Garrett College

Introduction

About Garrett College

Where Garrett College is Located

Garrett College is an accredited two-year community college located in McHenry, Maryland, overlooking Deep Creek Lake, a four-season resort destination in the and heart of scenic Western Maryland. The main campus is approximately 15 miles south of I-68 on U.S. 219. In addition, the College’s three outreach centers are located in the towns of Accident, Grantsville, and Oakland.

What Garrett Offers

Garrett offers exceptional educational opportunities through its Business & Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering and Teacher Education programs. The 62-acre main campus is in close proximity to the forests, lakes, farms and whitewater rivers that are the outdoor classrooms for our "signature" A.A.S. degree programs in Adventure Sports Management and Natural Resources and Wildlife Technology.

Why Garrett College?

Garrett College is the smallest and furthest west of all of the community colleges in the Maryland Association of Community Colleges, but we use our size as an advantage!

Through both credit and noncredit programs, Garrett College serves more than 5,000 students annually and maintains a strong reputation for:

  • academic excellence
  • academic support services
  • unique programs of study
  • groundbreaking scholarship opportunities
  • competitive NJCAA Division II and II athletic teams
  • on-campus residence halls
  • study abroad opportunities, and
  • collaboration with regional businesses and other organizations

Garrett College graduates who transfer to other four-year Maryland colleges and/or universities regularly outperform their counterparts.

Explore the Deep Creek Lake and Western Maryland Area

OUTDOOR EXPLORATION

Garrett County contains over 76,000 acres of parks, lakes, and publicly accessible forests. Popular activities in the county include camping, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, alpine and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting, ice fishing, fly fishing, whitewater canoeing, kayaking, rafting, boating, swimming, sailing, horseback riding, and water skiing. It is all here! If you are seeking adventure, or just a beautiful natural environment, then Garrett County, Maryland is the place to be. Be sure to stop by the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce to see what current events are taking place in the area!

HERITAGE & CULTURE

Garrett County has always been a Gateway to the West! Garrett County was founded as a tourist destination! Thanks to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Those looking to escape the metropolitan areas of Baltimore and Washington, DC would bring the B&O west to the “fresh, clean mountain air of Garrett County.” Before the railroad, the National Road ran through Garrett County, opening the Westward frontier.

The county is full of unique and interesting history, heritage and culture. Check out the Garrett County Historical Society Museum, or the Garrett County Transportation museum or the original B&O Train Station in Oakland. Walk across the largest single-span stone bridge at the Casselman River Bridge in Grantsville. Interested in culture? Visit one of Garrett County’s two NEW Arts & Entertainment districts in Oakland and Grantsville. Visit the Garrett County Arts Council shop on 2nd Street in Oakland for a list of local artists and go watch them work!

You will not want to miss one of the many performances brought to the county by the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival, now in its 31st season.

NEARBY URBAN AREAS

Garrett’s location is close enough to everything, but just far enough away! Interested in a day trip? There are a couple options that are close enough for full day excursions.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Associate of Applied Science

Associate in Applied Science in Adventure Sports Management

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA McHenry + 1 more

Garrett College's Adventure Sports Management program develops leaders and professionals in adventure sports and outdoor recreation industries who have a strong sense of environmental stewardship and community service. [+]

Adventure Sports Management

At Garrett College, our mountains, lakes and forests and whitewater rivers are more than just attractions, they are our classrooms.

What is Adventure Sports Management?

Garrett College's Adventure Sports Management program develops leaders and professionals in adventure sports and outdoor recreation industries who have a strong sense of environmental stewardship and community service.

With a focus on hands-on learning, our one-of-a-kind Adventure Sports program allows students to make careers out of an adventurous nature. Students explore nature and career options while learning about leadership development, program planning, risk management, and decision making.... [-]


Associate in Applied Science in Cyber Security

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA McHenry + 1 more

Garrett’s Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Cybersecurity prepares students to enter the workforce in the cybersecurity industry. [+]

Cyber Security

Do you want to join the fight against cybercrime? Do you like the sounds of protecting computers from unauthorized access or destruction? If you are passionate about technology and want to have helped others from having their private information stolen, a career in cybersecurity may be the right decision for you. Prepare yourself for a career in the workforce and cybersecurity industry with a degree or certificate in cybersecurity from Garrett College.

