UMUC and Capitol College Partner to Expand Educational Opportunities for Students in Information Assurance
Partnership is a direct response to Recommendation 5 of Gov. O’Malley’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Taskforce to increase the number of graduates in each field
ADELPHI, Md. (Jan. 13, 2010) – University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and Capitol College announced today that the institutions have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to expand educational opportunities for Maryland students pursuing careers in cybersecurity. This partnership comes in direct response to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s STEM Taskforce, which was established to increase the number of graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Both UMUC and Capitol College are designated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Security Agency (NSA) as National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.
Under the MOU, Capitol College students who complete a post-baccalaureate certificate in network protection or security management will be able to transfer those credits into UMUC’s Master of Science program in cybersecurity. Additionally, UMUC will take advantage of Capitol College’s preparatory course for the CISSP certification examination by pointing its students to the course as a resource to advance their career. The CISSP is a respected, industry-wide certification in information assurance. UMUC and Capitol College will also plan joint conferences, seminars and colloquia for faculty and working professionals in the information assurance and cybersecurity arenas.
“UMUC is pleased to collaborate with Capitol College to provide students in Maryland with more educational opportunities in the cybersecurity and information assurance fields, while also helping to meet the workforce needs of our state,” said UMUC President Susan C. Aldridge. “Through this partnership, our institutions are dedicated to creating more opportunities for students to advance their credentials and training.”
“We are committed to providing education that is technology-driven, accessible and affordable, especially for our graduate students who are seeking to advance in their careers,” said Capitol College President Michael T. Wood. “Our new partnership with UMUC demonstrates this commitment, and we are excited to embark on this unique partnership with UMUC as it should be a landmark agreement of cooperation between private and public institutions in Maryland.”
The MOU between Capitol College and UMUC was signed by both university presidents at a ceremony with other institutional representatives and selected faculty at UMUC's Inn and Conference Center on December 14, 2009.
About University of Maryland University College
University of Maryland University College, headquartered in Adelphi, Maryland, is the largest public university in the United States, serving 90,000 students and offering 130 undergraduate and graduate programs online and on-site. In addition, UMUC is one of the largest public providers of online higher education in the nation. UMUC boasts a 60-year history of service to the military and currently enrolls an estimated 50,000 military service members, veterans, and their family members each year. The university offers face-to-face instruction at 21 locations throughout Maryland and educational services in 27 countries and more than 150 locations worldwide, including the Middle East. UMUC is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland, an agency of the State of Maryland.
About Capitol College
Capitol College is the only independent college in Maryland dedicated to engineering, computer science, information technology and business. Founded in 1927, Capitol is an accredited institution offering associate, bachelors and master's degrees, as well as professional development training and certificates, and partnerships with government and industry. Capitol is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. The college is located in Laurel, Maryland, a suburban setting midway between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. Capitol is committed to providing a quality education that is technology-driven, accessible, affordable and practical, especially during these challenging economic times. Additional information can be found online at www.capitol-college.edu.
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11301 Springfield Road
Laurel, Maryland 20708