Frederick Community College

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For the former college in Virginia, see Frederick College.
Frederick Community College
Motto The Joy of Learning
Established 1957[1]
Type Community College
President Dr. F.J. Talley[2]
Students 6,233[3]
Location Frederick, Maryland, United States
39°27′8″N 77°25′3″W / 39.45222°N 77.41750°W / 39.45222; -77.41750Coordinates: 39°27′8″N 77°25′3″W / 39.45222°N 77.41750°W / 39.45222; -77.41750
Mascot Cougar
Website www.frederick.edu
FCC Logo

Frederick Community College (FCC) is a community college in Frederick, Maryland.

Academics[edit]

FCC has over 70 different degree and continuing education programs.[1]

Emergency Management[edit]

FCC is the only college in the country contracted with the Emergency Management Institute to provide college credit for the Independent Study Program (ISP). FCC offers 8 specialized Letters of Recognition, an Undergraduate Certificate, and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Management.[4]

Clubs[edit]

FCC offers 33 different clubs on campus. Included are:[5]

  • Anime
  • Theater
  • Republicans
  • Democrats
  • Education
  • Spanish
  • Math
  • Newspaper
  • Tom's Shoes
  • Outdoor Adventure

Campus[edit]

The FCC campus has moved several times over the years. Originally the campus was within what is now Frederick High School. It was moved to its current location (7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick MD 21702) in 1970.[1]

JBK Theater[edit]

The Arts Center is a cultural resource center that presents quality performances, exhibitions, and educational programs for the College and the community.

Campus police[edit]

FCC has campus security on campus 24 hours a day.[6] There are telephones around the campus that may be used to call numbers within the school and to call emergency numbers, such as 911.[6] FCC security are willing to provide a number of services in addition to just responding to incidents. They act to prevent crime by doing things such as, walking people to their cars when it is dark, and work closely with the Frederick Police when incidents do occur.[6]

History[edit]

In its 52-year history, Frederick Community College has grown from 77 students to more than 17,000 students registered this past year in the academic and continuing education/customized training divisions.

Athletics[edit]

The athletic department is under the direction of the Athletic director Tom Jandovitz. The athletic department offers eight intercollegiate sports including men's baseball, basketball, golf and soccer and women's basketball, volleyball, softball and soccer.

Men's Sports[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Practice always starts the last week of January, official games don't begin until the first week of March and are played usually on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, or Sundays. The season come to a close around the second week of May. Rodney Bennett is in his 9th season as head coach at FCC, with an overall record of 270-120. Coach Bennett has led the Cougars to the Region XX Tournament each year of his tenure, including four trips to the championship game (2004, 2007, 2008, & 2010) and two trips to the NJCAA Division II World Series in 2007 and 2010. He has been named Maryland JUCO Coach of the Year (2010), NJCAA Region XX Coach of the Year (2007, 2008, 2010), 2007 and 2010 Diamond Sports NJCAA Division II Regional Coach of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), and 2007 Maryland Collegiate Coach of the Year by the Maryland Association of Baseball Coaches.

Basketball[edit]

Practice marks the beginning of the season which start on 1 October. Official games don't start until the first weekend of November and are usually held every Wednesday and Saturday. The season comes to an end during the second week of March. The Cougars play in an extremely talented and competitive JUCO Conference.

The men's basketball program has been under the direction of head coach Dave Miller for the last 17 years. Miller has 42 years of coaching experience, having led Walkersville High School from 1981–1993, where the Lions won two state championships, two state runner- ups, six final four appearances and seven league championships.

Miller has led the Cougars to a 294-197 record, playing in the last 17 Region XX tournaments. His teams have produced seven All-Americans and 50 of his 72 sophomores continued their education at four-year schools. Of those 58, 43 played basketball and 32 received full scholarships.

Golf[edit]

Starts the first week of February, official matches don't begin until the middle of March and are usually held every Thursday. The season ends around the middle of May. Frederick Community College's golf team has been Region and JUCO champions in 1987, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1998 and 2001. The team has competed in the national tournament seven times, finishing as high as sixth.

Soccer[edit]

Men's soccer starts the first week of August, official games don't start until 1 September. Games are usually held every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The season comes to a close by the first week of November. In 2009 the FCC men's soccer team had their season canceled due to lack of players. For further information please contact the school's athletic director.

Women's Sports[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Women's basketball begins practice the last week in October. Official games don't start Until the second week of November, and the end of the season usually is around the second week in March. Frederick Community College is pleased to announce the hiring of Monique Tompkins as the Cougars’ new Women’s Basketball Coach. Thompkins served as an assistant to the team in 2010, and replaces Jack Mehl, who retired after 18 years in the position. Thompkins attended Cheyney State University and US International University and coached at Walter Johnson High School before joining the Cougar staff, where she concentrated on developing the team's post players.

