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Contact: Karen Wilson, Program Manager • • 301.624.2848 Admissions: Jefferson Hall (J200) • • 301.624.2716 Advising: Jefferson Hall (J200) • • 301.846.2471 Financial Aid: Jefferson Hall (J300) • • 301.846.2620
Contact: Karen Wilson, Program Manager
301.624.2848

1Apply

Use the Online Application to apply for admission to FCC. This is the first step to enrolling in credit courses to get a degree or certificate. After you apply, you will receive a letter in the mail which contains your student ID number and your email username that will allow you to access your online myFCC account. Prior to enrolling, prospective veteran and military students should speak with an Education Services Officer (ESO) or an FCC Veteran and Military Services representative. Please call 301-624-2836 to set up an appointment. You will need this information for each step of the enrollment process.
 

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your qualifications for federal and state aid, institutional grants, work study options, and student loans.
 

Apply for scholarships through the FCC Foundation.
Visit Cost & Financial Aid for information about paying your bill and applying for financial aid.
View enrollment checklists for new students.
View all required registration forms.
 

FCC operates with open admissions by offering admittance to all students who apply to the College. Some areas of study have additional, program-level admissions requirements. Selective admissions programs include: NursingRespiratory CareSurgical Technology, and the Honors College.
 

Recognizing that not everyone arrives with the same educational background, and not everyone is ready for the same level of math and English classes, there are a few things you will need to do to help us to successfully place you academically.
 

To comply with the Maryland College and Career Readiness Act of 2013 and the Academic Placement and Assessment Procedure of FCC, the College requires that:
 

  • Upon entering the College, all new students, unless otherwise exempted, must complete all mathematics, reading, writing, and skills placement tests before enrolling in developmental or credit courses.
  • Upon entering the College, all new students who are seeking a degree must file a degree plan that is developed in consultation with an academic advisor.
  • Upon reaching 24 credits, all new students must have completed developmental courses and the first college-level English and math courses required by their degree plan.


If you are seeking non-credit continuing education courses for professional development, skill building, or personal enrichment, visit Continuing Education & Workforce Development (CEWD) Registration.

2Test

All new students must complete placement tests in mathematics, reading, writing, and skills placement before enrolling in developmental or credit courses. In special circumstances, the College may exempt placement test requirements for students with previous college credits, grades, or test scores that meet specific criteria.

In order to determine if you need to take placement tests you will need to submit the following documents:
  1. High school transcript and previous college transcripts
  2. College entrance exam scores from SAT and/or ACT
  3. Advanced Placement (AP) test scores and International Baccalaureate (IB) test scores


These documents will determine which placement tests you are required to take, the courses you should register for, and/or the courses you are eligible to receive credit for based on previous grades or scores.

 

FCC administers the ACCUPLACER test to ensure the appropriate placement level for all new students. Students are advised to prepare for the ACCUPLACER test as they would any other exam to confirm accurate placement by academic skill level. For more information about the ACCUPLACER and academic placement and assessment, visit the Testing Center.



To be exempt from the ACCUPLACER, you need to have earned the following scores within the past five years:

SAT Score
  • Reading: 480
  • Math: 530
ACT Score
  • English: 21
  • Reading: 21
  • Math: 21
AP Score
  • English Language & Composition: 3 or better
  • English Literature & Composition: 3 or better
  • Calculus or Statistics: 3 or better
IB Score
  • Language: A
  • Literature: SL or HL and/or Language A
  • Language & Literature: SL or HL
  • Mathematics: SL or HL and/or Further Math

3See Advisor

New credit students seeking a degree are required to consult an advisor to develop a degree plan. New students should schedule a consultation after completing the admissions and testing steps, and activating a myFCC account.

 

All new students planning to attend FCC for their first college experience will participate in the ROAR program, which includes:
 

  • an online orientation, presented by FCC students to prepare you for college
  • an on-campus meeting with an advisor to help you develop your academic plan
  • the registration lab where you'll learn how to enroll yourself into classes


Learn more and start the ROAR process here.

