Through partnerships forged within our community, our region, our state and country, Harford Community College continues to strengthen the fabric of our institution.
Sharing and collaboration provides new and enhanced opportunities for our students and allows our faculty and staff to engage in dialogue leading to new ideas and processes. We welcome discussions with new partners as we move forward in our efforts to provide the best possible education for our students.
Harford Community College has joined this network of higher ed institutions, coaches and advisors, state policy teams, investors and partners, to help our students and more than 4 million other community college students have a better economic opportunity to achieve their dreams.
The College is beginning its third year as members of Achieving the Dream (ATD) and is working to operationalize our student success initiatives via our Strategic Plan. Four ATD themes have been included as objectives in the Strategic Plan: course modality and persistence, developmental course completion, onboarding, and equity. College representatives continue to partner with ATD's Leadership and Data coaches. The Data coaches are helping us to build our internal capacity with data literacy and understanding.
North Star is a joint partnership between the public school system and the College aimed at making public education more equitable and ensuring that all HCPS students graduate college- or career-ready. At the retreat, representatives from HCC and HCPS worked together to clarify the mission and vision for North Star, develop a preliminary 10-year timeline for full implementation of the program, consider short- and long-term progress markers, and identify potential roadblocks.
APG is the largest employer in Harford County. The Post Command works closely with College leadership to ensure our programs are aligned with regional workforce needs. They, along with their many defense contractors, provide opportunities for our students to explore cutting edge careers through co-ops and internships. Harford Community College maintains an office on Post where we provide to support to active duty military, veterans and their families who are pursuing academic goals. We also offer a schedule of credit classes each semester and provide contract training for organizations on Post.
Towson University in Northeastern Maryland shares a 2+2 program with Harford offering students the flexibility to pursue a four-year degree after they complete an associate degree. Located on the grounds of Harford Community College, their building houses state-of-the-art classrooms, labs and educational resources. Currently Harford offers 9 degree programs that transfer directly to Bachelor's degree programs at TUNE. This partnership allows Harford County students to earn a four-year degree without losing credits or leaving the county.
The Harford Leadership Academy is a Community Leadership Development Program, co-sponsored by Harford Community College and the Harford County Chamber of Commerce. The Academy is designed to promote the development of existing and emerging leaders and to create a committed, involved, and diverse network of leaders in Harford County.
Harford at Edgewood
Harford Community College is proud to partner with the Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation, the Rural Maryland Council, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford and Cecil Counties, and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to make education and training accessible to residents and businesses in the Route 40 corridor of Harford County.
This initiative will empower residents with knowledge, skills, and abilities to secure careers and earn head-of-household wages that will enhance the quality of life for residents in southeastern Harford County and throughout the region.
- Fabrication lab for additive manufacturing
- Simulation and lab space for trade skills
- Collaboration room for innovation
- Training space for workforce development.
- Maker space, entrepreneurship, and business acceleration programming.
Students will learn new skills and be eligible receive scholarships, stipends and tool allowances. Programs include stackable workforce credentials in:
- Heavy equipment operator
- Forklift certifications
- Additive and subtractive manufacturing
- HVAC and electrical pre-apprenticeship programs
Credit and Noncredit Classes
Classes at the Edgewood Branch of the Harford County Public Library are scheduled at times convenient for both high school students interested in getting a jump on college as well as those who are working and want to begin a degree or career path.
Entrepreneur Counseling and Training Support
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