Cecil College believes that learning is a lifelong process and is acquired in many different ways. In addition to the traditional, in-person classroom setting, learning and mastery of college-level skills and knowledge may occur as a result of other learning or work experiences.
For the student who is focused, organized and motivated, accelerated studies may be for you. A selection of courses at Cecil College are offered in a condensed format that may expedite the completion of a degree or certificate.
If you’re a disciplined and motivated learner with basic computer knowledge, online learning could be perfect for you. Online learning provides flexibility and convenience for fitting college into your busy life, providing the opportunity to meet your educational goals, while still meeting the demands of your life. Courses are high quality and rigorous, provided by our highly-credentialed faculty who are supportive and knowledgeable.
Students may choose to enroll in an online course that offers the flexibility of working completely off campus. Online courses require the same level of dedication as on campus courses. While offered in a format that allows the student more flexibility in completing coursework, students must adhere to the assignment schedule to allow for interaction with other online students. Online courses incorporate the use of a learning management system (Blackboard) in the delivery of instruction. Students must use their Cecil College email address for Blackboard access. Students may be required to utilize an approved testing center or proctoring service to take exams. Required course materials are available for purchase online. Students should be aware of start and end dates for online classes, as some classes are offered on a condensed schedule. Section letter “Z” designates online courses.
Hybrid courses reduce the amount of time students spend on campus by combining on–campus and online learning activities. The amount of time required on campus, including final exam, may vary between courses. Students should be aware of start and end dates for hybrid classes, as some classes are offered on a condensed schedule. Hybrid courses incorporate the use of a learning management system (Blackboard) in the delivery of instruction. Students must use their Cecil College email address for Blackboard access. Section letter “H” designates hybrid courses.
Quality Matters Certified Courses
Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online course design and online components. The QM Rubric is used in course reviews that result in continuous improvement and faculty development. Receipt of QM Certification is a significant accomplishment.
|Course Number||Course Title||Year Certified|
|ART 180||Basic Photography||2016|
|BUS 231||Management of Human Resources||2016|
|CIS 101||Introduction to Computer Concepts||2019|
|EGL 101||College Composition||2017|
|EGL 211||Technical Writing||2015|
|MUC 122||Music Appreciation||2015|
|MUC 143||Music Fundamentals||2018|
|PED 104||Walking for Fun and Fitness||2020|
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology||2015|
Alternative Pathways to Degrees
Often, students come to Cecil College with previous knowledge, skills, and credentials, which could support the acquisition of a degree or certificate. For a more detailed explanation, please see the Evaluation of Prior Learning section in the college catalog.
Assessment and Portfolio Review
In some instances, course credit may be awarded via a portfolio assessment or department exam. Specific criteria need to be met to take advantage of this opportunity.
Work experience and the application of learned knowledge and skills can be a key component of learning. Cecil College has integrated work experiences, internships and practicums into many of their programs.
The ability to build upon prior knowledge, skills and credentials can be critical in career development or the attainment of an educational or career goal. Cecil College supports this concept, creating bridges between non-credit programs and credentials to credit certificates and degrees, or from certificates to degrees.