 

Dual enrollment and transfer students should submit official college transcripts from previous institutions to the Registration & Records Office for official transfer credit evaluation prior to meeting with an academic advisor.

 

Walk-in advising is available in the Counseling & Advising Office. You can also send a message to email advising via your myFCC email account. When you meet with an advisor, be sure to bring your photo ID and any documents that might be helpful (unofficial transcripts, test results, ACT/SAT scores).

 

For more information about academic planning and advising, see Counseling & Advising.
 

4Register

There are two ways to register for classes:

  1. Register online for credit courses using Campus Solutions
  2. Register in-person via the Welcome Center (Jefferson Hall Suite 101).

In addition to registering for classes, Campus Solutions allows you to make a payment, see your grades, obtain unofficial transcripts, print class schedules, and update your personal information.

5Pay

Your enrollment at Frederick Community College is complete when you have paid for your courses. Please take note of important payment deadlines. You can either pay in-full or sign up for the interest-free payment plan.

‭To apply for Financial Assistance, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and take advantage of federal, state, and institutional grants, work study, and student loans.

To apply for Scholarships through The FCC Foundation, Inc., click here.

For more information about paying your bill and financial aid, see Cost and Financial Aid.

6Buy Books

Textbooks are available through the FCC bookstore. Have your course schedule ready to easily find the required textbooks for your courses.

7Attend Class

Congratulations! You are enrolled and ready to begin attending classes at Frederick Community College. If you have questions or need additional guidance during your time of study, please reach out to your program manager or academic advisor. Some students may be eligible for specialized advising through the Office of Multicultural Student Services, the Services for Students with Disabilities, Veteran and Military Services, or the Office of Adult Services. Check your myFCC account and your FCC email for important alerts and announcements.

Agricultural Business Basics Letter of Recognition Designed for Dual Enrollment/open campus students in Agriculture studies

This program is designed for students seeking immediate employment in entry level management or management trainee positions or for individuals desiring to start their own businesses.
 

Guided Pathway to Success (GPS)
Suggested schedules map your path to degree completion. Full-time student: Follow the green semester blocks in order. Part-time student: Follow the blue course sequence at your own pace. Students should meet with an advisor each semester to carefully select and sequence courses based on their specific academic goals and interests. Students who require developmental English or math coursework will need additional semesters to complete their letter of recognition. Summer and January term classes may help students to make faster progress.

1Recommended First Semester

1 Departmental Requirement BMGT - 140 Agricultural Business   3 Credits
2 Departmental Requirement BMGT 109 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Enterprise   3 Credits
3 Departmental Requirement Elective – Any BMGT, CMIS, or ECON course   3 Credits
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only

Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.

Designed for Dual Enrollment/open campus students in Agricultural studies.


2019-20 Curriculum Pathway

*Course Renumbering Reference (for use with Pathways prior to 2019-2020)

* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.

Business Management Certificate The Business Management Certificate program prepares students for entry level employment in careers requiring basic business and management skills.

This program is designed for students seeking immediate employment in entry level management or management trainee positions or for individuals desiring to start their own business.
 
Guided Pathway to Success (GPS)
Suggested schedules map your path to degree completion. Full-time student: Follow the green semester blocks in order. Part-time student: Follow the blue course sequence at your own pace. Students should meet with an advisor each semester to carefully select and sequence courses based on their specific academic goals and interests. Students who require developmental English or math coursework will need additional semesters to complete their certificate. Summer and January term classes may help students to make faster progress.

1Recommended First Semester

1 Departmental Requirement ACCT 101 - Principles of Accounting I   3 Credits
2 Departmental Requirement BMGT 103 - Introduction to Business   3 Credits
3 Departmental Requirement BMGT 120 - Business Communications   3 Credits
4 Departmental Requirement CMIS 101 - Information Systems and Technology   3 Credits

2Recommended Second Semester

5 Departmental Requirement ACCT 102 - Principles of Accounting II   3 Credits
6 Departmental Requirement ECON 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics   3 Credits
7 Departmental Requirement ECON 202 - Principles of Microeconomics   3 Credits
8 Departmental Requirement Any ACCT or BMGT course not taken above or Math Elective (BMGT 227 - Principles of Management recommended)   3 Credits
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only

Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate competence discovering, applying, and thinking critically about basic business, accounting, and computing concepts and trends. 
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues in business. 
  • Communicate effectively using multiple communication methods (oral, written, graphic, and electronic). 
  • Apply computing technologies to solve business problems 

2019-2020 Curriculum Pathway

*Course Renumbering Reference (for use with Pathways prior to 2019-2020)

2018-2019 Curriculum Pathway

2017-2018 Curriculum Pathway

Gainful Employment - Business Management
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.
 
