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Community College & University Partnerships

Capitol is always searching for innovative ways to increase access to the high-level, in-demand degrees offered by our University.

-Dr. Bradford Sims
President, Capitol Technology University

As a majority-minority private university, Capitol Tech is committed to meeting the needs of students underserved by traditional higher education. As Washington DC’s premier STEM university, we’re also uniquely positioned to provide these students with a launch pad to a better life. It’s why so many community colleges, technical schools and other universities are eager to collaborate with Capitol Tech – they see us as a conduit to STEM Careers.

We’ve formed strong, community college & university partnerships in our own backyard, across the country and around the world. Each meets a unique set of needs, but all are built on the same belief – that all individuals deserve the same opportunities and have a right to pursue their dreams in a safe and supportive environment. 

The Capitol Tech Articulated Partners Program

Becoming a Capitol Tech Articulated Partner has its benefits: 

  • Your graduates will receive reduced credit-hour tuition rates on select asynchronous online programs
  • Your students will be invited to select career development events
  • Your students will be invited to annual career conferences
  • Your cyber and robotics academic teams will have Capitol Tech mentors 
  • Your faculty and staff will save 20% earning their doctorates at Capitol Tech
  • You’ll be included as a partner on NSF S-STEM grants and others
  • You’ll receive automated reverse transfer data services

 

We’re Laser Focused on STEM and Only STEM

Washington DC is our home. It’s also home to America’s most technologically advanced government agencies and private-sector supply chain. Our relationships with our “neighbors” result in STEM programs and curricula with up-to-the minute relevance and a very plugged-in faculty – most of whom have active tech careers beyond their teaching.

These relationships also open doors to hands-on learning experiences and internship opportunities for community college, technical school and transfer students that can’t be duplicated anywhere else.

Strengthening National Security Through a Strong Partnership

Capitol Technology University & The NSA National Cryptologic School

The National Cryptologic School within the National Security Agency provides education and training for its employees in national security areas including foreign language, cryptology and cyber. Through a special agreement they are able to apply a substantial amount of their coursework towards bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at Capitol Technology University. Since 1927, the university has long supported the education and training needs of federal agencies and the military.

 

This agreement with Capitol significantly expands the ability for our civilian and military workforce to leverage NSA courses for college credit through the innovative Accelerated Degree program and is a major win-win for the Agency and the nation.

-Diane Janosek,
NCS Deputy Commandant and Provost

Community College, Technical School & University Collaborations

Success Metrics

82% of our students had a job offer (or chose to go to graduate school) within 90 days of commencement.
#2 in US With 39,368 job openings, Forbes ranks Washington D.C. #2 in “Ten Best Cities for STEM Jobs Right Now.”
$84,548 Computer Engineer // Median base salary (Glassdoor)
$147,300 Machine Learning Engineer // Average base pay (Indeed)
$131,000 Data Scientist // Median base pay (Indeed)
$75,219 Electrical Engineer // Average salary (PayScale)
$68,570 Project Engineer // Average Salary (PayScale)
$92,000 Cyber Security Specialist/Technician // Average salary
$94,000 Cyber Crime Analyst/Investigator // Average salary
$75,000 Average salary of Graduates of BS in Construction Management and Critical Infrastructure
$77,200 Average Salary for Construction Onsite Safety Manager
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The Capitol Commitment

We’ve created a game plan to make sure you find a job upon graduation. Learn more. 

Partnership Leadership

Meet the people who will take your STEM students’ futures to the next level:

Dr. Bradford L. Sims

Dr. Bradford L. Sims

President

Dr. Sims has always been involved with technology starting with receiving a Commodore 64 for his birthday and teaching himself basic programming to do more with the Commodore 64.  He went on to obtain a BS in Building Construction Management from Purdue University and worked coast to coast in the United States and briefly in Europe in the project management area of industrial construction and by default of his experience with technology being involved with the computer systems as well at each company.  Later, he went back to Higher Education to obtain an MS in Building Construction from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from Purdue University that lead him to his first position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida.  As he moved to different universities, he advanced in the administrative positions becoming a Department Head, Dean, Chief Academic Officer, and President.  Now at Capitol Technology University, he is bringing together his background in construction and technology along with Capitol Tech’s strong cybersecurity to build the first degree programs in Critical Infrastructure design to help protect the nation.  This is an area of special interest to Dr. Sims as he sees the needs of those protecting are critical infrastructure from cyber attacks to also understand how these facilities operate to better defend against such attacks.

Dr. William Butler

Dr. William Butler

Chair, Cyber and Information Security, Director, Center for Cybersecurity Research and Analysis (CCRA)

Dr. Bill Butler is currently Director, Center for Cybersecurity Research and Analysis (CCRA) at Capitol Technology University. Prior to this appointment in 2013 Bill worked in the networking and IT industries as a network engineer and consultant for over 20 years. Bill also served as a joint qualified communications information systems officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired as a Colonel with 30 years of service (active and reserve). Bill holds a Doctorate in cybersecurity earned from Capitol focusing on preserving cellphone privacy and countering illegal cell towers (IMSI catchers).

Dr. Steve McCaskey

Dr. Steve McCaskey

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. McCaskey developed a solid background in aviation during his twenty years in the United States Navy. As a C-130 and P-3 Flight Engineer with over 5,000 flight hours, he became an expert in aircraft systems, weight and balance, emergency procedures, aircraft flight profiles, safety of flight, and aircrew flight equipment. This considerable systems knowledge allowed him to obtain an FAA Airframes and Power Plant license. 

Dr. Robert J. Steele

Dr. Robert J. Steele

Chair and Professor, Computer Science

Dr. Robert Steele serves as Chair and Professor of the Computer Science Department. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, has authored more than 140 peer-reviewed publications, and his work has been patented and successfully commercialized. He also has extensive administrative experience in large, complex and leading institutions nationally and internationally and at all levels of program leadership, curriculum development and teaching.

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