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Center for Workforce Development at Montgomery County Community College
Mission and Philosophy
Montgomery County Community College is a place where the future is created, a place where desire and knowledge are combined to yield opportunity. The College is a reflection and a response to the needs and aspirations of those who live, work, and conduct business in Montgomery County and beyond. Grounded in a set of values that teach us to encourage, listen, respect, and treat fairly those whom we serve, those with whom we work, and those who work with us in service, the College strives to ensure that all residents of Montgomery County have access to the highest quality and most affordable higher education possible. Most importantly, the College is dedicated to fostering the growth and success of all we serve.
The College believes that learning is a lifelong activity requiring constant adaptation of programs, courses, and learning support services to reflect social, technological, and workforce changes and to ensure that all learners reach their unique goals.
Believing in the right of everyone to have access to a quality education, to workforce training, to opportunities for personal and professional growth, and to culture and recreation, the College translates the values of its community and reaches out to it, inviting involvement, offering learning, and fostering understanding.
Founded in 1964, our institution has grown with the community to meet the lifelong learning needs of Montgomery County residents, visitors and businesses. Known for academic excellence based on the successes of more than 30,000 alumni, we have been recognized multiple times for having the nation’s top faculty and for being the most technologically advanced community college in the country.
Our mission is clear: to offer a high-quality, affordable, accessible education that leads to relevant, rewarding transfer and career opportunities. The results are even clearer.
- Our students who earn associate’s degrees seamlessly transfer to many public and private colleges and universities throughout the region.
- More than two-thirds of our career graduates are employed in their fields of study.
- Our health sciences program graduates consistently exceed the average national pass rate on their professional certifications — many with 100 percent of graduates passing on their first attempt.
Our comprehensive curriculum includes more than 100 associate degree/certificate programs in 44 areas of study — including nearly a dozen online degree and certificate programs and several hybrid online/traditional programs — offered at our Central Campus in Blue Bell, West Campus in Pottstown, Virtual Campus and several learning centers located throughout the county. We also offer plenty of career training and continuing education programs for learners of all ages and backgrounds.
Funded by Montgomery County, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and student tuition, we are governed by a 15-person Board of Trustees appointed by the Montgomery County Commissioners and are fully accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. As a member of the Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count network, we are constantly honing research-based strategies that support student success. For several years we have been named to the national President’s Honor Roll for Community Service for our efforts to instill in our students the value of working for the betterment of the community.
We invite you to think big with us by taking advantage of all we have to offer — from challenging educational and professional development opportunities to stimulating activities and cultural programs.