The public awareness and concern over social issues are contributing to an increased demand for high-quality social services. Anxieties over security have created a mandate for intervention and driven substantial growth in law enforcement, legal and emergency services. There is also continuous need for high quality professionals in education fields, especially in the critical shortage areas, TAM offers a head start in the teaching profession for Maryland students.
The Fire Science program is offered in partnership with instructors from the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) of the University of Maryland. Students progress through courses on emergency medical technology, fire prevention and control. The program includes classroom instruction and training at local fire companies. Students are required to complete work-based learning and take eight certification exams.
All students focus on protecting against threats to public safety through effective communication, preparedness, detection, prevention, response and recovery. Students in the Information Communications Technology courses focus on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) technology leading to the ERSI ArcGIS Desktop Entry Certification. All areas conclude with an industry mentored capstone project that can lead to an internship and/or college credit.
The Child Care & Early Childhood Education program follows the nationally recognized Child Development Associate (CDA) Program of the National Credentialing Program. Students may earn the CDA in center-based programs, family child care and home visitors. Students complete 120 hours of child development education and 480 hours of experience working directly with children in licensed facilities. In addition to certification, students also have the opportunity to earn college credit.
The Teacher Academy of Maryland program allows graduates to go directly into employment as a Teacher’s Assistant or continue towards their professional teaching license at several college programs. Upon completion, students sit for the Maryland recognized certifications of ParaPro and PRAXIS Core. Students can receive internships, college credit and scholarships through the Towson University or any of the 13 community colleges statewide that offer the Associate of Arts in Teaching degree.