Message from Dr. Sanjay Rai, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Montgomery College.
With three campuses, two workforce development sites, and community outreach centers, we are the community’s college. We are prepared to help you set and achieve your goal, whether you want to transfer and complete a four-year degree, earn an associate’s degree or certificate and enter the workforce, or develop new skills and knowledge to change careers or enrich your life. I am very proud of our nationally recognized comprehensive degree and certificate programs as well as our Workforce Education and Continuing Education programs, and of our incredibly talented and successful students. We can help you define your goal, and assist you to develop a plan to successfully achieve your goal.
Montgomery College offers flexible scheduling options. We offer face-to-face classes during the day and evening on all three campuses, as well as fully online and blended (partially online) classes. We are offering new degrees and certificates reflecting high-demand areas of study including Data Science, Bioinformatics, and Cloud Computing. We offer four fully online degrees: Business, General Studies, Criminal Justice, and Computer Science and Technologies. Z-courses (zero textbook cost) make use of Open Educational Resources (OER) or other materials which have no cost to students. Z-courses are offered in both face-to-face and online courses. We also offer courses that have embedded coaches who offer additional resources to support students in their academic efforts.
I am proud of our outstanding, highly qualified and dedicated faculty, supported by our equally qualified and dedicated staff. They are powerful catalysts who instruct, mentor, and guide students. Our many state-of- the-art facilities ensure that you will have hands-on learning experiences that prepare you for transfer and for the work place. Our faculty work closely with the faculty at four-year colleges and universities to ensure that our courses are aligned. Transfer students move seamlessly to their next destination. We also collaborate with local industries to ensure that the knowledge and skills you learn at Montgomery College prepare you to be successful in the workforce.
Montgomery College has several signature programs, including the Macklin Business Institute, Renaissance Scholars, Montgomery Scholars, the Gudelsky Institute, the Global Humanities Institute, and a rigorous Honors program. Our students have integrative learning opportunities at the Smithsonian Institute, the Library of Congress, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and additional grant funded opportunities including TechHire, America’s Promise, and the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) grants that prepare students to work in some of the most in-demand and critical job areas.
Montgomery College mirrors the world through its rich diversity. We have students from over 160 countries. Whether you are a veteran, a parent, have life and career experiences, or recently graduated from high school, a vibrant experience awaits you. Student clubs, athletics, performing arts, and lecture series are just some of the ways students engage each other and faculty outside of the classroom. Regardless of your journey to Montgomery College, you will find a pathway to success at Montgomery College.
I promise you a rich and rewarding experience as part of a community that is passionate and excited about learning and growing together.