CCBC – Dundalk Campus
Education Assets in Dundalk
Community comes first with the Community College of Baltimore County
The community college of Baltimore County is a gateway of educational opportunity and a community resource and cultural center.
Educational and Economic Opportunity
For those who would otherwise be frozen out of access to the middle class, CCBC can make it possible. A lack of financial means, less than stellar academic track record or social supports need not be the end of the story. And for many of us who work full time, switching careers can be a challenge. CCBC’s flexible course schedules and close proximity can help with making that switch feasible. Since the community college education agenda has an economic advancement emphasis, hundreds of students emerge each year, well equipped with a credential to enter the workforce or to transfer to a four-year institution.
That said, workforce development at CCBC paints with a broad stroke, educating engineers, poets, carpenters or dancers with equal dispatch. Middle skills credentials may be in technology and health professions; manufacturing or construction trades provide immediate access to better jobs, better wages, and a better life for students and their families.
We’re proud to have a CCBC campus in Dundalk – community college students are a home grown group who live right here or in greater Baltimore. When they complete their studies, they don’t go back home to California, Alaska or New York. Ninety-six percent of them remain in their local communities – they buy houses, get jobs, pay taxes, raise children, serve on local PTAs and community boards and participate in community revitalization in a variety of ways.
CCBC is an asset for a surprisingly broad range of students and residents:
High School Parallel Enrollment, College 4 Free, and other Early College Access programs enable high school students to enroll in classes for credit for free or reduced cost.
Senior citizens may enroll for a range of life enrichment classes at greatly reduced costs, from the arts to computers, history and culture to fitness and wellness.
Explore the extensive roster of classes that students may attend to achieve the education they need to begin careers, pave the way for further education, and add new skills and knowledge to their current professions.
CCBC Dundalk, by the way, is the only CCBC campus that provides a dental hygiene degree program.
CCBC, in conjunction with the MD Department of Economic and Workforce Development, has classes that specifically target employment training, and there are over 300 courses that are online and begin monthly.
Explore the CCBC Summer Learning Adventures Camp for students 7 – 17 for full and half-day classes.
Learn about the long list of Continuing Education Certificate programs and Life Enrichment.
For online courses, visit www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.
Community Resource and Fitness Center
CCBC Dundalk provides other resources in the community. A wide range of community organizations utilize CCBC Dundalk campus facilities for meetings and events, election forums, and networking opportunities, as the campus is situated in the geographic heart of the community. The campus is also attractively landscaped with the help of students in the Dundalk campus Horticulture program.
The community also benefits from thousands of student service hours each year including community greening, cultural history, media and communications events, and other projects.
The Fitness Center is also available for community members to join and utilize, with faciities including a weight room and swimming pool.
Finally, Dundalk residents are fortunate to enjoy CCBC Dundalk’s Community Theater performances in the Spring and Fall, Art shows, Stargazing nights in conjunction with the campus planetarium, and other guest speaker, dance, and concert opportunities.