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Prince George's Community College


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Prince George's Community College

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Employee Labor Relations Manager

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Foundation Accounts Specialist

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Department Chair of Business and Entrepreneurship

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Resident Faculty - Hospitality Services Management

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Continuing Tenure Track Faculty - Health Education/Physical Education

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Continuing Tenure Track Faculty - Mathematics

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Types of Courses Offered:

Online - Students taking an online class can access course content 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and have discussions with their instructors and fellow learners using Blackboard. Deadlines and due dates will be set for as

Remote - Students that take a remote class will meet online via the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra web conference platform at scheduled times with set deadlines and due dates. Students will access learning materials, assignments, and participate in discussions via Blackboard.

Hybrid - Students taking a hybrid class will engage in a combination of online/remote and face-to-face instruction. Students will complete their work assignments, discussions, research, and projects online at a flexible pace with the benefit of some scheduled face-to-face class time with professors and fellow students.

  • All students may take remote, hybrid, face-to-face sections
  • Students must complete at least 6 credits with a 2.5 GPA in order to take online sections

Prince George's Community College (PGCC)

Established in 1958, Prince George's Community College (PGCC) is a community landmark located in Largo, Maryland. PGCC draws approximately half of all Prince George's County high school graduates each year to its main campus and the Laurel College Center.

A community of colleges and universities, Laurel College Center offers you a convenient, personalized, and supportive education through PGCC. Whether you're working toward an associate degree or taking credits to transfer, you will find many options at Laurel College Center to build your skills and advance your career.

Associate Degree Programs

PGCC offers in-demand associate degree programs and a wide variety of general education courses at Laurel College Center.

Details about these programs can be found on the PGCC website.

If you're new to PGCC and interested in taking courses at Laurel College Center, you'll need to you'll need to first  meet with an advisor , and then submit an  application for admission . When you register for classes, select classes offered at Laurel College Center. 

Already a PGCC student? If you are already taking courses on PGCC's main campus, but you want to continue your education at Laurel College Center, visit the PGCC website to register, and then select courses held at Laurel College Center.

At PGCC, we will provide you with an exceptional education at an affordable price. View tuition & fees on the PGCC website.

You can afford a quality education with help from financial aid and scholarships. Visit the PGCC website to learn about options.

Continuing Education Programs

Learn a new skill, obtain workforce credentials, or simply take classes that interest you. PGCC's continuing education program offers select noncredit classes at Laurel College Center.


Noncredit Courses

Boost Your Knowledge and Skills

Update your skills, discover new talents, and boost your career opportunities with a noncredit online course at Prince George's Community College. Course offerings cover a wide range of subject areas, including business, creative arts, languages, writing, and technology.

View the Noncredit Class Schedule to find details about courses, the instructor, and the online format. You can filter easily by any category, or use our guide to search for available classes.

  • You can find the course type by checking the "Meeting Information" that is listed on Owl Link. Determine NC Course Format
  • In the Noncredit Class Schedule, there is a “Course Type” column. Blackboard classes are listed as “BLBD” and ed2go classes are listed as “E2GO.”

Prince George's Community College uses Blackboard (Bb) as the web-based program that serves as the College's online classroom. Blackboard offers a password-protected virtual classroom with email, course content, calendar, a discussion board, and other course tools standard in an online course. The Blackboard online classroom can be accessed over the internet at any time of the day or night. You will be able to participate entirely from the comfort of your home or office at times that are most convenient to you.

These are all instructor-led courses. They are not self-paced. The entire class works together on the weekly lessons. The discussion board feature allows for interactions between students and the instructor.

The start dates and lengths of these courses vary from course to course. Although a lot of the coursework is located in the web classroom, a textbook purchase may be required for some courses.

All courses require internet access, email, and a browser, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome are recommended. You must also have a working Owl Link account at PGCC to access a Blackboard course.

When: Noncredit online classes using Blackboard will be available four days before the course officially begins, giving everyone time to work through any possible access problems.

How: On the start date of your course, log into the Blackboard website at http://pgcconline.blackboard.com.

On your "Welcome" screen, you will see the course(s) in which you are enrolled listed in the box labeled "My Courses." Click on the course name to enter your Blackboard course.

Note: This web address does not contain "www." Type your Owl Link account information into the Blackboard login box.

