Wherever you are and wherever you want to go in life, Chesapeake College can help you get there. Founded as Maryland’s first regional community college in 1965, Chesapeake offers a range of educational opportunities that combine excellence, convenience, and affordability. Our degree programs (with more than 70 college majors), certificate programs, career training, non-credit workforce training, and lifelong learning have transformed the lives of thousands on the Eastern Shore.
Adult Education; Adult Basic Education; Adult High School Diploma Programs; GED / High School Equivalency Test Instruction; Work Force Training; Computer Training; Skilled Trades Programs; Youth Programs . Many of the GED prep classes are free.
See the Chesapeake College website or call for registration information.
Talbot County residents between the ages of 16 and 24 that are not in school or working are eligible for free employment training. This program will assist Opportunity Youth develop critical employment soft skills and offer training opportunities as they move along their path to achieving their educational and/or employment goals.
Chesapeake Forum: An Academy For Lifelong Learning
Chesapeake Forum is an intellectual cooperative of lifelong learning, with courses planned, run, and led by dedicated volunteer faculty. Chesapeake Forum is open to everyone who wishes to learn, and welcomes anyone willing to listen and discuss a myriad of topics with an open mind and a respectful curiosity for the views of others.
With a continuously changing curriculum, Chesapeake Forum offers sessions on current events, cooking, literature, history, art, music, and writing along with outdoor courses on birding, tree identification, and much more. There is also an occasion trip to a museum or historic site of interest.