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.
UDC-CC was previously known as the Community College of the District of Columbia (CCDC). This name is no longer being used and is being replaced by the new UDC-CC name in all publications.
The Strategic Plan is being used to guide the development of the University 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 UDC Community College is a college of the University of the District of Columbia and is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
History and Future Plans
In January 2009, the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) announced its intention to create a community college. Dr. Calvin E. Woodland is the acting CEO of the Community College and is leading the efforts of this 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 offers open-enrollment institution for the University, while the other UDC colleges and schools maintain selective enrollment, only offering bachelor and graduate degrees.
The academic year 2009-2010 was the first year of operation for UDC-CC and was a transition year, during which the Community College only offered the existing programs that had traditionally been offered at UDC and will share all student services with UDC. Over the next five years, the Community College plans to expand programmatic offerings, separate all of its services from UDC, and become a leading, cutting-edge institution that meets the needs of 21st century students.
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.
Read the Information Package for Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count.