Note: IPMA-HR students use the login information received from the IPMA-HR. They do not use Owl Link account information to log into Blackboard.

What if I have problems logging into my online class?

If you are unable to log in to Blackboard, contact your instructor by email or voicemail. If your instructor is unable to help you, please contact eLearning Services.

Log in frequently to your online course, and if you have questions about the coursework, don't hesitate to contact your instructor by email or phone. Communication is critical in an online course.

ed2go noncredit online courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period in the end. The courses begin on a Wednesday in the middle of each month. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course: one on Wednesday and one on Friday. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

Interactive quizzes, assignments, and online discussions supplement the lessons, and they are all done online. No textbook is required.

All courses require internet access, email, and a web browser. Chrome and Firefox are preferred, then Microsoft Edge.

Complete the Orientation at ed2go

After you have registered and paid for a course with Prince George’s Community College, you must complete the registration and orientation process at the ed2go website. There you will create an ed2go account, select the password to access your course materials, and learn about specific course requirements.

  • You must complete these steps for each online class before your ed2go class start date.
  • Go to http://www.ed2go.com/pgcc, the Online Instruction Center.
  • Select your course by typing the title of your course in "Search for Courses:" at the top of the page.
  • Complete the Enrollment Process:

      Click on "Add To Cart" and select the date you wish to start your course.

      Complete the steps to "Sign Up for a Course."

      At the end, click the "Already Paid" button. Do not pay at the ed2go site.

      Check Your Hardware and Software

      Most ed2go courses are Mac and PC compatible. If a class is not Mac compatible, this information will be stated on the “Requirements” tab when you view the course details. Make sure you have:

      • Internet access
      • An email address
      • Any web browser like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and Adobe Reader Two free and simple downloads you can obtain by visiting http://www.adobe.com/downloads.

      When:ed2go noncredit online classes are available on the start day of the course, which is always a Wednesday. Once your course begins, your lessons will become available at noon each Wednesday and Friday. Note: Classrooms are not accessible before the class starts.

      How: Log in to the classroom page at the ed2go.com/pgcc website. To log in, use the account information that you created when you completed the orientation at the ed2go website.

      • On the start date of your course, go to the ed2go website at http://www.ed2go.com/pgccto begin.
      • Click on "Classroom" and log in.
      • When you see the name of your course, click on the "Enter the Classroom" button to the right.
      • Be sure to log in frequently to your online course.

      If you have questions about the coursework, don't hesitate to contact your instructor by email or by phone. Good communication is critical in an online course.


      Technical Support

      Review the items below for technical requirements and recommendations for online courses. If you still need help, please visit the Contact Us page.

      Blackboard

      • A Pentium-class or Mac computer with at least 1 GB RAM
      • Broadband (DSL, Cable, FIOS) is highly recommended
      • An Internet Service Provider (ISP)
      • Your PGCC student email address
      • The recommended browser is Firefox.
      • Word processing software (Microsoft Word is the College standard)
      • Multimedia is required in some courses for supported browser information. for a quick browser check.

      Blackboard app for Students

      The Blackboard app is designed especially for students to view content and participate in courses. The app is available on iOS and Android mobile devices. Click here for more details.

      Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

      Blackboard Collaborate (Bb) is a comprehensive online learning and collaboration tool designed specifically for education. It is already part of your Blackboard courses. With Blackboard Collaborate, you can create virtual classrooms, offices, and meeting spaces that open more possibilities for effective learning experiences and interactions for online, blended, and mobile learning.

      eLearning Services is able to provide limited technical support for system configuration. Bb Collaborate Technical Support is available online here or by phone at 1-877-382-2293.

      Blackboard is a secure website. Unsecure content such as videos, images, and other media pulled from an unsecure website will not be displayed when using Firefox or Chrome without the user 'allowing' it to be displayed.

      BROWSER RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that either Firefox or Chrome is used with Blackboard. There may be times where something does not work in one browser, but may work in the other. Because of this inconsistency, eLearning does not recommend one of these browsers over the other.

      Note: Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge have inconsistent issues with Blackboard and are not recommended browsers. We strongly advise against using these browsers unless you cannot get something to work in either Firefox or Chrome.

      To login to your Blackboard course, please follow these steps:

      • Go to the Prince George's Community College (PGCC) Blackboard website, https://pgcconline.blackboard.com. Note: There is no "www" in the Blackboard address.
      • All PGCC students must login to Blackboard using their Owl Link username and password.
      • Type your Owl Link username and password into the Blackboard login box. If your login is successful, you will see the PGCC Blackboard homepage. In the module labeled "My Courses", you will see the course(s) in which you are enrolled. Click on the course name to access your Blackboard course.
      • Howard Community College (HCC) students will receive an email with login instructions. Your instructor will also be able to give you login information. Please check your HCC student email account.

      Blackboard Email

      The student email address in Blackboard is the Owl Mail for students email address ([email protected]). All email sent from within Blackboard will be delivered to your Owl Mail for students email address.

      Trouble logging in?

      Before calling for help, consider the following:

      • Are you using your Owl Link username and password? You must use your Owl Link Username and password to login to Blackboard.
      • Can you login to Owl Link? If you can’t log in to Owl Link, contact the Technology Service Desk at [email protected] or 301-546-0637.

      Can you login to Owl Link but not Blackboard?

      • Did you register today? It can take up to eight hours from the time you register for you to be able to login to Blackboard.
      • When does your class begin? Students can access their courses four days (fall/summer) or five days (spring) prior to the start date. Click Here to view the online course schedule and check the start date of your course.
      • Are you registered for a credit course? Most noncredit courses use a different system. Click here for the noncredit information.
      • Have you received an NA grade for non-participation? Check your grades in Owl Link. If you have received an NA grade, contact your instructor.

      If none of these applies to your situation, contact eLearning Services.

      Students can take ed2go courses from either a Mac or PC. If a course is not Mac (iOS) compatible, it will be stated on the course's Requirements tab under the course details.

      • Internet access
      • Email
      • Any web browser like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and Adobe Reader - These free plug-ins can be downloaded at http://www.adobe.com/downloads toward the bottom of the page.

      Browser Plugins and Downloads

      Adobe Reader

      File type: .pdf
      You will need this application to read Portable Document Format (PDF) files created by Adobe Acrobat.

      Microsoft Office Download Center

      Add-ins and Services Pack downloads for Microsoft Office Products

      If your browser is slow or having problems loading pages, you may need to clear the cache for it to function more efficiently.

      Successfully complete online assessments.

      Assessments are usually configured to allow each student one attempt. When a link is clicked to take an assessment the next screen will prompt "Click Ok to begin . Click Cancel to return." If you are not ready to take the assessment then click on Cancel. If you click on Ok, the assessment will begin and must be completed in this session. You will not be able to stop or ancel at this point.

      Do your work offline and save often.

      Internet service can be disrupted without warning. Do your work offline when possible and save your files to your computer or a flash drive frequently to avoid frustration, lost time, and missing deadlines.

      Double check submitted assignments.

      Once you have completed, saved, and submitted an assignment, check that it has been noted as received in Blackboard. Internet service, closing your computer quickly, etc. can interrupt the file being sent and received. Instructors cannot grade work they've never received. How to be successful in an online course.

      How to be successful in an online course.

      Have questions on how much time or work is required for an online course? Click here to find what you should expect to be successful in an online course.


      Programs of Study

      This chapter provides a descriptive listing of each program of study offered at Prince George’s Community College. Each program of study or curriculum is a series of courses designed to assist students in reaching academic, transfer, technical, or professional goals. Programs of study are classified as either career programs or transfer programs.

      Career Programs

      Career programs provide the technical skills necessary for employment and career advancement within a particular area of study. These programs are not designed specifically to transfer as the first two years of university study for a bachelor’s degree. However, credits earned in a career program may be transferable into some degree programs at four-year colleges or universities. Students should consult an advisor to determine which courses may transfer.

      Career degrees include the following:

      • Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.): a career, technical, or professional degree designed for career advancement. Each A.A.S. degree at Prince George’s Community College includes a required culminating experience (capstone and/or work-based learning course), which is a learning opportunity designed for students to synthesize skills and knowledge acquired in previous courses and to gain experience in their career or technical area of study.
      • Certificate (Cert.): record of completion of a program of study with fewer than 60 credits.
      • Letter of Recognition (LOR): record of completion of a limited number of concentration courses in a discipline.

      Note: Credits earned for a certificate or letter of recognition are applicable to a related associate degree.

      Transfer Programs

      Transfer programs are designed specifically to parallel the first two years of bachelor’s degree study and to transfer easily to a four-year college or university.

