Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    
    Jun 22, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 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
 

Established in 1950, Montgomery College’s first physical location is theTakoma Park/Silver Spring Campus located in a dynamic urban/suburban neighborhood. It proudly serves more than 6,000 credit and noncredit students from more than 150 countries each semester. The campus’s diverse and talented faculty provide expertise and offer quality instruction in more than100 different disciplines. This cosmopolitan campus is the headquarters of the College’s highly regarded health sciences programs and home to various visual and performing arts programs including the School of Art + Design.

Construction on began on a new state-of-the-art STEM facility is nearly 30% complete. The Catherine and Isiah Leggett Math and Science Building will be an essential addition to the campus and the college enabling students to take STEM courses in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, cybersecurity, mathematics and other disciplines twenty-first century laboratories and classrooms. MC faculty, staff, and students have devoted countless hours toplanning and advocating for this facility to become a reality.  The Building will also house a planetarium/universarium featuring 100 movable seats under a tilted 30-foot dome, and it will show not only stars, nebulae, and galaxies but also Layered Earth software, Spitz videos, and 360-degree virtual reality video and sound-everything from space to polar bears in the Arctic to the Sistine Chapel. The facility is expected to be fully operational and open for classes in the fall semester of 2023.  In addition to this new building, scheduled to open in fall 2023, the campus boasts many outstanding and modern facilities

The Catherine F. Scott Commons buildings includes classrooms, a lecture hall, the Academic Success Center, a food pantry, the Bliss Exhibition Hall, conference rooms, and offices.  Students in English, humanities, and social sciences classes make use of the building’s numerous study spaces.

The Charlene R. Nunley Student Services Center houses Raptor Central, the Offices of the Vice President and Provost, Records and Registration, Student Financial Aid, Public Safety (open 24 hours a day), Student Life, the Cashier, and the International Student Coordinator; the Counseling Center, the Assessment Center, the campus bookstore (which has a café), the cafeteria, the mailroom, computer-equipped classrooms, and open labs.  In addition, the soaring atrium in the building overlooks numerous space for students to socialize and study.

The Cultural Arts Center 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. It 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. It presents cross-genre programming focused on representing the diverse cultural interests of our campus and our community.  The CAC has hosted concerts by world famous artists including Aretha Franklin and Washington DC’s Chuck Brown, one of the founders of go-go music.

The Health Sciences Center 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.The clinic provides care for uninsured and underserved patients while offering community-based clinical experience for student nurses. Holy Cross personnel handle patient care and serve as clinical adjunct faculty, working alongside College faculty in supervising and evaluating students. 

The Mathematics Pavilion contains classrooms, one of two campus Mathematics Learning Centers, and math faculty offices.

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center 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 and Continuing Education classrooms and offices.

The North Pavilion houses faculty and other offices.

Pavilion One contains one of two campus Mathematics Learning Centers, classrooms, and faculty offices.

Pavilion Two contains faculty and other offices.

Pavilion Three contains classrooms, faculty offices, and student study spaces.

Pavilion Four houses classrooms, faculty offices, the campus fitness center and the Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement, which 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 houses the library, classrooms, faculty offices, and the Writing, Reading, and Language Center, and Student Employment Services.  A complete renovation of the Library is scheduled to begin in 2022.

The Science North Building houses chemistry, engineering, biology, and physics laboratories, a lecture hall and classrooms, the Math/Science Learning Center, and faculty offices.

 

Among its many successful academic programs, the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus is home to a robust health sciences program. The nursing program starts students on the path to a successful career as a registered nurse. Graduates of our two-year associate’s degree program are qualified to take the NCLEX examination to become licensed, registered nurses who are prepared to give competent nursing care to patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care settings. Other health sciences degree and certificate programs at the campus helping fill critical workforce shortages include diagnostic medical sonography, radiologic (x-ray) technology, health information management, and physical therapist assistant

For more information,
visit the campus website at

www.montgomerycollege.edu/tphome
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 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.