This fall the Community College of Baltimore County will offer a two-year, 60-credit design, fabrication and advanced manufacturing associate of applied science degree, as reported in the Baltimore Sun.
With the new program, said Doug Kendzierski, interim assistant dean of CCBC’s School of Applied and Information Technology, the school is hoping to become a leader in an emerging professional field.
While the work of building the curriculum has taken the past year-and-half, Kendzierski said he and other faculty have spent the past six years talking to people in the manufacturing field to determine what kinds of skills are most important to teach students.
Throughout the conversations, he said, it became apparent that the industry has very much changed, and companies are looking for a new kind of employee.
MACo’s Summer Conference will be featuring a session on how our schools and community colleges are strengthening our future workforce through similar opportunities. For more information about our Summer Conference, and to register, access our website here.
For more information, read the full article from the Baltimore Sun here.