General Information About UDC-CC
The University of the District of Columbia Community College (UDC-CC) serves the City’s residents by integrating workforce preparation, employability skill development, quality education and remediation, economic development and employer linkages, school-to-career training—providing a seamless transition from K-12 to adult education and literacy to college prep—and continuous lifelong learning. This new institution will provide new opportunities to DC citizens, employers, the University, and the District of Columbia.
Serving as a benchmark for excellence, The University of the District of Columbia Community College (UDC-CC) provides opportunity for District residents to access high-quality, affordable, learner-focused and market-driven programs that advance their individual and the community’s economic, social and educational goals.
In diverse, technology enhanced learning environments, UDC-CC provides opportunities for students to obtain the requisite skills of today’s workforce and prepares them for the demands of tomorrow. We offer accessible, affordable, and high-quality programs to the residents of the District of Columbia and the region. Our associate degrees, certificates, workforce development and lifelong learning programs are market-driven and learner focused. UDC-CC serves as a vital link to the intellectual, economic, civic and cultural vitality of the region.
The Strategic Plan is being used to guide the development of UDC-CC over the next several years. The plan outlines the vision, mission, goals, and strategic objectives for the institution.
The Strategic Plan is available here::
The University of the District of Columbia Community College is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education through the University of the District of Columbia's existing accreditation.
The primary site for UDC-CC is 801 N. Capitol Street NE, which houses the majority of degree programs and all student services.
Additional sites include:
- Bertie Backus - 5171 S. Dakota Ave. NE
- Excel Institute - 2851 V Street NE
- Reagan National Airport - Hanger 2
- University of the District of Columbia - 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW
- Cardozo High School - 1200 Clifton Street NW
- Fletcher-Johnson - 4650 Benning Road SE
- French Institute - 4000 Albemarle Street NW
- Friendship Public Charter School - 2055 Minnesota Avenue, NE
- McKinley Technology High School - 151 T Street NE
- PR Harris Education Center - 4600 Livingston Road SE
- Roosevelt High School - 4301 13th Street NW
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History and Future Plans
In January 2009, under the leadership of Dr. Allen Sessoms, President of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), the University announced its intention to create a community college. The Board of Trustees approved the creation of a new University System, which now includes the Flagship institution and a Community College branch institution.
Beginning in fall 2009, the community college assumed responsibility for:
- Associate Degrees - Two-year academic degree programs leading to careers in demand
- Certificate Programs - Short-term educational and training programs that enhance professional options
- Continuing Education - Enhance your current job skills, meet Continuing Education Unit (CEU) requirements, and expand your knowledge with over 1000 online courses of all types
- Workforce Development - Job and professional training to help students develop the skills that local employers need today
The Community College functions as the open-enrollment institution for the University System, while UDC has become a selective institution, only offering bachelor and graduate degrees.
The academic year 2009-2010 was the first year of operation for UDC-CC and during which the Community College only offered the existing programs that had traditionally been offered at UDC and all services were shared.
Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count
Signifying its commitment to continuous institutional improvement and student success, UDC-CC has joined Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count. As part of this nationwide initiative, UDC-CC will identify new strategies to increase student success, close achievement gaps, and improve retention, persistence, and completion rates. More Info »
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