Souther Maryland Higher Education Center Site

Message From the Director

Robert Bob Schaller

Welcome to Florida Tech Southern Maryland at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center (SMHEC). We offer more than a dozen technical and management-related programs that are relevant to the workforce needs of the Southern Maryland community. Florida Tech has offered graduate studies in Southern Maryland since 1972, longer than any other institution. We have awarded more than 1,500 degrees to military, civilian, and contractor personnel. Our alumni base includes NASA astronauts and local small business owners, executive level leaders at NAVAIR and NAWCAD and heads of non-profits. Our faculty is highly qualified and credentialed.

Better known in Florida as a premier engineering school, Florida Tech’s local engineering faculty cover the fields of aerospace, mechanical, electrical, and now flight test. We are regionally accredited by the Southern Area Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). We also hold several program-level accreditations. We are licensed to operate in the state of Maryland through the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).

We certify veterans with VA education benefits, and assist students with other types of financial aid. Our degree programs are broadly based to assist with your career and professional development. As a new student, you can enroll in your first semester while completing the application process. Classes are offered in a variety of formats from traditional face-to-face in the classroom to distance learning methods including live webconferencing or completely online, or some combination of these options. This provides you with more flexibility as you balance your personal and professional development around work, home, and community obligations.

We look forward to having you as a Florida Tech Southern Maryland student where “We Prepare Exceptional Leaders.” Please call, e-mail, Facebook message, or just stop by our office.

"Dr. Bob" Robert R. Schaller, Sr.
Associate Professor of Business and Site Director
SMHEC Bldg 2 Rm 160 | 301-737-2500 x219