Executives and members of academic departments from Capitol College and the Community College of Baltimore County attended a signing ceremony in early October to pen the second articulation agreement between the colleges.
The agreement between the colleges, which follows a previous agreement regarding the electrical engineering degree, will facilitate the transfer of CCBC students who graduate with an associate of applied science degree in network technology to Capitol's bachelor of science degree in information assurance.
CCBC's president, Dr. Sandra Kurtinitis, commended Capitol's initiatives, and extended CCBC as a willing partner. "We have many partnerships downward towards high school and secondary education providers," said Kurtinitis. "We will relish this opportunity to articulate upwards, with colleges like Capitol who can continue to provide the ingredients in our own mission; affordability, accessibility, and quality."
The signing ceremony was attended by many key players from both Capitol and CCBC, including presidents Michael Wood and Sandra Kurtinitis, deans Helen Barker and Rose Mince, and vice presidents Vic Maconachy, Dianne Veenstra, and Mark McColloch. Other attendees included Capitol's academic chair Ken Crockett, CCBC's Jane Mattes, Robert Ayella, and former CCBC turned Capitol student, Brandon Dixon.
Other goals of the agreement are to establish a mutual understanding and a clear set of expectations for students, each institution, and the respective degree programs, and to establish a pathway for students to successfully transition from one institution to the other.
"Students will benefit from the stress our leadership has put on the college being accessible and affordable," commented Dr. Wood. "Students who transfer here will be able to take advantage of our excellent IA programs, which are recognized nationally, and opportunities on campus like the Innovation and Leadership Institute, and the Space Operations Institute."
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