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Here's What's Happening
A Holiday Message to our Community 
HCTI Prepares and Donates Meals to Action Agency
Spring 2021 Financial Aid Assistance Now Available
• 200 Monroe-to-Go Now Open!
• COVID-19 Procedures
• Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

HCTI Earns American Culinary Federation Accreditation
Building Trades Scholarships
Get Credit for Your Experience

President Burmaster's Holiday Message to the Community

As 2020 comes to an end, Frederick Community College and the Frederick Community College Foundation are grateful for the heartfelt acts of support, encouragement, and perseverance that our community has displayed throughout this challenging year. President Elizabeth Burmaster shares a message of appreciation as we reflect on the strength and resilience of our community and the impact it has had on our College and our students.
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HCTI Students Donate Meals to Healthcare Workers and the Community Action Agency

Students in the FCC Hospitality, Culinary, and Tourism Institute (HCTI) recently prepared and donated 120 meals to healthcare workers and those in need. 
The Frederick News-Post and WDVM interviewed students and HCTI Manager Elizabeth DeRose while they prepared the food. DeRose told the Frederick News-Post, “With so much in the news about food insecurity and so many people being impacted by the COVID crisis, being out of work, and how hard our health care workers are working around the clock, we thought what a great way for students to give back to the community using their talents and skills.” Learn more >>

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Financial Assistance Now Available

Continuing Education & Workforce Development (CEWD) is offering numerous Spring 21 financial assistance opportunities for eligible students in approved CEWD training programs. Just complete the CEWD Financial Assistance Inquiry Form and a College representative will be in touch to assist you in determining aid opportunities for which you may qualify. Tuition assistance for non-credit courses is provided by the State of Maryland, Federal and/or County agencies, and the FCC Foundation. To learn more, visit our Tuition & Resources page >>
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FCC COVID-19 Procedures

Thank you for your patience as we cautiously and strategically reopen our main campus and the Monroe Center. The COVID-19 virus is obviously still with us. We continue to follow the advice of health experts and local and state officials. We created the FCC roadmap to resilience and recovery plan based on Maryland Governor Larry Hogan's, state guidelines and recommendations from the Frederick County Health Department. This is a gradual safe path forward for classes and activities at FCC. Your safety is our first priority and we are in this together. Visit our Covid-19 Information Page to learn more >>
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FCC Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

FCC is currently in Stage 2 of the Frederick Community College Roadmap to Resilience and Recovery plan.  As we continue to develop ways to safely and thoughtfully offer a few in-person instructional experiences, we tried to anticipate questions and provide answers about what to expect should you register for a class that meets on Main Campus or at the Monroe Center. Please read the latest information relating to Continuing Education & Workforce Development classes at the College on our Covid-19 Information Page to learn more >>

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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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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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Continuing Education & Workforce Development
7932 Opossumtown Pike • Frederick, MD 21701
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