Through a unique collaboration across several community colleges in Maryland, Cecil College students have access to several degree programs that are not currently offered at Cecil College.
About The Maryland Education Alliance
The Maryland Education Alliance (MEA) creates pathways for students to complete these programs of study. Participating community colleges include Anne Arundel Community College, Carroll Community College, Cecil College, Chesapeake College, College of Southern Maryland, Harford Community College, and Prince George’s Community College.
Cecil College students are encouraged to complete the first year of their degree at Cecil College and, during that year, apply for admission into the specific program at another community college. Once admitted, students are enrolled at the community college hosting the program. To inquire about programs included in this initiative, please contact the Advising Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Care Programs
Some health care programs are eligible for in-county tuition under the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Health Manpower Shortage program. Please inquire at the institution you are planning to attend. This option is only available once you are admitted to a specific program of study. Students are also encouraged to speak with an advisor if they are interested in any of the following programs.
Public Health, Cecil College
Students complete their Associate of Science in Public Health at Cecil College. However, students are eligible to take courses in public health studies at other community colleges in MEA and transfer those courses seamlessly to Cecil College to meet degree requirements, increasing flexibility and options for students. Community Colleges who offer public health courses applicable to this program of study are Anne Arundel Community College, Carroll Community College, and Prince George’s Community College.
Massage Therapy, Anne Arundel Community (AACC)
Students complete their first year at Cecil College, completing the pre-healthcare certificate, and then apply to AACC for this competitive admission program. A graduate of the massage therapy program is eligible to take the licensing exam offered by the Maryland Board of Massage Therapy Examiners. Please visit the AACC website for complete details regarding the Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy.
Nuclear Medicine Technology, Prince George’s Community College (PGCC)
Students complete their first year at Cecil College, completing the pre-healthcare certificate, and then apply to PGCC for this competitive admission program. A graduate of the nuclear medicine technology program is eligible to take certification exams offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB). Please visit the PGCC website for complete details regarding the Associate of Applied Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
Respiratory Therapy, Prince George’s Community College (PGCC)
Students complete their first year at Cecil College, completing the pre-healthcare certificate, and then apply to PGCC for this competitive admission program. A graduate of the respiratory therapy program is eligible to take the Maryland Licensure Examination and the National Registry/Certification Examination. Please visit the PGCC website for complete details regarding the Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy.
MEA Public Health Course Matrix
Note: Scroll right to see all of the content in the following table.
|Cecil College||Anne Arundel Community College||Prince George's Community College||Carroll Community College*|
|PBH 104 – Intro to Public Health||PBH 101 – Foundations to Public Health||HLTH 150 – Intro to Public Health|
|PBH 110 – Intro to Epidemiology||PBH 102 – Intro to Epidemiology|
|PBH 120 – The US Healthcare System||HNV 2530 – Health Care Delivery||HES 112 – Health Care in the U.S.|
|PBH 208 – Health Education||HLE 2420 – Health Education|
|PBH 218 – Health Administration|
|PBH 220 – Environmental Health|
|PBH 270 – Public Health Capstone||PBH 203 – Health Promotion Capstone|
*Carroll Community College has it as a concentration; not a degree program.