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Maryland's Community College WorkSmart Centers work collaboratively to promote the goals of continuing education, economic and workforce development and community services locally, regionally, and statewide, with particular emphasis on workforce development issues, through the design and implementation of high quality education, training, and consulting services.


  • 16 community colleges with sites in every county in Maryland
  • Experienced credit and noncredit faculty and subject matter experts with a variety of expertise and interests
  • Variety of delivery options including face-to-face, web-based, hybrid, and self-paced offered on campuses, in communities, and at employer sites
  • Wide range of services including customized training, business consulting, curriculum

Maryland's Community Colleges serve employers and their employees in creating and developing a workforce responsive to Maryland’s needs. Maryland community colleges serve approximately 1200 employers annually through customized training, reach more than 85,000 employees, and earn 97% customer satisfaction. They also train 56,000 students in 130 occupations that require licensing and certification. In addition, 64% of those enrolled in non-recreational courses available to the general public do so for workplace-related reasons.

The Continuing Education Divisions of Maryland’s Community Colleges serve their communities by offering a variety of courses and services to meet the personal needs of the general population and specific groups. Through a wide variety of courses offered to the general public, MCCACET members provide opportunities to develop new skills, explore interests, expand overall knowledge, participate in recreational activities, and engage in the arts. Over 80,000 students annually take personal enrichment courses.

Maryland Community Colleges also meet the needs of specific groups such as Senior Adults, elementary, middle, and high-school students, non-native English speakers, those lacking a high school education, and the developmentally disabled.

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