Programs & Courses

Let's face it. A traditional college degree path is not for everyone, and now, more than ever, there is a need for those who want to pursue a different experience.

Fields like construction/trades, IT/computers, and allied health are booming and the hands-on, noncredit programs offered at Harford Community College allow students to directly enter the workforce—sometimes in less than a year—or boost their resumés. In addition, professional development and service related training leads to high-demand jobs and career advancement. Which of the workforce development areas piques your interest? Take a look—and let curiosity reshape your view of college.

Harford offers career and workforce classes on our main campus and at
Harford's Leading Edge Training Center Powered by the Ratcliffe Foundation.



Looking for Community Education classes? We have those too! >>



Noncredit credentials offered at Harford


This credential is given by the College and recognizes that a student has met the qualifications of a specific training course. It verifies that a student has achieved a baseline level of competence in a complicated subject area and assures employers that an individual is capable of handling the challenges his or her job responsibilities present.

Industry Certification

This credential is issued by a third party with authoritative power, and is proof of an individual's qualification or competence in a given subject and meets the  standard that is recognized by the industry from which it is given.


An apprenticeship is a system for training a new generation of practitioners of a trade or profession with on-the-job training and often some accompanying study (classroom work and reading). Apprenticeships can also enable practitioners to gain a license to practice in a regulated profession.