Happy New Year
from Capitol College! The start of a new year can be
motivating and refreshing, both for students and professionals alike. This
year, the college is looking forward to more initiatives and advancements than
ever, and if the partnerships, grants and awards the college has received in
the past month are any indication of what's to come, 2010 could be Capitol's
best year yet. Here's a wrap up of the last of 2009:
|Capitol College Receives BRAC Grant
Anthony G. Brown announced on December 15, 2009 that Capitol College
received one of 12 BRAC Higher Education grants in the amount of $92,992, made
available through legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly (the
Higher Education Investment Fund) in 2008. The BRAC grant will support Capitol College's development of a Cyber Battle
Laboratory, expanding the information assurance laboratory capacity on campus.
The Cyber Battle Laboratory will provide intensive hands-on laboratory
experiences to increase the IA knowledge of students enrolled in both
undergraduate and graduate IA degree programs, offering a secure learning
environment where various hacker attacks can be simulated, detected, analyzed,
CICPC Spring Course Schedule
The Critical Infrastructures and Cyber
at Capitol College was established to address the
technical and managerial needs of the information assurance workforce,
particularly working professionals who do not desire or have the resources to
participate in formal degree-bearing academic programs. If you are an
information assurance professional looking to step up in your career, check out
the CICPC's examination review offerings in CISSP
, and Security+
, or earn
a FISMA certificate
. Just like Capitol's graduate degree programs, CICPC
courses are delivered online through real-time classes recorded for later
playback, making it easy for you to balance all areas of your life - home,
work, and education. View course schedules starting in January 2010!
Partners with Capitol
University of Maryland University College and Capitol College are pleased to announce that the institutions
have signed a memorandum of understanding with 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. Under the agreement, 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
in cyber security. Additionally, UMUC will take advantage of Capitol's preparatory course for the CISSP certification examination by pointing its
students to the course as a resource to advance their career.
In an effort
to increase international efforts, representatives from both China and Japan were welcomed to campus in late
2009. Representatives from Shandong University of Science and Technology
visited with Capitol leadership with
the intention of fostering international cooperation and exchange in education
and research. On this visit, the first of many more to come, all
representatives signed an agreement that begins the process of negotiation for
a future partnership.
Also visiting campus in December was Takaaki Matsuzawa,
deputy director of Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
, who visited to tour the Space
Operations Institute and learn more about the institute's partnership with NASA Goddard
Center and the new Center
for Space Science Education and Public Outreach.
|Earn One Free Credit
students, now is the time to continue your education! Capitol College
is offering one free credit towards your first enrollment in a master's degree
program when you attend a Virtual Open House. Just like an on-campus Open
House, a VOH is Capitol
College's way of
acclimating potential graduate students to the online learning environment,
helping you to make the hard decision of choosing a college that will advance
your education and career. Learn about our programs, speak directly to faculty
and deans, ask questions, and most importantly experience first-hand our unique
online platform, Capitol Live. Earn a $549 credit towards your first course in
a master's degree program when you apply for admission and attend a VOH,
awarded only for enrollment in the semester following your VOH attendance. You
must meet the admissions requirements of the academic program to receive this credit.
for one of the following VOH dates:
February 11, 2010 at 7 p.m.
April 8, 2010 at 7 p.m.
| MAE "Military-Friendly" Designation
was recently named to Military Advanced Education
magazine's 3rd Annual Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges
and Universities. The 2009 Guide, a special section in the monthly Military Advanced Education
a listing of those colleges and universities across the United States
that best serve military service members, veterans, and their spouses and
dependants. In addition to being noted, Capitol was designated as
one of a select few institutions providing "Top Academics." Read the full story here.
Capitol Scholars Program Nominations
Do you know an undergraduate
student who is innovative, hard-working and has a thirst for knowledge? The
Capitol Scholars Program is designed for those remarkable few who have the
capability to excel above others in the fields of engineering, information
technology, and computer science. Nominate a student you know whose talent for
technology, lofty goals, and ambitious drive could earn them a spot as just one
of 14 students selected each year to be a Capitol Scholar. Scholars receive a
full scholarship, an encouraging support system, dedicated mentors, and incorporation
of career planning and internships into their education. This four-year program
is challenging, integrated, and hands-on; direct the future Capitol Scholar in
your life to apply now and be accepted to the college; we'll do the
rest! Qualified accepted students are personally invited to be involved in the
|M&T Charitable Foundation donation
the M&T Charitable Foundation, which donated $5,000 to the college as a first
installment of a three-year long commitment to support various campus
scholarship programs. Visit Capitol's community partnerships
webpage to see how
other local companies are aiding the cause of educating America's
future technical workforce.
a limited time, Capitol is offering a 15% tuition discount for all alumni who
want to earn a master's degree. Students are eligible for only one tuition
discount at a time and must begin classes during the spring 2010 semester. Discount applies to the first master's degree only. View course schedules or contact Graduate Admissions for more information.
Undergraduate Open Houses
While this year's freshmen start their second
semester, future college students can still learn about the exciting Capitol
education that could be in store for them. Encourage a friend or family member
to visit the campus during a scheduled Open House to find out about our degree
programs, state-of-the-art equipment, job guarantee and more. Schedule an Open House visit with the Office of Admissions for this upcoming date:
Can't make it on this day? The Office of Admissions conducts tours and information sessions on weekdays throughout the year. Schedule a one-on-one tour today!
- Saturday, January 30, 2010
Dr. Michael G. Gibbs, vice president for advancement, and Professor Angela Walters presented on the importance of STEM education and the college's Space Science Education and Public Outreach Center
at the American Astronomical Society National Conference in Washington, D.C.
in early January 2010.
Listen to Dr.
Michael Gibbs, vice president for advancement, on Let's Talk Stars with comet discoverer Dr. David Levy. (Air date: 12/15/2009)