Automotive Repair

As changes in automotive technology create a greater demand for highly trained mechanics and skilled technicians, we can prepare you for work in the field of transportation. Our Automotive Repair program includes five separate classes and may be taken in any order and prepare students for ASE examinations. These classes include:

  • Automotive Engine Repair (ASE A1)
  • Automotive Engine Performance (ASE A8)
  • Automotive Brake Systems (ASE A5)
  • Automotive Electrical Systems (ASE A6)
  • Automotive Suspension and Steering (ASE A4)

The program totals 150 hours.

Diesel Technology

Cecil College’s new Diesel Technology program prepares students to inspect, repair and service diesel engines. This is a 9 month, 150 hour program consisting of 5 modules. Students will be introduced to diesel engine maintenance and troubleshooting, tools, diesel systems, pumps, engine reassembly and installation, and more. Upon completion, students will be prepared to work in the diesel field.

Marine Service Technology

Coming soon! The Marine Service Technician program will provide students with an introduction to the marine service industry. Using curriculum from American Boat & Yacht Council, students will learn the fundamentals of marine engines, outboard and inboard maintenance, marine electrical systems, boat safety, industry standards and more. Upon completion of the program, students can earn their Marine Service Technician Certificate.

Forklift Operations

Forklift Operations prepares students to operate a forklift. The course covers vehicle inspection, safety, stopping and starting, hazardous surfaces, product handling and weight distribution. The instruction will also focus on OSHA safety and operation standards through a combination of classroom presentation, hands-on instruction, and testing. This 9 hour course, held in a working warehouse environment, will prepare students to safety operate a forklift.


Cecil College’s 8 month, 120 hour HVAC/R program provides an overview of heating and ventilation systems used in residential and light commercial applications. Students will be introduced to gas furnaces, duct design, and electrical systems. Concepts of heat, temperature, humidity, and conduction of heat, air conditioning, and refrigeration will also be covered. Students will have the opportunity to take the EPA608 Certification exam at the end of the program.

HVAC/R Apprenticeship

Cecil College and Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors of Maryland have partnered to offer a Maryland state-approved four-year HVAC/R apprenticeship program. The program is a four-year curriculum that gives credit for on-the-job and classroom training. A registered apprentice is registered with the State of Maryland's Apprenticeship and Training Council. The council sets the rules for the program and will issue an apprenticeship completion certification upon successful completion of the program. This certificate enables students to apply for and be granted a State HVAC/R journeyman license without taking the exam. Students must complete the application through the Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors of Maryland at


The Certified Welder program provides a 256 hour, 9 month training program consisting of 4 modules. The program is designed to teach the basics of welding, with additional skills such as ARC, special cutting processes, and more to prepare students for entry level welding positions. After completing all 4 modules, the program prepares the student to earn their Welder Qualification Card after testing for a particular welding process.

Additionally, individual skill building welding classes are also available in both fall and spring. For those who want to learn a particular process of welding or get additional shop time, these classes include Shielded Metal ARC I & II and MIG & TIG.

Heavy Equipment Operations

Students will learn safety, identification, and basic operational techniques of heavy equipment such as dozers, loaders, scrapers and graders. They will be taught the skills and knowledge required to understand the conditions and markings of the job site, and the responsibilities of the heavy equipment operator. They will also be taught how to calculate the areas, volumes, cut, and fill requirements for a job, along with interpreting roadway and construction site drawings. Classes include Introduction to Heavy Equipment Operations, Heavy Equipment Operator – Site Work and Grading, Heavy Equipment Operator – Enhanced Site Work & Soils, and Excavation Math & Interpreting Civil Drawings. Classes are held at Harford Community College.

Coronavirus Update

Cecil College is actively monitoring the status of COVID-19 locally, regionally, and nationally. We are working with our local health department and county offices to stay up to date on the latest developments regarding the coronavirus. As of now, all classes and events on campus are taking place as scheduled.

The College is utilizing additional precautionary measures to maintain a healthful environment on all of our campuses. Our Facilities department has added additional cleaning protocols to their daily routine to help prevent the spread of germs, including the use of disinfectant wipes on high-traffic surfaces like door handles and light switches.

In addition, the College is routinely posting information regarding the prevention of germ transmission on all on-campus monitors, our student and employee newsletters, and our primary social media channels. We also have signage both on campus and on larger event promotions reminding the community that if someone isn’t feeling well or has recently traveled to any of the global, high-risk areas, the responsible thing to do is to stay home. The College continues to monitor updates from local, state and national public health officials and will update this message as necessary.