by Alana J. Mauger
Community College Week, an independent magazine serving community, technical and junior colleges, has ranked Montgomery County Community College among the ‘Top 50 Associate Degree Producers” in the country in three categories for 2011.
The College makes its debut appearance in the category of Science Technologies and Technicians, ranked at 16th for the number of degrees conferred. Degrees offered in this area include Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) and Associate in Science (A.S.) in Biotechnology, Biomanufacturing and Molecular Techniques; A.A.S. in Technical Studies; A.A.S. in Nuclear Engineering Technology; and A.A.S. in Nanofabrication Technology.
In the category of Education, the College is ranked 40th for the number of degrees conferred. Education degrees offered by the College include Associate of Arts (A.A) programs in Education in the Early Years: Birth through Fourth Grade and Secondary Education, and an A.A.S. program in Paraprofessional Education. The College also offers a 30-credit Childcare Certificate program and a three-course Core Director’s Credential Certificate for center directors.
In the category of Communication, Journalism and Related Programs, the College is ranked 34th for the number of degrees conferred in its popular Communications programs. Degrees offered by the College include an A.A. program in Communications, which has options in film studies and media studies, and A.A.S. programs in Digital Broadcasting, Digital Audio Production and Digital Design, which has options in Multi-Media and Computer Graphics.
A full listing of results and supporting documentation is available online at www.ccweek.com.