Certificate to Career

Get the Skills2Compete with a HOT certificate from Harford Community College.

  • Are you between the ages of 16 and 21?
  • Are you interested in earning more money with a rewarding career? 
  • Would you like short-term training leading to a High-Demand Occupational Training (HOT) certificate and employment in healthcare, trades, services, or information technology? 
  • Are you interested in improving your reading, writing, math, and study skills?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Certificate to Career in One Year program may be right for you.

To be eligible for services, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a youth between the ages of 16 and 21 
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by WIA Title I 
  • Require assistance with improving reading, writing, and math skills 
  • Meet HOT certificate program requirements

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

HCC is committed to serving students who have documented physical, learning, psychological, or other disabilities. Students who have a disability are responsible for contacting Disability Support Services at 443-412-2402 to discuss their needs for accommodations. All information shared with Disability Support Services will be held in confidence.


Harford Community College has a HOT certificate program that is right for you. 

  • Appliance Repair 
  • Bartender 
  • Boiler Plant Operator 
  • Building Maintenance Certification 
  • Certified Child Care Provider 
  • EKG Technician 
  • Forklift Operator 
  • HVAC/Refrigeration 
  • Hospitality 
  • Medical Administrative Assistant 
  • Nursing Assistant 
  • Personal Fitness Trainer 
  • Physical Therapy Technician 
  • Sports Nutrition 
  • Welding

Certificate to Career services include the following:

  • Financial aid 
  • Academic advising 
  • Career services and assistance with finding employment 
  • Tutoring and study skills instruction 
  • Mentoring 
  • Leadership development 
  • Referrals to support services


For more information:

Lynn Jaquet 443-761-3687
Boo Chrismer 443-243-1153
Brandy Naughton 443-412-2160


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