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Bachelor’s Degree Offered at AACC Wins Accreditation

Aug. 22, 2014

Frostburg State University’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical Concentration) offered at Anne Arundel Community College’s Regional Higher Education Center at Arundel Mills has received accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the ABET, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization dedicated to the education, accreditation, regulation and professional development of the engineering professionals and students in the United States. The accreditation assures students and potential employers that a program meets the required quality standards of the engineering profession.

Through a partnership between the two colleges, AACC students who graduate with an Associate of Science in Engineering (A.S.E.) degree in Electrical Engineering can transfer with junior standing to the Frostburg program. An additional advantage is that these students can continue to take classes toward the bachelor degree at the Arundel Mills site, allowing them to complete the bachelor’s program without leaving the county. Frostburg’s program at Arundel Mills is also open to any student with an associate degree and the required prerequisite math, science and engineering courses. The current student enrollment includes graduates of four Maryland community colleges.

Frostburg is only one member of the AACC University Consortium, which was created several years ago to allow students to take classes toward their bachelor’s or master’s degrees without leaving the county. Other schools include McDaniel College, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Stevenson University and University of Maryland University College. For information about consortium programs, visit www.aacc.edu/consortium or call 410-777-2472.

In addition to Electrical Engineering, AACC offers degrees in Engineering Transfer, Mechatronics Engineering Technology, Electronics and Telecommunications and certificates in Design and Drafting Technology (Computer-Aided), Mechantronics Technology, Electronics, Electromechanical, PC Repair and Telecommunications. For details about the programs, visit www.aacc.edu/engineering or www.aacc.edu/mechatronics. AACC also has a scholarship set up especially for engineering students. For information, visit www.aacc.edu/esp/default.cfm.