Brian Hall, Culinary

Brian Hall, Culinary - Brian, a 2013 graduate of the FCC Culinary program, is kitchen manager for BJ's Restaurant in Frederick. Brian has a passion for serving outstanding cuisine, and the culinary program gave him the ingredients to launch an exciting career.

How long does it take to complete the program?
Assoc. Degree:

  • FT student - about 16 months
  • PT student - about 48 months
Certificate:
  • FT student - about 8 months
  • PT student - about 12 months
What is the estimated average salary and job outlook?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median pay is about $42,000 per year. Job growth of about five percent is expected through 2022.
 

Learn more about our Culinary Arts program

 

Jamie Boyd, Personal/Fitness Trainer
Jamie Boyd, Personal/Fitness Trainer (Certificate) - Jamie is one of the first graduates of the FCC Personal/Fitness Trainer certificate program and is quickly climbing the ranks in her field. She currently serves clients of all ages and levels at Sport and Health Fitness in Montgomery County.
 
How long does it take to complete the program?

 

  • FT student - about 9 months
  • PT student - about 18 months
What is the estimated average salary and future job outlook?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median pay is about $31,720. Job growth of about 13 percent is expected through 2022.

 

Learn more about our Personal/Fitness Trainer program.

 

 

 

Jason Lee


Jason Lee, Business Studies Certificate - Jason Lee says courses he took at FCC gave him the tools and foundation to succeed in business. He launched a small cleaning company that grew to become Top Quality Janitorial Services, a thriving local enterprise with more than 50 clients. He is always looking to learn and grow and expand his business.
 
How long does it take to complete the program?

  • FT student - about 8 months
  • PT student - about 16 months
 

 

Learn more about our accelerated business degree program.

 

Donna Wallace, Certified Nursing Assistant


Donna Wallace, Certified Nursing Assistant - Donna is an American Sign Language student at FCC. By combining her passion for learning with an FCC Foundation scholarship, she first earned her High School Diploma at FCC before successfully completing the CNA and Phlebotomy programs. Now employed as a CNA at Frederick Memorial Hospital and Community Living, Inc., Donna believes her ongoing educational experience at FCC is the key to fulfilling her dreams.
 
How long does it take to complete the program?

  • FT student (or enrolled in Daytime "Bootcamp" version) - 7 weeks
  • PT student (or enrolled in Evening version) - 15 weeks
What is the estimated average salary and future job outlook?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median pay is about $24,400. Job growth of about 21 percent is expected through 2022.

 

Learn more about our Certified Nursing Assistant program.

 

 

Mandy-Huffer-Rhinecker, Business Studies


Mandy-Huffer-Rhinecker, Business Studies - Mandy's family has grown Jumbo's Pumpkin Patch into a popular fall destination for area families. She earned an associate degree in general studies and wrote a business plan in an entrepreneurship class that helped her family business. She is a human resources professional for a local manufacturing company and turned to FCC for her Senior Professional in Human Resources certification. Her school and work experiences also led her to launch a new venture, Homestead Performance Horses.

How long does it take to complete the program?

  • FT student - about 8 months
  • PT student - about 16 months
 

 

Learn more about our accelerated business degree program.

 

Bryan Vanek, Computer Science/Cybersecurity


Bryan Vanek, Computer Science/Cybersecurity – Bryan is earning an associate degree in Computer Science from FCC and plans to work for a government agency in the growing cybersecurity industry. FCC plans to launch a new program in cybersecurity in fall 2016.

How long does it take to complete the program?

  • FT student – about 16 months
  • PT student – about 28 months
What is the estimated average salary and future job outlook?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median pay for an information security analyst is about $86,000 (with a bachelor’s degree). Job growth of about 37 percent is expected through 2022.
 

 

Learn more about our Computer Science program.

 

 

 

Christopher Hubbard, Nuclear Medicine Technology


Christopher Hubbard, Nuclear Medicine Technology – Christopher graduated from FCC with an associate degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology. Having studied at FCC in the past, he returned when he was ready to make a career change in the medical field. FCC's program fit the goals he had in mind, and led to two job offers upon completion. He is currently employed at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore in the Nuclear Medicine department.

How long does it take to complete the program?


This is an accelerated program. Students must be full-time for 12 months.

What is the estimated average salary and future job outlook?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median pay for a nuclear medicine technologist is about $72,100. Job growth through 2024 is expected to be about two percent.
 

 

Learn more about our Nuclear Medicine program.

 

 

 

Miranda Gardiner, Digital Media Design


Miranda Gardiner, Digital Media Design – Miranda is a Digital Media Design student at FCC with an emphasis on Television Production. She has a strong presence on campus and is involved with many organizations, including Phi Theta Kappa and Film Club, where she serves as president. After interning with local video production company Digital Bard, she was offered a part-time position as a video producer.

How long does it take to complete the program?

  • Full-time students must complete 60 credits to graduate.
  • Part-time students (or those seeking a certificate in the program) must complete 28 credits to receive the certificate.
What is the estimated average salary and future job outlook?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median pay for a film producer is about $69,100. Job growth through 2024 is expected to be about nine percent.
 

 

Learn more about our Digital Media Design program.

 

 

 

Lenne Stolberg, Fire Service Administration


Lenne Stolberg, Fire Service Administration – Lenne is a student in the Fire Service Administration program at FCC. He is also currently employed as a firefighter for Frederick County Rescue Services. Lenne chose FCC for its convenience and low cost tuition, and because he is an employee with Frederick County he is able to take advantage of their tuition reimbursement program. Lenne's goal is to advance his career in the fire service.

How long does it take to complete the program?

  • Full-time students must complete 60 credits to graduate.
What is the estimated average salary and future job outlook?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median pay for a firefighter is about $45,970. Job growth through 2024 is expected to be about five percent.
 

 

Learn more about our Fire Service Administration program.

 

 

 

Christopher Hubbard, Nuclear Medicine Technology
Miranda Gardiner, Digital Media Design
Lenne Stolberg, Fire Service Administration
Brian Hall, Culinary
Jamie Boyd, Personal/Fitness Trainer
Jason Lee
Donna Wallace, Certified Nursing Assistant
Mandy-Huffer-Rhinecker, Business Studies
Bryan Vanek, Computer Science/Cybersecurity