Welcome to Frederick Community College!
We transform individuals and communities through learning.
Frederick Community College (FCC) is a public college accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). FCC is distinguished by its quality and affordability, making it attainable and valuable for local students. Accredited programs, comprehensive instruction, and affordable costs of attendance have made FCC the learning destination for more than 200,000 students since 1957.
With teaching and learning as our primary focus, FCC prepares a diverse student body to complete their goals of workforce preparation and credentialing, transfer, career development, and personal enrichment with quality, innovative lifelong learning.
In traditional and alternative learning environments, we anticipate and respond to the needs of our local, regional, and global communities. FCC recognizes the different learning needs and preferences of students and offers instruction in flexible learning formats that include day, evening, weekend, online, and hybrid options. In addition, FCC offers current high school students access to college courses through its Open Campus and High School-Based Dual Enrollment programs.
FCC offers more than 85 degree and certificate programs through credit and Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD).
Explore our wide variety of program options designed for career and transfer students, and those studying for job credentials, professional development, and personal enrichment.
Frederick Community College (FCC) recently celebrated its 60th anniversary and has grown from humble beginnings to serve more than 200,000 students over six decades.
In 1957, 77 students enrolled in the first classes held at FCC in the evening at Frederick High School. FCC was among the first four of 16 community colleges in Maryland. Nine students comprised the first graduating class of the College in 1959.
FCC moved to its second location on North Market Street in downtown Frederick in 1966, expanding programs to include day and evening classes. Meanwhile, continued growth and the need for a larger facility prompted a parallel search for a permanent home. County officials bought the Maude L. Thomas farm on Opossumtown Pike, and FCC employees helped move the College to its current location in 1970.
Today, more than 16,000 students of all ages, backgrounds, and aspirations take credit and Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) courses annually on the main campus, at off-site locations including the Monroe Center, or online. With more than 85 programs of study, FCC strives to be an academic leader nationwide, while being a catalyst for economic growth. The College prepares students for the marketplace as they acquire immediate job skills, pursue degrees, or enrich their lives through lifelong learning.
In recent years, the College has added a vibrant Student Center, revamped its Library facilities into a modern Learning Commons, expanded its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) laboratories and classrooms, and opened an intimate Studio Theater. Jefferson Hall is being renovated to better serve students as they register, inquire about financial aid, or meet with counselors. The Monroe Center has been renovated to better serve the workforce development needs of our community and is now collocated with Frederick County Workforce Services.
President Elizabeth Burmaster is the 10th president of FCC and is in her fourth year of leadership.
A Word from Our President
Our Mission & Strategic Plan
Frederick Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 267-284-5000. The college completed its last decennial institutional self study in 2016 and its reaccreditation was reaffirmed by the Middle States Commission in June 2016. The Statement of Accreditation Status can be found here. For more information contact: 301.846.2442.