Internship Program
Internships help students integrate what is taught in school with what is required in the workplace. Students take internships to develop knowledge and skills valued by employers. At FCC, students in certain programs are eligible to receive credit for internships.

Learn More
* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.

Business Management A.A.S. Degree The Business Management A.A.S. program prepares students for employment in management or management trainee positions. Students will discover, apply, and think critically about basic business, accounting, and computing concepts and trends. Students will learn effective communication skills and how to apply computing technologies to solve business problems.

Although the majority of the coursework will transfer to other institutions, this program is oriented toward employment preparation. The Business Management A.A.S. can be completed entirely online. For details, see Learning Online.

This program is designed for students seeking immediate employment upon completion of the program or for individuals desiring to start their own businesses. 
 
Guided Pathway to Success (GPS)
Suggested schedules map your path to degree completion. Full-time student: Follow the green semester blocks in order. Part-time student: Follow the blue course sequence at your own pace. Students should meet with an advisor each semester to carefully select and sequence courses based on their specific academic goals and interests.
 
Students who take fewer than 15 credits each semester or who require developmental English or math coursework will need additional semesters to complete their degrees. Summer and January term classes may help students to make faster progress. General Education CORE courses can often be taken in any semester. One course must be designated as a Cultural Competence course. Refer to the college catalog for course details and the list of General Education and Cultural Competence classes.
 
Students are strongly recommended to consult an FCC advisor to select elective courses. Students planning to transfer may also reference ARTSYS, the Maryland Articulation System.

1Recommended First Semester

1 Gen Ed Core ENGL 101 - English Composition   3 Credits
2 Departmental Requirement ACCT 101 - Principles of Accounting I   3 Credits
3 Departmental Requirement BMGT 103 - Introduction to Business   3 Credits
4 Gen Ed Core CMIS 101 - Information Systems and Technology   3 Credits
5 Departmental Requirement ECON 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics   3 Credits

2Recommended Second Semester

6 Departmental Requirement ECON 202 - Principles of Microeconomics   3 Credits
7 Gen Ed Core Mathematics Gen Ed (MATH 125 Business Statistics Recommended)Mathematics Elective (Gen Ed course list) (MATH 125 - Business Statistics recommended)   3 Credits
8 Departmental Requirement ACCT 102 - Principles of Accounting II   3 Credits
9 Departmental Requirement BMGT 227 - Principles of Management   3 Credits
10 Departmental Requirement CMIS 111E - Spreadsheets or CMIS 111R - Business Software Applications   3 Credits

3Recommended Third Semester

11 Departmental Requirement BMGT 120 - Business Communications   3 Credits
12 Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3 Credits
Elective* Elective*   3 Credits
13 Elective* Elective*   3 Credits
14 Gen Ed Core Wellness Elective (Gen Ed course list) (satisfies Physical Education, Health, or Nutrition Requirement)   3 Credits

4Recommended Fourth Semester

15 Departmental Requirement BMGT 211 - Business Law   3 Credits
16 Gen Ed Core Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3/4 Credits
17 Gen Ed Core Communications Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3 Credits
18 Elective* Elective*   3 Credits
19 Elective* Elective*   3 Credits
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only

Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.

This pathway allows the full-time Business Management student to also complete the Business Management Certificate in the first two semesters.

