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CCBC celebrates the opening of its new Owings Mills extension center
Students to begin classes July 8 at CCBC Owings Mills

CCBC celebrated the opening of its newest extension center – CCBC Owings Mills – Monday, June 17. President Sandra Kurtinitis was joined by Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and other local dignitaries to give the public its first glimpse of the college’s newest facility. CCBC students will officially begin classes in the new building on July 8.

CCBC Owings Mills
CCBC's new Owings Mills campus will offer a variety of course and program options.

Housed within Baltimore County’s new County Campus at the Metro Centre at Owings Mills, a six-story, 120,000 square foot building, CCBC Owings Mills shares the space with the local branch of the Baltimore County Public Library.

The CCBC extension center occupies floors four through six with shared meeting and conference room space on the third floor. There are 17 state-of-the-art classrooms, 12 computer labs, three corporate training rooms plus a science, art and hospitality lab within the facility.

Students will have access to a full array of services, including a student testing and advisement area, bookstore, shared café, plus a wealth of academic program offerings. Students will even be able to complete an associate degree in General Studies by taking courses entirely at CCBC Owings Mills.

“The new Owings Mills site has been a gleam in CCBC’s eye for a really long time,” said President Kurtinitis. “It’s exciting to see it finally come to fruition. Enrollment in the community is beyond the capacity of our current Owings Mills extension center. Now we can better service a growing network of students in the northwestern region of Baltimore County.”

Construction funds were contributed by both the county and the state. Baltimore County funded $20.3 million and the state, through the Maryland Higher Education Commission, contributed $9.7 million toward CCBC’s portion of the building.

“Bringing the community college and public library together into one County Campus building creates a shared learning center,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “Education is central to community life. The classrooms, labs and resources at the new CCBC Owings Mills will expand opportunities for students in a modern, convenient setting.”

CCBC Today

June 2013

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