INFLUENCE

Transformative Programs, Technology, and Facilities

Goal: $3 million

CSM Instructor John Warsinske with Continuing Education student Marci St. Germain

"At CSM, I’ve gotten real hands-on experience to use at my job in cybersecurity and information assurance."

Marci St. Germain
CompTIA Security+ Certified
CSM Student

"In the world that we're in–information assurance and information security–the external threat is evolving rapidly."

John Warsinske
(ISC)2, CISSP, PMP, ITIL v3
Veteran and CSM Instructor

Transformative programs, facilities, and technology is key to our region’s future workforce. CSM’s new Regional Campus will be centrally located in Hughesville offering specialized programs in high- demand growth areas in the trades, health sciences, nursing, the arts, as well as athletic fields. Funds will provide the flexibility and ability to develop more new and enhanced programs to meet growing workforce demands such as cybersecurity, mechatronics, and others.

Funds are also needed to serve special groups, such as: veterans, minority underachievers, students with disabilities, etc. to provide the programs and services needed to help them succeed. One in 19 of our students is a veteran.

Online learning and webinars are in high demand and are an effective and efficient way to deliver courses. Funds will also be used to develop more online courses, programs and continuing education offerings using instructional technology, state-of-the art equipment and items not covered by state and local funding.

Initiatives

Invest today $3M to support new programs, facilities, and technology:

  • Expand “regional” access with centrally located campus in Hughesville and provide funding for equipment and technology at the new Center for Trades and Energy Training facility
  • Provide program funding to create new programs serving all campuses
  • Open a veterans lounge on each campus
  • Expand the cybersecurity lab at Leonardtown campus
  • Provide equipment and travel funds for CSM’s 13 athletic programs
  • Create an art loan and purchase program
  • Enhance CSM’s Men of Excellence Program
  • Expand online learning opportunities for individuals and businesses

Points of Distinction

CSM is designated:

  • A “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media and as a Top School in the Military Advanced Education Guide to Colleges and Universities.
  • A National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance 2-Year Education by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • A North American Technician Excellence Certified Testing Facility for HVAC--leading nonprofit certification for technicians in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

CSM gains recognition:

  • CSM’s Talons Collegiate Robotics Team finished 10th of 54 teams in the 2015 VEX World Championships.
  • CSM was invited two consecutive years by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) to compete for the Irene Ryan Acting Award.
  • A 98% Pass Rate in 2014 National Nurse Aide Assessment for Geriatric Nursing Assistance program. CSM has the highest GNA pass rate in the state for those graduating 100 or more students a year.