Opportunity Grants for CCBC Continuing Education Courses

There is limited grant funding for certain continuing education training courses. Find out if you are eligible for one of these awards.

Opportunity grant guidelines

Opportunity grants are need-based awards given to continuing education students who demonstrate financial need. Recipients can use the awards for tuition and fees of selected courses after all other non-loan-based financial aid resources have been exhausted.

Students are eligible for only one grant per fiscal year (i.e., July 1 through June 30).

To apply for funding, students must complete an application form. To request an application, contact the Continuing Education Information Center at 443.840.4700. Listed below are the continuing education (professional development, life enrichment, job training) programs eligible for opportunity grants. This course list is subject to change.

Opportunity grant eligible courses

Building and Industrial Training

  • Basic Carpentry
  • Basic Plumbing
  • Basic Electricity
  • Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT)
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Core*
  • CNC Machine Tool*
  • Fab Lab Technology (Design and Make)
  • Flooring Installation & Repair Technician
  • HVAC/Refrigeration Technician
  • Mechatronics
  • Robotics Technician
  • Welding*
*Course could be eligible for a higher award.

Business and Management

  • Bookkeeping - Entry Level
  • Essential Skills for Supervisors
  • Home Inspector Pre-License
  • Human Resources Manager (Entry Level)
  • Human Resources Professional
  • Non- Profit Organization Manager
  • Project Management
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Real Estate Salesperson

Computers and Information Technology

  • A+ Certification PC Repair Technology
  • Certified Associate in Health Care Information Management Systems - CAHIMS
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Training
  • Computer Programmer
  • Information Security Analyst (Security + Certification)
  • Java Programmer
  • Introduction to Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems
  • Linux Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Outlook 2016 Certification Training
  • Microsoft Word 2016 Certification Training
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Certification Training
  • Mobile Application Developer 
  • Network+ Certified Technician 
  • Network Security Specialist (Ethical Hacker)
  • Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer
  • Python Developer
  • VMware System Administrator

Health and Human services

  • AAD-ST Accelerated Surgical Technology
  • Central Service Technician
  • Child Care Provider
    • 99 hour Course
    • After-School Series
    • Infants and Toddlers
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Front Office
  • Medicine Aide
  • Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Polysomnographic Sleep Technology*
  • Polysomnographic Technologist (Online Option)
  • Polysomnographic Technologist (Credentialed Professional Option)
  • Surgical Technology
  • Veterinary Assistant
*Course could be eligible for a higher award.

Hospitality Services

  • Casino Dealer
  • Catering Professional
  • Event Planning and Design
  • Hotel Front Desk/ Guest Service Agent*
  • Food Service Manager*
  • Food Works – Basic Culinary Training
  • Professional Bartending & Mixology
  • Travel Agent Training
*Course could be eligible for a higher award.

Individuals with Disabilities

  • Child Care 
  • Child Care Assistant
  • Office Skills
  • Infant and Toddler Provider
  • Professional Animal Workers (PAWS)*
  • Security Guard 
  • Warehouse Technician* 
  • Veterinary Assistant - Individuals with Disabilities
*Course could be eligible for a higher award.

Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics

  • Automotive Safety Inspector
  • Commercial Vehicle Operator Class A*
  • Commercial Vehicle Operator Class B*
  • Freight Broker/Agent Training
  • Introduction to Preventative Maintenance for Diesel Mechanics
  • Certified Logistics Associate/Warehouse Distribution
*Course could be eligible for a higher award.


  • Marine Engine Maintenance Repair
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Officer - Professional Boat Captain
  • Yoga Instructor/Practitioner