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 credential and a successful future,” said CCBC President Chris Reber. “These newly signed agreements will provide expanded opportunities for CCBC students to pursue technology careers and prepare themselves to become the region’s future innovators.”
Through these agreements, students who earn their associate degree at CCBC can transfer their credits to RMU to complete a bachelor’s degree, all within four years. The latest round of articulation agreements cover the following programs:
CCBC Program RMU Program
Business Administration Cyber Forensics and Information Security
Business Administration Computer Information Systems
Business Administration Data Analytics
Business Administration Information Sciences
Cyber Security Cyber Forensics and Information Security
Cyber Security Computer Information Systems
Cyber Security Information Sciences
Networking Cyber Forensics and Information Security
Networking Computer Information Systems
Networking Information Sciences
Web Programming Cyber Forensics and Information Security
Web Programming Computer Information Systems
Web Programming Information Sciences
These programs represent the second round of agreements that CCBC and RMU have signed in recent months. In November, the two institutions inked 14 articulation agreements, including an Aviation Leadership program that allows students to graduate with an associate’s degree in aviation studies from CCBC’s nationally recognized School of Aviation Sciences and a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from RMU.
Regional academic leaders from Robert University and Community College of Beaver County gathered today in Moon Township to sign 13 new transfer agreements that will provide a seamless pathway to high-tech career fields.