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AACC Program, Course & Faculty Member Win State Honors

April 9, 2010

      An Anne Arundel Community College certificate program and course have won top honors from the Maryland Distance Learning Association (MDLA).

      The MDLA gave AACC’s Transportation, Logistics and Cargo Security (TLC) certificate program the 2010 Distance Education Program of the Year Award. The 2010 MDLA Distance Education Course of the Year Award went to AACC’s computer technologies course, “Programming 2 in Java” (CSI 162). Patricia Gregory of Davidsonville, AACC professor of computer science, was honored for her work developing and teaching this online course.

      AACC created the award-winning TLC program through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to address industry training needs nationwide. An advisory committee comprised of regional business, government and education leaders worked with a team of instructional designers from the AACC Center for Workforce Solutions to provide feedback as courses were developed and piloted. Initially, training took place in a face-to-face classroom setting. After a successful pilot offering, the courses were then converted to an online format and marketed nationally.

      The training is offered for college credit or as noncredit continuing education and is targeted to new and existing workers in the TLC fields. AACC also offers the training to the general public.

      Gregory joined AACC in 1991 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science degree from Bowie State University.