*BU/ACCT Electives: Any BU or ACCT course not already taken; HOS 110, HOS 121, HOS 216, HOS 219, HOS 218, INTR 103, MDA 109, MDA 112, MDA 216, MDA 218, or MDA 220.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate competence discovering, applying, and thinking critically about basic business, accounting, and computing concepts and trends. 
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues in business. 
  • Communicate effectively using multiple communication methods (oral, written, graphic, and electronic). 
  • Apply computing technologies to solve business problems 

2019-2020 Curriculum Pathway

*Course Renumbering Reference (for use with Pathways prior to 2019-2020)

2018-2019 Curriculum Pathway

2017-2018 Curriculum Pathway

2015-2017 Curriculum Pathway

Available Scholarships for this Program:
  • Routzahn Business Scholarship
  • Frederick Gas Company Scholarship
  • Mercantile/F&M Bank Scholarship
  • Linton & Co. Scholarship
  • Maryland National Bank Scholarship
  • Morgan-Keller Scholarship
  • Alan P. Linton Scholarship
  • James & Dorothy Dinnis Entrepreneurial Scholarship
  • Ron N. Young & W. Bert Anderson City Scholarship
  • Walter P. Feaga Scholarship
 
Internship Program
Internships help students integrate what is taught in school with what is required in the workplace. Students take internships to develop knowledge and skills valued by employers. At FCC, students in certain programs are eligible to receive credit for internships.

Learn More
* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Start-Up Certificate The Entrepreneurship and Small Business Start-Up Certificate program prepares students who are interested in starting a small business or engaging in other entrepreneurial activities.

This program is designed for students seeking immediate employment in entry level management or management trainee positions upon completion of the program or for individuals desiring to start their own business.
 
Guided Pathway to Success (GPS)
Suggested schedules map your path to degree completion. Full-time student: Follow the green semester blocks in order. Part-time student: Follow the blue course sequence at your own pace. Students should meet with an advisor each semester to carefully select and sequence courses based on their specific academic goals and interests. Students who require developmental English or math coursework will need additional semesters to complete their certificate. Summer and January term classes may help students to make faster progress.

1Recommended First Semester

1 Departmental Requirement ACCT 101 - Principles of Accounting I or ACCT 100 - Business Accounting   3 Credits
2 Departmental Requirement BMGT 103 - Introduction to Business   3 Credits
3 Departmental Requirement BMGT 120 - Business Communications   3 Credits
4 Departmental Requirement CMIS 101 - Information Systems and Technology   3 Credits

2Recommended Second Semester

5 Departmental Requirement BMGT 227 - Principles of Management   3 Credits
6 Departmental Requirement BMGT 109 - Entrepreneurship   3 Credits
7 Departmental Requirement BMGT 225 - Marketing   3 Credits
8 Departmental Requirement ACCT 111 - Microcomputer Software Apps: Computerized Accounting or BMGT 223 - Human Resources Management   3 Credits
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only

Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate competence discovering, applying, and thinking critically about basic business, accounting, and computing concepts and trends. 
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues in business. 
  • Communicate effectively using multiple communication methods (oral, written, graphic, and electronic). 
  • Apply computing technologies to solve business problems 

2019-2020 Curriculum Pathway

*Course Renumbering Reference (for use with Pathways prior to 2019-2020)

2018-2019 Curriculum Pathway

2017-2018 Curriculum Pathway

Gainful Employment - Entrepreneurship & Small Business Start-Up
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.
* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.

Healthcare Practice Management Certificate The Healthcare Practice Management Certificate program prepares students for work as a medical practice manager.

Students must receive a “C” or better in all MEDA courses.

This program is designed for students seeking immediate employment in entry level management or management trainee positions upon completion of the program or for individuals desiring to start their own business.
 
Guided Pathway to Success (GPS)
Suggested schedules map your path to degree completion. Full-time student: Follow the green semester blocks in order. Part-time student: Follow the blue course sequence at your own pace. Students should meet with an advisor each semester to carefully select and sequence courses based on their specific academic goals and interests. Students who require developmental English or math coursework will need additional semesters to complete their certificate. Summer and January term classes may help students to make faster progress.

