Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Rockville Campus

Message from Dr. Kimberly B. Kelley, Vice President and Provost, Rockville Campus

Dr. Kimberly Kelley

Welcome to the Rockville Campus! As a vibrant community at the largest and most comprehensive campus of Montgomery College, we serve approximately 17,000 students each semester. Our community of faculty, staff, and students enjoys academic and cultural programs that reflect the international flavor of an exceptional suburban campus. Accessible by all modes of transportation and located near the lively Rockville Town Center, the campus opened in 1965 with 2,489 students. Now, along with the thousands of students enrolled in credit courses, Workforce Development & Continuing Education students attend classes here, and community members participate in special events open to the public, as well as educational and athletic offerings. If you have questions about the Rockville Campus, please call my office at 240-567-5010.

Each day at Rockville, we work diligently to lead, motivate, and inspire our students and partners, and to remain in the forefront by providing relevant learning opportunities for a diverse, dynamic population. We offer exciting signature academic and cultural programs, and we strive to create and maintain a state-of-the-art, welcoming campus. As Montgomery College embraces a one-college concept, the Rockville Campus is committed to serving its burgeoning student population with academic relevance and rigor. After many years of planning and advocacy, in 2011 we opened the College’s first LEED Gold certified building, a new Science Center, which houses the departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, Engineering, and Geosciences, and features an outdoor classroom, a greenhouse, and an observatory. In 2017, we opened a renovated building adjacent to the Science Center called Science Center West that offers classrooms, mathematics labs, an auditorium, and the Judy E. Ackerman STEM Learning Center. Featuring 918 parking spaces, five electric charging stations, and an environmentally sustainable design, the seven-level North Garage opened in fall 2016, and construction will begin for a new Student Services building to provide a centralized experience for new and returning students.

In the following building descriptions, the codes that appear in parentheses following the building names correspond to the codes used in the campus map, posted on campus buildings, and published in the schedule of classes.

The Amphitheatre (AT) is an open, outdoor area near the Humanities Building with tiered seating, sun decks, and an enclosed information booth.

The Campus Center (CC) has the Montgomery College Rockville Campus Bookstore, CaféMC, dining rooms, MBI Café, and MC Copies (graphics and copy shop). Also in the Campus Center are the Assessment Center, the Office of Student Life and Student Activity Center, Workforce Development & Continuing Education classrooms and offices, and the Marriott Hospitality Center (food management student kitchen).

The Computer Science Building (CS) houses classrooms, computer laboratories, faculty offices, and other computer facilities.

The Counseling and Advising Building (CB) houses Disability Support Services (DSS), including the Learning Center and DSS offices, and the Office of Safety and Security on the first floor (open 24 hours a day), the Counseling/ Advising Center, counselor offices, and the Career Center are on the second floor.

The Gordon and Marilyn Macklin Tower (MT) contains the library, the Writing, Reading and Language Center, the Office of the Vice President and Provost, faculty and administrative offices, MCTV and Media Production Services, and the College Archives/ Special Collections Office.

The Homer S. Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education (GU) is a state-of-the-art technical training facility offering instructional programs in four primary areas: automotive technology, building and construction technology, and workforce technologies. The facility houses instructional laboratories, classrooms, conference rooms, and faculty offices.

The Humanities Building (HU) houses the Writing and Reading Center, an honors seminar room, classrooms, computer laboratories, a conference room, the Evening and Weekend Adjunct Faculty Office, the Campus Facilities Office, faculty offices, and the mailroom.

The Interim Technical Training Center (TT) houses technical training laboratories and classrooms associated with the programs in the Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education.

The Music Building (MU) houses a recital hall, a rehearsal hall, practice rooms, studios, an ear-training laboratory, specialized classrooms, and faculty offices. The building is equipped with pianos, organs, and other musical instruments.

The North Garage (NG) offers 918 parking spaces on seven levels along with five electric car charging stations.

The Paul Peck Art Building (AR) contains classrooms, the Sarah Silberman Art Gallery, studios for crafts, sculpture, painting, ceramics, drawing, printmaking, and design, and faculty offices.

The Physical Education Center (PE) includes two all-purpose gymnasiums, a swimming pool with a separate diving area, an apparatus room, a weight room, dance studios, locker and shower facilities, classrooms, and faculty offices. Adjacent to the building are the athletic areas for track, baseball, softball, tennis, and soccer.

The Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center (PA) has a 500-seat theatre and is the site for both campus productions and community performances. Its design includes 38 line sets, a greenroom, a Bayreuth pit, a lobby gallery, dressing rooms with showers, and a box office. Student productions and singular events are presented here, such as MC’s Got Talent and the Annual Honor Awards Convocation, as are events in the College’s Guest Artist Series and Saturday Morning Children’s Series. The facility is also used extensively by the public.

The Science Center (SC) houses the department of biology on the first and second floors, chemistry on the third floor, and physics, engineering, and geosciences on the fourth floor. The rooftop has an astronomy observatory. The Science Center addition houses the department of mathematics, classrooms, and math labs.

The Science Center West Building (SW) houses classrooms, mathematics labs, an auditorium, and the Judy E. Ackerman STEM Learning Center.

The South Campus Instruction Building (SB) currently houses classrooms, the TRiO Student Support program, faculty offices, and the Welcome Center.

The Student Services Building (SV) contains the campus offices of Admissions and Records, International Student Coordinator, Student Financial Aid, Cashier, and Veterans Affairs.

The Technical Center (TC) contains facilities for career-oriented programs including applied geography, architectural technology, computer-aided design and graphics, construction management, graphic arts, interior design, photography, and television. Along with the Media Arts Gallery, the Technical Center also contains classrooms and faculty offices.

The Theatre Arts Building (TA) contains classrooms, laboratory performance spaces, a scenery shop, technical facilities, faculty offices, and a stage and arena for academic performances and College activities.

For more information,
visit the campus website at
or call 240-567-5000; TTY 301-294-9672

Rockville Campus
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850
Directions to the Rockville Campus

By Car:  From the north: Take I-270 South to Exit 6 (Route 28), W. Montgomery Ave./Rockville. Then take Exit 6A (Route 28) East. Turn left at first traffic light onto Nelson Street. Go to first traffic light at Mannakee Street; turn left. The campus is 1-1/2 blocks on the left.

From the south: Take I-495 to I-270 North exit 6A (Route 28, W. Montgomery Avenue/Rockville). Follow Montgomery College sign through traffic light (road becomes Nelson Street). Go to first traffic light at Mannakee Street; turn left. The campus is 1-1/2 blocks on the left.

A valid Montgomery College parking permit is required.  Visitor permits can be obtained from the Welcome Centers in SB101, and MK 105, and from the Office of Safety and Security in CB 101.

By Metro: Take Red Line train to Rockville station and transfer to Metrobus Q2 (Veirs Mill Road line) or Ride On Bus Route 46 to campus bus stop on South Campus Drive.

By Bus: The campus is served by both Ride On Bus and Metrobus routes with connections to Metrorail. Visit for more information.

Rockville Campus and Vicinity

Click here to view the Rockville Campus map.