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Prince George's Community College Joins the Maryland Education Alliance

PGCC students in health science class

LARGO, Md. (February 14, 2023) – Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) has joined six other Maryland community colleges to form the Maryland Education Alliance (MEA) to further boost students’ opportunities to earn associate degrees or certificates in the health care disciplines across the state. 

The MEA is an innovative collaboration that creates a clear, seamless pathway for students to move from one community college to another and decreases the need to run highly specialized, costly, and sometimes low-enrolled programs at several locations. The alliance also creates opportunities for community colleges to share resources and expertise, meet community needs, and generate cost savings that can be passed on to students.

Joining PGCC in the alliance are Anne Arundel Community College, Carroll Community College, Cecil College, Chesapeake College, College of Southern Maryland, and Harford Community College.

Through the MEA agreement, students complete their initial coursework at their home institution before transferring to the receiving community college for the specialized discipline coursework. For health care programs, the home college will help develop agreements for students to complete their clinical requirements at a local health care facility. For other programs, students can take a course at another community college and seamlessly transfer it back to their home institution to facilitate quicker completion of degrees.

PGCC currently offers students from other MEA colleges the opportunity to transfer to the following programs: Respiratory Therapy and Nuclear Medicine Technology. 

“The MEA is a wonderful opportunity for students to pursue a career goal that may not be available at their home community college,” said Angela Anderson, dean of Health, Wellness, and Hospitality. “I extend a huge thank you to our colleagues at the other institutions for the collaboration on this initiative.”

The innovation and resource-sharing of this “students first” alliance create the synergy, access, and pathways to rapidly expand Maryland and regional residents’ opportunities to further their education and careers for a better tomorrow. Plans are underway to expand with similar opportunities in additional disciplines, including drone operation and construction management.

For more information about PGCC’s programs offered through the MEA, please visit


About Prince George’s Community College

Named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security (2022-2027), Prince George's Community College (PGCC) provides high-quality education and training for the progressive and career-oriented residents of Prince George's County. From new high school graduates and career seekers to more seasoned professionals and senior citizens looking to enhance their skillsets, PGCC is comprised of students who represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and goals. Serving nearly 25,000 individuals annually, the College is the first choice for higher education for residents of Prince George's County. Collaborative partnerships, responsive degree and training programs, and a commitment to student success enable PGCC to address diverse education and workforce development demands.  

For more information, visit the College website at Prince George's Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (267-284-5000); The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.