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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. 

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! 


Homeschool Classes:

Harford Community College offers a wide variety of classes for homeschool students including, Physical Education, Art, Lanuage Arts, Sign Language and so much more.


The Harford Youth and String Orchestras have been a thriving part of Harford Community College's Youth Programming for many years and are offered as noncredit classes. The orchestras provide a professional atmosphere in which to learn and play. Harford String Orchestra is open to string students in grades 6-8 and Harford Youth Orchestra is open to string, wind and percussion students in grades 9-12.  Contact kpulaski@harford.edu for more information on registration and seating auditions. 

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 the HYO Manager to audition.

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


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 even Study Skills and Exam Prep classes.

Academic Preparation / SAT

Harford Community College provides training to help prepare you for the workforce.  We offer certification classes like CPR and First Aid and Lifeguard Training.

We also offer classes to help with skills such as resume writing and interviewing.

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


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, art +crafts, drama, and story time. LEARN MORE >>

Camp Curiosity

Choose your adventure!

Whether it’s online or in-person, an opportunity for outdoor exploration and creativity, or a refresher to boost academic skills—you’ll find it all at Camp Curiosity!

It’s a great way to get your kids out for some fun and give you a little break at the same time.