Financial Aid: Yes
City: Blue Bell
Street: 340 DeKalb Pike
Montgomery County Community College offers e-learning opportunities as well as courses at various off-site locations, including the Willow Grove Naval Air Station and Lansdale. The College is governed by a fifteen person Board of Trustees appointed by the Montgomery County Commissioners and is fully accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
In order to meet the different needs of our student body and our community, the College offers four Associate Degrees (AA, AS, AAS, and AGS) in 90 degree and certificate programs in 40 areas of study. In 1998, the College created a new Liberal Studies degree (AS) that equips students with the strong general education core (36 credits) and flexibility to tailor electives (24 credits) to their transfer institution's program requirements. In fall 2004, about 55 percent of the College's students were enrolled in transfer-based programs, 38 percent were enrolled in occupational programs and 9 percent were enrolled in General Studies.
E-Learning has become increasingly popular in higher education over the last several years because it offers several benefits, including access to education for people removed from a college campus (by distance or health condition) or unable to keep a regular schedule because of work or family responsibilities. It provides them the chance to pursue a degree that might otherwise not be attainable.
Our faculty are dedicated, student oriented, and venerated professionals in their respective fields as well as throughout the community. We boast nationally recognized scholars, poets, sculptors, volunteers, lecturers, and authors as well as the 2002 and 2004 CASE and Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's Pennsylvania Professors of the Year. While our faculty is accomplished and active in their fields, their commitment to student learning is their first and foremost professional priority.
Montgomery County Community College offers financial aid in the forms of grants, scholarships student loans, and part-time employment with the majority of our funds provided through Federal and State programs.