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Before making decisions about your future, compare programs carefully. Think about what career is best suited for you, and where you want to study. Request more information now.

  Information about Howard Community College academic programs, registering in a technical degree program to develop job skills, and taking free practice tests online. Which college degrees will give you the best chances of finding a job after graduation? Some students select a major because it offers practical skills that are valuable in the workplace. Other students choose their major because they enjoy the subject material. By sampling a variety of courses from different departments, you can get a better feel for which field you are most comfortable in. The most popular college major is business administration, split equally between men and women. On the other hand, men make up the large majority of computer science and engineering majors. For women, the fields of education, English and liberal arts dominate the list.

Students can enhance their regular schedule by adding online classes. Students can participate in group discussions with a live professor via Google Hangouts, a new video-conferencing application that you can access in gmail. Advanced Placement exams are offered in a variety of subjects, offering college credit for classes that you have done well in. Test yourself with free practice exams, before visiting the College Board website to register to take your actual AP Tests. If you earn a score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam, you may be able to receive advanced placement in college.

Online Courses - MOOCs

Howard Community College academic programsThere are over 6,500 accredited colleges and universities in the USA, which collectively enroll over 15 million students, and award two million bachelors degrees a year. If you stay true to your career interests, not just going after salary, your overall job earnings will increase over time as you gain experience. If you focus your degree choices on salary alone, there's greater risk that you'll suffer early signs of burnout, and be forced to change careers.

Technical training programs are a low-cost alternative to attending a regular, four-year college, and you may earn good money as a highly-skilled, technical specialist. By taking some of your degree courses online, you also may be able to graduate earlier, saving money on tuition. If you're currently employed, you can take online courses in your spare time to advance your present career. Massive Open Online Courses are known as MOOCs, utilizing cloud-based software and Google apps.

An online degree may be just as marketable as a college degree earned on campus. Udemy online learning, a site which allows anyone to take online courses, is a new startup with backing from the founders of Groupon. Khan Academy now offers over 3,900 micro-lectures available via YouTube. Coursera, another online-learning software platform, has millions of enrolled students around the world. Recently, MIT made it's open courseware platform available to students and instructors at no cost.

Online Tests - Free Practice!

This section offers practice tests in a variety of academic subject areas. Each of the following multiple-choice tests has 10 questions to work on. No sign-up required, just straight to the test.
Business Tests

Nursing Tests

English Tests
Engineering Tests

Other colleges near Columbia, Maryland:

Take a few moments to browse other colleges and universities near Columbia. It's a good idea to compare all schools in the area, as well as consider taking some of your classes online, to save on tuition fees. By continuing your education, you can improve your salary prospects or train for a more interesting position. According to the Occupational Outlook Quarterly, from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, college graduates are twice as likely to find employment as those without a college degree in today's competitive job market. Further, it may be possible to receive degree credit via Advanced Placement exams, as well as through honors classes that you've taken.

Financial aid deadlines are typically scheduled well in advance of regular admission dates, so be sure to apply early. You may request free information from several different schools below, without making a commitment.

College GuidePhoneIn-state TuitionOut-of-state TuitionStudent Body SizeRequest Info
Morgan State University
    Baltimore, MD
(443) 885-3333 $$ $$$ large Program Info
Allegany College of Maryland
    Cumberland, MD
(301) 784-5000 $$ $$ medium Program Info
Goucher College
    Baltimore, MD
(410) 337-6000$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Chesapeake College
    Wye Mills, MD
(410) 822-5400 $$ $$ medium Program Info
Montgomery College
    Rockville, MD
(240) 567-5000 $$ $$$ very large Program Info
Medix School
    Towson, MD
(410) 337-5155 $$$ $$$ small Program Info
Coppin State University
    Baltimore, MD
(410) 951-3000 $$ $$$ medium Program Info
Baltimore City Community College
    Baltimore, MD
(410) 462-8300 $ (low) $$ large Program Info
Harford Community College
    Bel Air, MD
(443) 412-2000 $ (low) $$ medium Program Info
Salisbury University
    Salisbury, MD
(410) 543-6000 $$ $$$ large Program Info

