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Montgomery County Community College

Montgomery County Community College is proud to be a part of the PA Community College Consortium Agreement. With three campuses in close proximity to Philadelphia and over 100 programs available, MCCC is an excellent choice for students.

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James Bretz, Co-PI

Dean of STEM, Montgomery County Community College

Dr. James Bretz has served as Dean of STEM at Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) since January 2017. As Dean of STEM, he oversees a diverse offering of programs in math, science and applied technologies, including ten programs in computer and information sciences. In addition, in 2020 Dr. Bretz led MCCC’s Business and Entrepreneurial Initiatives Division as Interim Dean. Dr. Bretz started in 2009 at the college’s Pottstown Campus, where he served as Science Coordinator and Assistant Professor, teaching microbiology and biology. Prior to his time at MCCC, Dr. Bretz conducted a research fellowship at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Bretz earned his Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics from the University of Maryland and his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Penn State University.

Dr. Bretz can be reached at

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