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Montgomery College

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Montgomery College is one of Maryland's community colleges. It is divided into three campuses, the largest of which is in Rockville, Maryland; the other campuses are in Takoma Park/Silver Spring and Germantown.

History of Montgomery College

The college was organized in 1946 as "Montgomery Junior College," with its campus located at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. In 1950, the college moved to Takoma Park, Maryland, absorbing the Bliss Electrical School, which had occupied the new campus site.

The Rockville campus opened in 1965; the Germantown campus opened in 1975 and has occupied its present permanent site since 1978. Montgomery College also offers learning opportunities through its extensive Workforce Development & Continuing Education programs.

The Takoma Park campus began expanding into neighboring Silver Spring, with the opening of a new Health Sciences Center in January 2004. In June 2005, the Board of Trustees officially renamed the Takoma Park campus the "Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus."

Academic Curricula & Programs

Montgomery College is accredited to offer a variety of professional certificates and letters of recognition, as well as two-year "Associate" degrees: Associate of Arts; Associate of Science; Associate of Applied Science; Associate of Arts in Teaching; and Associate of Fine Arts. Graduates of two-year degree programs typically transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

The Rockville campus offers more than 600 courses in more than 40 curricula. The Takoma Park/Silver Spring and Germantown campuses also offer a wide range of courses, but Takoma Park/Silver Spring is especially known for its nursing and allied health science careers training, and the Gemantown campus is perhaps best known for its science programs, including computer science and biotechnology.

Notable Features of Montgomery College

The Rockville campus boasts well-known theater and music departments, as well as some esteemed alumni (among them singer/songwriter Tori Amos).

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