Jun 25, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

About Us


How to Reach Us

General Information 410-386-8000
Academic and Student Affairs 410-386-8191  
Administration 410-386-8490  
Admissions 410-386-8430  
Advising and Transfer 410-386-8435  
Athletics 410-386-8510  
Billing Information 410-386-8040  
Canvas Help Desk 410-386-8310  
Bookstore 410-386-8447  
Campus Police 410-386-8123  
Career Development for Students 410-386-8500  
Cashier’s Office 410-386-8040  
Child Development Center 410-386-8470  
Claims/Questions about Discrimination and Sexual Harassment 410-386-8412  
Continuing Education and Training 410-386-8100  
Disabilities, Student Services and ADA Concerns 410-386-8327  
Online Learning 410-386-8419  
Facilities Accessibility 410-386-8490  
Faculty Offices    
  Academic Services 410-386-8203  
  Business 410-386-8226  
  Education 410-386-8203  
  English and Humanities 410-386-8202  
  Fine and Performing Arts 410-386-8575  
  Health and Wellness 410-386-8242  
  Mathematics 410-386-8235  
  Nursing and PTA 410-386-8198  
  Science 410-386-8226  
  Social Studies 410-386-8242  
Financial Aid Office 410-386-8437  
Foundation Office 410-386-8150  
Human Resources 410-386-8030  
Institutional Research 410-386-8160  
Library Media Center 410-386-8340  
Placement Testing 410-386-8430  
Planning, Marketing and Assessment 410-386-8225  
President 410-386-8180  
Public Relations 410-386-8184  
Records and Registration 410-386-8440  
Student Engagement 410-386-8500  
TTY National Relay Service 711  
Testing Center 410-386-8450  
Title IX 410-386-8412  
Transcript Evaluation/Transfer Denial 410-386-8451  
Transfer Advising 410-386-8435  
Tutoring 410-386-8300  
Veteran Affairs 410-386-8437  
Weather Closings 410-386-8457  

Email: infocenter@carrollcc.edu

Website: www.carrollcc.edu

Accreditation and Governance

The College is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees, appointed by the Governor of Maryland. Dr. James D. Ball is the president. Carroll is a state approved two-year college. It is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB#166, Wilmington, DE 19801. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.

Carroll Community College | Catalog | 2024-2025

Board of Trustees

Mary Kay Nevius-Maurer, Chairperson
David P. O’Callaghan, Vice Chairperson
David S. Bollinger
Sherri-Le W. Bream
Diane A. Foster
Kelly M. Frager 
Greg W. Kahlert
Dr. James D. Ball, Secretary-Treasurer
County Commissioner, Ex-officio


Dr. James D. Ball

Former Presidents

Dr. Faye Pappalardo
1999 - 2014

Dr. Joseph F. Shields
1993 - 1999

Governor of the State of Maryland

Wes Moore

Board of County Commissioners

Joseph Vigliotti, District 1
Kenneth Kiler, District 2
Tom Gordon III, District 3
Michael Guerin, District 4
Ed Rothstein, District 5


Carroll Community College
1601 Washington Road | Westminster, Maryland 21157
General Information: 410-386-8000 | 888-221-9748
Admissions: 410-386-8430


Carroll Community College is an Equal Opportunity, ADA Title 504 Compliant Institution. The provisions of this publication are not to be regarded as a contract between the student and Carroll Community College. The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement without prior notice when such action will serve the interests of the College or its students. Failure to read this catalog does not excuse students from the requirements and regulations described herein. Published April 2023.



Dear Students,

At Carroll Community College, our priority is you and helping you fulfill your dreams of obtaining a higher education. Our students come from all walks of life with a common passion for learning and self-improvement and the desire to be prepared academically and professionally for a brilliant future. A Carroll Community College education is exceptional. Over the past three years, Carroll has been named by various rating organizations as the number one community college in Maryland, the number one College in Maryland, and as high as 10th in the nation for our student outcomes.  

We provide unsurpassed support for our learners and our “culture of care culture” sets Carroll apart from others. Students are encouraged to ask questions, explore, discover their strengths,  crystallize their plans to degree completion, and plan for what lies beyond them. We ensure that every student gets the advising, learning support, financial aid assistance, and personal encouragement needed for success.

Our amazing faculty and dedicated advisors work individually with students to help them become well-versed in all aspects of their chosen field of study and prepare for the next steps, be they transferring or entering their chosen career field. Degree planning encourages mindful course selection and helps to ensure full progress toward degree completion. We’ve heavily invested in advanced technology systems to increase student/faculty/staff communications. Our collective efforts support college success.

