FAQs

  • What is the Laurel College Center?

    The Laurel College Center (LCC) is a partnership between two respected institutions, Prince George's Community College (PGCC) and Howard Community College (HCC). This unique relationship was formed to make college more accessible to the Laurel community regardless of their college affiliation. We invite you to visit our website at www.laurelcollegecenter.org .

    Where is the Laurel College Center?

    We're located at 312 Marshall Avenue in downtown Laurel near the Laurel Shopping Center and the Laurel Mall. Maps and directions are available on our website, www.laurelcollegecenter.org , or call us at

    1-866-228-6110.

    Who can take classes at the LCC?

    Anyone! The Laurel College Center strives to make higher education accessible to people who work or live in the Laurel area -- especially those whose home residence is in either Prince George's County or Howard County. It doesn’t matter if this is your first college class or if you already have a college degree. It doesn’t matter if you’re interested in workforce development or just want to take a class for fun. LCC is open to you! For more information on LCC programs, services, and hours of operation call 1-866-228-6110, or 443-518-4162, or visit our website, www.laurelcollegecenter.org .

    What Programs are offered at the Laurel College Center?

    Students can take individual courses or earn complete degrees at LCC. Associate degrees offered are in Business Administration, General Studies, Teachers Education (Elementary Education), Criminal Justice, and Applied Information Technology.

    Where do I get books for classes offered at LCC?

    Textbooks for all classes at LCC can be purchased directly from the Largo campus bookstore. LCC does not have an on-site bookstore. Call ahead for their hours at 301-322-0912, or consult www.pgccbookstore.com for more information. NOTE: At your request, textbooks from the main campus bookstore can be delivered directly to the Laurel College Center for convenient pick up.

    Is there a computer lab available for student use at LCC?

    Yes. An open computer lab is available for any PGCC student with a valid student ID. The open computer lab is located on the fourth floor of the center and is available during regular office hours.

    Where do I park at LCC?

    During the day, students must park in the yellow-lined spaces at the Laurel Shopping Center and take the walkway between Sprint and Books-A-Million to the LCC office building. After 5:00 pm and on Saturdays, students may park in the lots in front of or to the side of the LCC building on Marshall Avenue. Parking is free and passes are not required.

    General Information

    The Laurel College Center (LCC) resulted from a unique joint effort between Prince George's Community College and Howard Community College to make higher education and continuing education more accessible to the residents of Laurel and the surrounding area. This partnership was established in Fall 2001, and the LCC has been growing ever since!

    The LCC is conveniently located at 312 Marshall Avenue in downtown Laurel, next to the Laurel Shopping Center and close to the Laurel Mall. Our three-floor, 28-classroom facility houses 8 computer labs, 1 A and computer repair labs, 1 biology lab, and 18 spacious, air-conditioned classrooms. The LCC offers over 100 credit and over 200 noncredit classes each semester. The classes are small, personal, with both day and evening classtimes available. The Center is open Monday through Friday with a wide range of services available, including: admissions, placement testing, academic advising, registration, and bill payment. We are also open on Saturday with limited services available. Please call ahead for hours and service availability, 1-866-228-6110.

    " Get Ahead in Life " is the Laurel College Center slogan and the LCC staff is waiting to help you do just that. Anyone can take classes at LCC, whether you have never taken a college class before or already have a college degree, whether you want to pursue a degree program or just take a course or two for fun, and regardless of where you live. You can earn an Associate degree in business administration, general studies, criminal justice, and applied information technology by attending classes at the Laurel College Center. New in Fall 2007: you can now earn an AAT degree in Teachers Education in Elementary/Special Education by taking classes exclusively at the LCC. Noncredit continuing education courses are also offered at the LCC to help you upgrade your job skills in a variety of areas including computers, finance and management, and various health fields. Other courses are offered simply for you enjoyment. Please visit our website, ww w.laurelcollegecenter.org , for more information.