New Partnership Offers Tech Education Opportunities to Mesalands Community College Students

Capitol Technology University is excited to announce a new partnership with Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari, New Mexico. On October 3, 2022, Capitol Tech signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mesalands CC to provide technology education opportunities to Mesalands students.

Mesalands CC and Capitol Tech Logos


Located in the southwest U.S., Mesalands CC offers unique programs such as paleontology and silversmithing, as well as agricultural business, renewable energy studies, creative and digital arts, and more. Through this partnership, Capitol Tech will provide its own unique benefits to students who aspire to further their education in technology fields. As a STEM-focused institution recognized by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), Capitol Tech is the only independent college in Maryland dedicated to offering undergraduate and graduate programs in aviation and unmanned autonomous systems, astronautical science, engineering, computer science, information technology, cybersecurity, data science, business, construction, and management of technology. It is designated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Security Agency (NSA) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. Through access to excellent resources and partnerships, Capitol Tech positions students for career success in the top industry fields. 

Within the agreement, it is stated that Mesalands CC students who attain an associate’s degree will be provided a seamless transfer process into an asynchronous online or on-campus bachelor’s program offered by Capitol Tech. In addition, these students will be eligible for a transfer scholarship of up to $10,000, as well as a partnership tuition rate at a reduced cost while completing their bachelor’s degree. 

Capitol Tech and Mesalands CC MOU Signing
Dr. Brad Sims of Capitol Tech and Dr. Gregg Busch of Mesalands CC shake hands over new MOU agreement


President of Capitol Technology University Dr. Bradford Sims believes that collaboration facilitates successful education and career pursuits for all students. “Following in our founder’s footsteps since 1927, Capitol Tech is focused on providing education for industry in-demand degrees that have allowed graduates to obtain and build successful careers for their life. We are honored to partner with Mesalands Community College to provide these opportunities to the Mesalands students on our campus or online and build upon a successful relationship year after year.” MOUs like these allow institutions such as the University Center at Mesalands Community College and Capitol Tech to provide students with opportunities to complete their education through agreements with partner colleges at reduced rates. 

President of Mesalands Community College Dr. Gregg Busch offered words of enthusiasm regarding the partnership as well. “We are proud to partner with Capitol Technology University and provide our students with access to the very best and most advanced opportunities for their success, including a possible internship with NASA. Our University Center provides unique opportunities to further our students’ education and training through select partnerships with the foremost colleges and universities across the nation. As a rural-serving institution, it is our mission to ensure our students have the very best access as they lead the way in student success.”  

Capitol Tech and Mesalands CC MOU Signing at table
Dr. Brad Sims and Dr. Gregg Busch sign new partnership MOU


Capitol Tech offerings include faculty who are experts in their fields, technical experience through specialized labs and curriculum, and career development through potential internship opportunities with NASA and other private and public sector organizations. 

Registration will be available in early 2022-2023 for the Spring semester. For more information, contact Capitol Technology University at or Mesalands Community College at

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