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Hagerstown Community College

Hagerstown Community College is the fastest-growing community college in Maryland with nearly 13,000 credit and non-credit students enrolled. HCC offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs for university transfer or for career preparation, including continuing education and adult basic education. Programs include the following:

  • Alternative Energy Technology
  • Behavioral and Social Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Business, Technology, and Computer Studies
  • Math and Science
  • Nursing and Health Science

In addition to offering continuing education courses, Hagerstown Community College includes a Job Training Institute (JTI) and Career Center. Several training programs, including computers & technology, medical, and business, are available to students. Career services such as employer connections, job search assistance, and interview preparedness are an asset in training the local workforce.

Technical Innovation Center

HCC’s business incubator, the Technical Innovation Center, is the largest, most comprehensive technology-based business incubator in Western Maryland. It provides space and other services and amenities to entrepreneurs, start-ups, and existing companies. Their facilities consist of office space, open manufacturing space, conference rooms, and 4,000 square feet of biotech research labs. The college recently opened a five-story, 65,000 square-foot Science,Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Math (STEAM) building.

The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown

The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, located in the heart of downtown, offers more than 20 graduate and undergraduate degree and certificate programs, including Business, Education, Engineering, Nursing, and Social Work. The 77,000-square-foot facility encompasses over two dozen classrooms, six computer labs, and three nursing labs. Programs are available through Coppin State University, Frostburg State University, University of Maryland College Park, University of Maryland University College, Towson University and Salisbury University.

Kaplan University

Kaplan University, formerly Hagerstown Business College, offers career-focused certificate and degree programs, including business, legal studies, technology and graphic design. All degree programs include internships with local businesses. Kaplan University prepares students for challenging careers in the world of business. Quality education and hands-on training programs ease the transition from the classroom to the workforce. Kaplan University can also assist with workforce development needs, as skills training, certificate programs, and CEU courses are offered. Kaplan can customize workforce education and training programs around an organization’s needs. Areas of specialty include:

  • Analytical and Conceptual Skills
  • Communications
  • Computer Skills
  • Customer Relations
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Leadership Styles and Behavior
  • Management and Supervision
  • Managing Time, Stress, and Information
  • Organizational Change and Development
  • Personal Growth
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Special Topics and Comprehensive Programs
  • Teambuilding
  • Technical Skills Development


100 W Washington St., Suite 1401
Hagerstown, MD 21740
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