LA PLATA, Md. (Jan. 22, 2009)—The College of Southern Maryland will hold three information sessions in coming weeks to introduce potential students to their new cooperative engineering program. The program enables students to obtain bachelor of science degrees in aerospace and mechanical engineering locally.
The program is the result of a recent partnership between the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering, the College of Southern Maryland (CSM), the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center (SMHEC), and the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD).
The sessions at each CSM campus will provide information on requirements for entry into the engineering programs, co-op opportunities at Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) and job opportunities following graduation.
The program fostered by the partnership means that students can remain within southern Maryland in order to complete bachelor degrees in aerospace and mechanical engineering. All interested CSM students regardless of current degree program are welcome to attend, say school officials.
The sessions begin at 2:30 p.m., Jan. 27 at the Prince Frederick Campus, Room PFA 236/237, for students; at 2:30 p.m., Feb. 3 at the Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Room A-206, students and at 5 p.m. for parents; and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry, Room BI-113, for students and at 5:30 p.m. for parents.
CSM officials say they will offer additional information sessions tailored to interested high school students later in the year.