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Why Capitol Tech

Capitol Technology University is part of the job-rich pipeline supplying human capital to America’s most technologically advanced government agencies and their private sector supply chains.

While many college graduates struggle to find meaningful work with their degrees, Capitol Tech provides a launch pad to a better life. It’s because we’re laser-focused on STEM careers and give students the hands-on, real-world experience they need to enter today’s tech job market.

We enable students to use their education to build great careers and take care of themselves and their families.

-Dr. Bradford Sims
President, Capitol Technology University

Lives we’ve launched

Because we’re a small school, we’re able to pour a lot of individual attention into developing the talent and confidence of the students who come here. Once they’re ready, it’s hard to see them go – but go they do – on amazing career trajectories.

Joshua Joseph

Joshua Joseph '19 // Dual major in Cybersecurity + Computer Science

Josh is a senior and recipient of the prestigious SMART Scholarship for Service program, established by the U.S. Department of Defense. He’s currently working as an intern at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) and will continue to work there for two years after graduation. Despite the fact that he’s still in school, he’s already seen the return on his investment: “I’ve had opportunities at Capitol Tech that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. The hands-on experience I’ve gained and connections with friends and faculty I’ve forged will benefit me for years to come.”

Lisa Sedares

Lisa Sedares '13 // Project Engineer @ The Aerospace Corporation

Lisa graduated from Capitol Tech with a dual degree in Astronautical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. She currently works as a Project Engineer for The Aerospace Corporation, representing NASA’s interests. Lisa began her first internship with NASA as a Capitol Tech student and has been working with the organization in various capacities ever since. “Capitol Tech set me on my path. With my Astronautical Engineering degree, I gained a narrow view into aerospace, but a broad view of the different things a spacecraft can do. My education is extremely relevant to the work that I’m doing now.”

Dr. Herman Felder

Dr. Herman Felder '10 // Chief Data Architect @ Information International Associates

Herman received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Capitol Technology University. As a thought leader in the field of Data Analytics, he’s built an incredibly successful career for himself. In his role as Chief Data Architect at Information International Associates, Herman is an advisor to clients including the NSA. “Capitol set me up to land a career with a decent salary that nearly doubled my return on investment.”

Kierra Jiles

Kierra Jiles '17 // Computer Engineer @ The U.S. Department of State

Kierra graduated from Capitol Tech with a degree in Cyber and Information Security. She’s an experienced software professional who worked for the CIA, MTI Systems and NASA before taking on her current role as a Computer Engineer at the Department of State. “Capitol followed through on every promise they made. I’m still getting job opportunities constantly, even when I’m not looking. Having that kind of job security has been amazing.”

Glenn Andal

Glenn Andal '14 // Senior Cybersecurity Engineer @ The MITRE Corporation

Glenn graduated from Capitol Tech with a degree in Cyber and Information Security. In his current role as Senior Cybersecurity Engineer at MITRE, he supports top government agencies with cutting-edge solutions to cybersecurity and systems engineering challenges. “My job requires flexibility. Capitol Tech prepared me for this with foundational knowledge in various fields within cybersecurity. Five years ago, I took a reverse engineering course – today, there’s work at MITRE that’s directly related to what I learned in that course.”

Where they go from here

Capitol Tech is at the epicenter of tech career opportunities. Go ahead — explore just how far they’ve gone, not too far from here.

Where Capitol Tech Grads are Working: Washington D.C. Area

  • AECOM
  • Army Research Laboratory
  • AT&T
  • Bellcore - Bell Communications Research Inc.
  • Boeing Company
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CACI International Inc.
  • CGI Federal
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Compass DX
  • Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Justice
  • Discovery Channel
  • DXC.technology
  • Fairchild Space & Defense Corporation
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Reserve
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • General Dynamics
  • Goddard Space Flight Center - NASA
  • Goldman Sachs & Co
  • Google
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Honeywell, Inc.
  • IBM Federal
  • Intel Corporation
  • LEIDOS
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Marriott International
  • McGraw-Hill Corporation Washington
  • MEI Technologies, Inc.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • MITRE Corporation
  • NASA
  • National Security Agency
  • Naval Research Lab
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Raytheon Systems Company
  • Ryder Systems
  • Space and Naval Warfare Center
  • T-Rex Solutions
  • T. Rowe Price
  • TEKsystems
  • The AES Corporation
  • the Hammers Company
  • Uber
  • United States Army
  • United States Department of Energy
  • United States Navy
  • Verizon Communications Inc.

Where Capitol Tech Grads are Working: 60-Mile Radius

  • AECOM
  • A-Tech Hydraulics, Inc.
  • AAI Corporation
  • Air Tech Solutions Inc.
  • Army Research Laboratory
  • AT&T
  • Bechtel Corporation
  • Bellcore - Bell Communications Research Inc.
  • Boeing Company
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Broadleaf Inc.
  • CACI International Inc.
  • CECOM
  • CGI Federal
  • Charles River Laboratories Inc.
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Compass DX
  • Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Defense Logistics Agency
  • Dell, Inc. US
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Justice
  • Discovery Channel
  • DXC.technology
  • Fairchild Space & Defense Corporation
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Reserve
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • General Dynamics
  • General Dynamics Land Systems
  • Goddard Space Flight Center - NASA
  • Goldman Sachs & Co
  • Google
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Honeywell, Inc.
  • IBM Federal
  • Information Security Solutions
  • Intel Corporation
  • LEIDOS
  • Leidos Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Marriott International
  • McAfee Inc.
  • McGraw-Hill Corporation Washington
  • MEI Technologies, Inc.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • MITRE Corporation
  • NASA
  • National Security Agency
  • Naval Research Lab
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Noblis, Inc.
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Oracle
  • Parsons Corporation
  • Patriot Technologies Inc.
  • Raytheon Systems Company
  • Ryder Systems
  • SAIC
  • Salesforce
  • Scion Corporation
  • Space and Naval Warfare Center
  • Space Telescope Science Institute
  • Spirent Communications
  • T-Rex Solutions
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Tectronics
  • TEKsystems
  • TeraLogics LLC
  • TESSCO Technologies
  • Textron System
  • The AES Corporation
  • the Hammers Company
  • Uber
  • United States Army
  • United States Cyber Command
  • United States Department of Energy
  • United States Navy
  • Unity Technologies
  • Verizon Communications Inc.
  • Vision Technology Services

