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Workforce Development and Continuing Education (WDCE) Course Options for MCPS High School Students

Turn your dream into a skill. MC offers select noncredit career and job training courses for high school students. Want more? Enrichment class may be for you.
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MC's Workforce Development and Continuing Education, in partnership with MCPS, offers qualified HS junior and seniors the opportunity to enroll in select noncredit courses to enhance students’ work skills and provide industry related job certifications.  Students are able to enroll in classes AT NO COST! Full tuition, fees and course materials are provided.

To be eligible you must:

  • Be a current MCPS Junior or Senior
  • Choose one of the select courses listed below
  • Get approval from your school counselor and principal
  • Get permission from your parent/guardian

How to apply:

  1. Download, complete and sign the WDCE Blueprint Registration Formnew window
    • Students without a College ID Number (M2...) must leave this part blank
  2. Have your parent(s)/guardian(s) sign the form for authorization to participate
  3. Submit the form to your high school’s Dual Enrollment Program Assistantnew window (DEPA).
    • Your DEPA will get final approval from your counselor and principal
    • Your DEPA will submit the completed form to Montgomery College
  4. Montgomery College will inform student of their enrollment status.

Spring 2024 Course Options

Information Technology Institute

Whether you want to prepare for in-demand IT certifications, start a new IT/cyber career, or update your knowledge of the latest software and hardware, the Information Technology Institute has the course or courses for you.


MS Excel—Level I

Excel Level I provides the basic concepts and skills to start being productive with Microsoft Excel. The course covers Excel program fundamentals; how to create a workbook using formulas and functions; entering, copying and moving data in a worksheet; how to format and manipulate Excel data. The course also covers how to create charts, output data, share, and print worksheets; how to use and setup workbook and worksheet options and properties. Prerequisites: Mastering Windows Fundamentals or equivalent experience. Textbook required. 

Course: ITI435; 12 Hours 
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus 
CRN#: 33879 4 Sessions T R 
2/13-2/22 6:30-9:30 p.m.

MS Excel—Level II

Excel Level II builds on the basic concepts and skills of our Excel Level I course to provide more advanced tools for the analysis and presentation of complex, realistic data in Microsoft Excel: how to manage complex workbooks, build more complex functions, use data analysis tools, make an impact with powerful charts and presentation features, and collaborate with other users. Key capabilities and functions covered in this course include name ranges and table-structured references.
This course follows the curriculum for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).
Prerequisites: MS Excel Level I or equivalent experience. Textbook required. 

Course: ITI436; 12 Hours
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33877  4 Sessions  T R
2/27-3/7   6:30-9:30 p.m.

MS Excel—Level III

Excel Level III builds on the concepts and skills of our Level I and Level II. Learn the advanced functions of Excel. Learn tables, financial functions, what-if analyses, PivotTables and PivotCharts, workbook protection, collaboration, and more. This course follows the curriculum for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). For comprehensive certification training, students should complete Levels I, II, III.
For more information about MOS, please review this overviewnew window.
Prerequisites: MS Excel-Level II or equivalent experience. Textbook required. TWA

Course: ITI437; 12 Hours
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33878  4 Sessions  T R
3/12-3/21   6:30-9:30 p.m.

More details on the Information Technology Institute. 

Healthcare Access and Registration Professional Program (TIP) 

This comprehensive program will prepare students to handle patient encounters, patient customer service, and other areas related to intake and the coordination of a patients healthcare experience. This program covers important background information on the healthcare profession including interpersonal skills, patient confidentiality, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, and medical records management.  Students who complete this program will be eligible to sit for the National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM) Certified Healthcare Access Manager (CHAM), or the Certified Healthcare Access Associate (CHAA) national certification exams, depending upon your professional experience level and other factors. 


Healthcare Access and Registration Professional Program

Course: HHS108; 90 Hours 
Rockville Campus 
CRN#: 33338 20 Sessions T R 
2/13-4/25 5-9:30 p.m. 
No class 3/12, 3/14

More details on Healthcare Access Program.

Special Police Officer: Serve and Protect Your Community!

Maryland Special Police Officer applicant mandatory training in the 61 state mandated training in such topics as: Use of force and de-escalation, CPR/First Aid, arrest/criminal process, active shooter/incident protocols, note taking and reports
Upon completion, the SPO candidate will receive a Certificate of Completion that is required when applying for a commission. This course will help to ensure that the following businesses and governmental units have candidates with the required training and skills to achieve their commission, while gaining the confidence to protect business guests and assets:

  • Colleges and universities
  • K-12 school systems
  • Court system employees
  • Retail establishments, restaurants
  • Hospitals and healthcare facilities

This academy will begin online with a limited amount of in-person instruction for skills training and qualification. The in-person training will be conducted at the Montgomery College Rockville Campus, to serve the Baltimore-Washington market.


Basic Special Police Officer (SPO) Academy 

Course# PST004; Hours: 88 (eleven 8-hour sessions)
Rockville Campus
CRN# tba

Course Dates: May 1 - May 16, 2024
Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  A combination of online and face to face classes as indicated below:

Week One:

  • In-person, May 1, 2024 (Wednesday)
  • Online, May 2 - May 3, 2024 (Thursday & Friday)  

Week Two:

  • In-person, May 6,, 2024 (Monday)
  • Online, May 7 - May 9, 2024  (Tuesday & Wednesday & Thursday)
  • In-person, May 10,  2024 (Friday)

Week Three:

  • In-person, May 13, 2024 (Monday)
  • Online, May 14, 2024 (Tuesday)
  • In-person, May 16, 2024 Thursday)

More details on the Special Police Officer Academy.

Apartment Maintenance Technician Certificate

An Apartment Maintenance Technician is a trained professional with a wide range of knowledge and skills pertaining to residential buildings and systems. Learn maintenance and repair skills in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, appliances, and interior and exterior spaces as applied to apartments and residential buildings. Successful program completers will be eligible for a certificate (CAMT) from the National Apartment Association Education Institute.


Apartment Maintenance Technician Certificate

Course: TTG500; 83 Hours
Rockville Campus 
CRN#: 34039 21 Sessions M T 
2/19-4/29 5-9 p.m.

More details on the Apartment Maintenance Technician Certificate.

EKG Technician (TIP)

Prepare to take the Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam offered by the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT). EKG technicians work in physician offices, hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities, and are responsible for performing electrocardiogram tests to monitor and record electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. This course includes background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, and legal aspects of patient contact. Learn the function and proper use of the EKG machine and the Holter Monitor, and demonstrate lead placement for a 12-lead electrocardiogram. Compare normal and abnormal EKG printed readings and measure various peaks and troughs.


EKG Technician (TIP)

Course: HHS051; 50 Hours 
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus 
CRN#: 33340 20 Sessions T R 

2/13-4/25 6-8:30 p.m.  

No class 3/12, 3/14

More details on the EKG Technician Program.