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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

New! Kids & Teens on Campus Summer Programs
HCTI Earns American Culinary Federation Accreditation
Building Trades Scholarships
Industrial Maintenance Program

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FCC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Announcement

Following the recommendations outlined by the State of Maryland and the Frederick County Health Department to ensure the health and safety of our College community, and in response to Governor Hogan’s recent announcement related to COVID-19, Frederick Community College is making operational adjustments to support the public health interest through social distancing and ensure our commitment to continuity of instruction. Updates are posted as information becomes available at

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New! Kids & Teens on Campus 2020 Summer Programs

Check out all-new programs and classic summer favorites and get ready for a great summer at Frederick Community College. Led by knowledgeable and friendly instructors, week-long programs are designed especially for kids and teens. New! Before & After Care for Kids New this summer, enjoy supervised, unstructured activities including games, arts & crafts, and more. Cost is $30 per program, per week, per student. Advanced registration is required. Browse all programs and register online or view our Schedule-at-a-Glance to get started. 

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HCTI Earns American Culinary Federation Accreditation

The Hospitality, Culinary and Tourism Institute (HCTI) was recently accredited by The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) Accrediting Commission. The recognition certifies HCTI meets the established standards, accountability, credibility, professionalism, practices, and competencies as set for faculty, curriculum and student services. Applicable to both the Associate Degree in Culinary Arts and Supervision and Culinary Skills Certificate, students are automatically eligible to receive professional certification from the American Culinary Federation upon graduation. Learn more >>

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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 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 >>
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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.


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