Campus Resources

Germantown Campus

The Germantown Campusnew window is a vibrant campus located just 30 miles north of Washington, D.C., between Route 355 and Interstate 270. This Montgomery College campus opened on the current site in 1978. Today, the campus serves a richly diverse population of over 7,500 full-time and part-time day, evening, and weekend students. Our faculty and staff work closely with the arts community and the businesses on the I-270 high-tech corridor, supported by the resources in the new Bioscience Education Center, the High Technology and Science Center, the Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technologynew window at Montgomery College (PIC MC), and the county’s Germantown Innovation Center in the Paul Peck Academic and Innovation Building. Curricula and courses, including those of our signature biotechnology and cybersecurity programs, are tailored to prepare our students to work in this dynamic environment.

The Germantown Campus maintains its commitment to the community by encouraging use of the campus facilities-including conference rooms in the Paul Peck Academic and Innovation Building, meeting and breakout rooms in the Conference Center located in the Bioscience Education Center, the state-of-the-art Cybersecurity Labnew window, and the newly-renovated 480 seat auditorium known as Globe Hall.

The Germantown campus is also home of the Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology at Montgomery College (PIC MC), which is an integrated academic, business, and research campus, with acreage available for build-to-suit projects and business co-location opportunities. Target business sectors, such as life sciences, cyber technologies, and high tech, mirror the College’s core curriculum offerings. PIC MC’s anchor partner, the Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, opened in the fall of 2014, making it the only hospital in the nation to be located on a community college campus.

For more information, please visit the Germantown Campus web site. Click here for campus map.

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Rockville Campus

The Rockville Campusnew window is the largest and most comprehensive campus of Montgomery College, serving approximately 17,000 students each semester. Our community of faculty, staff, and students enjoys academic and cultural programs that reflect the international flavor of an exceptional suburban campus. Accessible by all modes of transportation and located near the lively Rockville Town Center, the campus opened in 1965 with 2,489 students. Now, along with the thousands of students enrolled in credit courses, Workforce Development & Continuing Education students attend classes here, and community members participate in special events open to the public, as well as educational and athletic offerings. If you have questions about the Rockville Campus, please call my office at 240-567-5010.

Each day at Rockville, we work diligently to lead, motivate, and inspire our students and partners, and to remain in the forefront by providing relevant learning opportunities for a diverse, dynamic population. We offer exciting signature academic and cultural programs, and we strive to create and maintain a state-of-the-art, welcoming campus. As Montgomery College embraces a one-college concept, the Rockville Campus is committed to serving its burgeoning student population with academic relevance and rigor. After many years of planning and advocacy, in 2011 we opened the College’s first LEED Gold certified building, a new Science Center, which houses the departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, Engineering, and Geosciences, and features an outdoor classroom, a greenhouse, and an observatory. In 2017, we opened a renovated building adjacent to the Science Center called Science Center West that offers classrooms, mathematics labs, an auditorium, and the Judy E. Ackerman STEM Learning Center. Featuring 918 parking spaces, five electric charging stations, and an environmentally sustainable design, the seven-level North Garage opened in fall 2016, and construction will begin for a new Student Services building to provide a centralized experience for new and returning students.

For more information, please visit the Rockville Campus web site. Click here for campus map. 

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Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

The Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campusnew window is nestled among charming tree-lined streets and Victorian houses at the edge of Washington, D.C., and it is easily accessible by Metrorail and by bus. Established on this site in 1950, this cosmopolitan campus is the headquarters of the College’s health sciences program.

Each semester at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, we change lives and change the world, 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. Our campus is home to the School of Art + Design.

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, use our tennis courts and swimming pool, or attend a lecture or theatre performance.

For more information, please visit the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus web site. Click here for campus map.

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Workforce Development & Continuing Education (WD&CE)

The Workforce Development & Continuing Education (WD&CE)new window programs at Montgomery College provide a wide range of pre- and post-degree educational offerings and services designed to meet the needs of county residents and businesses. Individuals in career transitions, those re-entering the workforce, and those maintaining current technical skills, as well as those seeking lifelong educational enrichment experiences, are among the more than 25,000 students of the WD&CE programs each year.   

