Company Overview

Every year, 30,000 students turn to HCC for outstanding college education that’s affordable, accessible and personal.

We are the community college for Howard County.
HCC is the primary hub for higher learning in one of the most vibrant, best-educated counties in Maryland. We are proud to serve our community and to provide pathways to success for everyone whose life goals can be realized through education.

We offer outstanding two-year degree and certificate programs built around careers that are in demand. Offering affordable options for degrees and certificates, HCC is a smart choice, with courses that will transfer to any one of a long list of four-year institutions and education that will prepare you for the workforce. Students of all ages and educational levels also can prepare for a new career, sharpen job skills or explore personal interests through the many programs in our noncredit, Continuing Education and Workforce Development division.

HCC makes higher education accessible with multiple locations, flexible scheduling and online, hybrid and accelerated learning formats. Our campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities, a vibrant cultural and arts scene, and an incredibly dedicated faculty and staff that make it all possible.

Mission and Strategic Plan

Our guiding principles at HCC. 
Our mission, vision, and values provide guidance on how we should operate and the priorities we hold most dear. Understanding our mission, vision, and values is the mark of an excellent organization.

Providing pathways to success

A place to discover greatness in yourself and others


Innovation | Nurturing | Service and Sustainability | Partnerships | Integrity | Respect | Excellence | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Work here. Learn here. Grow here.

We are proud that Howard Community College has been selected as a "Great College to Work For" for 12 years in a row by ModernThink!

Why should you consider joining HCC?

  • We strive to foster a work environment that attracts and retains talented faculty and staff who are focused on providing pathways to student success.
  • Our award-winning professional development program stresses continual learning and adopts a holistic approach to employee development by providing many ways to engage in your personal growth.
  • You will benefit from rich, comprehensive medical coverage with a variety of options to meet your needs, as well as high subsidies to lower your costs.
  • Our advanced wellness program offers free classes and educational presentations for employees during the workday.  Employees gain access to onsite facilities including a track, weight room, swimming pool and locker room.
  • As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, we value diversity among our faculty, staff and students, and adopt strategic plans and goals to ensure that diversity is considered in all aspects of employment and education.
Company Summary
Howard Community College
Number of Employees
(443) 518-1000
(443) 518-4447
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD