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Kids & Teens on Campus Summer 2019 Registration Now Open
New! Industrial Maintenance Training Program 
 Building Trades Scholarships Available

Get Credit for Your Experience

Kids & Teens on Campus Summer 2019 Registration is Now Open

Weekly Programs begin June 24

Kids from ages 6 to 16 years of age are gearing up for a fun summer filled with learning and laugher. Weeklong morning and afternoon programs welcome kids and teens to perform amazing science experiments, master Lego Mindstorms robotics, challenge the laws of physics, join a new Spy Academy, master digital photography, be a theater star, cook up cool new recipes and so much more.

With all-new programs and classic summer favorites, Kids & Teens on Campus programs feature more than 130 supervised, hands-on activities to encourage students to think independently in a safe environment. 

For all-day programming, join us for 
Lunch Bunch (Bring your own lunch) or Lunch Bunch Plus (FCC provides lunch), a staff-supervised lunchtime program that takes place from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. daily on campus in the Cougar Grille. In addition to having lunch, participants enjoy time visiting with friends, sharing stories and playing games provided by youth programs staff. Read more about Lunch Bunch >>

To browse programs and register online, visit
 Summer-at-a-Glance by week or Summer-at-a-Glance by age or download the Summer 2019 Schedule PDF >> 

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New Industrial Maintenance Training Program

Registration is Now Open

Frederick Community College is partnering with Frederick County Workforce Services to offer a new Industrial Maintenance training program that is responsive to the needs of local manufacturers.

“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 industrial maintenance 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 to submit an online application for funding support. For program information and to register, visit or contact FCC Trades and Vocational Training at 240-629-7903 or 

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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

For complete details and to apply, download and submit the application form today >>

Get Credit for Your Experience

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Evaluation

Save money, convert your real-world experience and college-level learning into college credit, and complete your educational goals faster with the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program at FCC.

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, or contact Dr. Renee Davis at 301.846.2587 to get started.