With more than 1,700 courses offered year-round, the chances of finding a course of interest are excellent. High-quality noncredit courses are available in more than 25 program areas, including information technology, small business and management, technical training, certification and licensure preparation, financial planning, real estate, child care, health sciences, personal development, career development, writing, American English, cultural diversity, customer service, quality management, and leadership development. These course offerings change continuously to reflect the ever-changing needs of the businesses and communities we serve.

Courses are offered through six program areas: Community Education and Extended Learning Services; Business, Information Technology, and Safety; the Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education; the Health Sciences Institute; the Community Arts; and Adult ESOL and Basic Skills for College and Careers. Courses in these program areas may be taken at the three College campuses and at other community sites, including the Westfield South Center in Wheaton and the Business Training Centers in Olde Towne Gaithersburg and Silver Spring. Courses are of varying lengths, have flexible start dates, and are offered in the daytime, evening, and weekends to suit the needs of the populations served.

Many WD&CE credit and noncredit courses are delivered as a result of a customized training program developed for business and community organizations. Contract training partnerships align College education and training resources with the demands of the workplace and are tailored to each business partner’s requirements. Employer-sponsored training programs have grown significantly in recent years and are frequently delivered at the business location.

For more information, please visit the Workforce Development & Continuing Education web site. Click here for locations.

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Distance Education

The Office of E-Learning, Innovation and Teaching Excellence (ELITE) has administrative responsibility for the delivery of distance education courses and is committed to assisting faculty members in the use of contemporary technology applications and tools to enhance teaching and learning. ELITE supports and provides guidance to faculty who are interested in offering distance education courses. In some cases, faculty can receive equivalent semester hours (ESH) for developing courses for online delivery using Blackboard, the course management system used at Montgomery College. Faculty members using Blackboard are provided with pedagogical and technical training throughout the semester. For more information, please see the Blackboard explanation later in this section.

For more information, please visit the Distance Education web site.
Phone: 240-567-6000
E-maildl@montgomerycollege.edu 

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ATMs

Banking machines are available on each of the three campuses at the following locations:

  • Germantown: SA, first floor
  • Rockville: CC, first floor
  • Takoma Park/Silver Spring: ST, first floor

MC Campus Stores

The Follett Higher Education Group operates Montgomery College Campus Stores on all three campuses. New and used textbooks, rentals, eBooks, and additional classroom materials are available in the stores. Our website also features online sales of course materials that are available for delivery to your home or for pick-up at your campus store. Hours of operation are scheduled to meet the needs of each campus and are extended at the beginning of each semester. Regular days of operation are Monday through Saturday. Please visit the MC Campus Stores website for hours of operation.

Each store offers reference books, study guides, and best-sellers. Books still in print may be special ordered. Other merchandise is available, such as art materials, school supplies, medical and laboratory supplies, and calculators. Textbook buyback may be done in the stores at the end of each semester. Visit the Cash for Books link on our website for details.

Montgomery College clothing and memorabilia, gifts, health and beauty items, technology and Apple products, and snacks are available in all stores. Gift cards and order information on class rings and nursing pins are also available. 

Students may visit the Montgomery College Campus Stores website to research all services available, to view course material and textbook selections, and to place orders online. For more information, please contact the Campus Stores staff.

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Center for Early Education

The Center for Early Education (CEE) creates educational, active based learning experiences for children 2-5 years of age. Our nationally accredited program cultivates academic readiness and social/emotional development within a nurturing, respectful environment that meets the needs of our community. Students, faculty/staff and community may register for the program depending on space availability. A limited number of student tuition scholarships are available. The center is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The CEE serves as a teacher training site as well as a research opportunity for faculty and students learning about child development.

For more information, please visit the Center for Early Education web site.

