Programs of Study

You will find that Cecil College offers a wide range of Associate Degrees to meet your needs of and to assist you in achieving your personal and professional goals.

What is distinctive?

You will also find that the faculty at Cecil College understands that our student population which includes traditional students as well as a large percentage of non-traditional students. The faculty is sensitive to individual situations and continuously seeks to help you be successful.

What is the difference between Degrees?

Associate of Arts (A.A.)
The Associate of Arts degree focuses on the liberal arts (humanities, social sciences and similar subjects) and fine arts. The Associate of Arts degree transfers to appropriate baccalaureate programs, and also provides for career exploration and skills upgrading.

Associate of Sciences (A.S.)
The Associate of Sciences degree focuses on science, mathematics, engineering and technology. The Associate of Sciences degree transfers to appropriate baccalaureate programs, and provides for career exploration and skills upgrading.

Associate of Applied Sciences (A.A.S.)
The Associate of Applied Sciences degree focuses in a specific occupational area. The Associate of Applied Sciences degree is intended primarily for immediate employment or career mobility; it also provides opportunities for transfer to baccalaureate programs.

Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.)
The Associate of Arts in Teaching degree focuses in teacher education which meets the lower-level degree academic content, outcomes, and requirements for teacher education similar to the first 2 years of a baccalaureate program in teacher education. This degree requires a passing score on Praxis I and a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale and will transfer in total without further review by Maryland public and independent 4-year institutions.