As you start your academic journey, please take advantage of the wonderful resources and information the College provides to new students. We are excited about partnering with you and being part of your continued exploration. Your future begins as you enter to learn at Carroll Community College. Best wishes as you embark upon that journey.

Dr. James D. Ball
Carroll Community College


Who We Are


Empowering learners. Changing lives. Building community.

Carroll Community College provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to advance careers, enrich lives, and strengthen the community we serve.


Carroll is our community’s first choice for learning.


At Carroll Community College, we demonstrate the following values in all we do:

COMMUNITY: Carroll is the community’s college, and building community is highlighted in its mission statement. Through associate degree programs, career education, support for entrepreneurs, corporate training, kids’ summer camps, adult personal enrichment, cultural events, athletics, and its many partnerships with community and governmental organizations, the College is dedicated to enriching the community it serves.

ACCOUNTABILITY: The College is a good steward of the public’s trust and is transparent and accountable in all it does. It assesses its mission accomplishment through bench-marked institutional effectiveness measures, national and state peer comparisons, and regular program reviews. Student learning outcomes are continuously assessed and curricula revised to ensure the highest quality educational experience for students. Assessment data are regularly shared with the College’s governing board, the County government, and the public.

RESPECT: Carroll Community College is an organization that values, recognizes, and rewards just, humane, honest, and respectful human interaction; ethical and truthful representation of the college to students and the community; positive and collaborative problem-solving; and solutions-oriented action. Carroll fosters engagement and a sense of belonging by providing a safe learning and working environment that models respect, acceptance, inclusion, and empathy towards diverse ways of thinking and being.

REFLECTION: Inscribed within the Seal of Carroll Community College are three ideals of an educated person: “Knowledge, Truth and Wisdom”. To inspire these ideals, the College encourages students and employees to reflect on their learning and personal experiences to build knowledge, distinguish truth and develop wisdom.

OPPORTUNITY: Carroll strives to provide an affordable education accessible to all who can benefit from its offerings, with transitional education to prepare students for college work and flexible learning options including online and evening classes to fit our students’ busy lives.

LEARNING: The words “Enter to Learn” are chiseled above the College’s main entrance, heralding its primary and defining mission. The phrase is also emblematic of Carroll’s institutional culture of organizational learning and continuous improvement.

LEADERSHIP: Carroll challenges its students and employees to take responsibility for and control of their lives and become engaged citizens and leaders in their chosen careers. Similarly, the College embraces the challenge of being a thought leader in the community it serves.

Approved by the Board of Trustees April 17, 2019


Learning Assessment

Students will periodically be asked to participate in departmental learning assessments as well as institution-wide surveys and assessments. These assessment efforts are designed to help the College understand what students have learned so that student performance and goal completion can be continuously improved, which is central to the College’s mission. The College appreciates student cooperation in these endeavors.


Mission-Based Institutional Goals

Through effective teaching, engaged learning and a caring, student-centered environment, Carroll Community College:

  1. Provides associate degree programs, career and credentialing preparation, job skill enhancement, continuing professional education, and career resources and support to strengthen the regional workforce.
  2. Supports student attainment of essential skills in general education and prepares students for transfer to earn degrees beyond the associate.
  3. Delivers training and essential services to businesses and entrepreneurs, and creates and sustains strategic community partnerships to support business and economic development.
  4. Empowers students to define and achieve their educational and career goals, while offering individualized academic support services to enhance academic progress, educational transitions and program completion.
  5. Fosters campus and civic engagement and a sense of belonging, by providing a safe learning environment that models respect, acceptance, inclusion, and empathy towards diverse ways of thinking and being.
  6. Provides personal and community enrichment through lifelong learning opportunities, creative and cultural arts, athletics, student organizations, and special events.
  7. Assesses college programs and services to continuously improve student outcomes and the efficient use of college financial, human, physical, and technological resources.

Approved by the Board of Trustees June 20, 2018


Strategic Priorities Through 2025

Student Success
Provide an empowering educational experience to support students from initial contact through completion of their educational goals.

Career and Economic Development
Expand community partnerships to support economic development, and introduce programs to meet emerging workforce needs and attract new student populations to the College.

Diversity and Global Citizenship
Prepare students for diverse work environments and a dynamic, connected global community.

Institutional Excellence
Assess institutional effectiveness and act on the results to ensure academic rigor, program impact, continuous improvement, and institutional advancement.

Resource Management
Garner and shepherd resources to accomplish the College’s mission and vision, and attract and retain a diverse, highly skilled faculty and staff.

