Hagerstown Community College (HCC)
Washington County is closely located to the I-270 tech corridor and within 30 minutes of Fort Detrick in Frederick. The biotechnology industry is flourishing in the cooridor right now. As this industry is expected to grow and expand westward in future years, Washington County is preparing its workforce now. The EDC promotes HCC, which serves as a major workforce development partner. Below is some great news (found on HCC's website) we would like to share about HCC's biotechnology program:
This summer, HCC will offer a Biotechnology Summer Institute for high school students. This is a competitive program that will offer 20 select students the chance to earn 7 college credits during the 8-week summer institute. Tuition and fees will be partially funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
In addition, HCC is offering Biotechnology Summer Institute for high school teachers that will be hosted on HCC's campus from June 20 to July 1, 2011. The Institute offers an opportunity for teachers to design experiments and explore techniques in biotechnology. The Institute is hands-on with a focus on implementing biotechnology into high school science curricula. Instructors will be Dr. Cindy Dove and Dr. Alicia Manfre from the HCC Mathematics and Science Division. More information can be found here .