Job Listings

While some fields insist that you have a four-year degree just to get a job interview, other high-paying careers may be entered with only an associates degree. Your resume must show a clear pattern of success over time, based on numeric results and personal achievements. Companies are in need of candidates that can fill a particular job position, so set up an introductory meeting to ask questions about the firm's history, and current business opportunities. They are watching for those candidates who are trying harder than others, thus your first task is to set yourself apart. Hiring managers typically post new jobs on targeted job sites at attract qualified applicants. Browse current job openings below by clicking on the type of position you'd like to pursue.

Each link below lists current openings:Starting Salary
(up to)
10 Year Salary
(up to)
Credit Analysts$60,190$80,280
Executive Secretaries$39,160$59,740
Financial Analysts$71,240$118,000
Property Management$52,290$85,170
Public Relations$40,670$79,880
Tax Preparers$33,160$56,640
Wholesale Buyers$51,010$83,080

Source: Jobs Outlook, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Those students who graduate with technical degrees, especially majoring in computer programming, business administration, and health care may indeed find more job openings. An associates degree can save you time and money, by transferring later to a regular 4-year degree program. Some careers that require an associates degree include becoming a dental assistant, occupational or physical therapy assistant, or licensed practical nurse (LPN). Although most jobs which pay six-figure salaries require a college degree, technical fields offer high salaries based more on ability and specific skill-sets. The greatest downside to an associates degree in the job market is that you will be competing with individuals holding bachelors degrees. Therefore, make sure you're comfortable in the niche you've chosen, and have developed strong job skills.


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Nursing & Medical Job Listings

Earning a CNA degree (Certified Nursing Assistant) is the first step towards becoming a fully-qualified nurse. Most CNA programs can be completed within a few months, allowing you to join the workforce quickly. The next step in a nursing career is to become a LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) or LVN ( Licensed Vocational Nurse). These are year-long programs, in which you'll work under an RN distributing meds, treating wounds, and providing basic patient care.
Professional Careers
Each link lists current openings:
Starting Salary
(up to)
10 Year Salary
(up to)
Dental Hygienists$30,430$41,530
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers$36,090$68,520
EMT, Paramedics$29,390$65,280
Home Health Aides$30,100$57,030
Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN)$54,480$84,780
Massage Therapists$33,000$62,670
Medical Assistants$26,980$37,140
Medical Lab Technicians$30,550$59,260
Medical Records$29,140$45,260
Pharmacy Tech$30,180$46,600
Physical Therapist Assistants$41,410$56,220
Radiologic Technicians$52,110$77,160
Respiratory Therapy Technicians$39,860$56,220
Surgical Technologists$39,680$73,630
Veterinary Assistants$21,060$39,510

In order to become an RN (Registered Nurse), a bachelors degree in nursing is recommended. RN's command a greater salary, and are responsible for an enlarged scope of practice over LPNs and CNAs. Students will receive classroom instruction and clinical training in a hospital setting. A 4-year BSN program allows students to further specialize in the areas of pediatrics, geriatrics and mental health. After completing your nursing education, you must be licensed by the state in which you'll be practicing, given that state boards of nursing each have specific certification requirements.

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10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044-3197

Phone: (443) 518-1000
Fax: (443) 518-4803

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Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044-3197

Phone: (443) 518-1000
Fax: (443) 518-4803
Fill out the form to request Howard Community College course info.
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Skilled Careers
Current openings:
Starting Salary
(up to)
Architectural Drafting$43,900
Automotive Mechanics$36,070
Fashion Designers$27,540
Flight Attendants$56,150
Graphic Design$43,830
Interior Designers$48,000
Police Officers$48,410
Truck Drivers$31,520

Howard Community College has a reputation for academics, allowing you to pursue the degree program that's right for you. Additionally, career placement services can help you to structure your job search after graduation. If you'd like to request course information, please use the inquiry form at the top of this page.

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