Approved by the Board of Trustees March 20, 2019


 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

Carroll Community College identifies as an academic institution anchored in values fostering engagement and a sense of belonging by providing a safe learning and working environment that models respect, acceptance, inclusion, and empathy towards diverse ways of thinking and being. 

Carroll’s definition of diversity is holistic, noting that to thrive as a top community college, it must embrace an increasingly diverse world, cultivate global awareness, educate around diversity, equity, and inclusion, and accept and practice responsible citizenship. Among Carroll Community College’s values is Respect which encompasses “just and humane, honest, and respectful interaction…” Carroll is considered a rural campus in Maryland with educational goals that include preparing students to live in a diverse world. Carroll wants students to flourish and endeavors to be responsive to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion instead of reacting to crises.

Defining our commitment to this work begins with defining terminology related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

DIVERSITY: The definition of diversity is continually evolving as our knowledge and/or understanding of people and their needs change. We currently understand diversity to include ability/disability, age, class, economic status, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, language, visa status, gender identity and expression, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, political beliefs, height, weight, and veteran status. We also embrace differing and well-reasoned ideas, theories, approaches, individual beliefs, values, and perspectives as essential components of an inclusive community that are welcomed as long as they are respectful of others.

EQUITY: The guarantee of fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups. The principle of equity acknowledges that there are historically underserved and underrepresented populations and that fairness regarding these unbalanced conditions is needed to assist equality in the provision of effective opportunities to all groups.

INCLUSION: The act of creating environments in which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate. An inclusive and welcoming climate embraces differences and offers respect in words and actions for all people.

EQUITY-MINDED: Taking notice of inequities, their contexts, and the College’s work and responsibility in critically reassuring the College’s practices to address issues.

Carroll’s Commitment

Carroll Community College’s on-going commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion prompts the College to regularly evaluate College policies, procedures, and practices to ensure that we are fully supporting our diverse community and that we remove barriers that may negatively impact students, employees, and the Carroll County community we serve.

We commit to working actively to challenge and respond to bias, harassment, and discrimination. We are committed to a policy of equity for all persons and do not discriminate on the basis of identities (ability/disability, age, class, economic status, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, language, visas status, gender identity and expression, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, political beliefs, height, weight, and veteran status). 

We commit to pursuing deliberate efforts to ensure that the College is a place where differences are welcomed, different perspectives are heard respectfully, and every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. As long as your values do not negatively impact others, we strive to include you.

Carroll Community College Civility Statement

Carroll Community College is committed to the highest standards of integrity. As such, we continuously cultivate an environment of mutual respect and responsibility. Students and employees have a right to learn and work in a safe, just, humane, and inclusive environment free from prejudice, discrimination, harassment, and bullying.

  • We acknowledge the right to freedom of expression - the right of every individual to think and speak as dictated by personal belief and to disagree with or counter another’s point of view.
  • We pair the right to freedom of expression with our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of civility, respect, and decency among all members of the College community. 
  • We recognize the enrichment added to our lives by our diversity, therefore, we endeavor to overcome deep-rooted misunderstandings and biases and foster understanding of the diverse characteristics of the members of our community. 
  • We reject and confront all forms of discrimination, including those based on ability/disability, age, class, economic status, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, language, visas status, gender identity and expression, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, political beliefs, height, weight, and veteran status within or outside the College.
  • We do not accept symbols of hate virtually or on the College’s campus unless presented in an educational format as approved by faculty or College leadership.

Please read the entire Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Policy at https://www.carrollcc.edu/about/diversity-inclusion/

Approved by the Board of Trustees June 16, 2021 

Digital Accessibility Statement

Carroll Community College is committed to making our entire digital presence perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust for the greatest number of people possible. These four principles, disseminated in W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), form the foundation of Carroll’s Digital Accessibility policy.

We strive to meet or exceed the requirements of WCAG 2.0 Level AA for all digital resources, including:

  • Instructional content
  • Administrative content
  • Communications content

Additionally, to provide comparable experience and information access to all students, employees, and the broader community, we commit to equity in the purchase, development, and application of our Information Technologies.

This applies to our websites, Learning Management System, courses, assessment tools, and faculty/staff resources.

With this statement, Carroll Community College outlines a long-term strategy rather than a fully accomplished agenda.

If you encounter a problem with any of our digital resources, or are otherwise in need of reasonable accommodation, even for a short-term need, please reach out to Disability Services.

We are eager to hear your questions, concerns, or feedback, and will do all possible to provide a solution.