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Statewide Designated and Health Manpower Shortage Programs

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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.

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. Please contact the Admissions/Registration Office for more information.



Statewide Designated Programs at Allegany College of Maryland include :

Automotive Technology
Culinary Arts
Forest Technology
Hotel and Restaurant Management
Professional Golf Management
Tree Care Technician



Health Manpower Shortage Programs at Allegany College of Maryland include:

Basic Medical Transcription
Dental Hygiene*
Human Service Associate*
Medical Assistant
Medical Coding
Medical Laboratory Technology*
Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Aide
Occupational Therapy Assistant*
Pharmacy Technician
Phlebotomy/EKG Technician
Physical Therapist Assistant*
Practical Nursing*
Radiologic Technology*
Respiratory Therapist*
Therapeutic Massage*

*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 form more information.