As of 2016, programs available at the Essex branch and other branches of the Community College of Baltimore County include degree and certificate programs, professional development and job skills, life enrichment, basic education, and an honors program. Additional programs include those for adults with disabilities and high school students.
Principles of accounting I, principles of accounting II, three-dimensional design and forensic biology are among the courses available at the Essex branch of the Community College of Baltimore County. Forensic biology utilizes physical science, cell biology and anatomy towards criminal and other investigations, while principles of accounting provides students with a background in record keeping, preparation of financial statements and computer usage for accounting.
The honors program for the Essex branch and other campuses includes special social and cultural events, scholarship opportunities, guaranteed admission to select universities in the area, and exclusive usage of the Honors Center.
Life-enrichment courses at the Essex branch provide both students and nonstudents the opportunity to develop particular hobbies and interests, and they include iPad for seniors, swimming level II, easy piano: chords and songs, introduction to golf, and editing and printing digital photos. The school website provides prices for each course. The courses do not offer college credits.