Closing, Delayed Opening, or Emergency

Montgomery College will always operate on its regular schedule unless otherwise announced. Depending on the nature of the incident, notifications of emergencies and changes to the College’s operational status will be communicated through one or more of the following means:

  • College emergency responders: Security Officers, Campus Response and/or Support Teams
  • Montgomery College ALERT. Registered users receive text and e-mail messages
  • Montgomery College Emergency Desktop Notification. Scrolling messages are broadcast on College computers
  • Montgomery College website
  • MyMC website 
  • Montgomery College employee voice mail. From off-site, dial 240-567-1701
  • Montgomery College employee e-mail
  • Montgomery College main phone number at 240-567-5000
  • Montgomery College cable channel 10 in Montgomery County
  • Commercial radio and TV stations including:
Television Radio

Channel 4 WRC
Channel 5 WTTG
Channel 7 WJLA
Channel 9 WUSA
News Channel 8

WTOP (103.5 FM)
WFRE (99.5 FM) - Frederick
WAMU (88.5 FM)
WFMD (930 AM) - Frederick
WMAL (630 AM)

If the College opens late or closes early for any reason, the following rule will be used to determine if a class will meet. If a class can meet for at least half of its scheduled time or if the class can meet for 50 minutes or more, then the class will meet.

All inquiries from the news media regarding an emergency event should be directed to the College’s Office of Communications.

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Facilities Services

Each campus Facilities Office handles issues related to building repairs, cleaning, ground maintenance, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electricity, lighting, and water/sewer. Call the Facilities Help/Service Desk to report problems or concerns.

  • Germantown: PK/113, 240-567-7807
  • Rockville: HU/016, 240-567-5073
  • Takoma Park/Silver Spring: P2/133, 240-567-1563

For more information, please visit the Facilities  website.

Facilities Use and Scheduling

The campus Facilities Office schedules non-instructional use of most campus space. Please call the campus facilities use scheduler for more information on how to reserve space on campus.

  • Germantown: PK/113, 240-567-7807
  • Rockville: HU/016, 240-567-5016
  • Takoma Park/Silver Spring: P2/133, 240-567-1564

For more information, please visit the Facilities Use and Scheduling web site.

Faculty Lounges

The Germantown and Rockville campuses have lounges available exclusively for faculty and staff use. All faculty are encouraged to take advantage of this designated space for the purpose of dining, mingling, and networking with colleagues.

Faculty Lounge locations:

  • Germantown: PK/104, BE 232
  • Rockville: CC, first floor

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Food Services

CAFETERIAS

Cafeterias are located on all three campuses and serve a variety of foods and beverages. Hours vary on each campus, but all are open fall and spring semesters, Monday through Friday, beginning at 7:30 a.m. and remaining open through the lunch and early evening hours. For more information, visit Montgomery College Dining.

Cafeteria locations:

  • Germantown: HS, ground floor
  • Rockville: CC, first floor
  • Takoma Park/Silver Spring: ST, first floor
CATERING

Catering services are also available on each of the campuses. To arrange catering for an event, call the Chartwells catering manager at 240-567-7611 or email them at catering@montgomerycollege.edu.

VENDING

Vending machines are available in various locations on all three campuses, with a selection of snacks and soft drinks. Click here for a listing of all vending machine locations.

ID Cards

Faculty must have College ID cards to use services such as the library, and to gain access to buildings during off-schedule hours. All Montgomery College employees can obtain an ID card, free of charge, at the Office of Human Resources and Strategic Talent Management at the Central Services Building located at 9221 Corporate Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850. For more information, please visit the Office of Human Resources and Strategic Talent Management web site.

Library

Montgomery College Librarynew window provides quality resources and services to support the programs of the College and to meet the learning and information needs of students, faculty, staff, and community members. Library employees are available to assist users with research, technology, and access to the library’ resources. Librarians can help users find articles, media, or books for assignments, answer questions about citations, and help users evaluate information. This support is available in person, over the phone, and via the 24/7 librarian chat service, AskUsNow, available on the library’s website. Users can also get help with research in various subject areas and preparing for courses and assignments with the library’s online subject guides, course pages, and tutorials, all available on the website. All library locations offer a variety of study environments to fit diverse learning styles, including collaboration spaces, quiet zones, and private group study rooms.

