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January 12, 2001


The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) announced the opening of its latest associated commercial venture today, specializing in computer certification training. The UMBC Computer Certification Training Center, LLC is based on the campus of Executive Park West at 3108 Timanus Lane (Suite 200), in the Windsor Mill business community off of Liberty Road and 695.

The new company is an expansion of UMBC's leadership in the local computer training market, fueled by a combination of private investment and the University's information technology expertise.

"We look forward to combining this new, state-of-the-art facility with the best training talent in the marketplace," said Doug Kendzierski, Associate Vice Provost of UMBC's Division of Professional Education & Training and President/CEO of the new company. "We plan to eventually serve the entire region through a network of satellite locations and distance education initiatives."

The Center is currently filling seats for classes scheduled to begin as early as February, and is offering its first sections in A+ Computer Repair, Network+, i-Net+, MCSE for Windows 2000, desktop applications, Visual Basic Programming and the Certified Cisco Network Administrator. FT Day, and PT evening and weekend classes enable the company to address both the needs of Information Technology career starters and job advancers.

The company benefits from the capital of Allegiance Capital (a minority member), the Abell Foundation, and SunTrust Bank. The Board of Directors includes representatives from UMBC, the UMBC Research Park and the public and private sectors.

The new company's 18,500 square feet of office, classroom and labs are located adjacent to Lockheed-Martin, Sylvan Learning Systems, and Thomson-Prometric, with easy access off of either the Liberty Road or Security Boulevard exits of I-695. As such, the new location offers a convenient commute for students from Baltimore, Northern Virginia and the Maryland suburbs.

Several Open Houses have been scheduled for February, with a grand opening event being planned for Spring of 2001.

Potential CCTC students needing more information on class registration, open houses, or to schedule a personal appointment, should please contact the Center at 410-594-CCTC (2282) or email

Posted by dwinds1 at January 12, 2001 12:00 AM