Funding Options

for Career and Workforce Training

Need help paying for workforce development programs?

Harford Community College offers several opportunities to obtain scholarships, tuition assistance and payment plans for those looking to increase their earning potential, upgrade job skills, secure a license or certification, or advance their career.

GEER II Funding Is Now Available

A second round of career and workforce funding was recently made available through the Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund. Tuition scholarships, exam vouchers, and book awards will be offered to those interested in certification and licensure programs to retrain, upskill, start or advance their career.

The following programs are currently eligible for Fall 2021 GEER II funding: Cybersecurity Certification (A+/Net+/Sec+)  |  Welding  |  HVAC/R  |  Veterinary Assistant Certification   |  SHRM Human Resource Management

Interested students must complete an application. Start dates and lengths of programs vary and can be found in the dropdown menu below.

 

Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

GEER funding helps those enrolling in specific certificate or licensure programs. Awards are distributed in the form of scholarships, achievement stipends, exam vouchers, and money for materials and supplies.

The following noncredit programs are currently open and eligible for Fall 2021 GEER II funding:

Cybersecurity Certification (A+/Net+/Sec+
A+ PC Repair:
NOV 15–DEC 17: M–F 8:30 AM–3:30 PM 
No Class: NOV 23–26 
DEC 20: Study Skills Course 6–9 PM
A+ Certification Exam Week: JAN 3–9
Network+:
JAN 10–28: M–F 8:30 AM–3:30 PM
No Class: JAN 17
Network+ Exam Review Sessions: FEB 4, 7, 11 12–4 PM
Network+ Exam Week: FEB 14–20
Security+:
FEB 21–MAR 1: M–F 8:30 AM–3:30 PM, MAR 2: 8:30–11:30 AM
Security+ Exam Review Sessions: MAR 10-11, 8 AM–5 PM
Security+ Exam Week: MAR 21–27

Welding
Rolling start dates beginning OCT 1. Contact training@harford.edu

HVAC/R 
SEP 13–DEC 13
Comfort Cooling: SEP 13–NOV 1: MON,WED 6–9 PM
Basic Refrigeration: SEP 18–OCT 23: SAT 8 AM–4:30 PM
Heating Systems: SEP 30–NOV 1: SAT 8 AM–4:30 PM
Electrical for HVAC Tech: NOV 3–DEC 13: MON,WED 6–10 PM
Prep Refrigeration Recovery: NOV 4 & 11: 5–10 PM

Veterinary Assistant Certification  Animal First Aid
OCT 9: 9 AM–1 PM
Veterinary Assistant Certification I
OCT 12–NOV 11: TUE, THU 6–9 PM
VAC II
NOV 16–DEC 16: TUE, THU 6–9 PM

Four additional classes will take place in the spring semester. The schedule will be updated when information is available.

SHRM Human Resource Management 
SEP 14–NOV 30: TUE, 6:30–9:45 PM 

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The following programs will be available for Spring 2022 GEER II funding: 
Amazon Web Services Certified Cloud Practitioner Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)  |  Certified Ethical Hacker  | CompTIA Linux +  | 

THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO CREDIT PROGRAMS ELIGIBLE FOR GEER II

The Philip E. & Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation Scholarships will be available to those enrolled in career and workforce programs at Harford's Leading Edge Training Center Powered by the Ratcliffe Foundation.

The following classes are currently available for Fall 2021:

Introduction to Heavy Equipment Operations: begins SEP 14

Heavy Equipment Operations Site Work and Grading: begins NOV 2

Fundamentals of Supply Chain Logistics: begins SEP 21

Warehousing and Distribution Center Solutions: begins NOV 2

Contact training@harford.edu for more information.

 

 

If you're interested in pursuing a career in IT, Construction/Trades, or Healthcare, you should apply now for this scholarship.

The following Workforce Development programs are approved as eligible for
Maryland's Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship:
A+ Certification | Certified Nursing Assistant | Culinary Technician | Drone Technology | Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) | Heavy Equipment Operator | HVAC | Nurse Refresher | Paramedic and Phlebotomy Technician

This state funded scholarship is available to Maryland residents or graduates of a Maryland High School that are registering for an approved Workforce Development program—both new and current students may apply. Up to $2,000.00 per fiscal year can be awarded. Applications are reviewed in the order received and based on available funding.

Prior to submitting your application:

• email training@harford.edu.

• type (application name) application submission in the subject line.

• you will receive a return email with a secure link to upload your application and supporting documents.

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This College funded scholarship is awarded based on financial need and available for those students completing a Workforce Development Program. Funds will cover tuition and fees. Applications are reviewed in the order received and based on available funding.

Prior to submitting your application:

• email training@harford.edu.

• type (application name) application submission in the subject line.

• you will receive a return email with a secure link to upload your application and supporting documents.

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This scholarship is available to students that are accepted into the HCC Paramedic Program and meet the eligibility requirement. One scholarship is awarded per cohort, up to $5,000.00. Funds can be used for tuition, fees, textbooks and program associated costs.

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If you are unemployed, please check with Susquehanna Workforce Network:

Havre de Grace: 443.866.9161
Bel Air: 443.866.9161
Cecil County: 410.996.0550

The following workforce and allied health programs are approved for VA Educational Benefits.

Emergency Medical Technician
(Residency Program Only)

Paramedic

Phlebotomy Technician

Essentials of Network & Security Administration Certification Program
Each of these certifications must be earned in order to qualify for VA benefits.  A+  |  Network+  |  Security+

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)

Project Management Certification Program (PMP)

For more information, contact Military and Veteran Services,  443.412.2100 or 443.412.2612.

This scholarship is available to Harford County residents applying to a Workforce Development Program. Must be able to demonstrate you are a graduate of Harford County Public Schools OR have earned your GED in Harford County, and received a 2.75 GPA or higher from a HCPS. Funds can be used for tuition, fees, textbooks and program associated costs. Scholarship is in the amount of $500.00 and one is awarded per year.

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Harford Community College offers a payment plan that allows you to make monthly payments with a minimum balance of $300 in tuition and course fees for a Workforce Development program.

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or call 443.412.2376

Many banks offer low-interest alternative education loans. Contact your local bank or credit union for information.