NORTHFIELD, Vt. –Norwich University and University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Training Centers have partnered to offer 15 credit hours from UMBC Training Centers courses to professionals in cybersecurity who wish to enter into Norwich’s online Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity program through the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies.
Recognizing the importance of continuing professional education, this partnership provides additional pathways for student professionals to pursue their educational goals. Norwich online undergraduate students will be able to satisfy 15 hours of their credit requirement through Training Centers approved courses. This partnership can better prepare students to prevent more persistent and sophisticated cyberattacks through performance-based education programs.
“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.
“This partnership realizes the enhanced value of integrated academic and professional preparation that employers increasingly seek,” UMBC Training Centers President Kent Malwitz said.
Ranked No. 2 by the Ponemon Institute for cyber security in the U.S. in its 2014 “Best Schools” report, Norwich University programs are consistently ranked among the best in the nation for cyber security education. Norwich University is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and has received designation as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). Beginning in 2002, Norwich University became a member of what is now called National Science Foundation’s Cyber Corps: Scholarship for Service program. Norwich is partnered with the United States Army Reserves (USAR) to develop cyber-education curricula that align with federal standards and cybersecurity needs. Most recently Norwich’s online graduate program was named one of the top ten best cybersecurity graduate programs in the country by Universities.com. Norwich is also home to GenCyber@NU, a National Security Agency and National Science Foundation-funded cybersecurity camp for high school students.
About UMBC Training Centers
UMBC Training Centers (umbctraining.com) is the premier provider of technical, engineering and professional skills training in the Mid-Atlantic region, extending the instructional excellence of UMBC to individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Their exclusive Rapid Applied Learning (RAL) combines skills training and hands-on problem solving, guided by expert instructors, to create high-impact, individualized learning. Founded in 2000, UMBC Training Centers is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland.
Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu
Norwich University celebrates its bicentennial throughout 2019, culminating with major events at Homecoming in September. In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, Norwich launched the Forging the Future campaign in 2014. The five-year campaign, which is timed to culminate in 2019, is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation. For information please go to: http://bicentennial.norwich.edu/
Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 200-year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; graduate certificates; and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. norwich.edu/online
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