Business/Small Business

FCC offers a variety of classes for business professionals. Whether you are new to the business world or are already in a leadership position, our courses can help you take your career to the next level.

Classes are offered year-round and vary by semester. General course information can be found below, but check our schedule for course descriptions and schedule of upcoming classes.

Spring 2014 Business Newsletter

Business/Small Business Programs Include:

Project Management Classes®
Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is a globally-recognized and independently validated credential providing essential skills to compete in today’s fast-paced and highly technical workplace. Prepare for certification in just one semester with Project Management Essentials Levels 1 and 2. Acquire important techniques to successfully take the certification test in our PMP® Exam Prep course. If you are currently certified, enroll in a short-term class to fine-tune your skills and earn Professional Development Units (PDUs). Browse our current class schedule for details.


Human Resources Professional Certification- SHRM
Through a partnership with the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), FCC offers classes to prepare students for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SRHR) exam. Our certification classes consistently beat the National pass rate. Please visit for information about the exam and prerequisites. Browse our current class schedule for details.


Certified Bookkeeper
FCC offers classes to prepare you for a career as a certified bookkeeper, one of the jobs with the best prospects according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Upon successful completion, students are ready to take the National Certified Bookkeeper exam (exam fees are in addition to the cost of FCC classes.) Browse our current class schedule for details.


Food Service Sanitation
Successful completion of Food Service Sanitation classes at FCC may lead to Safe Food Handlercertification by the National Restaurant Association. Browse our current class schedule for details.


Office Administration
Whether you manage people or projects, run a small department or a large business, Frederick Community College offers a wide range of affordable and convenient business programs designed to develop and enhance interpersonal and business skills. Browse our current class schedule


Business Technology
Basic, intermediate and advanced computer software and information technology courses include operating systems, networking fundamentals, certification testing and more. Additional offerings feature MS Office, the Adobe Suite, QuickBooks, Apple workshops and website development. Browse our current class schedule for details.


For those managing staff on a daily basis, FCC offers courses on a variety of management topics including communication, conflict resolution, mediation, delegation and information for new managers. Classes are available through AMA Program Certification. Browse our current class schedule for details.


Sales & Negotiation Skills
Designed for business professionals with a primary job function of selling products and/or services, these courses are offered on a variety of topics including basic and advanced sales skills, negotiation, research and more. Browse our current class schedule for details.


Small Business Series
Are you interested in being a consultant, opening a retail store or owning a restaurant? FCC provides a variety of classes specifically designed to provide small business owners and professionals with skills and information to expand their knowledge and grow their businesses. Classes include the basics of starting and operating a successful business, QuickBooks, financial planning, tax issues, employee relations, customer service and marketing. Browse our current class schedule for details.


Contact Information

Jennifer Goodridge
Program Assistant
Phone: 301.624.2756
Fax: 301.624.2749

Leslie Ruby
Program Manager
Phone: 301.846.2682
Fax: 301.624.2749

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