Temporary service adjustments

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What is Project SPARK?

Project SPARK is a federally funded full service Student Support Service Program in existence at the CCBC Catonsville campus since 1980, with the following components: Academic advising, transfer counseling, tutoring, and other resources.

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Academic advising

Now more than ever is it imperative that students ensure they are taking the appropriate classes for their selected degree. Failure to take the right classes could result in limitations on, or loss of financial aid. The Project SPARK staff offers personalized assistance with selecting your courses in the sequence that will lead to degree achievement in the shortest possible time.

Campus visits

Project SPARK takes participants to college campuses to ensure students are comfortable with their four year school of choice. If you are already a SPARK participant and would like to visit a specific school please inquire within.


Assisting students with their scholarship applications is something your SPARK counselor can help you with. By visiting Academic Works students can find a variety of scholarships they can apply for, some of which have specified criteria for application. Project SPARK can also help you improve your academic skills so you can meet certain scholarship requirements.

Transfer counseling

Customized assistance in planning now for future transfer to 4 year colleges/universities.


Individualized or group tutoring that becomes an integral part of your schedule as you receive assistance from the same tutor at the same time each week throughout the semester. Tutoring is available for a variety of classes. You can contact us for the SPARK tutoring request form and submit it with any questions you might have to SPARK tutoring.

Project SPARK Tutoring Center

CCBC Catonsville
SSRV. 013
Phone: 443.840.4530

Fall & Spring
Hours vary by semester.

Winter & Summer
Math tutoring available.
Other subjects per request.

SPARK participants have:
  • Been elected SGA Presidents
  • Participated in study abroad programs
  • Been members of PTK
  • Received MHEC award
  • Been awarded 100% scholarships to 4 year institutions
  • Won the CCBC Presidential award
  • Been acknowledged as Emerging Scholars
  • Received CCBC Learning First Award
  • Been accepted into selective admissions programs at universities:
    • Universities within the University of Maryland Systems
    • Boston University
    • Morgan State University
    • Clark Atlanta University