Harford Community College is pleased to announce the launch of a new dog grooming program to begin on April 1. In addition to in-class instruction and hands-on practice at Harford's Edgewood Hall on campus, students will also have the advantage of an externship in a local dog grooming salon where they will have instructors to guide them through each grooming session, providing feedback every step of the way. Students can complete this program in less than six months.

Professional dog grooming is a thriving industry with a bright future. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field is growing much faster than other fields, with a projected growth rate of 22%. Dog groomers can earn an hourly rate, freelance, or own or manage a pet salon. For more information on program details and registration information, please visit or contact JeanMarie Lewis at 443-412-2337 or