Harford Comunity College takes great pride in both the variety and quality of support we provide for our students through The Learning Center, advising, and academic coaching.
As an institute of higher learning, you can imagine support in the area of academics is at the top of our list. As you research colleges, we hope you will take a look at the services we have in place—from My College Success Network's iPlan, which start before students ever arrive on campus, to Career Services, whose help is available to students long after they leave. In between, The Learning Center is a valuable resource that assists students with course content through learning strategies and study skills, Academic Advisors assist students throughout their time at Harford so when they graduate they will have accomplished what they set out to do and were successful doing it, and the many others who are willing and eager to help in whatever way possible.
iPrep Week is a week-long academic review program for those students who have not
yet tested as 'college-ready.' It takes place prior to arriving on campus. During
iPrep Week, students will have a chance to “warm-up” for the semester to come! Students
will receive instructional sessions led by math, reading, and English faculty so at
the end of the week, they will be able to re-take the Accuplacer® for the opportunity
to test into higher level courses for fall. Students also learn about the various
support services on campus and how to access them.
For questions or to sign up for this program, contact:
To date, over 480 students have completed academic coaching through the My College Success Network. Academic coaching is a one-on-one service that focuses on developing academic success strategies while increasing motivation and persistence. Data indicates that students who complete academic coaching earn higher grades and are retained at higher rates than those who do not participate in the program. While the MCSN was created to address achievement gaps in graduation and retention between students of color and Caucasian students, all students, regardless of ethnicity, are welcome to participate. Programs initiated through My College Success Network include:
Student Success Advising
Dr. Tolu Idowu
Director for Student Achievement
Academic advisors meet with students prior to registering in what we refer to as a MAP session. MAP stands for My Academic Plan. Advisors are assigned to students based on their major and follow them through their entire academic journey. They are one of the most valuable resources on campus. Student meet with them each semester to ensure they are on track with their plan. They also provide advice on choosing classes, conquering obstacles, and becoming the best version of yourself during your time at Harford. Their doors are always open and they are available by appointment or through Live Chat.
The Learning Center assists students with course content by promoting learning strategies and study skills to help students become lifelong learners.
The Learning Center allows students to book sessions with a learning assistant, meet with the Student Success Specialist to complete a semester success plan and if eligible, schedule weekly sessions for the semester. Students may also access NetTutor, a free 3rd party tutoring service, to live chat, drop off questions, or submit papers for review.
Career Navigators are embedded in specific programs to help students build credientials and often transitioning between certificate, certification, and degree programs and to internships or the workforce. The College currently has navigators for cyber, nursing, and construction/trades programs.
Learn more about My College Success Network.