Cecil College a Partner College Profile

Barry Lenson

Up until now, there haven’t been many community colleges that pride themselves for excellence in online education. That has now changed, thanks to Cecil College, a two-year public community college that offers transfer, career-credit and non-credit continuing education courses on an open-enrollment basis to all students who are eager to start their college studies.

If you’re looking for a college that is eager to welcome you, which will help you obtain funding for your education, and which offers online learning options that accommodate your busy life, Cecil could be the college for you.

About Cecil College . . .

Centrally located in Maryland’s most northeastern county, Cecil College is just one half mile from Interstate 95. It is easily accessible from Philadelphia and Baltimore, as well as from Wilmington, Delaware. And if you can’t get to campus for classes, Cecil offers you many options for taking classes online.

The college was founded in 1968 and has now been serving the community and shaping its future for more than 40 years. Through its open admissions policy, Cecil College provides learning opportunities for all who have the desire and ability to benefit from its courses and programs, regardless of age, gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, handicap, or socioeconomic status.

With a diverse student population, Cecil College enrolls approximately 2,800 credit students and 6,500 non-credit students. Cecil offers associate degrees, certificate programs and non-credit classes.

Classes are taught by qualified faculty and can be taken in a traditional classroom setting or online. Many students choose programs that can transfer to four-year institutions. Cecil’s innovative Accelerated Studies for the Adult Professional program is designed for the working adult who wants to earn an undergraduate degree while continuing to work full or part time.

Course Offerings and Majors

The College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs. In nursing, students can earn a certificate in practical nursing or an associate degree in nursing and transfer to a four-year institution for a bachelor’s degree. Business students can enroll in degree programs for accounting, government contracting or other subjects. Through the Mid-Atlantic Transportation and Logistics Institute, students can receive an associate degree in several areas, including government logistics and transportation management. Computer information systems students can attain degrees and certifications in applications and programming, while one degree and two certificates can be earned in equine studies. Visual communications degrees and certificates prepare students to pursue careers in fields such as photography, digital imaging, video production, graphic design, Web design and Web development. In the arts and sciences, the options include engineering, biology, chemistry, physics and several performing arts discipline tracks such as music, music/voice or theatre.

Students can also opt to take non-credit courses to upgrade their job skills or expand their personal horizons. Certifications are available for various health care careers, including certified medical assistant, certified medicine aide, certified nursing assistant, certified physician coder/biller, dental assistant, EMT-paramedic, medical receptionist, pharmacy technician, and phlebotomist. In addition, students can earn computer certifications in a variety of areas, including Comp TIA and Microsoft; or business and management training certificates in customer service excellence and certified bookkeeper.

The Newest StraighterLine Partner College

As a member of StraighterLine’s innovative Partner College program, Cecil College is eager to accept the credits that you have earned in StraighterLine courses, and to welcome you as a student.  Better yet, check out this special offer for Cecil College Students:

Start College before College at Cecil College, and get $50 back! Call Cecil College Admissions at 410-287-1000, ext. 346, to learn more.

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