The Howard Community College Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition $3 per credit hour and not to grant a 5.5 percent merit increase tocollege faculty and staff.

The board adopted the tuition increasefrom $44 to $47 per credit, a 6.8 percent increase, primarily to payfor six new faculty members needed to accommodate increased enrollment.

The per-semester maximum paid by in-county students will rise from $616 to $658.

In other news from HCC:

* The college, the Howard County Office on Aging and the Department of Recreation and Parks are sponsoring "Senior Adult Summer Institute '91" at HCC on June 3-7.

Morning classes will meet at 10-11:45 a.m. and will feature Music Appreciation, Current Literary Trends (Great Literary Works for Senior Adults) and U.S. Role in Current World Affairs.

Afternoon classes will meet at 1-2:45 p.m. and will feature Introduction to Personal Computers, Comparative Religions -- A Historical and Cultural Perspective and Overview of Science.

Seniors will also meet for lunch and take advantage of campus resources.

The fee for Maryland residents 60 and older is $23 for one course; $43 for two courses, which includes a $3 activity fee; and $28 for the computer course.

The feefor residents younger than 60 is $43 per course and $48 for the computer course.

Information and registration: 313-7213.

* Registration has begun for summer continuing education courses is taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 5 to 8 p.m.Mondays through Thursdays.

The eight-week summer session, beginning June 17, includes more than 60 courses in computer training, career and personal development, foreign languages, vocational and technical training and swimming.

The session also features summer enrichment courses for middle and high school students.

Information: 992-4823.

* The college is offering two two-week summer sessions on "Jazz and Rock Ensemble" to high school musicians from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July 8 to 19 and July 22 to Aug. 2.

Each session will focus on improving students' performances of jazz and rock arrangements. High school-level proficiency in music-reading skills is required.

The fee is $100 per two-week session.

Information: 964-4959.

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