Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Message from Dr. Brad J. Stewart, Vice President and Provost, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus and the Collegewide Communication, Health Sciences, Health and Physical Education, and Humanities Unit
The Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus is nestled among charming tree-lined streets and Victorian houses at the edge of Washington, D.C., and it is easily accessible by public transit. Established on this site in 1950, this cosmopolitan campus is home to the College’s health sciences program and its visual arts program.
Each semester at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, we change lives and enrich our community, one student at a time. Our dedicated faculty bring expertise and offer quality instruction in over 100 different disciplines to more than 7,800 students from over 140 countries. At Takoma Park/Silver Spring, our students are the centerpiece of all our efforts. We offer a wide variety of learning-centered educational opportunities that affirm our commitment to ensuring student access, retention, and success.
We are proud of the many relationships we develop with business and community organizations. Our students gain valuable work experience through internship and volunteer opportunities, which enhance their classroom learning.
We welcome your presence at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, or any other Montgomery College campus, in person or via distance education. Please experience our campus and take advantage of our top-notch academic and cultural offerings, participate in discussions, visit our art gallery, or attend a lecture or theatre performance.
In 2019, years of work and planning will come to fruition as work begins on a new state-of-the-art STEM facility. The Catherine and Isiah Leggett Math and Science Building will be an essential addition to our campus that will allow students to take STEM courses with world-class equipment and support. MC faculty, staff, and students have devoted countless hours planning and advocating to make this absolute necessity a reality, and we will continue to do so to ensure the building is the best facility possible.
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 East Garage (EG) provides parking for Montgomery College students, employees, and visitors on the East Campus. For anyone being picked up or dropped off by a vehicle on the East Campus, the EG has a designated area on the first floor with temporary parking spaces and a waiting area equipped with seating, outlets, and wifi. To get GPS directions directly to the EG, enter the address 7726 Fenton Street Takoma Park, MD 20912 into your GPS or rideshare app.
The West Garage (WG) provides parking for Montgomery College students, employees, and visitors. To get GPS directions directly to the West Garage, enter the address 901 Jesup Blair Dr., Silver Spring, MD 20910.
The Catherine F. Scott Commons (CM) includes classrooms, a lecture hall, the Academic Success Center, the Bliss Exhibition Hall, conference rooms, and offices.
The Charlene R. Nunley Student Services Center (ST) houses the Office of Admissions and Records, the International Student Coordinator’s Office, the Counseling Center, the Assessment Center, the Office of Student Financial Aid, the Campus bookstore (which has a café), , the Office of Student Life, the Cashier’s Office, the cafeteria, the mailroom, the Office of Public Safety (open 24 hours a day), computer-equipped classrooms, open labs, and the Vice President and Provost’s Office.
The Cultural Arts Center (CU) is home to two beautiful state-of-the-art theatre spaces; a 500 seat multipurpose proscenium theatre and a 116 seat modified thrust studio theatre. The CAC also houses the George and Ruth Tretter Dance Studio, featuring floor to ceiling windows overlooking Georgia Avenue, a film-editing lab, a piano lab, classrooms and offices. MC Cultural Arts Center is dedicated to creating radically inclusive communities through the intersection of art and the human experience. The CAC presents cross genre programming focused on representing the diverse interests of our campus and our community.
The Health Sciences Center (HC) provides state-of-the-art health sciences classrooms, laboratories, nursing simulation labs, and other facilities. It also houses a community health center operated by Holy Cross Hospital that offers a valuable learning experience for nursing students.
The Mathematics Pavilion (MP) contains classrooms, one of two Campus Mathematics Learning Centers, and math faculty offices.
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center (CF) houses classrooms, art studios, an art gallery, faculty offices, and community use studios. It also houses the Refugee Training Center, the ADN to BSN Pathway Office (which provides resources for nursing students in their academic journey as they work toward transferring to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or advanced degree), and Workforce Development & Continuing Education classrooms and offices.
North Pavilion (NP) houses faculty and other offices.
Pavilion One (P1) contains one of two Campus Mathematics Learning Centers, classrooms, and faculty offices.
Pavilion Two (P2) contains faculty and other offices.
Pavilion Three (P3) contains classrooms, faculty offices, and student study spaces.
Pavilion Four (P4) houses classrooms, faculty offices, and the Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement (IRJC). The IRJC provides a meeting area where students can discuss social justice issues; an academic space where faculty can support students; a food pantry and clothing library; and community engagement so students can connect with volunteer opportunities and community support organizations.
The Resource Center (RC) houses the library, classrooms, faculty offices, and the Writing, Reading, and Language Center, and Student Employment Services.
The Science North Building (SN) houses chemistry, engineering, biology, and physics laboratories, a lecture hall and classrooms, the Math/Science Learning Center, and faculty offices.
For more information,
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or call 240-567-1300
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
7600 Takoma Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Directions to the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
By Car: Take I-495 West to Exit 31 or East to Exit 31B, Georgia Avenue South (Route 97). Continue south on Georgia Avenue past the Colesville Road (Route 29) intersection. Following the signs for Montgomery College, turn left (East) on Sligo Avenue. Follow Sligo Avenue to Fenton Street; turn right. Continue (southbound) on Fenton Street through the traffic light at Philadelphia Avenue (Route 410). The East Garage is just ahead on your right, and the campus itself begins one block farther at New York Avenue and Fenton Street. The West Garage is located off Georgia Avenue on Jesup Blair Drive.
A valid Montgomery College parking permit is required. Visitor permits can be obtained from the East Garage (EG) and West Garage (WG) attendants, the Welcome Center in ST 123, the Office of Safety and Security on the first floor of the Charlene R. Nunley Student Services Center (ST), and the lobby desk on the first floor of the Health Sciences Center (HC).
By Metro: Take Red Line train to Silver Spring station, then transfer to Ride On Bus Route 17 or 18.
By Bus: The campus is served by both Ride On Bus and Metrobus routes with connections to Metrorail. Visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/maps for more information.
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus and Vicinity
For more information, visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/tphome.