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.
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 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.
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 haccmd.org.
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.