Formats for Learning

The College has three terms — fall, spring, and summer — in which students can earn credit in a variety of formats. The traditional term is 15 weeks long. Alternative formats offer flexibility in course delivery.

  • Accelerated Studies for the Adult Professional (ASAP)
    Cecil College offers two programs of study for working adults who would like to complete their degree in a 17-month time frame. Courses are offered in seven, nine-week sessions with a one-week break between sessions. Students can earn nine to 11 credits in each session in a combination of classroom, online and experiential learning environments.
  • Condensed Sessions
    Courses are offered in condensed sessions which allow students the opportunity to complete courses in a shortened timeframe. Course offerings vary for each enrollment period and are listed in the Credit Course Schedule.
  • January Intersession
    Each January, between the end of the fall semester and before the beginning of the spring semester, the College offers a limited number of courses in a compressed format.
  • Summer Session
    The College offers courses during the summer session to allow students to supplement their coursework outside of the traditional fall and spring semesters.

Distance Learning

  • Online Courses
    Students who have a computer and an Internet connection may choose to enroll in an online course that offers the flexibility of working from home. Online courses require the same level of dedication as on-campus courses. Some instructors may require students to take tests on campus. There are two important requirements for online students before the semester begins: (1) Students must use their Cecil College email address for online courses, and (2) they are responsible for contacting their instructor by email before the first day of the semester. While offered in a format that allows the student more flexibility in completing coursework, the student must adhere to the assignment schedule to allow for interaction with other online students. Some online courses may include an optional on campus orientation. Section letter "Z" designates online courses.
  • Hybrid Courses
    Hybrid courses reduce the amount of time students spend on campus by blending on-campus and online learning activities. Hybrid courses generally incorporate the use of Blackboard or a similar learning management system in the delivery of instruction. There are two important requirements for students enrolled in hybrid courses before the semester begins: (1) Students must use their Cecil College email address for hybrid courses, and (2) they are responsible for contacting their instructor by email before the first day of the semester. Section letter "H" designates hybrid courses.
  • Maryland Online (MOL)
    Cecil students are offered the opportunity to enroll in select courses during the fall and spring semesters. Contact the College Information Center at 410- 287-1000 for the current course offerings.