Pittsburgh, May 22, 2017 – Robert Morris University (RMU) and Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) are expanding their longstanding partnership to provide greater opportunities for Beaver County residents to earn four-year degrees in technology-related fields.
The two institutions signed additional articulation agreements today for 13 CCBC associate degree programs that will transfer seamlessly to bachelor’s degree programs at RMU. That brings to 47 the total number of articulation agreements between CCBC and Robert Morris. The latest agreements focus on RMU’s cyber security, data analytics, and computer and information systems programs, reflecting the university’s growing prowess in these disciplines.
“Pittsburgh has developed an international reputation as Silicon Valley of the east, with an insatiable demand for highly skilled technology professionals,” said RMU President Chris Howard. “RMU is proud to partner with CCBC to educate the next generation of technology leaders.”
Like all of the university’s academic programs, computing degrees at RMU are steeped in professional experiences for students. RMU sends 30 to 35 cyber security students each year to the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, where they learn from top national security experts from the federal government and the private sector.
RMU partners with IBM to offer all computing students 15 credits of courses in mainframe enterprise systems, which continue to power many corporate computer networks. RMU computing students can apply up to 12 credits of internships toward their degrees, and the university’s integrated bachelors/masters program allows students to earn a graduate degree in only one additional year. And RMU is the only university in the Pittsburgh region to offer a bachelor’s degree in data analytics.
“The CCBC and RMU partnership is one that reflects a shared mission to provide seamless pathways for students that lead to a college…