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Public Service Industry

Social Services Assistant

Addictions and Chemical Dependency Certificate

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The Addictions and Chemical Dependency Certificate is designed for students who possess a degree in a health or human services counseling field and are pursuing greater knowledge regarding clients with substance abuse issues. Students who already possess their license in the state of Maryland may use these courses to fulfill continuing education requirements for periodic certification or licensure renewal. Students may verify this coursework with the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists at www.dhmh.maryland.gov/bopc.

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Social Work, A.A.

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For information about the Accelerated Studies program or admission approval, contact the Director of Advising (410) 287-1000. This program option is designed for the working adult seeking to earn an undergraduate degree in an accelerated format while continuing to work full or part-time. The degree provides skills required for an entry-level position as a social and human services assistant. The accelerated program combines theory and practice through classroom, on-line, and guided experiential experiences in a cohort learning model. The partnership agreement with Salisbury University provides access and convenience for students to complete their baccalaureate degree in social work.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice program is focused toward the professional and educational needs of students interested in careers in criminal justice and toward current criminal justice personnel who desire to increase their proficiency or to improve their professional career opportunities.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice program is focused toward the professional and educational needs of students interested in careers in criminal justice and toward current criminal justice personnel who desire to increase their proficiency or to improve their professional career opportunities.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice program is focused toward the professional and educational needs of students interested in careers in criminal justice and toward current criminal justice personnel who desire to increase their proficiency or to improve their professional career opportunities.

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Firefighter

Fire Science Technology, A.A.S.

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If you have completed the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) occupational coursework or have the required certifications, but no degree and are looking to take the next step in your career, then this is the career path for you. Students who have successfully completed this degree have progressed to supervisor roles, educators, or to bachelor’s degrees in emergency management or fire science.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Studies, A.A.

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The program provides a general education background while focusing on developing an understanding of the legal system. Students completing the degree will meet the requirements for admission to a Paralegal Certificate Program or to continue their studies toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Paramedic Certificate

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The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, und​er medical oversight.

Students who successfully complete the paramedic program are eligible to sit for the National Registry exam and obtain their NRP. Additionally, students who wish to continue their education and work towards an Associate of Applied Science degree and who have current, unencumbered paramedic certification may be able to receive credits for the paramedic courses through credential assessment.

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Paramedic, A.A.S.

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The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, und​er medical oversight.

Students who successfully complete the paramedic program are eligible to sit for the National Registry exam and obtain their NRP. Additionally, students who wish to continue their education and work towards an Associate of Applied Science degree and who have current, unencumbered paramedic certification may be able to receive credits for the paramedic courses through credential assessment.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Repair Certificate

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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.

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Truck Driver

Commercial Driver’s Licenses

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Obtain your CDL A in either a weekday or our evening/weekend program. This 300 hour course is delivered in two convenient formats in either 8 or 10 weeks. Or go for your CDL B license in 10 days. Our premiere training school located in Port Deposit Maryland serves to train students from all over the tri-state area. We are approved for GI Bill® funding as well as other possible financial aid options.

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Marine Service Technology Certificate

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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.

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Information Technology Industry

Data Security Management

Computer Science, A.A.S.

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This program introduces students to the various technology domains, including operating systems, networking, data, security and programming. Problem solving and proper algorithm design are emphasized. Students will gain an understanding of abstracted layers and data structures.

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Cybersecurity Certificate

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The Cybersecurity Certificate provides students with the skills, knowledge and credentials to successfully begin a career in the field of Cybersecurity. Cybersecurity specialists apply computer security techniques to work with industry, government, and academia to solve computer networking and security related challenges.

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Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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The Cybersecurity program prepares students to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution for continued study in computer cyber security. Cyber security specialists apply computer security techniques to work with industry, government, and academia to solve computer networking and security related challenges. Students with bachelor’s degrees in computer cyber security continue their education in graduate school or enter the workforce as a network, forensic, or computer security expert.

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Systems Analyst

Computer Science, A.A.S.

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This program introduces students to the various technology domains, including operating systems, networking, data, security and programming. Problem solving and proper algorithm design are emphasized. Students will gain an understanding of abstracted layers and data structures.

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Software Developer

Computer Science, A.A.S.

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This program introduces students to the various technology domains, including operating systems, networking, data, security and programming. Problem solving and proper algorithm design are emphasized. Students will gain an understanding of abstracted layers and data structures.

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Programming Certificate

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This certificate develops skills in programming and various languages as well as providing basic courses in operating systems, Web programming, business systems, networking and data communications.

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Web Design and Multimedia Certificate

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The web design and multimedia certificate provides high quality, hands-on, creative and technical skills for applying principles of web design using HTML, scripting languages, web management tools and digital multimedia. The program helps students prepare for initial employment and career advancement. Students are also prepared to test for WOW Certification and CIW Designer Certification.

