Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    Dec 07, 2021  
Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Germantown Campus

Message from Margaret W. Latimer, Vice President and Provost, Germantown Campus and the Collegewide Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Unit

Margaret W. Latimer

Whether you are returning or new to the Germantown Campus of Montgomery College - the Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology at Montgomery College (PIC MC) - welcome. The sprawling, scenic Germantown Campus is located just 30 miles north of Washington, D.C., between Route 355 and Interstate 270. This Montgomery College campus opened on the current site in 1978. Today, the campus serves a richly diverse population of over 6,500 full-time and part-time day, evening, and weekend students. Our faculty and staff work closely with the arts community and the businesses on the I-270 high-tech corridor, supported by the resources in the LEED gold Bioscience Education Center, the High Technology and Science Center, and the county’s Germantown Innovation Center in the Paul Peck Academic and Innovation Building. Curricula and courses, including those of our signature biotechnology and cybersecurity programs, are tailored to prepare our students to work in Montgomery County’s dynamic environment.

The Germantown Campus maintains its commitment to the community by encouraging use of the campus facilities-including conference rooms in the Paul Peck Academic and Innovation Building, meeting and breakout rooms in the Conference Center located in the Bioscience Education Center, the state-of-the-art Cybersecurity Center, and the 480 seat auditorium known as Globe Hall.

The Germantown campus is the Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology at Montgomery College (PIC MC), an integrated academic, business, and research campus, with acreage available for build-to-suit projects and business co-location opportunities. The College’s programs and curriculum offerings reflect key business sectors in the region, such as life sciences, data science, IT, information, and cyber technologies. PIC MC’s anchor partner, the Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, opened in the fall of 2014; it is the only hospital in the nation to be located on a community college campus.

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 Bioscience Education Center (BE) contains six general purpose classrooms, eight recitation rooms, 25 web laboratories, the Science Learning Center, and 48 offices to support the biology, biotechnology, and chemistry disciplines. The Conference Center (within the BE building) is a 4,115 square foot meeting room, five breakout rooms, and a meeting coordinator suite, including office and conference room space.

The Center for Early Education (CG) is a state-of-the-art center with access to science labs, art galleries, the library, and recreational facilities. The Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and is licensed by the MD State Department of Education. The facility is open to children ages 2 to 5.

The Greenhouse (GN) is a complex of buildings that support the landscape technology program.

The High Technology and Science Center (HT) contains classrooms, computer-equipped classrooms, specialized technology labs, the Part-Time Faculty Resource Center;  a Cybersecurity Center; a Math, Accounting, Physics, and Engineering Learning (MAPEL) Center; a video conferencing room; the Globe Hall auditorium with seating for 480; faculty offices, and the Office of the Collegewide Dean of Mathematics, Statistics, and Data Science.

The Holy Cross Germantown Hospital (HCGH) is the first campus resident partner of the Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology at Montgomery College (PIC MC). The Hospital, a 93-bed facility, opened October 2014. It is a host site for clinical training for students in Health Sciences programs.

The Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HS) contains classrooms; computer-equipped classrooms; the Writing, Reading, and Learning Center; the ELAP/ speech lab; the Veterans’ Office and Lounge; the Model Ed Classroom; library; College Store; cafeteria; studio art classrooms; faculty and administrative offices; the Office of the Collegewide Dean of English Language for Academic Purposes, Linguistics, and Communication Studies.

The Paul Peck Academic and Innovation Building (PK) contains classrooms and administrative, faculty, and staff offices; the English and Reading Department; and the Office of the Vice President and Provost of the Germantown campus and Collegewide STEM Unit, on the first floor. The second floor hosts Montgomery County’s bioscience and technology incubator, the Germantown Innovation Center (GIC).

The Physical Education Building (PG) contains classrooms, a gymnasium, a swimming pool, a weight room, locker rooms, and faculty offices.

The Student Affairs and Science Building (SA) has remained in service while being renovated, and includes the campus welcome center, the Office of Safety and Security (open 24 hours a day), the Admissions and Records Office, Assessment Center, Counseling and Advising Office, Financial Aid Office, the International and Multicultural Student Center,  Student Employment Services Office,  Student Life Office,  Office of the Collegewide Dean of Access and Student Affairs at Germantown, and faculty and administrative offices. This academic year, physical sciences, engineering, computer science, and the MAPEL Center will move from HT to SA.

For more information,
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or call 240-567-7700.

Germantown Campus
20200 Observation Drive
Germantown, MD 20876

Directions to the Germantown Campus

By Car: Take I-270 to Exit 15 East (Route 118). Continue to the second traffic light at Observation Drive; turn right onto campus.

A valid Montgomery College parking permit is required.  Visitor permits can be obtained from the Welcome Center in SA 100, and from the Office of Safety and Security in SA 282.

By Metro: Take Red Line train to Shady Grove station and transfer to Ride On Bus Route 55 to on campus stop.

By Bus: The campus is served by Ride On Bus with connections to Metrorail. For more information, visit

Germantown Campus and Vicinity

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