Highlights of September 2019

Throughout a remarkable and unprecedented year, CCBC continued to provide instructional, training and enrichment opportunities on campus and in virtual environments.

CCBC named a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence

hands on a mouse and keyboardCCBC has recently earned a designation as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the  Defense Cyber Crime Center.

The CDFAE program offers designations to accredited academic programs that offer digital forensics-related degrees. To receive the CDFAE designation, an institution's accredited academic program courses must map with common core Defense Cyber Investigation Training Academy curriculum.

CCBC students completing  AAS in Digital Forensics  degree will receive “Digital Media Collector" and “Digital Forensic Examiner" certificates from the DCITA. Students will be qualified in Digital Forensic areas and will be eligible to secure employment in federal agencies, private industries, and other organizations.

CCBC Athletics Hall of Fame inducts 1974 CCBC Essex Men’s Soccer Team

CCBC athletics hall of fameThe CCBC Athletics Hall of Fame inducted the 1974 CCBC Essex Men’s Soccer team at a ceremony during a soccer doubleheader on Saturday, Sept. 21 at CCBC Essex.

The 1974 CCBC Essex Men’s Soccer team captured the NJCAA national championship, the first national athletic title for CCBC for any team in any sport. The team finished with a 14-1-1 record with team members garnering four NJCAA All-American and 12 combined All-NJCAA Region XX and All-Maryland JUCO Conference awards.

Now in its ninth year, the CCBC Athletics Hall of Fame has honored 204 former student-athletes and former and current coaches, teams, and athletic administrators/staff for outstanding contributions to athletics on CCBC’s three main campuses.

CCBC welcomes professional drag racers

Drag racers Leah Pritchett and Matt HagenDrag racers Leah Pritchett and Matt Hagen visited Automotive Technology students and faculty at CCBC Catonsville as part of the program’s Assemble Your Future initiative. Associated with Don Schumer Racing, Pritchett and Hagan talked about their racing careers and conducted car maintenance and chassis dynamometer demonstrations.

Aimed at highlighting the successful career one can have in the automotive industry, the initiative works to strengthen partnerships between CCBC’s Automotive program, the statewide high school Automotive program, and local Fiat Chrysler Automobile dealers.

“It’s important that students see varied career paths that exist in the automotive industry,” said Greg Weller, CCBC Automotive Technology instructor and coordinator of the Assemble Your Future initiative. “Whether they are looking for careers at local car dealerships or are drawn to the excitement of the drag racing industry, there is a demand for quality technicians. These are not just jobs; they are lucrative careers.”

Efforts reduce waste, increase sustainability

Sustainability initiatives continue to be implemented across all CCBC campuses, with the goal of reducing CCBC’s landfill waste by 40 percent in five years (FY 2024).

Three major initiatives comprise this year’s plan:
  • Composting restroom paper towel waste is expected to make a positive impact for area landfills. Use of the composted material benefits campus gardens as well.
  • A recycling awareness campaign aims to reduce the contamination of food waste and non-recyclables in campus recycling bins.
  • Using fewer single-use plastics is critically important to the Chesapeake Bay watershed, so CCBC cafes have eliminated polystyrene plates, cups and containers, and have replaced plastic food service utensils and containers with renewable alternatives.