College Overview

HCC opened its doors as Harford Junior College in September 1957 at Bel Air High School. In September 1964the College moved to its current location on Thomas Run Road near Bel Air, Maryland. The institution continued to grow, and in 1971 it became Harford Community College

Although the College has seen many changes over the years, the mission to provide reasonably priced, high quality education has remained virtually the same.

Over the past 56 years, HCC has expanded to continue to meet the needs of the community it serves. One of Harford County’s largest employers with more than 900 employees and the College now enrolls more than 9,700 credit students each year. Students select from associate degrees in 65 programs of study or choose from the 23 certificates currently offered for credit.

Harford also has a very large noncredit Continuing Education and Training program that enrolls more than 12,000 students a year.

The size of the campus and the number of buildings operated by the College has grown dramatically over the years. Most recently, the Susquehanna Center was renovated and expanded, and the new APG Federal Credit Union Arena opened in fall 2012.

To continue to meet the needs of our students, plans are underway for a new Nursing and Allied Health Building – groundbreaking is scheduled for 2013. For the first time ever, this facility will bring together the work of the credit and noncredit divisions, allowing them to share resources and plan curriculum. In addition, we hope to break ground on the Towson Building in spring 2013. The building, which will be located on the west side of HCC’s 350-acre campus, will allow students access to four-year degrees without the commute to the Towson campus, saving them time and money.

Harford Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104). The Associate of Science Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The Histotechnology Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. The Paralegal Studies Program is approved by the American Bar Association. The College holds memberships in numerous national, regional, state, and local professional associations.

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