Why choose Garrett for Cybersecurity?

Garrett’s Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Cybersecurity prepares students to enter the workforce in the cybersecurity industry. The curriculum provides students with many hands-on assignments to prepare them for real-world tasks that they will encounter in their careers.... [-]


Associate in Applied Science in Natural Resources and Wildlife Technology

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA McHenry + 1 more

Turn your passion for hiking, hunting, fishing and the outdoors into a career with a degree program that capitalizes on a love of the natural environment. [+]

Natural Resources & Wildlife Technology

Turn your passion for hiking, hunting, fishing and the outdoors into a career with a degree program that capitalizes on a love of the natural environment.

What is NRWT?

Garrett College's Natural Resources & Wildlife Technology program, or NRWT, is a program that expands a love of the outdoors and nature into advanced knowledge to grow into a unique and fulfilling career.

NRWT strives to graduate technicians who are well prepared for employment in the field of natural resources management, who understand and appreciate the interrelationships among all components of an ecosystem, and who recognize the socioeconomic and political forces affecting resource management decisions. While taking a holistic approach to resource management, the program emphasizes wildlife, fisheries, and forest management, and soil and water conservation.... [-]


Associate in Applied Science in Sport Management

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA McHenry + 1 more

The A.A.S. in Sports Management degree program is designed not only for students who plan to enter the workforce after completion of the two-year degree but also for transfer to a four-year institution upon graduation. [+]

Sport Management

The A.A.S. in Sports Management degree program is designed not only for students who plan to enter the workforce after completion of the two-year degree but also for transfer to a four-year institution upon graduation. The curriculum, along with practical, hands-on instruction and field experience, will enable students interested in a sports management career to develop the knowledge and skills required in today’s competitive market.

Why Choose Garrett for Sport Management?

Beyond the theoretical, classroom-based instruction, Garrett’s program features a required internship that provides hands-on, work-based experience in the sports management field.

On-campus field experiences are available, both through the College’s Athletic Department and the Community Aquatic and Recreation Complex. Garrett’s location is a prime opportunity for internship opportunities within the Deep Creek Lake area as well as nearby West Virginia and Pennsylvania.... [-]


Associate of Arts

Associate in Arts in Mathematics and Science

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA McHenry + 1 more

If numbers, precision, evidence, and proof are what you prefer, expand your skills with more knowledge and different perspectives and add a degree at Garrett. [+]

Mathematics and Science

If numbers, precision, evidence, and proof are what you prefer, expand your skills with more knowledge and different perspectives and add a degree at Garrett.

Why Choose Mathematics and Science?

Garrett College offers students with interests in math and science a variety of courses that add to current skills and multiply knowledge to prepare for a transfer to a four-year college or university. Completing the Mathematics and Science concentration at Garrett not only provides an associates degree in Arts & Sciences, it also facilitates focus for deeper exploration and higher degrees.

Students interested in majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics, as well as students seeking to transfer to Pre-Med, Pre-Veterinarian, Pre-Pharmacy, and other pre-professional programs related to health and science, should consider the Mathematics/Science concentration.... [-]


Associate of Science

Associate of Science in Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA McHenry + 1 more

A degree in Computer Science prepares graduates to transfer to a four-year institution to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field, such as Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, and Secure Computing. [+]

Computer Science

Almost every area in today’s world revolves around computers and the use of computer applications. Think about it - medicine, communications, automotive technology, weather forecasting, entertainment, mining, forensics, manufacturing, disaster recovery, security, law, business, the list goes on. For practically any area you can think of there is an application of computer technology.

Why Choose Garrett for Computer Science?

A degree in Computer Science prepares graduates to transfer to a four-year institution to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field, such as Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, and Secure Computing.

Computer Science Degree ... [-]

Contact

Address Garrett College, 687 Mosser Road
MD 21541 McHenry, Maryland, USA