Southern Maryland Higher Education Center
44219 Airport Road, California, Maryland 20619
(301) 737-2500 (Main) * (301) 737-2542 (Facsimile)
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center focuses on providing highly developed and comprehensive academic and professional development educational opportunities at the graduate and upper undergraduate level to a workforce of knowledge workers engaged in technology, teaching, management, health and other professional services. The academic programs and other professional development opportunities offered by distinguished universities recruited by SMHEC for presentation provide an opportunity for citizens in the region to achieve their potential in their chosen professional fields and to advance the economic and social development of the region. SMHEC also facilitates the advancement and growth of the Naval Air Station at Patuxent River through partnerships with nationally ranked universities providing high technology and management academic programs facilitating the creation of a new national high technology center of excellence in multiple naval aviation specializations.