At Harford Community College, we aren't looking for perfect, we're looking for the curiosity-driven—the people who understand if you aren't challenged, nothing changes.

Harford Community College is a vibrant, open-access institution offering 80+ affordable degree and certificate programs to nearly 7,500 full- and part-time students, as well as workforce development and community education courses to nearly 12,500 students a year. We provide the tools and platforms for aspirations to become realities. So let curiosity inspire you to walk through our open doors & meet your future.

Mission

Grow. Achieve. Inspire. Contribute.

Vision

Strive for:

Satisfaction: Demonstrate excellence in all we do as measured by those we serve.
Completion: Do what it takes for students to achieve their goals.
Success: Prepare all constituents to make a positive impact and inspire change in the world.

Values

We trust the capacity of individuals to act both independently and collaboratively in carrying out their job responsibilities and to make informed decisions based on diverse perspectives and data.

We are courageous in our decision-making.

We are accountable for the decisions we make and appreciate that self-reflection is a learning opportunity.

 

Our shared purpose unites us, and our diversity strengthens our actions.

We intentionally engage many voices and seek to understand existing inequities before taking action.

We bring open minds and appreciation of backgrounds, expertise, talents, and experiences to every conversation.

Honesty, integrity, and clarity are the foundation of our communications.

We practice civil discourse: we listen more, talk less, and say what we mean.

We work toward common understanding.

We lead by example, appreciating that our actions are more powerful than our words.

We work in and across teams to accomplish our shared goal of student success.

We act in the best interests of our students.

We consider the perspectives, feelings, wishes, rights, and traditions of others.

We are kind and courteous in our interactions and engage in courageous conversations for the betterment of our students, our College, and ourselves.

Our expertise and contributions are valued and as such we are happy and productive.

We encourage creative thinking and taking chances in the pursuit of excellence.

We let our curiosity propel us toward new, smarter ways of working and serving our students.

Our agility enables us to be responsive to each other, our students, and the competitive environment.

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Between our events, our success stories, and our work in the community, there's a lot to keep up with. We hope that your interest in Harford extends to all aspects of our campus and that you look to us as both an asset and a resource to the County as a whole. Feel free to reach out to book space for your next event, schedule an interview with one of our distinguished faculty, or attend a concert or show on campus. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Accreditation

Harford Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (phone: 267-284-5000; www.msche.org). The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The Commission's Statement of Accreditation status is posted on the Commission's website. The accreditation process involves an eight-year cycle of review that includes a Self-Study Report prepared by the institution to assess the College’s progress along seven standards:

  • Mission and Goals
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Design and Delivery of the Student Experience
  • Support of the Student Experience
  • Educational Effectiveness Assessment
  • Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement
  • Governance, Leadership, and Administration

 

MSCHE accreditation is required to disperse federal aid and award degrees to students; it also serves as an evaluation tool that allows for self-reflection and improvement.

 

The Associate of Science Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 (phone: 404-975-5000).

 

The Histotechnology Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018.

 

The Paramedic Program and the Medical Assisting Certificate Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 (phone: 727-210-2350).

 

The Paralegal Studies Program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611.

 

The College holds membership in numerous national, regional, state and local professional associations. Questions related to accreditation should be referred to the Office of the President at 443.412.2230.