The library maintains numerous computer workstations for College and community users. In addition, the library offers laptops and tablets for students to check out and use in the library. Students and faculty may use the library’s high-speed scanners, One Button Studios for easy video creation, and Collaborative Workstations for group projects. Student use of these services takes priority. Assistive technologies are available for patrons with special needs.

The library provides 24/7 access to hundreds of thousands of e-books, e-journals, and streaming media covering all subject areas and over 180 academic databases to assist with coursework, including databases that contain full-text articles. In addition, with over 190,000 volumes held, the MC Library’s print collections cover all disciplines. The library offers best-selling books, popular films and music, and a variety of newspapers and magazines. Library collections feature many textbooks required for various MC courses, which are available for use in the library. The MC Library also maintains a select collection of historical materials and memorabilia related to the history of the College. Any request or information about these materials may be directed to librarian Shelly Jablonski at 240-567-7174.

Access to most resources, including books, e-books, articles, and media, are found via the library’s search engine, RaptorSearch, and library’s website. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service is available to provide resources the library does not own. The library also offers an Inter-Campus Loan (ICL) service to deliver resources from one campus library to another.

Those with a valid student identification card or a community borrower’s card may check out circulating materials for use outside of the library. Students registered for the current semester may use the library’s electronic resources, including e-books, e-journals, and electronic course reserves from outside the library, via the library’s website. Audio or video materials may be viewed online or at any library location and are available to faculty for classroom instruction.

For more information, please visit the Montgomery College Library website, use our AskUsNow librarian chat service for 24/7 research help, or call one of the campus locations:

Germantown, HS 110, 240-567-7858
Rockville, MT 107, 240-567-7117
Takoma Park/Silver Spring, RC 215, 240-567-1540

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Parking and Motor Vehicle Registration

Each person associated with the College who parks a vehicle on any campus of the College or any property owned, leased, maintained, or operated by the College must register the vehicle regardless of its ownership. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors must abide by College traffic regulations. The College reserves the right to issue a citation or to tow, at the owner’s risk and expense, any unregistered vehicle parked in violation. The Montgomery College Motor Vehicle Regulations and vehicle registration and parking information is available on the Parking web site.

Public Safety Services

Montgomery College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment at all times that will support and enhance the institution’s educational programs and services. The Office of Safety and Security is responsible for the protection of the College community, first aid, emergency assistance, 24-hour escort service (upon request), maintenance of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), enforcement of campus parking regulations, and the lost and found service. Officers on each campus are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, the College’s campus security procedures are provided on the Montgomery College Annual Security Report, click on Annual Security Report (Clery Act).

Public Safety Office Locations
Germantown: Science and Applied Studies Building, Room 282; 240-567-7777 (recorded line)
Rockville: Counseling and Advising Building, Room 101; 240-567-5111 (recorded line)
Takoma Park/Silver Spring: Student Services Center, Room 117; 240-567-1600 (recorded line)

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Emergencies

In the event of emergency situations involving Montgomery College directly-or if an emergency occurs at the local, regional, or national level that could impact the college community-Montgomery College’s safety and security personnel and other College officials utilize in-house emergency response plans and coordinate their response activities with local, county, state, and federal authorities, as appropriate. The College works directly in conjunction with Montgomery County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, in the event of any local activation of the county’s Emergency Operations Center.

Visit the Emergency Preparednessnew window web site for more information

Emergency Preparedness

In the event of emergency situations involving Montgomery College directly or if an emergency occurs at the local, regional, or national level that could impact the college community Montgomery College’s safety and security personnel and other College officials utilize in-house emergency response plans and coordinate their response activities with local, county, state, and federal authorities, as appropriate. The College works directly in conjunction with Montgomery County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, in the event of any local activation of the county’s Emergency Operations Center.

Visit the Emergency Preparednessnew window web site for more information.

Transportation

Current Montgomery College faculty can board the MC Campus Shuttle at no additional cost. They must simply show the driver a College faculty identification card. Click here for the shuttle schedule. Please visit the transportationnew window web site for more information.

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