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.


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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.