Distance Learning Authorization

Special Note to Florida Residents:

If you are a Florida resident, the Florida Department of Health requires students to obtain a Clinical Laboratory Trainee License. Therefore, your first step in the admission process is to request Harford Community College to add you to the trainee roster.

To make your request, please fax to 443-412-2110 or email HTOnline@harford.edu a copy of your lab's license. Note on your request that you would like to be added to the training roster. Include your full name, contact information, and current e-mail address. You will be notified by email that your request has been submitted. You may then apply for your trainee license. A copy of this license must be included with your admission packet.

Special Note to New York Residents:

The standard method for histological technician licensure in New York requires an Associate’s or higher degree, specifically in histological technology or a related title, that is offered by a regionally accredited college or university and determined by the NYSED Clinical Laboratory Technology Board to be the substantial equivalent of a registered program designed to prepare graduates for professional practice as a histological technician. Only a student in a program registered as licensure-qualifying in NYS is assured that the program will satisfy the educational requirements for licensure. A list of licensure-qualifying programs can be found on the Inventory of Registered Programs.

Special Note to Texas Residents:

Harford Community College is authorized in Maryland to offer postsecondary education and to award degrees. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000, and offers only postsecondary distance education in Texas.

The Histologic Technician Certification Program is also accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 8410 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 670, Chicago, IL 60631, (847) 939-3597.

The College is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code. The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), 6 N. Liberty St., Baltimore, MD 21201, (410) 767-3301, is the State of Maryland's higher education coordinating board responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland public and private colleges and universities and for-profit career schools.

To file complaints or make other contact with applicable regulatory agencies, contact the Maryland Attorney General's Office, Consumer Protection Division, (410) 528-8662.

Distance Authorization:

State authorization is a requirement in the Higher Education Act that requires institutions to be authorized to offer distance education (online) content to students who reside in a state other than the institution’s home state.

Harford Community College is an approved institution of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). As a NC-SARA institution, Harford Community College is approved to offer distance learning courses to students who reside in other NC-SARA approved states.