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Deal gives Norwich online cybersecurity bachelor's students access to UMBC training courses

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Through a new partnership, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Training Centers will offer 15 credit hours from its courses to cybersecurity professionals entering Norwich University’s online cybersecurity Bachelor of Science program.

Norwich’s cybersecurity bachelor’s is offered through the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. Norwich online undergraduate students will be able to satisfy 15 hours of their credit requirement through Training Centers-approved courses. This partnership uses performance-based education programs to better prepare students to prevent persistent and sophisticated cyberattacks.

Through this agreement, Norwich University will also promote UMBC Training Centers’ continuing professional education courses to students and alumni. 

“ Norwich is a recognized national leader in cybersecurity education and this partnership with UMBC Training Centers supports our mission to share knowledge and expertise to protect industry and the nation.”
— Dr. Richard W. Schneider, Norwich University president

“Norwich is a recognized national leader in cybersecurity education and this partnership with UMBC Training Centers supports our mission to share knowledge and expertise to protect industry and the nation,” Norwich University President Richard W. Schneider said.

UMBC Training Centers President Kent Malwitz said, “This partnership realizes the enhanced value of integrated academic and professional preparation that employers increasingly seek.”

Norwich University is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyberdefense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security and has received designation as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the Defense Department Cyber Crime Center. The Ponemon Institute for cybersecurity’s 2014 “Best Schools” report ranks Norwich University’s cybersecurity programs No. 2 in the United States. Most recently, Norwich’s online graduate program was named one of the nation’s top 10 best cybersecurity graduate programs by universities.com.

UMBC Training Centers, founded in 2000 and headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, provides technical, engineering and professional skills training to individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies in the   the Mid-Atlantic United States. UMBC’s Rapid Applied Learning, guided by expert instructors, combines skills training and hands-on problem solving to create high-impact, individualized learning.

Visit online.norwich.edu/UMBC for more information on this partnership.

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