Volleyball[edit]

Season starts the first week in September, with games every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The season usually comes to an end around the second week in November. Their head coach is Breanne Hathaway, a 2004 graduate of FCC, is in her third season as head coach. While at FCC, she received Region XX Honorable Mention honors in 2002 and Second Team All-Region honors in 2003. She continued her career at Shippensburg University where she played volleyball and helped her team to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East Championship in 2005. Breanne graduated from Shippensburg in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and minor in Biology and earned her Master's degree in Elementary Education from Frostburg University in 2008. She has previously coached for the Frederick Area Volleyball Organization (FAVOR).

Softball[edit]

Practice starts the last week of January, games begin in March and are held every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. The season usually comes to an end around the second week of May. Their head coach is Andy Taylor whose wife Shannon Taylor is the assistant coach. Like baseball, softball is a highly competitive JUCO program with the ability to recruit.

Soccer[edit]

Practice first start during the first week of August. Games don't begin until the first week of September, and are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays. The season comes to a close around the first week in November. The FCC Women's Soccer Team is a member of the Maryland JUCO (MDJUCO) Conference and NJCAA Region XX and matched up against a variety of teams in Maryland and bordering Mid-Atlantic States.

The FCC Soccer Complex includes dedicated practice and game fields that are some of the best in our region. The FCC match field features a natural grass playing surface enhanced by a recycled rubber pellet base. Provided through a grant from the State of Maryland, this field is designed to provide enhanced support, improved drainage and increased turf density.

Due to an unanticipated shortage of participants, FCC's 2010 Women's Soccer season has been cancelled. This difficult decision was made after careful consideration and only after it became apparent that the lack of sufficient player numbers precluded the fielding of a team. We are fully committed to Women's Soccer as a varsity sport at FCC and will begin work immediately on planning and recruiting student athletes for a return to competition in 2011.

Frederick Community College athletic complex includes a modern weight room, fitness room and dedicated practice and game fields.[7]

Tuition[edit]

Spring 2011 Tuition & Fees Chart
Credits In-County Out-of-County Out-of-State
1 $170.35 $290.35 $370.35
2 $290.70 $530.70 $690.70
3 $411.05 $771.05 $1,011.05
4 $531.40 $1,011.40 $1,331.40
5 $651.75 $1,251.75 $1,651.75
6 $772.10 $1,492.10 $1,972.10
7 $892.45 $1,732.45 $2,292.45
8 $1,012.80 $1,972.80 $2,612.80
9 $1,133.15 $2,213.15 $2,933.15
10 $1,253.50 $2,453.50 $3,253.50
11 $1,371.90 $2,691.90 $3,571.90
12 $1,490.30 $2,930.30 $3,890.30
13 $1,608.70 $3,168.70 $4,208.70
14 $1,727.10 $3,407.10 $4,527.10
15 $1,845.50 $3,645.50 $4,845.50
16 $1,963.90 $3,883.90 $5,163.90
Spring 2011 Tuition*
In-County per credit hour $103.00
Out-of-County per credit hour $223.00
Out-of-State per credit hour $303.00

Continuing Education/Customized Training[edit]

Mission

  • Student and community-centered
  • Lifelong learning
  • Wide range of learning opportunities
    • career training
    • licensure and certification
    • professional development
    • personal enrichment through the lifespan

Learning Options

  • Youth Programs
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Career and Certification Training
  • Co-Listed Classes
  • Professional Studies
  • -Personal Enrichment

Student Population

  • Spring 2010 CECT Student Demographics:
  • Ages ranged from 4 years old (5) to 93 years young (2)
  • Average age was 43
  • Women made up 60%
  • 23% were ethnically diverse

For FY10:

  • 9,789 distinct students
  • 15,208 enrollments
  • 1,104 students returned for classes from the Fall to Spring terms
  • Average student age was 40
  • Median age is 42

Faculty

  • More than 350 active adjunct faculty
  • Majority have Bachelor’s and many have advanced degrees
  • Experts in their fields many are also credit faculty

Additional Facts

  • FY10 Statistics:
  • Classes Run: 1,145 (17,371 hours of instruction)
  • Students enrolled: 15,208
  • Emergency Management revenue: $850k
  • Credit/Non-Credit Shared Courses:
  • 47 for Fall 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Campus History". Frederick.edu. Frederick Community College. 16 July 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "FCC President". 
  3. ^ "Student Demographics". Frederick.edu. Frederick Community College. 29 October 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Emergency Management". Frederick.edu. Frederick Community College. 4 April 2014. Archived from the original on 20 Feb 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Frederick Community College". 
  6. ^ a b c "Security". Frederick.edu. Frederick Community College. September 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Athletic". Frederick.edu. Frederick Community College. September 2008. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 

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