Flexible Learning Options

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.

Course Delivery Formats

There are a variety of course delivery types to offer scheduling flexibility including: on campus, off campus, hybrid, online/synchronous, online/asynchronous, and hyflex. For a detailed explanation of each type, please refer to the Course Information page.

Accelerated Studies

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.

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
MAT 121 Pre-Calculus 2014
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.

Credential Stacking

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.

Website Privacy Policy

Cecil College maintains this website to inform you of the many offerings and activities pertinent to the institution. We appreciate the trust you place in Cecil College, and we are committed to respecting your privacy and the security of your personal information. Our privacy statement, dated October 2006, describes the information we collect and how we use it. When using this site, you agree to the terms and conditions listed in the statement.

Privacy Statement

For each visitor to our web site, the web server automatically recognizes the visitor’s domain name. We do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information. No marketing databases are created as a result of your visit, nor are there any commercial uses made of any such data.

Cecil College does collect the following information:

  1. the domain name of visitors to our web page.
  2. aggregate information on what pages visitors access.
  3. certain technical information, such as the browser version and operating system.
  4. broad demographic information for aggregate use.
  5. the e-mail addresses of those who voluntarily communicate with us via e-mail.
  6. information volunteered by the visitor, such as survey information and/or site registrations.

The information collected is used:

  1. to improve the content of our web site.
  2. to analyze usage trends.
  3. to notify visitors about updates to our web site.
  4. by us to contact visitors for marketing purposes.

If you supply us with your postal address on-line, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new class offerings, services or upcoming events.

If you supply us with your telephone number on-line, you may receive telephone contact from us with information regarding new class offerings, services or upcoming events.

If you contact us voluntarily via email, you may receive email messages from us with information regarding new class offerings, services or upcoming events.

The Cecil College web site may contain links and information from other institutions and/or organizations. Cecil is not responsible for the privacy practices of these institutions and/or organizations, access is at your own risk. Cecil College will not sell, rent, or lease your e-mail address to others. Cecil does not set any cookies.

If you have questions about this privacy statement, you may contact us by mail at the following address:

Communications Office
Cecil College
One Seahawk Drive
North East, MD 21901

You may send e-mail to the Communications Office at communicationsoffice@cecil.edu. You may call us at (410) 287-1000.

If you do not wish to receive emails, mailings or phone calls from Cecil College please request removal from our lists through the contact information listed above. If you wish to update your contact information, please inform us at the above.