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Youth Programs

At Harford, we believe you're never too young to start your college experience!

From enrichment classes as diverse as sports training, language, and cooking, to academic preparation for the SAT, to Harford Youth Orchestra, Camp Curiosity, homeschool programs, and driver education, there's no end to what you can learn at Harford. Classes run at various times and dates throughout the year and are designed for students from kindergarten through graduation.

Have a high school student interested in earning college credits while still in high school? Learn more about our dual enrollment program. 

GENCYBER 

GenCyber is co-sponsored by the National Security Agency and National Science Foundation and provides no-cost cybersecurity experiences to students and secondary teachers. The program is designed to ignite, sustain, and increase awareness and diversity in K-12 college and career pathways.

GenCyber at Harford
Harford Community College hosts engaging events that strive to:

  • Increase interest in cybersecurity and cyber engineering;
  • Educate participants about safe online behavior; and
  • Teach participants to apply cybersecurity concepts.

GenCyber Smart Girls Camps
Igniting the next generation of cyber defenders.
JUL 11–15 and JUL 25–29 

Open to rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grade female students in Harford County, this camp takes place on the Harford Community College campus in our Cyber Lab.

School Age/Homeschool Programs

Harford Community College offers a varied range of enrichment and homeschool classes for kids in elementary, middle, and high school. They include art, dance, drama, physical education,cooking, and more! Not to mention our variety of summer camps. Learn to make your favorite dish or paint like Van Gogh—there is no end to what you can experience at Harford. With highly motivated and qualified teachers, Harford has the perfect class to get your child started in college! 

Classes specifically for homeschool students:

Additional enrichment classes for ages 2–17:

Harford Youth and String Orchestra

The Harford Youth and String Orchestras have been thriving parts of Harford Community College's noncredit youth programming for many years. The orchestras provide a professional atmosphere in which to learn and play. 

HARFORD STRING ORCHESTRA

Open to string students grades 6–8 and currently enrolled in their school orchestra program, where available.

Students younger than 6th grade who have studied their instrument for at least three years are also encouraged to audition for the Harford String Orchestra.

HARFORD YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Open string, wind and percussion students grades 9–12 grade and currently enrolled in their school orchestra program, where available.

Contact kpulaski@harford.edu for more information on registration and seating auditions. 


Both Orchestras are supported by an Advisory Board of local teachers, The Harford County Cultural Arts Board, and in partnership with Harford Community College.

Teen Job Prep and Certifications

Harford Community College provides training and certifications to prepare teens for the workforce.  We offer certification  CPR AND FIRST AID and LIFEGUARD TRAINING as well as skills classes like RESUME WRITING AND INTERVIEWING to help with the job search process.

Driver Education

Since 1993 the Harford Community College DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM has served more than 5,000 students, and from a teen perspective, "We have the best looking cars in town!"

LET'S GET STARTED!

Driver education is required to obtain a driver's license in Maryland. Harford's program meets the MVA graduated licensing requirements and includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of behind-the-wheel drive time which is scheduled with your instructor. A parent or driver coach is expected to attend the initial class session, and all classes are mandatory for students.

To register, students must bring proof of age (birth certificate, learner's permit, or valid passport) to the registration desk in Edgewood Hall and verify they will be 15 years old by the first class session.

For questions, contact 443.412.2212

College and Academic Test Prep

Get ready to move beyond high school with one of our college and academic test prep courses. Harford Community College offers SAT Prep classes, College and Career Readiness classes and  Study Skills classes.

 

Early Learning Center

Harford's Early Learning Center provides a nurturing environment with an academic curriculum that ensures your child is well prepared for kindergarten. We encourage children to develop emotionally and intellectually while gaining a positive self image. The curriculum incorporates the latest technology, and provides instruction in language arts, math, science, arts & crafts, drama, and story time. 
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Camp Curiosity

Adventure Awaits!
Camp Curiosity offers children ages 6-17 an environment in which to  be creative, explore the world around them, gain athletic and academic skills and more.

Registering for Camp Curiosity is a great way to get your kids out for some fun and give you a little break at the same time.
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