NCCB to guarantee competence of its graduates

January 05, 1992

Under a concept called the graduate quality assurance program, and beginning with its 1992 graduates, New Community College of Baltimore will guarantee employers that its graduates will be competent in the performance of their work.

If an employer is not satisfied with the quality of job performance of a career program graduate, New CCB will provide an `f additional 15 credits of instruction at no charge to the student or the employer. If a graduate of a career program who is seeking employment does not gain a full-time job within 60 days of graduation, the college will provide an additional 15 credits of course work and other support services at no cost to the student.

The program is part of the College's TransCentury Plan, which includes such other initiatives as concurrent enrollment of high school students; a computer literacy graduation requirement; and the development of new program majors that are designed with assistance from business and industry to assure their direct link to an employer's specific needs.

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Construction has begun on a $16-million science center at St. Mary's College of Maryland.

The John C. Grimberg Company of Rockville began work on the site last month. Grimberg was awarded a $7.2-million contract for phase two of the project by the Maryland Board of Public Works. Phase one included parking lot construction completed in the fall of 1991.

To complete the project, additional bids will be let for site development and landscaping; interior casework and fume hoods; inspections; the greenhouse; and furnishings and equipment.

The total project is expected to cost about $16 million, funded by a public-private partnership. Twelve million dollars will come state capital funds and the remainder from college resources and private gifts. Completion is expected in the summer of 1993 with opening for the fall term of that year.

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Among the courses in law being offered by Villa Julie College in its spring semester beginning Jan. 22 are: Estate Administration, Judiciary Administration and Accounting, Seminar in Estate Administration, Advanced Real Estate, Pension and Profit Sharing, Creditors' Rights and Collection Law. For more information, call (410) 486-7001.

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Towson State University's art department will offer a five-week travel-study trip to England from July 20 through Aug. 24. Participants will visit Sunderland Polytechnic in Sunderland, a city on the northeast coast of England. The Polytechnic has facilities for studio art. Students may pursue study in the areas of ceramics, blown glass, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography or art history.

Travel fee is approximately $1,600 per person based on three undergraduate credits, round trip air flight, transportation from Gatwick Airport to Sunderland, single room with one evening meal. Options are available.

For more information, call the TSU art department, (410) 830-2808.

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