1Recommended First Semester

CMIS 101 Information Systems and Technology   3 Credits
MEDA 109 Medical Terminology   3 Credits
MEDA 112 Medical Administrative Office Applications   3 Credits
BMGT 120 Business Communication   3 Credits

2Recommended Second Semester

MEDA 216 Medical Coding Basics   3 Credits
MEDA 218 Health Insurance Billing and Reimbursement   3 Credits
MEDA 220 Electronic Health Records   3 Credits
Electives Any ACCT, BMGT, CMIS, MEDA   3 Credits
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only

Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate competence discovering, applying, and thinking critically about basic business, accounting, and computing concepts and trends. 
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues in business. 
  • Communicate effectively using multiple communication methods (oral, written, graphic, and electronic). 
  • Apply computing technologies to solve business problems 

2019-2020 Curriculum Pathway

*Course Renumbering Reference (for use with Pathways prior to 2019-2020)

2018-2019 Curriculum Pathway

2017-2018 Curriculum Pathway

Gainful Employment - Healthcare Practice Managment
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.
* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.

Project Management Certificate The Project Management Certificate program prepares students for entry level employment in careers requiring basic business and project management skills. 

This program is designed for students seeking immediate employment in entry level management or management trainee positions upon completion of the program or for individuals desiring to start their own business.

 

Guided Pathway to Success (GPS)
Suggested schedules map your path to degree completion. Full-time student: Follow the green semester blocks in order. Part-time student: Follow the blue course sequence at your own pace. Students should meet with an advisor each semester to carefully select and sequence courses based on their specific academic goals and interests. Students who require developmental English or math coursework will need additional semesters to complete their certificate. Summer and January term classes may help students to make faster progress.

1Recommended First Semester

1 Departmental Requirement BMGT 103 - Introduction to Business   3 Credits
2 Departmental Requirement ACCT 101 - Principles of Accounting I or ACCT 100 - Business Accounting   3 Credits
3 Departmental Requirement BMGT 120 - Business Communications   3 Credits
4 Departmental Requirement CMIS 101 - Information Systems and Technology   3 Credits

2Recommended Second Semester

5 Departmental Requirement BMGT 227 - Principles of Management   3 Credits
6 Departmental Requirement BMGT 290 - Project Management   3 Credits
7 Departmental Requirement CMIS 111E - Spreadsheets   3 Credits
8 Departmental Requirement Elective - Any ACCT, BMGT, or ECON course   3 Credits
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only

Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate competence discovering, applying, and thinking critically about basic business, accounting, and computing concepts and trends. 
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues in business. 
  • Communicate effectively using multiple communication methods (oral, written, graphic, and electronic). 
  • Apply computing technologies to solve business problems 

2019-2020 Curriculum Pathway

*Course Renumbering Reference (for use with Pathways prior to 2019-2020)

2018-2019 Curriculum Pathway

2017-2018 Curriculum Pathway

Gainful Employment - Project Management
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.
* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.

Retail Managment Certificate Prepares students for management positions in the retail industry building skills in many areas critical to the success of retail management.

Guided Pathway to Success (GPS)
Suggested schedules map your path to degree completion. Full-time student: Follow the green semester blocks in order. Part-time student: Follow the blue course sequence at your own pace. Students should meet with an advisor each semester to carefully select and sequence courses based on their specific academic goals and interests.

Students who require developmental English or math coursework will need additional semesters to complete their degrees. Summer and January term classes may help students make faster progress. General Education CORE courses can often be taken in any semester. One course must be designated as a Cultural Competence course. A minimum of nine credits must be taken at the 200 level. Refer to the college catalog for course details and the list of General Education and Cultural Competence classes.

Students are strongly recommended to consult an FCC advisor to select elective courses. Students planning to transfer may also reference ARTSYS, the Maryland Articulation System.

1Recommended First Semester

1 Departmental Requirement BMGT 103 - Introduction to Business   3 Credits
2 Departmental Requirement ACCT 100 - Business Accounting   3 Credits
3 Departmental Requirement BMGT 120 - Business Communications   3 Credits
4 Departmental Requirement CMIS 101 - Information Systems and Technology   3 Credits

2Recommended Second Semester

5 Departmental Requirement BMGT 240 - Retail Management   3 Credits
6 Departmental Requirement BMGT 227 - Principles of Management   3 Credits
7 Departmental Requirement BMGT 223 - Human Resources Management   3 Credits
8 Departmental Requirement Elective - Any ACCT, BMGT, ECON, or CMIS course   3 Credits
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only

Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.

