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Take advantage of HCC’s “earn while you learn” apprenticeship programs in Maryland

An Opportunity to Earn While You Learn

Howard Community College's apprenticeship programs takes a modern approach to education. As apprentices, students learn the ropes of their industry with paid, on-the-job training. They complete their program with a certificate and the skills they need to secure a job. Often, employers support the costs associated with the education.

HCC is proud to partner with local businesses to offer apprenticeships in Maryland. We offer paid apprenticeships and work-based learning in the following fields:

  • Biomedical Equipment Technology Apprenticeship

    Maryland’s only biomedical equipment technology apprenticeship that provides on-the-job training for a career in preventive maintenance and on-site repair of medical equipment.

    Biomedical Equipment Technology Apprenticeship Program

  • Construction Management Apprenticeship

    Thank you for your interest in our construction management apprenticeship program. Currently, there are no openings for new apprentices. However, we are accepting students for our construction management associate degree and certificate programs! To learn more about your options and how to get started, speak to our admissions advisor Whitney Morris at

  • Electrical Apprenticeship

    Learn how to be an electrician and start your career with HCC’s Electrical Apprenticeship Program.

    Electrical Apprenticeship Program

  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVACR) Apprenticeship

    Interested HVACR professionals or those who are currently employed by a licensed HVACR company can train to become a licensed journeyperson through HCC’s partnership with the Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors of Maryland.

    HVACR Apprenticeship Program


  • IT Apprenticeships

    Maryland’s only IT apprenticeship program that enables you to earn a security clearance while preparing you to succeed in IT professions.

    IT Apprenticeships

  • Software Development Apprenticeship

    Learn the skills you need and complete on-the-job training to prepare for a successful career as a software developer, computer systems engineer, or data engineer.

    Software Development Apprenticeships


How Apprenticeship Works for Employers

Registered apprenticeships have been utilized to meet workforce needs nationwide for decades. These programs offer employers the opportunity to build and enrich a company’s high-quality talent pipeline while bolstering its bottom line. 

The goal of our apprenticeship programs here in Howard County is to provide employees with advanced skill sets to meet your specific needs. You can sponsor an existing employee or hire a candidate based on your hiring criteria.

Employer Benefits & Information 

How Apprenticeship Works for Students

As an apprentice, you must be highly committed and able to work full time under the direction of a seasoned professional while completing rigorous study in the pursuit of certification in your chosen field. 

Howard Community College is proud to offer unique apprenticeship programs as part of its curriculum. 

Student Benefits & Information

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