Wor-Wic has a lot to Offer
October 08, 2007

More local residents pursuing an undergraduate education in Maryland attend Wor-Wic Community College than any other college or university in the state.

Founded in 1975, Wor-Wic provides 60 credit program options leading to an associate degree, certificate of proficiency or letter of recognition, as well as documents of completion for continuing education courses. Each year, about 10,000 local residents take credit and continuing education courses at the college.

Wor-Wic offers a variety of online, as well as day, evening and weekend classes. The average class size is 20 students, providing for a great deal of individualized attention.

Students can complete their first two years of college at Wor-Wic before transferring to a four-year school to earn a bachelor’s degree. Almost half of Wor-Wic’s credit students indicate that this is their goal.

Area high school students can get a head start on college by taking advantage of Wor-Wic’s dual enrollment program. Students can complete a full semester or more of college while still in high school, increasing their chance of earning a bachelor’s degree in four years or less and significantly reducing the cost of their college education.

What a student saves by attending Wor-Wic for two years can help pay for the next two years of a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. Wor-Wic has the lowest tuition and fees of all community colleges in Maryland and is about one-third of the average cost of public four-year institutions in the state.

Students interested in entering the work force immediately after graduation can enroll in one of Wor-Wic’s career programs. About 90 percent of the career program graduates who are employed full time are working on the Lower Shore. In a recent survey of employers of these graduates, 100 percent rated their preparation as good or very good.

Wor-Wic also offers a wide range of continuing education courses and workforce training solutions designed to help students prepare for a new career, upgrade existing skills, or meet licensure and certification requirements.

Workforce training is available for businesses, industries and organizations. Courses and seminars are customized to meet specific company schedules, and are conducted both day and evening in college facilities or at company business sites. Portable laptop computers make learning the latest software applications convenient for on-site training throughout the Lower Eastern Shore.

Wor-Wic Community College provides career training, transfer preparation and continuing education for 10,000 local residents each year.

The newest building on the campus of Wor-Wic Community College is the Workforce Development Center, which contains classrooms, laboratories and offices for the continuing education and workforce development division, as well as the business and hotel-motel-restaurant management departments.