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Academics & Non-Credit

Credit and Non-Credit Programs

Garrett College offers credit and non-credit options that put you on your way to success. Choose from credit degrees, certificates, non-credit workforce programs, workforce training or personal interest courses.

Educational Pathways


Academic Programs & Courses

Follow your path toward a two-year degree, one-year certificates or a transfer degree to a four-year institution.



Non-credit & Workforce

Advance your job skills in a non-credit program, technical training or complete your GED®.



Industry and Interest

Area of Interest Certificate Degree Program Transfer Option* Industry Credential Workforce Development
Adventure Sports Management      
Allied Health  
Business      
Construction & Building Maintenance      
Computer Science        
Cybersecurity  
Education  
Engineering    
Fine and Performing Arts        
General Studies      
Graphics & Web Design        
Liberal Arts        
Manufacturing      
Mathematics & Science        
Natural Resources        
Social & Behavioral Sciences        
Transportation      

Industry credentials refer to certification issued by an occupational or industry group to demonstrate competency or completion of training for a particular job category. Many jobs require some form of industry certification as a prerequisite to hiring. Credentialing provides employers with the candidate’s technical qualifications. Continuing Education & Workforce Development programs in Welding, Medical Coding & Billing, and Building/Property Maintenance Technician all offer credentials.

Garrett College offers certificate programs to provide job entry skills and knowledge that lead to gainful employment. Certificate programs are designed to be completed in a shorter time than a traditional two-year college degree. Many of Garrett’s certificates can be completed with 24 college-level credits.

Workforce Development training programs include CDL/Truck Driving, Machining, Paramedic, Veterinary Assistant, and a variety of Allied Health career programs designed to enhance your employability in today’s job market with an industry recognized certificate or credential. Offered through Continuing Education & Workforce Development, the majority of courses can be completed by attending part-time classes in the evenings and on weekends.

Garrett College offers five distinct associate degrees. Within these degrees there are a variety of programs and concentrations available to meet student learning needs and future goals.

Transfer options include concentrations within degree programs at Garrett College, such as mathematics/science, social and behavioral sciences, elementary education, business management & entrepreneurship, etc. Non-Degree Transfer Programs such as pre-nursing, pre-physical therapist assistant, pre-radiologic technology are also included in this category as these programs prepare students for application to programs at nearby Allegany College of Maryland.