December 2020
Winter Warm-Up

Plan to start classes this spring but didn’t test well on the Accuplacer? Winter Warm-Up is a free program that gives you a chance to get ahead. You’ll have access to remote academic prep services, brush up on test-taking strategies, get faculty help via MS Teams, and then retake the Accuplacer FREE. Available throughout the month of January. Email Pam Runge at to get started.
Insuring Futures
Friday, December 4 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Learn about insurance careers and opportunities right here in Harford County in this free, daylong virtual workshop series. Recent grads or those considering a career change can learn about the field of insurance, the importance of customer service, how to build a resume and implement personal branding, pick up interviewing tips and tricks, participate in a mock interview and more! For more information and to register, email Austin Hill at
Free VA Education Benefits Webinar
Wednesday, December 9 | 1-2 p.m.

If you’re active duty military, a veteran, or part of a military family, you know just how important your benefits are. When it comes to education, we know it, too. Join us for a special virtual event where our Military & Veteran Services Office will review VA education benefits and how to use them at Harford. | Go To Webinar | RSVP here.
Virtual Event
New Exhibition
The Wind of Change:
Contemporary Ceramics
of Taiwan
Through January 4, 2021

This virtual exhibit was curated by Professor Ching Yuan Chang of Tainan National University of the Arts and was made possible by the generous support of the Taiwan Ministry of Culture.

It showcases the variety and innovation within the ceramics of Taiwan, including functional and figurative works, abstract sculptures, and wall installations. The craftsmanship, creativity and resilience of the artwork will inspire and astound virtual viewers as they explore ceramic creations that take traditional methods into the modern era. Click here.
Community Ed Classes
Italian Foods
Saturdays, December 5-19 | 10-11 a.m.

For ages 13-17. What if you could make your favorite Italian food in the comfort of your own home? Awesome, right? Experiment with pizzas, pastas and appetizers and learn how easy it is to bring restaurant-style food to your dinner table. This three-session class will be held online using Microsoft Teams. Course info is here; to register, click here and scroll down to “For Noncredit Classes.”
Social Media Marketing
for Business
Wednesday, December 9
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Use social media to build an engaging presence for your small business! Learn to reach your customers and stay connected. This one-day, in-depth webinar will demonstrate how to write and design posts and provide helpful resources to save time and money. Detailed tips on how to create a cohesive campaign across social media platforms will also be discussed. To learn more, contact and to register, click here and scroll down to “For Noncredit Classes.” See you at the webinar!
Want to Improve Your
English Language Skills?

Enroll in Harford’s English as a Second Language course! If you’re a foreign-born adult 18 years of age or older (not an F1 or J1 visa holder) and not currently enrolled in high school, attend a free advising session on Monday, December 14 at 1, 3:30 or 6 p.m.

To register, call 443.412.2152 or email You'll need to fill out a Health Screening Questionnaire* prior to coming to campus. Advising sessions are subject to cancellation due to COVID-19 conditions. For more info, click here.
Time to Get Your
High School Diploma?

If you’re 18 years of age or older and didn’t complete high school, GED® classes will help you review the skills you need to earn a Maryland high school diploma and prepare you for the exam.

For help in choosing the right program for you, attend an advising session on December 15 or 16. Sign up at 443.412.2616 or; registration is required. You must fill out a Health Screening Questionnaire* prior to coming to campus. Advising sessions are subject to cancellation due to COVID-19 conditions. For more info, click here.
Good News at HCC
Campus Cares Grant

The College was awarded a $7,850 NACAS Foundation 2020 Campus Care Grant to support its Food Pantry for students. HCC will use the funds to expand our small pantry (currently one cabinet) into a large room equipped with shelves for nonperishables; a refrigerator for fresh, healthy foods; and an entryway for seamless accessibility to the new and improved pantry. The Food Pantry has seen 952 visits since it opened in March 2019.

Other partners on campus, including the HCC Foundation, provide a Student Emergency Assistance Fund for enrolled students who need emergency financial aid. Harford also holds annual clothing giveaways and works with external partners to help students with housing and other extreme needs.
Trick or Treat Food Drive

Community Education Director Pam Kennedy and Student Wellness Specialist Laura Burke gathered the generous donations of nonperishable goods collected during HCC’s October 30 Trick or Treat Drive-Through and packed and delivered them to a local nonprofit.

More than 300 Harford County families donated hundreds of canned goods, boxed foods, and baby formula during the COVID-safe community event. These items were shared with our own HCC Food Pantry and the newly-formed community advocacy group HARCO Freedom Reclaimed for their Thanksgiving Food Drive.
Helping Owls Donate Blankets
to Veterans

This is just a sampling of the 25 handcrafted lap blankets made and donated to the Perry Point Veterans Administration just before Thanksgving by Harford Community College employees Laura Drake, Olga Franzoni, Heather Gasswint, Gail Hall, Debbie LaMar and Georgia Sabol. Heather Gasswint also sewed an additional 40 masks for the VA. Their talents and kindness were greatly appreciated by the Maryland VA System. Way to represent the generosity of the Fighting Owls spirit out in the community for our treasured vets, ladies!
Job Opportunities

Harford Community College has a variety
of employment opportunities available. 

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