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Energy Industry

Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Technology Certificate

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Graduates of the curriculum should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities at businesses that repair medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Entry and advancement levels depend on the amount of training completed

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Power Generation Technician

Diesel Technology Certificate

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Graduates of the curriculum should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities at businesses that repair medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Entry and advancement levels depend on the amount of training completed

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Healthcare Industry

Certified Nursing Assistant

Geriatric and Certified Nursing Assistant Certification

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Certified Nursing Assistants and Geriatric Nursing Assistants are the foundation of in-patient care. Whether in a hospital setting as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or a long-term care facility as a Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA), they are on the front lines, caring for patients’ daily needs.

Upon successful completion of this evening/weekend program, students will be eligible to request certification (CNA) through the Maryland Board of Nursing and will sit for the Geriatric Nursing Assistant certification exam.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certification

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This accredited program prepares students with the administrative, clinical, and professional skills required to work in a physician’s office or medical clinic. You will learn how to schedule appointments, order supplies, take vital signs, draw blood, give injections, perform EKGs, bill insurance companies and use electronic health records (EHR).
After completing the coursework, students will develop their skills during an unpaid 160-hour clinical externship. Upon successful completion of the entire 900-hour program, students will be eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification exam of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). The exam fee is included in the program.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Billing and Coding Certification

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This program provides you with basic medical knowledge along with the medical coding procedures used to bill insurance companies and to track health conditions and diseases for reporting purposes in a physician's office. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exam through the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC).

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomist Certificate

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This program provides training in the correct methods of drawing blood samples by venipuncture, skin puncture, or arterial collection for medical tests and blood donations. The evening classroom training is followed by the daytime clinical, which allows students to utilize their skills and gain hands on experience in a local laboratory. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.

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Are you interested in science, health and physical fitness? Do you enjoy problem solving and helping others overcome challenges? If so, pursuing a degree as a physical therapist assistant (PTA) might be right for you. PTAs help people of all ages who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. PTAs provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist and work in a variety of settings including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health, nursing homes and schools.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Practical Nursing L.P.N. Certificate

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Registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are the first line of care in the day-to-day operations in many healthcare settings. If you are looking to make an impact in others’ lives every day at work and want to join this rewarding career field, you can start your path to a nursing career with Cecil College’s nursing program. At Cecil College, you can prepare for your nursing career by earning an associate degree in nursing (ADN) or a certificate in practical nursing (LPN). Located on our main campus in North East, Maryland, with clinical affiliations throughout Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, students are engaged in a comprehensive, interactive, evidence-based, and professional nursing education experience.

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Vet Technician

Veterinary Assistant Training I: Outpatient Care Certificate

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Entry level course where you will receive an overview of veterinary technologies that cover office and exam room procedures, client relations and biology. This course consists of a combination of lecture and clinical training. Students must be 18 years of age prior to enrolling in this program and provide proof of medical insurance. This course consists of 11 sessions totaling 33 hours.

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Veterinary Assistant Training II: Diagnostics and Pharmacy Certificate

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Advanced level program that covers the diagnostic basics. Other subjects covered in this course are functions of the lab, pharmacy, radiology and ultrasound-imaging department. A pre-requisite for this course is Veterinary Assistant Training I. This course consists of 9 Sessions totaling 27 hours.

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Veterinary Assistant Training III: Patient Care Certificate

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Focuses on in-patient care and clinical procedures. Consists of lecture and practicum. A pre-requisite for this course is Veterinary Assistant Training II. This course consists of 11 sessions totaling 33 hours.

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Veterinary Assistant Training IV : Surgery and Emergency Care Certificate

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Designed to provide veterinary assistants or persons starting entry level careers in veterinary practices with an overview of surgical preparation, regulations, and emergency room procedures. Topics include: surgical materials, operating room conduct and asepsis, surgery log, post-surgical clean-up, emergency room protocols, and equipment. A pre-requisite for this course is Veterinary Assistant Training III. This course consists of 9 sessions totaling 27 hours.

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Construction Industry

Construction Equipment Operator

Heavy Equipment Operations Certificate

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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.

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HVAC Technician

HVAC/R Certificate

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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.

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Welder

Welding Certificate

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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.

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Communications Industry

AV Technician

Visual Communications, A.A.S.

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This program is designed for students seeking initial employment, career advancement, and/or transfer to four-year programs in the fields of graphic design and multimedia, photography, video production, and web design. Each program concentration is tailored to align with the latest industry-standard equipment, professional practices, and software to help students innovate and succeed in an increasingly competitive environment.

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Graphic Designer

Visual Communications, A.A.S.

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This program is designed for students seeking initial employment, career advancement, and/or transfer to four-year programs in the fields of graphic design and multimedia, photography, video production, and web design. Each program concentration is tailored to align with the latest industry-standard equipment, professional practices, and software to help students innovate and succeed in an increasingly competitive environment.

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Contact Phone Number

410-287-1000

Address

One Seahawk Drive
North East, MD 21901-1999
United States