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Did you know that HCC develops and delivers customized employee training programs for local employers?

HCC's Continuing Education and Business Services Division meets with local business leaders to develop and deliver programs that keep their employees' skills sharp. In FY14, Continuing Education delivered many contracted training sections to business clients across the region. Trainings have ranged from customized art classes developed for the ARC of Washington County to management certificate programs delivered to upper level managers at Mellott Company in Warfordsburg, Pa.
FY14 Quick Facts
Enrollments: 12,449
FTE: 668.00
Unduplicated CE Head Count: 8,406
The Continuing Education and Business Services Division also provides services to five Maryland prisons and correctional facilities.

Courses delivered include:
  • Adult Basic Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Meat Cutting
  • GED preparation
  • Employment Readiness Workshops.  
In FY14, HCC delivered classes to over 1,860 students and received 309.66 FTEs. 


"Instructor was very professional, insightful and very well prepared for this class. She kept the class very interesting and it was a pleasure being here."

"This instructor was very knowledgeable about supervision. Loved the class and will recommend it to others."

"Richard (instructor) was always prepared and taught the class with a combination of course material and real life examples. He brought in guest speakers which added a lot of value to the lesson."

"Instructor has a wealth of knowledge! Instructor encouraged questions and students were engaged in many questions and scenarios! It was very worthwhile for me."

"He's a good teacher and makes you feel comfortable when driving."

"Mr. Cooper is a wonderful teacher. Went above and beyond what I expected! I've been into photography for years now and still didn't know most of what I was taught. I will most definitely be taking another course (if offered) with him as the teacher."

"It is a wonderful opportunity to have Continuing Education courses available. Please keep adding additional classes.Very worthwhile, educational and enjoyable. Thank you."

"Fantastic course.Great teacher. Great group. Had a lot of fun getting to know aspects of fiction.I'd forgotten or just plain didn't know would recommend! Thank you!"

"Roger Swartz is a great instructor. I always enjoy his class and learn a great deal from him."

"Both Bill and Steve Staley are very good instructors. They both have a vast knowledge on welding and tons of experience. They are very patient and clearly explain the material in the shop area."

"[Lynn Hess] does a good job explaining material. Enjoy class. Mrs. Hess is very helpful and explains things that I have difficulty with in class. She does a great job and I would take another class with her if it were offered."

"The instructor is very understanding answers all questions and does a great job. Makes you feel very comfortable."

"Instructor was knowledgeable and presented information with real world examples that made everything relevant.Thank you!"

"Enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and small group setting. Loved the flexibility to have pet(s) in classroom. Instructor made the class fun and very comfortable environment. Thoroughly enjoyed the animal emergency clinic visit."

Prison Program
  • Continuing Education worked with the Washington County Government to provide supervisory training for its employees in a "Going for the Gold" program. A special ceremony was held for the first Gold Level Supervisors, who graduated at the County Commissioners' meeting in December 2013. 
  • A group of 29 prospective new hires for a major area company completed WorkKeys testing as part of a pilot group to test the product as a pre-employment screening process in January. The company has continued to send employee candidates throughout the year. 
Certification & Licensure
  • In FY14, 420 real estate agents received continuing education credits from HCC in order to renew their licenses and stay current on real estate legislation and trends. Fifty-five students took the pre-licensing course, Principles of Real Estate, in order to sit for the state exam.
  • The pet grooming program graduated six students in June 2014. The courses in this program total 115 hours.
  • The veterinary assistant program, which is comprised of courses totaling 139 hours, graduated seven students in December 2013.
College for Kids
  • HCC's College for Kids program finished another great year with 840 students, which was a 90 percent occupancy rate.
  • JLG donated $3,450 to sponsor Girls Exploring Engineering, a week-long College For Kids program.
Lifelong Learning
  • The Civil War Seminar, "1864 - Here Come the Confederates: Again," held on March 29, 2014, had 75 participants. The group attended four lectures and had a panel discussion for HCC's 150th Commemoration of the Civil War.
  • In May 2014, 43 participants traveled through Wales and England, touring castles, Stonehenge, the Roman Baths, and the stunning scenery.
Mid-Atlantic Fiction Writers Institute (MAFWI)
  • In the inaugural year of the Mid-Atlantic Fiction Writers Institute (formerly called the Nora Roberts Writing Institute), HCC had over 100 attendees from over 12 states including: Texas, Georgia, California, Connecticut, New Jersey, Virginia, Delaware, Indiana, Washington, D.C., and Alabama.
  • The two-day Institute was offered on Aug. 2-3, 2013, and featuring opening keynote speaker Sylvia Day, a New York Times bestselling author, and critically acclaimed author Erica Bauermeister as the closing keynote speaker.
  • Thirty concurrent sessions were given by 29 presenters.
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Nursing & Allied Health
  • The Optometry Seminar held on February 23, 2014, had 75 participants.
  • After successfully completing the simulation grant with the Nursing Division, Continuing Education is working with nursing faculty to provide training for Air Methods, a locally-based Air Ambulance program. The HCC Nursing Simulation Lab will be used to conduct advanced airway management instruction for flight staff.
  • The Nursing and Allied Health Department held semi-annual dental update seminars, in addition to an OSHA/PANDA dental seminar.
  • Continuing Education is continuing its partnership with Tri-State Echo to provide cardiac update seminars. 
  • Two DSM trainings were held by the nationally-acclaimed social work professor, Dr. Carlton Munson, on the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fifth Edition" for mental health professionals.
Technical Innovation Center
  • Janice Riley was appointed the manager of the TIC in September 2013.
  • In June 2014, Elite ImageWorks Corporation joined the TIC's new business initiative, the "Hub City Hive."  The TIC's Hub City Hive is a co-working community of startups, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals sharing a common workspace in Hagerstown.
Trades, Transportation
& Technology
  • Five summer driver education sections were offered this summer helping to fuel a 20 percent increase in enrollment in FY14 over FY13.
  • Seven Volvo Powertrain students, including the first female skilled craft person, completed year one of a 165-hour electrical apprenticeship training at the Hagerstown plant offered by HCC in partnership with the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC). The student began their year two classwork in January while learning on the job under the supervision of journeyman and master electricians.
  • HCC has coordinated customized computer job training for area businesses such as Volvo Construction Equipment and the Hagerstown Housing Authority.

Continuing Education
& Business Services

at Hagerstown Community College
11400 Robinwood Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21742
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