Montgomery County Community College receives federal funding from the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006. The purpose of the Act is to prepare students for high-priority, high-skill, high-wage or high-demand occupations in current or emerging professions. It also provides individuals with opportunities throughout their lifetimes to develop the knowledge and skills needed to remain competitive in a 21 st century economy.

Support Services Provided

If you're a part-time or full-time student enrolled in an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Certificate program of study, our Perkins Career Program can help you heighten your career knowledge in your chosen field and gain the academic, vocational and personal skills you need to perform well on the job. These free, individually tailored supportive services include:

  • Comprehensive personal career guidance and counseling, including vocational assessments and job search assistance
  • Career exploration and planning workshops
  • Internship opportunities
  • Academic and occupational tutoring services that are specifically designed for Perkins students and include the use of interactive computer software and technical equipment
  • ESL (English as a Second Language) advising tailored to Perkins program participants
  • Additional instruction outside of class for students pursuing health-related careers
  • Services for students with disabilities
  • Support services for economically disadvantaged, displaced homemakers and single parents, limited English speaking, non-traditional and educationally disadvantaged students

SOAR (Students Occupationally and Academically Ready)

SOAR is a career and technical education initiative that establishes statewide articulations between secondary and post-secondary education. These programs of study enable high school graduates in career or technical programs to earn college credit that can be applied to their continued studies at the post-secondary level. Statewide articulation agreements are currently in place for the following programs: