Assessment. The ACFEF Accrediting Commission is  recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Learn more about HCTI >>
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Self-Service Feature Available to Manage Your Schedule Online 

We know, life happens. Plans change. And sometimes those changes include the need to cancel a class registration. You can do this online with our self-service cancellation feature, or the "self-drop" option. Available on select classes up to 7 days prior to the class start date, this option is accessible from your account dashboard. After signing into your account, scroll down and click "Go To My Dashboard". Click on the green drop down Menu bar on the left and click Cancel to display classes eligible for this service. Click the class you wish to cancel and follow the prompts to complete the transaction. Please let us know if you have any questions, our contact information is noted below. Thank you.

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Contact Us

Frederick Community College
Continuing Education & Workforce Development
7932 Opossumtown Pike • Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 624-2888 • CEInfo@frederick.edu