Harford Community College

401 Thomas Run Road
Bel Air, MD 21015


Harford Community College (HCC) provides high quality, accessible and affordable educational opportunities and services -- including university transfer, career, developmental and continuing education programs -- that promote professional competence, economic development, and improve the quality of the life in a multicultural community. The College supports the Maryland State Plan for Higher Education and is committed to expanding undergraduate degree opportunities to fulfill state workforce shortages in areas of teacher preparation,health care, and technology, and to advance degree attainment for minorities particularly in relation to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act [of 1964]. The College expects to increase educational attainment for individuals as well as to prepare and to sustain an educated workforce for area residents, develop technology for program and service delivery, be accountable for the efficient and effective use of resources, be the primary resource for and coordinator of higher education in the community, and serve as the center for recreation, wellness and the cultural arts.

The vision of Harford Community College is a vibrant, innovative learning organization committed to providing students with access to education, training, and services as well as to improving the quality of life for all residents, by enhancing the social and economic development of the county. Harford Community College embraces its mission to increase educational attainment as well as prepare and sustain an educated workforce for county residents, develop technology for program and service delivery, and be accountable for the efficient and effective use of resources. Focused on the community, Harford Community College is an agile and responsive higher education enterprise where student learning is first, where business partnerships are developed, where the community is enriched, and where quality lifelong education is the ultimate goal.

Harford Community College is recognized as a valued resource and leader in academic quality, cultural enrichment and economic development characterized by continuous improvement, innovation and community development. To fulfill the mission and vision, Harford Community College is committed to diversity and integrity, to achieve institutional objectives as it builds trust, respect and confidence among and between trustees, colleagues, students and community members.

The College strives to make a positive difference in people's lives and to create synergy through accessible and excellent educational programs and services by:

Providing excellent teaching and support services such as academic advice, career counseling and financial aid.

Reaching out to those who have limited income or who encounter other barriers to academic success.

Enabling people to progress in their academic and career pursuits; making every effort to help learners achieve success.

Working in partnership with the communities the College serves.

Providing a supportive campus climate with services, leadership and opportunities that educate the whole person and fulfill learning and development requirements for students, faculty and staff.

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