Founded in 1957, FCC is one of 16 community colleges in Maryland and is an accredited, public, two-year, degree-granting institution. More than 17,000 people take credit and noncredit classes each year. The day student population is more traditional—younger, many students out of high school. Many working adults with family, perhaps like you, take classes at night, on weekends, or through non-traditional formats such as online, TV courses, credit by exam, independent study, Weekend College, or portfolio development where you earn credits for your work and life experiences. You'll find our faculty caring and outstanding.