University of Maryland University College offers classes and full services at Southern Maryland Higher Education Center. This location provides advising and other student services to local community college transfer students, civilians, and military servicemembers, including those from nearby Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

About Southern Maryland Higher Education Center


Student Services

44219 Airport Road

Building II, Room 161

California, MD 20619

Hours of Operation


8 a.m.-4 p.m.


8 a.m.-4 p.m.


8 a.m.-4 p.m.


8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Contact Information

Main Phone

Offered at This Location

  • Undergraduate Hybrid Classes
  • Graduate On-Site or Hybrid Classes
  • Full Services

Southern Maryland Higher Education Center At a Glance

  • On-Site Classes
  • Advising
  • Computer Lab
  • Placement Testing

On-Site Classes at Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

On-site or hybrid classes for bachelor's and master's degrees are offered at this location. See the schedule of classes to browse available undergraduate or graduate classes for the next term.

Browse hybrid undergraduate classes at Southern Maryland Higher Education Center.

Services at Southern Maryland Higher Education Center


Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are available to help you find the right academic program to meet your career goals, estimate your transfer credits and time to graduation, find ways to finance your education that fit your budget, apply for admission, and register for classes.

Please make an appointment for advising services at this location.

Computer Lab

The Southern Maryland Higher Education Center is equipped with four computer labs. Students also have access to the Internet Cafe in Building 2.

Placement Testing

Online placement tests are offered at this location by appointment. These tests are free for UMUC students. Learn more about placement testing.

Online Library

UMUC's online library is available 24/7 to students around the globe. Most printed materials can be mailed for free to students in the continental United States, or you can request electronic delivery for journal articles and book chapters. To access research databases and the library catalog or view tutorials on how to conduct research, visit the UMUC Library.


For emergencies or to report a crime, call 911 or St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office at 301-475-4200.

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For more information about security at this location, visit Southern Maryland Higher Education Center.