Social Media Management Certificate Prepares students with the techniques and skills needed to design, develop, analyze, and manage social media and digital channels in business and marketing settings.

The Social Media Management Certificate covers the application and management of social media as well as the digital marketing tools and channels used by businesses and marketing agencies.
 
Guided Pathway to Success (GPS)
Suggested schedules map your path to degree completion. Full-time student: Follow the green semester blocks in order. Part-time student: Follow the blue course sequence at your own pace. Students should meet with an advisor each semester to carefully select and sequence courses based on their specific academic goals and interests.

Students who require developmental English or math coursework will need additional semesters to complete their degrees. Summer and January term classes may help students make faster progress. General Education CORE courses can often be taken in any semester. One course must be designated as a Cultural Competence course. A minimum of nine credits must be taken at the 200 level. Refer to the college catalog for course details and the list of General Education and Cultural Competence classes.

Students are strongly recommended to consult an FCC advisor to select elective courses. Students planning to transfer may also reference ARTSYS, the Maryland Articulation System.

1Recommended First Semester

1 Departmental Requirement BMGT 103 - Introduction to Business   3 Credits
2 Departmental Requirement BMGT 225 - Marketing   3 Credits
3 Departmental Requirement CMIS 101-Information Systems and Technology or CMIS 105 - Introduction to Programming or CMIS 106 - Object Design and Programming   2/3 Credits

2Recommended Second Semester

4 Departmental Requirement CMIS 111T - Digital Marketing   3 Credits
5 Departmental Requirement CMIS 111J - Web Page Development   3 Credits
6 Departmental Requirement CMIS 111S - Social Media Tools   3 Credits
7 Departmental Requirement BMGT 230 - Social Media Law   3 Credits
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only

Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
2019-2020 Curriculum Pathway

*Course Renumbering Reference (for use with Pathways prior to 2019-2020)

Transfer Note:
For more information on careers and transfer, contact the Counseling & Advising office at 301.846.2471
 
* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.

Business Basics Letter of Recognition The Business Basics LOR program introduces students to the business environment including management, human resources, marketing, planning, accounting, and computing. 

This program is designed for students seeking immediate employment in entry level management or management trainee positions or for individuals desiring to start their own businesses.
 

Guided Pathway to Success (GPS)
Suggested schedules map your path to degree completion. Full-time student: Follow the green semester blocks in order. Part-time student: Follow the blue course sequence at your own pace. Students should meet with an advisor each semester to carefully select and sequence courses based on their specific academic goals and interests. Students who require developmental English or math coursework will need additional semesters to complete their letter of recognition. Summer and January term classes may help students to make faster progress.

1Recommended First Semester

1 Departmental Requirement BMGT 103 - Introduction to Business   3 Credits
2 Departmental Requirement ACCT 101 - Principles of Accounting I   3 Credits
3 Departmental Requirement CMIS 101 - Information Systems and Technology   3 Credits
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only

Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.
General Education Core Course List

For related non-credit continuing education and workforce development programs, see Business & Careers. While continuing education and workforce development courses do not provide academic credits, participants experience affordable, flexible and rewarding programs, with select courses offering industry recognized training for licensure and career certification at the state and national level.
Students can transfer the equivalent of 60 credits to any four-year institution in Maryland. To find more information about how credits will transfer from Frederick Community College to a state four-year institution visit ARTSYS or consult a College advisor.

Frederick Community College has articulation agreements with the following institutions, allowing students a seamless transfer experience. Students who plan to transfer should speak with an advisor or program manager from their chosen transfer institution before selecting elective courses.


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Management Analysts
$83,610.00/yr • +14%*
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Compensation and Benefits Managers
$121,010.00/yr • +5%*
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Medical and Health Services Managers
$99,730.00/yr • +20%*
*Median pay, projected job growth or decline from 2016-2026. Data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018 Edition.
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