Military-targeted courses to get an edge & streamline your journey

As a military-connected student, you can streamline your journey to an exciting career in several ways here at CCBC.

  • Connect with experienced faculty and industry professionals in small classes where you can really learn.
  • Take military-specific courses to give you an edge when it comes to maximizing your benefits. 
  • Get credit for what you learned in the military and get a jump start by capitalizing on our Prior Learning Assessment program.
  • Upgrade your skills, be your own boss, or start a new chapter in your life by using your military educational benefits to change careers. 
Whether it’s academics or continuing education, we’ve got the right fit for you.

Military-targeted Courses

Academic Development 101 for Military-connected Students

ACDV-V is custom-designed for active duty, prior military, National Guard and Reservists, and their dependents (spouse and dependent child) and survivors. Take ACDV-V 101 to learn more about your military benefits, whether for your education or otherwise, and be matched with mentors at every step of the way. Our goal is to familiarize the military-connected student with the Community College of Baltimore County and facilitate a smooth transition from military life to higher education – where topics are military-specific:

  • Resources Awareness and College Adaptation
  • Academic and Career Planning
  • Financial Aid and VA Education Benefits Awareness
  • Veteran-focused Programs and Services Awareness
  • Assess Your Learning Styles
  • Test-Taking Strategies and Study Skill Techniques
  • Time Management Strategy and Priority Setting Tactics
  • Critical Thinking, Decision-making, and Writing Skills
  • Communication and Listening Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Attend a Veteran Services Event
  • Military-connected Wellness Programs
  • Career Management Skills: Job Search
  • Career Management Skills: Job Interviews
Interested in registering for this military-connected section of ACDV-V? Contact Veteran Services for more information.  

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Physical Education Fitness Training (PEFT 101)

PEFT 101 is a blended course that combines face-to-face meetings with on-line sessions, which makes it a perfect fit for our adventurous and busy military-connected students. Some of the unique activities students will experience off campus depending on the semester are kayaking, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), indoor climbing, bike riding, a trampoline gym and on campus, cross country skiing, weather permitting. All activities are conducted as close as possible to the day and time of the class. This course fulfills Category 6 CCBC General Education requirement.

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Recommended Programs


Not just a job but a career where you can earn while you learn. Apprenticeships are 3 to 5 years in length, and you will earn college credit upon completion of your apprenticeship, while working in your chosen career field!

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CCBC offers one of the best regarded college-based automotive programs in the US, in direct partnership with General Motors, Toyota, Ford and Chrysler-Fiat, among others. Launch a fast-track career as a professional diagnostician and technician, working in industry as you learn. CCBC students enjoy access to $3M in late-model automotive inventory, and millions of dollars in equipment and resources. Earn your Associates; get paid to learn in the field; and launch a successful career as one of the most sought-after technicians in the local market, only at CCBC! 

Transportation Technology Programs:


CCBC Aviation Technology degrees offer career training for numerous exciting and well-paid positions in the aviation industry including aircraft dispatcher, air traffic controller, airport & airline management, or professional pilots flying airplanes, helicopters or unmanned aircraft systems (drones). As a student veteran, these programs can be funded using your VA benefits.

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Computer Science / Information Technology

Check out your opportunity to obtain either a cybersecurity or network technology Associate's or Certificate at CCBC! 

Technology Programs:
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Criminal Justice

For some veterans, transition to a career in criminal justice is a natural step. In many ways, military experience prepares them for work in a strict hierarchy and team environment.

Veterans also have experience navigating government systems while adhering to strict policies and procedures – both necessary when working in law enforcement and corrections. Most positions in the criminal justice system depend on the ability to assess problems and respond appropriately. Again, skills that are acquired through military service. If you are committed to serving your community while enhancing public safety, a career in criminal justice may be for you!

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Were you a medic in the military? Worked in the military hospital? Even if not, would you like to work in a health-related career field? If so, CCBC has just the program for you!  Learn more »

Health Informatics programs:


Got leadership skills? Managed subordinates? Worked in the administrative or human resources office for your unit? Get PLA credit and start moving up the corporate ladder more quickly, or be your own boss!

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Business Management Programs

Manufacturing and FAB Lab

Manufacturing skills are in HIGH DEMAND!!!

Machine Tool - Train to work in entry-level skilled machine tool positions such as manual set-up operator, CNC mill set-up operator, maintenance machinist, or machining quality inspector by completing the Machine Tool Short Term Training

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Design Fabrication and Advanced Manufacturing  - You can also prepare yourself to work in digital and additive manufacturing careers, sign making, innovative and entrepreneurial ventures with the Design and Make (Basic), FAB Lab Training Certificate.

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Physical Education and Wellness

Master fitness:

  • Once you control your mind, you can control your body - come join us in a stress management course or mindful meditation course offered by the Wellness Department.
  • Push harder today if you want a different tomorrow – come workout in in a weight training course offered during the day, evening and weekends.
  • Rest a while and run a mile - come join a cardiovascular exercise course offered during the day, evening and weekends.
  • Commit to be fit – join our free or credit/noncredit workout classes offered on all three campuses
Celebrate health by joining a wellness fitness program at CCBC!

Physical Education and Wellness Programs:

Transportation, Logistics, Maritime Studies

Maybe you called a Navy base your home for a bit and are looking for an exciting career in the transportation industry.

The maritime and transportation industry is a critical component of our nation’s economy and global security. There are more than 3,700 marine terminals in the U.S. which move more than $2 trillion worth of domestic and international goods through an intermodal transportation system. Translate your maritime skills into PLA credit and start sailing again

Transportation, Distribution, and Maritime Logistics Programs: