Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    
    May 29, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog

Academic Affairs


Message from Dr. Deidre Price, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/College Provost

 

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Montgomery College.

As we begin the 2024-25 academic year, we are pleased to provide an academic schedule that provides opportunities to meet every student’s need, including in-person, remote (synchronous), distance learning (asynchronous), and hybrid offerings as well as 15, 12, and 7-week terms.  There is a schedule to meet every need.  The types of course offerings are noted below, but please review the class schedule to see how specific courses are offered. In addition to in-person classes, we have three types that you can find out more information about:

Distance Learning courses are offered completely online and allow students to learn independently, on their own schedules, as they meet specific deadlines and complete assignments.  Instructors guide students’ learning with lessons, activities, and feedback through a Blackboard course site. Distance learning courses are indicated in the course schedule as Distance Learning with a DL WEB course location.

Remote courses are scheduled on specific days and at specific times. Students meet as a class remotely through Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate; instructors will tell students which software to use.  Students complete reading and assignments according to the course schedule.  Class sessions take place in real time, and the instructor leads course sessions. These courses are listed in the course schedule with specific times as REMOTE.

On campus courses are scheduled at any of our three campuses in Takoma Park/Silver Spring, Rockville, and Germantown.  In addition, courses are offered at educational sites in Gaithersburg, Wheaton (resuming in Spring 2025), and our newest location, the East County Education Center in Silver Spring. We also look forward to the opening of our state-of-the-art Catherine and Isiah Leggett Math and Science Building on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus this academic year.

We have Academic Program Advisors who 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, find an appropriate experiential learning opportunity, 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 Development 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.

We are offering new degrees and certificates reflecting high-demand areas of study including Data Science, Bioinformatics, Psychology,  Cloud Computing, and Database Systems. We offer 22 fully online degrees. In addition, over 10,000 students each semester take advantage of Z-courses (zero textbook cost) which make use of Open Educational Resources (OER) or other materials which have no cost to students. We also offer courses that have embedded coaches who offer additional resources to support students in their academic efforts. Both of these types of courses are denoted in the registration system as you develop your class schedule.

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 faculty work closely with the faculty at four-year colleges and universities in Maryland to ensure that our courses are aligned so that 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.

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.