August 2020
HCC's Plan to Reopen Campus provides for online-only instruction for most courses for the fall 2020 semester, with the exception of some with a clinical, lab, or hands-on learning component. Read the full plan here . We're continuing to focus our efforts on supporting our students, our employees, and our community.
Be well and stay safe, Harford County!
August Events
New Students:
Attend Your
Virtual Orientation!

Tuesday, August 11 | 3-5 p.m. or
Thursday, August 13 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Gear up for a season of success! You have an entire team behind you and Orientation gives you a chance to get acclimated to college life at Harford. It’s your chance to ask questions, meet some of the people you’ll need to know on campus, and gain the resources and confidence to make all aspects of your first semester successful! Topics will include online learning, clubs & organizations, technology support, resources, health & wellness, and more. Learn more here .
Dual Enrollment
Virtual Orientation

Tuesday, August 18 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.

If your student is dually-enrolled in high school and HCC this fall, this session is for you. You'll get information and guidance on how to be a successful dual-enrolled student. We’ll focus on the expectations, resources and processes in this fall’s online/virtual learning environment for both students and parents. Join us! RSVP here .
Virtual Learning at HCC  
It’s Not Too Late to Register for Fall Classes

Academics have been thrown into a tailspin for many students, but our goal at Harford is to meet you where you are and help keep you moving forward—whether you're a current student or one visiting from another college this fall, someone looking for a new career path or just starting out. Let us help keep your plan a reality. Classes begin August 24. Learn more .
Our Fall Schedule of Classes
is in the Mail!

Now’s the perfect time to boost your career, earn a certificate or degree, or learn something new! The pandemic may have changed our course delivery but it hasn’t changed the quality of our classes or the opportunities they provide. As always, Harford is here for you. And we hope you’ll join us online this fall! Get a sneak peak here.
Community Ed Classes  

Enrich Yourself

Learn a new language , immerse yourself in a history lecture, discuss a book , or learn how to write one! Register here .

Get Fit

Stay or get in shape from home! Our Zumba and Zumba Gold classes are sure to get you moving and breaking a sweat! Click here for class details and to see all of our fitness classes. Register here .

Just for Kids

Create an art project. Whip something up in the kitchen. Learn sign language. Or prepare for your upcoming SAT! Click here for dates and times. Register here .

Camp Curiosity Online!

There’s still time to register for Camp Curiosity Online! Choose from art, cooking, theater and fitness. Check us out !

Workforce Training Classes  
Ask Amy

Take an hour out of your day and get up to speed with programs that will boost your skill set—and your résumé. Online instructor Amy Coyner offers over 30 one-hour seminars in Word, Excel, Office 365, Teams, Outlook and PowerPoint. Classes are $49/person/class and include a recording of the session. View classes, dates and times here . Register here .
Upcoming Virtual Event
Virtual Exhibition
Works by Desmond Beach
& Elizabeth Miller

Chesapeake Gallery
September 8 – October 31

The Chesapeake Gallery welcomes two artists from the Baltimore/Washington area, Desmond Beach and Elizabeth Miller. Their artwork deals with issues of racism in our country, as well as current and historical events surrounding the African American experience. Both artists work in a variety of mediums including performance, drawing, sculpture, digital, fiber, installation and photography. Images and videos will be available through our Facebook page and website beginning this September. Stay tuned for more information!
Good News at HCC
HCC Foundation Receives
$1 Million Endowment for Nursing Scholarships

Longtime Harford Community College donors Dr. David and Alena Schwaber have endowed a $1 million scholarship for students studying nursing. It is the largest individual donation ever received by the HCC Foundation. To be eligible for the Schwaber scholarship, students must be enrolled at least half time (6 credits), maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher, and be enrolled in the College's Nursing Associate of Science program.

Author Receives Accolades

Stu Kangaroo is not your average joey – it's why Harford County Living chose the children's book written by HCC staff member Joanne Galantino as its Book of the Month for July! As writer and illustrator, Joanne presents a story of why someone should believe in and follow the hopes and dreams in one’s heart. Read more here .
Early Learning Center Reopening This Fall

The ELC will reopen in September on a date to be determined. The number of students will be limited; CDC and Maryland State Department of Education guidelines will be followed to ensure that children and staff are kept safe. Currently registered families will have priority, with new families welcome, as space permits. For more information, contact Early Learning Center Manager Jen Eder at or visit
Nature’s Beauty

A gorgeous reminder of the beauty of nature, this brilliant rainbow over the College’s Library on campus was captured by HCC Adult Literacy staff member Jessie Thompson. We'd like to think of this as a sign that there truly is a figurative pot of gold in education!
Celestial Sighting

Assistant Professor of Photography Jeff Rollinger captured this amazing photograph of Comet NEOWISE in its short period of visibility from earth. Its official name is C/2020 F3, but has been dubbed NEOWISE after the space telescope that first noticed it earlier this year. NEOWISE will not return for some 6,800 years!

HCC Cares

Small Business Alert!

Has your business been affected by COVID-19? Relief is available. Apply now for grants funded by the federal CARES Act. Learn more here .

 Job Opportunities

 Harford Community College has a variety of employment opportunities currently available. Check them out here .