Continuing Education Policies

Accommodations for people with disabilities

CCBC is committed to providing educational opportunities for all students. Any person with a documented disability who wishes to enroll in a continuing education class should contact the continuing education division, 443.840.4700, at least two weeks prior to the start of class. This will give us adequate time to coordinate supportive services such as reader and note taking assistance, instructional accommodation and sign language interpreters.

BCPS closing alert system

Receive an automatic update when weather, emergency or a facilities closing necessitates the canceling or delay of CCBC classes held at a Baltimore County Public School location.

Campus security

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, as amended by Congress in November 1999, requires that colleges and universities publish and distribute an annual security report. This report includes campus crime statistics for the previous three years, policy statements concerning drug use, crime prevention and procedures to be followed in sexual assault offenses. The Act also provides for timely notice to the campus of crimes considered threats to safety and to maintain a public log of all reported crimes. Interested parties may obtain a paper copy of the report at the Department of Public Safety office on each CCBC campus. The report may also be reviewed online. Public Safety staff members are always available to provide assistance and information. The general public safety number is 410.840.1111.

CCBC campus alert

CCBC campus alert is a free messaging service that allows users to receive emergency announcements distributed by the college. The service is offered in the form of text messages to mobile phones, voice calls to any phone and email. This is a flexible system that is ideal for students, parents, faculty, staff and community members who use CCBC facilities. The college uses the system for emergency college alerts only and will not share contact information.

CCBC classes held at Baltimore County public schools

When Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) are closed, all CCBC classes offered at BCPS facilities are canceled.

Class cancellations

Students will be notified by phone, email or mail when courses are canceled or rescheduled. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the college has accurate contact information on file. For class cancellations due to weather or other emergency closings, see emergency closings.


This information presented here is not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and the college. Policies are subject to change and the college regrets any discrepancies or typographical errors.

Emergency closings

In the event that the college (or a specific campus) opens late due to weather-related or other emergency conditions, classes will begin at the announced opening time and resume the normal schedule for the remainder of the day. Students and faculty engaged in field placement programs (such as clinical placements, etc.) should discuss the handling of emergency situations at the beginning of the placement period.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action statement

The Community College of Baltimore County practices equal opportunity in education and employment and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within the college community.

Residency requirement

The Board of Trustees of CCBC has approved the following residency requirement: "A student must have resided in a county or city of the State of Maryland for at least 3 months prior to the first day of classes to be eligible for the resident rate of that county or city." The entire policy, including its definitions and procedures, is available in the current CCBC catalog.

Room assignments

For courses held on CCBC campuses and extension centers, call 443.840.4700 three days prior to the first day of class to learn or confirm room assignments. For courses held at area high schools, room assignments will be posted at the site when classes begin.

Student concerns

If a student has a concern regarding curriculum, instruction, course cost, parking, refunds, etc., please call 443.840.4700 or email us at

Students under the age of 16

Unless an age is specifically identified, CCBC Continuing Education courses are available to students 16 and older. Special permission is required for students under the age of 16 to take an adult course.

Contact 443.840.4700 or for further information. Students of all ages must follow the CCBC Student Code of Conduct.

Weather information

Please check the CCBC website for specific weather-related updates or call the campus weather line at 443.840.1711. The college also alerts local media of any weather-related delays/closings.