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Germantown Options for Adult Learners (G.O.A.L.) Program

Germantown Options for Adult Learners, or the G.O.A.L. program, focuses on increasing and enhancing services for adult students at MC - Germantown. In coming semesters, we would like to work with the adult learner population to develop programs, events and services that will make your experience at MC a better one – whether that is because you become more involved or because the academic and logistical processes are easier to navigate. Various academic, social and informational programs will be hosted for adult students; in addition, specialized support services will be in place and following renovations in the SA building, an adult student lounge will be open for students to meet, study or just grab a cup of coffee or relax before class.

Adult students are defined as individuals who fit any of the following criteria:

  • Are over the age of 25

  • Graduated high school four or more years ago but have never been to college

  • Started college but never graduated and now want to return

  • Are veterans of the armed services

  • Are married or have dependents

This is the formal definition; however, we believe that there are additional definitions of adult learners and that some people who do not fit into the category above may self-identify as adult learners (for example, students who work full-time, or who have other competing obligations that make attending college financially or physically difficult).

If you would like more information on the G.O.A.L. program, please contact Amanda McIntosh at 240-567-6976 or Amanda.McIntosh@montgomerycollege.edu



Rockville - Adult Re-Entry Program


Career Development Course Designed for Adult Learners

Teaches how to plan, establish, or change a career.  Includes process of establishing or implementing career goals; assessment of values, interests, and skills plus their relationship to occupations; analysis of labor market needs; identification of employers and sources of occupation information; and means of securing employment.  The course will also cover adult learner success strategies, second career planning and key employment opportunities.


Barbara S. Gleason, 240-567-5135

Adult Re-Entry Program

Are you…. Starting new? Coming back? Changing Career?


If you answered “Yes” to any of the questions, the Montgomery College Adult Re-Entry Program welcomes you and will assist you in a variety of ways by:

  • Starting and/or completing your Educational Action Plan

  • Honing your computer, time management, and study skills

  • Planning your transfer to the University of your choice

  • Developing an internship that will link you to your future

  • Earning credit for your work experience

  • Creating that new career you are looking for!   


Get started by visiting the Adult Re-Entry Program




Last Updated: March 23, 2009