For immediate release
October 25, 2006
Contact: Jacquie Lucy
CCBC signs articulation agreement with American Public University System
Baltimore County, Md. – The Community College of Baltimore County has signed an articulation agreement that allows students in the Information Technology program in the School of Applied and Information Technology to transfer up to 60 credits to American Public University System to complete their bachelor’s degrees. The University System, comprised of American Military University and American Public University, is an accredited, online institution which awards associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
“This agreement allows our students to complete their degrees in an online environment consistent with their CCBC education,” according to SAIT Dean Michael Netzer. “It also fills the need for an affordable and convenient option for our students to earn a baccalaureate education, the desired terminal degree for many careers in the information technology sector.”
“We are pleased to extend CCBC students an affordable and convenient way to further their education and enhance their career opportunities,” notes APUS Provost and Executive Vice President Frank B. McCluskey. McCluskey worked with CCBC’s Jack McLaughlin, department chairman, Information Technology, to arrange the agreement. “APUS’ programs are an especially good match for us,” notes McLaughlin, “Its tuition is lower per credit than many institutions offering the same curriculum.”
CCBC President Sandra L. Kurtinitis and APUS President Wallace E. Boston, Jr. signed the official agreement in a brief ceremony held in the president’s office on the Catonsville campus.
SAIT’s diverse educational programs are designed to meet the varying needs of students, professionals, community members and businesses. Its student-centered focus provides the skills, scheduling and resources to make a degree information technology achievable. Programs for IT professionals to update their skills are also available. SAIT has articulation agreements with Towson University, University of Baltimore , Villa Julie College, University of Maryland University College and Johns Hopkins University to encourage students to complete their degrees.