RELIEF Funds Available at Harford Community College for Students to Train for IT/Cyber Careers

07 April 2021

Funds cover tuition, fees, materials and exams; classes begin soon.

Harford Community College was awarded funding from the Recovery Now Fund for Community Colleges through the Maryland Higher Education Commission as part of the RELIEF Act 2021 to offer student scholarships for workforce development training.

Currently, training slots and funding are available for CompTIA A+ and Network+ certification prep classes. Participants can get a solid start on their IT/Cyber careers with the classes offered beginning in April.

CompTIA A+ training starts Monday, April 12; Network+ classes begin May 24. These courses are aimed at meeting the market demand for cybersecurity professionals by offering a career-ready path in three months. Participants study to pass two highly sought-after introductory certifications in the cybersecurity field: CompTIA’s A+ and Network+. Eighteen students will receive a scholarship that covers tuition, fees, books and exam vouchers. Students will take certification exams after each course.

Other training available includes Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate certification prep courses. Participants will gain the skills needed to get the most out of Microsoft Office by earning a specialist certification in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Twelve students will receive a scholarship that covers tuition, fees, books and exam vouchers. Classes start Tuesday, May 4.

Additional information, including the scholarship application, can be found on HCC’s website at

Harford Community College offers Cyber and IT Programs


For questions about RELIEF-funded programs, contact Danielle Anderson at 443.412.2771 or

Nancy Dysard

Sheila Terry