      Transfer degrees include the following:

      • Associate of Arts (A.A.)
      • Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.)
      • Associate of Science (A.S.)

      Programs which show “pending MHEC approval” were not yet approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission for the award of a degree at the time this catalog was published.


      What you will learn

      For the two-part CDL-A coursework, topics covered include:

      • General knowledge
      • Air brakes
      • Transporting passengers, school bus and combination vehicles
      • Federal rules and regulations
      • Hours of service logs
      • Pre-trip vehicle inspection
      • Manual transmission operation
      • Backing and parking skills
      • On-road maneuvers
      • Coupling and un-coupling the tractor and trailer
      • Mock testing

      Community Education

      Building on partnerships with community-based organizations, governmental agencies, and businesses, the college offers a wide range of courses to support the diverse learning needs of targeted populations including the unemployed, underemployed, adults 60+, youth, and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We offer courses, certifications, and programs for those seeking career transitions, job and career readiness, skills training, personal enrichment, and cultural, educational, and practical experiences designed to enhance life, build community, and celebrate learning.

      Next Step Training and Education | 301-546-0109| website

      Next Step aims to equip students with skills, experiences, and practices needed to advance their careers and wages. Funding provided by the local Department of Social Services. DSS clients receiving Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) and foster youth are referred to Next Step with a primary goal of earning marketable skills and degrees leading to gainful employment. After receiving an approved application from DSS, Next Step staff welcomes new applicants to quarterly orientation sessions held at Prince George’s Community College.rograms for Youth

      Teambuilders Academy | 301-546-0964 | website

      TeamBuilders Academy (TBA) is a Prince George’s Community College Workforce Development Program, offering cohort-based accelerated adult career training. TBA’s mission is to provide job readiness-related soft skills training combined with occupational trade-related technical skills training. After instruction is provided to eligible Prince George’s County residents, they are matched with local employers. 

      Programs for Youth

      Summer Youth Program (Owls Scholars) | 301-546-0120 | website
      The Prince George’s Community College - Owl Scholars Camp supports the retention of grade-level skills in preparation for the rigor of the upcoming school year. Courses also engage students in activities that stimulate their career interests. Summer activities are offered for youth ages 7 to 17.

      Youth @ Work | 301-546-1580 | website
      Prince George’s Community College offers Job Readiness Training in partnership with the Prince George’s County Office of Human Resource Management and the [email protected]/Summer Youth Enrichment Program. Our training mimics the workplace and offers young people a safe environment where they can demonstrate readiness for work. Eligible students receive training on topics such as workplace ethics, career planning, communication, customer service, and teamwork. Students who complete this training have an opportunity to earn certification and a digital badge from the Center for Work Ethic Development and Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

      Programs for Older Adults

      Adults Aged 60+ (S.A.G.E. - Seasoned Adults Growing Educationally) | 301-546-0923 | website
      Courses are specifically designed for adults ages 60+. Three full trimesters of fitness and enrichment courses are offered on campus and at numerous county-wide sites.

      Programs for Children with Developmental Delays

      Children with Developmental Disabilities | 301-546-0519 | website
      The Children’s Developmental Clinic offers Saturday morning activities designed to improve motor, reading, and language skills for children ages 6 months to 12 years with developmental delays.


      Prince George&rsquos County Public Schools (PGCPS) and Prince George&rsquos Community College (PGCC) opened the Academy of Health Sciences @ Prince George&rsquos Community College, the first Early/Middle College High School in the State of Maryland, in July 2011. The four-year program blends high school and college work through the use of dual enrollment credits. At the completion of the program, students meet all requirements for a high school diploma and an associate degree at no cost to families.

      Program Features

      • Students select one of two programs: Health Sciences or Teacher Preparation. Students in the Health Sciences program earn an associate degree in General Studies (with a concentration in the health sciences), and students in the Teacher Preparation program earn an Associate of Arts in Teaching.
      • Students complete a rigorous dual enrollment course sequence beginning in their first year.
      • The program is based entirely on the Prince George&rsquos Community College campus and students experience college life

      Choose this program if your child.

      • Is interested in a career in the health sciences or education
      • Is interested in earning 60 college credits (an associate degree) free of charge
      • Is interested in being a part of an intimate community committed to success for all


      Watch the video: Discover Your Path at PGCC (December 2021).