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AACC Offers Focus on BWI Business District

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With an ever-growing need for education in various disciplines on and around Fort Meade, Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) has expanded its offerings in the area. The programs included below are featured within the college’s most recent course listings.

• The Corporate Training Group, in Hanover, is part of the corporate side of the college, and is a gateway into how it serves the business community through leadership development, employee development, coaching, consulting services and e-learning solutions.

• AACC’s Corporate Training Group, which is offered in cooperation with the School of Business & Law’s Business Management Department, recently created a customized 21-credit Transportation, Logistics and Cargo Security (TLCS) Certificate for the National Security Agency (NSA). The accelerated classroom-based delivery format proved to be successful with the first cohort, and as the designated partner of choice for the agency, AACC is currently providing the program to a second cohort. NSA has recognized the certificate program and made it the Intelligence Community Standard for Career Development for all logisticians. Cohort 3 is planned to begin January 2018, with up to 20 participants.

• The Center for Cyber and Professional Training, in Hanover, has options for accelerated training in health and technology, from certified nursing assistant and administrative medical assistant to network security and information technology project management. The center is to aid fast-tracking careers in growing fields and offers three certificates/degrees in health and eight in technology.

• AACC offers services at the Fort Meade Army Education Center. Services provided include admissions and registration, placement testing, academic advising, bill/payment plans and career services. The center’s services are available to active duty military, military dependents, veterans, reservists and civilians who have base access.

• The Homeland Security Signature Program at Meade High School offers high school students unique thematic courses and co-curricular opportunities that are workforce-relevant. Students examine various policy measures and practices related to homeland security and emergency management through workshops, internships, networking and other co-curricular activities.

An upcoming opportunity for rising seventh and eighth graders is the GenCyber Summer Day Camp, fully funded by NSA and the National Science Foundation. Applicants must write an essay detailing why they want to attend the week-long camp that covers cybersecurity, ethics, app development, wearable technology and building your own computer with Raspberry Pi. The camp will be at The Center for Cyber and Professional Training, across the street from Arundel Mills.
AACC, in partnership with the Anne Arundel County Workforce Development Corp., and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, offers career counseling, job fairs, office equipment, GED Test prep courses and English as a Second Language courses for employers and job seekers as part of the One-Stop Career Center at AACC’s Sales and Service Training Center in Hanover.

The AACC University Consortium is a select group of four-year colleges and universities headquartered at AACC at Arundel Mills, a Maryland Regional Higher Education Center. Degree options include business, cybersecurity, education, engineering, information systems and public safety administration.
AACC at Arundel Mills also includes the Physician’s Assistant Program, TEACH Institute and The Parenting Center. The Glen Burnie campus hosts a number of programs and classes.

As part of the Early College Access Program, a bus now runs from Glen Burnie High School to AACC daily, providing the chance for students to earn college credit while in high school.