Frederick Community College was found in 1957 as a night school for local adults in the high school. It eventually grew into a comprehensive community college and moved into it’s own space in Opossumtown Pike.
Students enroll here to earn associate degrees and often enter the workforce right away or they have the option of transferring to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s. Others come here to earn a certificate or participate in the popular Continuing Education program to advance their careers or learn something new and useful. Students here can take classes online if they wish or use other distance learning formats such as cable TV to complete their coursework. Not only are there classes for adults, but a program geared towards enriching children with academics, sports, and the arts is available on campus.