August 21, 2019

Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

Established by Maryland in 1994, launched a technology facility serving the university and professional training needs of the region surrounding NAS: Pax River.

Today, the Center hosts nearly 90 graduate university degree programs and 13 bachelor completion degree programs, presented in their entirety at SMHEC by 10 distinguished university partners in the professional fields of engineering; education; management; clinical and community counseling, and school counseling; information technology; business administration; technical management;  human resources; financial management; health care;  marketing; project management and communications.

SMHEC’s university partners include: Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland College Park, University of Maryland University College, George Washington University, The Catholic University, Towson University, The College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Gratz College, Capitol College, and Webster University.


SMHEC’s campus is located on a 24 acre site in the Wildewood Professional and Technology Park, in California, MD. The campus is currently composed of two buildings, constructed in 1994 and 2003.

SMHEC boasts a total of 59,000 square feet of space with 35 high technology supported classrooms and five medium and large meeting and conference rooms. Included among the 35 classrooms are five computer laboratories, each with 24 stations, video conference rooms, small conference rooms and board rooms. A 430-seat conference/lecture/special event hall is also available. Parking is plentiful and free with 275 on-campus spaces.

44219 Airport Road
California, MD 20619
Phone: 301-737-2500
Fax: 301-737-2542
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