Welcome - Message from the President
Dear Students, Colleagues, and Friends,
Welcome to Harford Community College! For over 60 years, HCC has been the anchor institution of higher education in Harford County; I am honored to be part of this history of excellence as the College’s ninth president.
At HCC, our number one goal is to support student achievement. We believe curiosity is the driving force of a successful life, both in and out of the classroom: our goal is to identify our students’ potential—and guide them as they transform their ambition into action.
As you explore this catalog, you will learn how the College acts on that promise. We offer more than 80 programs of study that lead to an associate degree or certificate, along with several bachelor’s degree programs through our partnership with Towson University’s Northeastern Maryland Extension. We work with local employers to develop job training courses that equip workers with the skills they need to be successful in today’s marketplace, and offer noncredit courses for anyone interested in pursuing lifelong learning for personal enrichment.
Whatever your educational goals, HCC is here to help you reach them. In addition to academics, we also offer a wide array of extracurricular activities. These include our 13 NJCAA Division I athletic teams, 30-plus student organizations, ample study abroad opportunities, and a robust cultural events calendar.
I invite you to visit our beautiful campus and get to know the people who will guide you on your path to success. Our dedicated and innovative faculty, staff, and administrators care about the students we serve. We have worked hard to develop a network of programs and offices to ensure student engagement, retention, completion, and transfer.
Students come to Harford Community College with dreams for their future; we provide them with the resources they need to make those dreams a reality. I hope you decide to join us at HCC— and let curiosity lead you to your future.
Dianna G. Phillips, PhD