Highlights of October 2019

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

CCBC collaborates with UMGC to promote cybersecurity programs

CCBC and UMGC event on cybersecurity In partnership with University of Maryland Global Campus, CCBC hosted an interactive “Decoding Your Cyber Career” event at CCBC Essex.

Participants gained industry insight from cyber experts, including the CISO of Under Armour, and have the opportunity to participate in a Capture the Flag challenge, tour the CCBC Cybersecurity Institute, meet with UMGC and CCBC advisors, hear from successful CCBC and UMGC Cybersecurity grads, and network with cybersecurity professionals.

Prospective Cybersecurity students met with advisors from both CCBC and UMGC to find out how to seamlessly transfer credits to UMGC after earning an associate degree in Cybersecurity at CCBC.

CCBC is winner in The Daily Record’s Reader Rankings

Readers voted and selected CCBC as the top winner among community colleges in The Daily Record’s 2019 Reader Rankings. Honorees were featured in a special publication inserted in the Oct. 10 edition of The Daily Record.

“What makes this honor extra special is that these winners were selected by our readers. We received more than 3,500 nominations,” Daily Record Publisher Suzanne Fischer-Huettner said. There were more than 25,000 votes to select the top three winners in each of the 67 categories.

Nominations and votes were gathered in more than 60 categories related to top employers, entertainment, business services, medical, education, law and legal services and real estate.

CCBC honors first class of Presidential Scholars

CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis led the college community in honoring a very select group of CCBC students—members of the college’s first class of Presidential Scholars.

The Presidential Scholars, 44 recipients of full merit scholarships to attend CCBC full time, were selected for their outstanding performance as Early College Access program students while attending high school. This included completing at least nine college credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

Many of these 2019 high school graduates earned a semester’s to a full year’s worth of CCBC credits before their high school graduation. Several are on track to graduate with their associate degrees within a year of graduating high school.

Course prepares clinical counselors for supervisory roles

CCBC counselor assisting a studentCCBC has a new option for counselors interested in becoming clinical supervisors. The  Clinical Supervision in Human Services Counseling course is for professional counselors who are already certified or licensed and interested in moving into a supervisory role.

CCBC is the only institution in Maryland offering the supervisor training course entirely online. This two-credit course has a rolling start date and totals 30 hours of coursework for successful completion, far exceeding the minimum of 18 continuing education hours required by the state of Maryland.

“Colleges and universities are educating more and more students who become licensed counselors these days; but there’s an urgent need to educate professionals to supervise counselors,” said Ted McCadden, CCBC  Human Services Counseling  program coordinator.

CCBC is the only institution in Maryland accredited by the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission, which is the accrediting body of reviewers and addiction treatment professionals in the United States.

BCPS high school counselors discover CCBC ‘Opportunities for All’

CCBC and BCPS breakfastCCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis and Dr. Mary Boswell-McComas, chief academic officer, Baltimore County Public Schools, welcomed BCPS school counselors and other BCPS and CCBC leaders for the 18th annual BCPS-CCBC Partnership Breakfast.

In addition to hearing impressive updates on the expansion of College Promise scholarships and the growth of partner programs, such as Early College Access, the counselors enjoyed learning about CCBC “Opportunities for All” initiative, geared toward assisting students as they navigate life after high school.