Where Capitol Tech Grads are Working: 120-Mile Radius

  • A-Tech Hydraulics, Inc.
  • AAI Corporation
  • AECOM
  • Air Tech Solutions Inc.
  • Army Research Laboratory
  • AT&T
  • Bechtel Corporation
  • Bellcore - Bell Communications Research Inc.
  • Boeing Company
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Broadleaf Inc.
  • CACI International Inc.
  • CECOM
  • CGI Federal
  • Charles River Laboratories Inc.
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Compass DX
  • Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Defense Logistics Agency
  • Dell, Inc. US
  • Delmarva Power & Light
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Justice
  • Discovery Channel
  • DXC.technology
  • EM Solutions, Inc.
  • Fairchild Space & Defense Corporation
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Reserve
  • Financial Consultants of America
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Futrex, Inc.
  • General Dynamics
  • General Dynamics Land Systems
  • Global Technology and Management Resources Technologies Inc.
  • Goddard Space Flight Center - NASA
  • Goldman Sachs & Co
  • Google
  • Heron Systems, Inc.
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Honeywell, Inc.
  • IBM Federal
  • Information Security Solutions
  • Intel Corporation
  • LEIDOS
  • Leidos Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Logicon, Inc.
  • Marriott International
  • McAfee Inc.
  • McGraw-Hill Corporation Washington
  • MEI Technologies, Inc.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • MITRE Corporation
  • NASA
  • National Security Agency
  • NAVAIR
  • Naval Research Lab
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Noblis, Inc.
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Oracle
  • Parsons Corporation
  • Patriot Technologies Inc.
  • Raytheon Systems Company
  • Ryder Systems
  • SAIC
  • Salesforce
  • Scion Corporation
  • Security Diligence, LLC
  • Smartronix Inc.
  • Space and Naval Warfare Center
  • Space Telescope Science Institute
  • Spirent Communications
  • T-Rex Solutions
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Tectronics
  • TEKsystems
  • TeraLogics LLC
  • TESSCO Technologies
  • Textron System
  • The AES Corporation
  • the Hammers Company
  • Thomson Reuters - International Cybersecurity Operations Center
  • Uber
  • United States Army
  • United States Cyber Command
  • United States Department of Energy
  • United States Navy
  • Unity Technologies
  • Universal Health Services, Inc.
  • Verizon Communications Inc.
  • Vision Technology Services
  • WBSI

What their employers say

Recruiters love our students, because they’ve got the technical chops and experience to hit the job running.

the Hammers Company

“Capitol Tech students graduate with actual experience in operating orbiting spacecraft. From day one, they are capable to operate, perform anomaly analysis and contribute to mission operations.”

- Stephan R. Hammers
President

T-Rex company logo

“I found my information security intern at Capitol Tech’s Spring Job Fair. We had him take our technical hiring test – he passed with flying colors, so I hired him immediately.”

- Steve Luczynski
Chief Information Security Officer 

compass dx consulting group

“Capitol Tech students are engaged, self-starters who are on fire for cybersecurity. I had the pleasure of mentoring several students during the Cybersecurity Professional Fast Track Summer Program.”

- Michael Noel
Chief Technology Officer

What their instructors say

Most of our faculty have established careers in the Washington-Baltimore tech hub and give our curricula up-to-the-minute relevance. Here’s what they say about preparing students to enter the workforce.

space lab

“We give our students real world experience that can’t get anywhere else, except on the job.”

- Marcel Mabson
Adjunct Professor of Astronautical Engineering

neural technology

“Seeing my students achieve, as they pursue cutting-edge technologies, invent things and contribute to a better world – that is where I find joy.”

- Dr. Garima Bajwa
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

drone

"I'm very excited to be chairing the first baccalaureate degree program in unmanned and autonomous systems in the state of Maryland."

- Hashem Tabrizi
Department Chair
Unmanned and Autonomous Systems | Computer Science

student advising

“Students don’t come to Capitol Tech to learn about what I did 8 years ago. We constantly adapt to where industry is going.”

- Dr. Alex “Sandy” Antunes
Associate Professor of Astronautical Engineering

What their parents say

Moms and Dads are rightfully proud of the degrees their sons and daughters earn here and what they earn after graduation.

What the numbers say

Tomorrow’s work demands the most technologically skilled workers in human history. It pays to be prepared.

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.”
$63,363 Entry-Level Cyber Security Analyst // Average Starting Annual Salary (Indeed)
$63,474 Entry-Level UAV Pilot // Average Starting Annual Salary (Salary.com)
$71,000 Entry-Level Network Engineer // Average Starting Annual Salary (Glassdoor)
$74,437 Entry-Level Software Test Engineer // Average Starting Annual Salary (ZipRecruiter)
$87,945 Entry-Level Electrical Engineer // Average Starting Annual Salary (Glassdoor)

High-demand degrees. In-demand graduates.

Explore Capitol Tech’s degree programs.Explore Capitol Tech's degree programs. Each one engages students in the most current real-world concepts and realities happening in their field of study.

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