Academic Initiatives

At CCBC we work to enrich and extend the learning experience of our students. Whether its through our groundbreaking programs in developmental education that help students get off to a great start or unique programs like the Community Book Connection that add depth to the student experience, CCBC never stops innovating.

ACDV 101

Choosing CCBC is a smart move. And CCBC wants to help you get started with the right support to continue making smart moves. That’s why we require all of our new, degree-seeking students to enroll in ACDV 101 – Transitioning to College – during their first semester here.
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Alternate Admission Programs

CCBC has partnered with Morgan State University and Towson University to offer two unique alternate admission programs. These programs are designed to prepare students for successful transfer into these universities within two consecutive semesters. Learn more »

Community Book Connection

Each year the college selects a book that it recommends to the community. Students are urged to read the book and faculty members are urged to include it or selections from it in their courses. Learn more »

Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT)

The Culturally Responsive Teaching and Training Program at CCBC enhances both educators’ and students’ awareness, adds to their knowledge of others, and strengthens their skills so that they can interact effectively with clients, patients, customers, co-workers, classmates, and colleagues. Learn more »

Global Education

CCBC's global education program promotes global citizenship and prepares learners to live and work in an interconnected and diverse world. Learn more »

Learning Communities

In a learning community, two or more classes are “paired,” and a group of students enrolls in both of the paired courses. Learn more »


The Community College of Baltimore County has a comprehensive STEM initiative that includes job preparedness and career service strategies for STEM business sectors. We also prepare students for transfer to STEM academic programs. Learn more »

Writing in the Disciplines/Across the Curriculum and Communities (WID/AC)

The Writing in the Disciplines and Across the Curriculum and Communities (WID/AC) program at CCBC recognizes that globalization and recent advances in technology increase the demand for more proficient writing and communication skills in all academic disciplines, vocational programs, and the workplace. Learn more »