Health Manpower Shortage and Statewide Programs

Statewide Designated and Health Manpower Shortage Programs

These programs are designed to enable students in certain fields to earn an education more affordably. Maryland residents from counties other than Allegany who register in these eligible programs will be charged the out-of-county tuition rate. However, these students may be eligible to receive reimbursement for a portion of the cost difference between the in-county and out-of-county tuition rates.


Statewide Designated Programs
  • Automotive Service Attendant 
  • Automotive Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Forest Technology
  • Hospitality Management
  • Tree Care Technician



Health Manpower Shortage Programs
  • Addictions
  • Dental Hygiene*
  • Human Service Associate*
  • Massage Therapy*
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Coding & Billing
  • Medical Laboratory Technology*
  • Medical Laboratory Technology - Biotechnology*
  • Nursing*
  • Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Aide
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant*
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy/EKG Technician
  • Physical Therapist Assistant*
  • Practical Nursing*
  • Respiratory Therapist*

 *Selective Admission


 The Statewide program must be unavailable at the student's local community college or, if available, the program must be unavailable due to the program meeting or exceeding enrollment capacity. This restriction does not apply to the Health Manpower Shortage programs. Some of the programs on the Health Manpower Shortage list enroll students by selective admission and have prerequisites. See an academic advisor for more information.

The list of eligible programs changes frequently for both Statewide Designated and Health Manpower Shortage programs. In addition, funding availability for these programs is based on funding from the State of Maryland and is thus subject to change.

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